Full Of fiber purple bread / Pao roxo rico em fibras

Versao Portuguesa mais abaixo 🙂

Full Of fiber purple bread:

I’m back, hope you all are healthy and happy, I had an amazing long holiday, really needed, I’m again full of love heart emoticon Today’s recipe is purple bread, made with Black rice flour (which I blended at home, but if you don’t have you can use any other flour, and if you like the flour try sub a bit of the water for beetroot juice, should work).

– 200grs of sourdough starter (if you don’t have just use 100ml of water and 100grs of flour and use 2 packets of instant dry yeast instead of 1 like I did)
– 700grs of whole wheat flour
– 100grs of black rice flour (or as i said above another one)
– 100 grs of chickpea flour
– 100grs of oats
– 500ml of warm water (it will depend on the flours used so just beware of texture)
– 7grs of dry yeast
-1 tablespoon of olive oil
– 1 teaspoon of raw sugar
– full and of sunflower seeds and another full hand of linseeds

Mix it all well for 3 to 4 minutes until it combines, should form a ball easily, if it is a bit sticky is fine. Let it rest for 2 to 3 hours covered. Knead the bread. Line and oil a tray. Form small buns and let it cool for another 1 to 2 hours. Bake at 200C for 60 minutes. Enjoy 😀


Pao roxo rico em fibras:

Depois de 1 mes de ferias maravilhosas venho com energias nenovadas e com o coraçao cheio de amor ❤ .Espero que todos estejam bem e saudaveis smile emoticon A receita de hoje é de um pao caseiro integral roxo, super bonito, para dar esse efeito usei farinha de arroz preto, que para alem de dar uma cor unica ao pao, é mais rica em nutrientes que a farinha de arroz normal ( eu moi em casa o arroz ate virar farinha, mas se nao tiverem o processador, podem usar outra farinha e se quiserem a cor podem substituir um bocadinho de agua porsumo de beterraba 🙂

– 200grs de pao velho ( nao conheço outra traduçao, embora esta nao seja muito correcta- sourdough starter)- podem substituir por 100ml de agua morna e 100grs de farinha à escolha, mas devem dobrar o fermento utilizado.
– 700grs de farinha integral
– 100grs de farinha de arroz preto (ou conmo explicado acima)
– 100grs de farinha de grao de bico (aumenta a proteina no pao)
– 100grs de aveia
– 500ml de agua morna (vai depender das farinhas, tenham atençao a textura e adicionem devagar)
– 7 grs de fermento seco activo (ou 2 pacotezinhos se nao usarem a massa velha)
– 1 colher de sopa de azeite
– 1 colher de cha de açucar nao processado
– uma mao cheia de sementes de linhaça e outra de girassois

Misturar tudo muito bem durante 3 ou 4 minutos ate formar uma bola sem dificuldade, pode estar um bocadinho pegajosa, mas nao demias(nesse caso adicionar um bocadinho de farinha). Deixar crescer durante 2 ou 3 horas tapado num sitio nao muito frio. Depois colocar papael vegetal na travessa grande de ir ao forno e colocar um bocadinho de azeite. Fazer bolinhas do mesmo tamanho ( fiz 20) espaçadas por 2cm entre si. Deixar descansar por mais 1 ou 2 horas. Assar a 200C durante 1 hora. Bom apetite 😉


Fall jams, falafel and other stories… Update on my new Italian life! :)

A few months have passed since I made a proper post, but it had to be this way. Had so much to do during summer, it flew by almost without a notice. So I left London and moved to Italy where I worked really hard during summer, 10 to 12 hours a day without days off, so that meant no summer for me 😦 but it’s ok, no hard feelings… After that my other half and I had to go back to London by car (with a stop in Switzerland where he has family) to ring back all our things, specially mine as I was living in there for 8 years, so imagine the amount of crap I accumulated 😉 It was very tiring the trip, but really wonderful to see all my friends and sister ❤

Anyway, it took me a long time to get internet in our house, but now it’s all working good, so I can update my blog more often. I did update Instagram and facebook as it requires less bandwidth..

A note on Italy so far, I love the country, it’s wonderful full of colours and flavors and nice people AND bad bureaucracy….omg…it takes ages to do anything and it’s very frustrating but if we keep calm and be patient at some point things happen, which is the most important thing..

