08/08/2016

Panna cotta


Ingredients for 6 people:
- 600ml whipping cream
- 75g sugar
- ½ vanilla pod or a few drops of vanilla extract
- 7g of powdered gelatine or 4 gelatine leaves


1. If you are using gelatine leaves, soak them in very cold water until they are soft.

2. If you are using a vanilla pod (and not the extract), open the pod, and with the help of a knife, scrape the vanilla seeds from the pod, keep aside.

3. In a saucepan, heat the cream and sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved. Make sure the cream does not boil since bringing it to a boil will change significantly its flavour.

4. Remove the mixture from the heat, add the vanilla and gelatine and stir until all the ingredients are completely integrated.

5. Pour the mix into 6 individual moulds and leave in the fridge until it solidifies (ideally overnight).

6. Before serving, remove the panna cotta from the moulds by soaking them in hot water for around 20 seconds. If necessary, use a sharp knife to separate the panna cotta from the surface of the mould.

7. Decorate with berries, jam, chocolate or anything you like!

Bon appétit!




26/07/2016

Cucumber and radish salad


Ingredients for 2 people:
- 1 cucumber
- 150g radishes
- Handful of dill
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Salt


1. Wash and peel the cucumber and slice very thin.

2. Wash the radishes and also slice very thin.

3. Chop the dill and mix it together with the olive oil, lemon, honey and salt.

4. Mix in a bowl the radishes, cucumber and dressing. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for around 15minutes. Before serving, drain the liquid.

Bon appétit!

You can find a similar recipe in The Detox Kitchen Bible


19/07/2016

Passion fruit pots


Ingredients for 6 people:
- 600ml double cream
- 100g sugar
- Juice of 1 lime
- Juice of 5 passion fruits
- 2 additional passion fruits to decorate (optional)


1. Extract the pulp of the 5 passion fruits and sieve the pulp to separate the seeds from the juice. Add the lime juice. Keep aside.
 
2. In a saucepan, heat the cream and sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved. Make sure the cream does not boil since bringing it to a boil will change its flavour significantly.
 
3. Remove from the heat and add the fruits juice to the mix. You will see how the mixture thickens considerably.
 
4. Allow it to cool down for around 10 minutes.
 
5. Pour the mixture in 6 individual moulds and keep in the fridge for at least 3 hours.
 
6. To serve, top the pots with some additional passion fruit pulp.
 
Bon appétit!
 



21/03/2016

Chickpeas and yogurt salad


Ingredients for 2 people:
- 400g of cooked, drained chickpeas
- 1 cucumber
- 1 red onion
- 50g baby spinach leaves
- 2 tablespoons fat-free Greek yogurt
- Handful fresh mint
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Chilli flakes
- Salt
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Black sesame seeds


1. Slice the onion and, in a small bowl, mix it with a pinch of chilli flakes, salt and the lemon juice. Leave to soak for around 5 minutes.

2. In the meantime, peel and slice the cucumber and chop the spinach and mint.

3. Mix together the cucumber, chickpeas, mint, spinach and yogurt in a large bowl. Season to taste.

4. Top the salad with the onion and sesame seeds and drizzle with olive oil.

Bon appétit!