Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Japanese Vegan bento with tofu and eggplant

Leftovers from Japanese dinner make good a bento (lunchbox). Here from the bottom right there is tofu, pan fried with vegetable oil and sesame oil, then finished with soy sauce (gluten free, use tamari) and lemon juice. The Asian eggplants had a similar treatment (minus the sesame oil): at home we just love the soy sauce + lemon juice combo! Next to it some seaweed salad, this was bought ready made, something that I would happy do more often if I didn't think that they overdo it with artificial colouring! But I love seaweed and you can use the dried types - dried wakame soaked in water will make a nice salad. Finally there is leftover rice, topped with vegetable, nori and sesame seeds furikake (Japanese seasoning for rice, look for it in Asian stores, and choose the one without fish or other animal products).

Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©

Halloween Vegan Sushi - just a few ideas

There are plenty of Sushi rice recipes on this blog, so I won't repeat myself, and if you never made sushi just click here and you can find all the different ways to prepare rice and create vegan sushi, norimaki and onigiri (rice balls). 

So just follow the basic or your favourite sushi recipes and just apply these cool Halloween variations! I used lots of seaweed, nori, seaweed salad and a Japanese dried seaweed that looks like the wrapping of a scary mummy. You can find everything in Japanese shops :-). The skulls and pumpkins are made with Takuan (pickled daikon), the zombi eyes with asparagus, the 'slime' with avocado and seaweed salad, and the details with cut nori.

Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Celery, mango, coconut water smoothie

Smoothie of the day!
Celery (add a few leaves), frozen mango cubes, coconut water

Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©

Monday, October 10, 2016

Baby spinach, kiwi, coconut water smoothie

I am addicted to my new Nutribullet, made many smoothies so I'll post a few of my favourites in the next few days, starting with: 

Baby spinach, kiwi, coconut water

Photos and Recipes by Alessandra Zecchini ©