Regarding my food , lately we have been eating even less meat and fish than before, for our health and for our wallet too. Choosing high quality over quantity. And nowadays, more than ever before, I make everything from scratch as I have the time and we are given so much produce by my new family 🙂  And I do have a small allotment with fruit trees, and I want to start planting a few things too, if anyone knows any tips for beginners I would appreciate!

Onto some food now :

Figs, walnut and seeds jam Very easy recipe just cut in 4 500gr of fresh figs. In a pan add a heaped teaspoon of cinnamon, the figs, 2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup or honey( I used maple), a dash of water, 4 dates cut in 4 ( or maybe another tablespoon of sweetener of choice) and let it cook in low heat for 20m. Check for liquid content if its too dry add a bit of water ( I needed extra and I had organic apple juice at home so I used that, but water is just fine). Mix 2 tablespoons of mixed seeds like flax, sesame, poppy and let it cook for a further 5m. Chop 10 walnuts and add to it at the end ( when it’s not cooking anymore). Let it cool and put it in some jars. I leave 1 out and freeze the rest. As it doesn’t have any chemicals it last around 1 week in the fridge. It’s so lush!! Sweet and amazing. Over bread, yogurt, pancakes, oatmeal…so many options..

Here is a link for a bread recipe of mine :


And one for pancakes :


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Persimmon, apple and chia jam :

6 ripe gooey persimmons

2 apples

2 TBS of organic brown sugar

1 TBS mixed spice like cinnamon,cloves, nutmeg, cardamon, but more cinnamon!

1TBS of chia seeds

3 TBS of apple puree, not really necessary but I had some open

add a bit of water if needed

Cook for 40 to 60m until very soft and blend, if it’s not thick enough just add a bit of tapioca or potato starch (1 teaspoon is enough) just to thicken it a bit 🙂

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From my garden.. we have figs, rosemary, persimmons or khaki, tomatoes and onions 😀


Presents from the south of Italy, what more can I say??

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For the Falafel : soak dry chickpeas for at least 6 hours. On a food processor mix the drained chickpeas with raw garlic, onion, parsley, cumin, chilli powder, turmeric, salt , black pepper and a bit of olive oil. Don’t over process. Fry or bake I have been on a spice kick, like to try new things. What is your favourite spicy dish ?

The rice is a normal plain rice cooked with garlic and olive oil. The cabbage was kind of steamed with chili flakes and garlic, chinese inspired 🙂

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Waste not! Almond pulp cookies

This are the cookies I make with the almond pulp (milk leftovers) I didn’t measure the ingredients but it was like this : pulp of a handful of almonds, 1 handful of cocoa nibs (raw) 1 handful of oats,1 tablespoon of sweet freedom, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon of peanut butter and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Cooked for 15m at 180 C If you want really sweet cookies add more sweetener.
Had a huge ice cream,my dairy free went off rail 😡

Estas foram as bolachas que fiz com a polpa de amendoa que sobrou de fazer o leite. Aproximadamente polpa de uma maos cheia de amendoas, 1 mao cheia de cacau cru em pedacinhos ( ou pepitas de chocolate), 1 mao cheia de aveia, 1 colher de sopa de adoçante natural, 1 ovo, 1 colher de chà de manteiga de amendoim e 2 colheres de sopa de azeite. Cozinhar a 180C durante +/- 15m. Para uma bolacha mais doce adicionar mais adoçante

Comi um gelado gigante, foi uma pausa no sem lacticinios eheh

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Best ever Vegan Banana Bread!!

Another experiment I made this week, so, but so good! Full of goodness 🙂 Sorry for posting all the recipes once or twice a week but it’s the only way I can do it. With keeping instagram and facebook running plus my 2 courses -> Nutrition for everyday life and weight management AND work and my yoga practice 3 to 4 times a week, uff ! Recipe : *100grs of organci self raising (or spelt + 1 teaspoon of baking powder) *4 big bananas (mashed) *5 tablespoons (or to taste) of maple syrup (the good stuff!) *200grs of organic barley flakes (oats should be fine too) *2 big tablespoons of coconut oil * 2 cups of raisins *1 cup raw cocoa nibs Mix altogether and bake at 180C for 40m or until golden brown. Enjoy simple or with almond butter or organic, grass fed butter ❤ IMG_5431