Gluten-Free Recipes

Gigantes plaki, The Greek Vegan Baked Giant Bean with Tomatoes

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Gigantes plaki, The Greek Vegan Baked Giant Bean with Tomatoes

If you liked the Giant Beans & Chili Tomato Vegan Salad recipe, you'll like this too. Start by boiling the gigantic beans - I like to prepare the entire pack of 500g to make 2 different recipes: this one and the one above. Preparing the beans is also the most time consuming part of the recipe! You can also easily keep boiled beans in the fridge.Enjoy these beans cool or warm! They're delicious. Gigantes plaki, the Greek Vegan Baked Giant Bean with Tomatoes(6 servings ) Ingredients 300g, dried Giant Beans2 Leaves, Bay Leaves3 Tbsp., Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 Onion, finely minced2 Cloves, Garlic finely minced 3 Tbsp., Tomato Puree1...

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Greek Giant Beans & Chili Tomato Vegan Salad

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Greek Giant Beans & Chili Tomato Vegan Salad

  The next few weeks will focus on beans. As we continue on our plant-based journey, we look at this great, filling source of protein and carbs, creating clean fuel for our bodies. While we may not all want to be vegan, changing one meal at a time can make a huge difference... cleaner food, cleaner earth.... right?Here is a super easy and tasty summer bean salad recipe :)These are 'Giant Beans', or white beans. They are commonly found in Mediterranean cuisine.Γίγαντες,  pronounced "yi-gan-des" means "giant" in Greek. Check out how large they are!These beans have a natural flavor that can go with almost anything....

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No fail, Flourless Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

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No fail, Flourless Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rainy season + kids at home = we need to be creative to keep them entertained with some healthy treats! This is a recipe that I came up with when I had to keep my girls occupied with some activities during the heavy rain during Hong Kong summers. The beauty of this recipe is that you can whip this up in 5 minutes, get the kids busy with the shaping and bake it in 10 to 12 minutes, depending on your oven and the thickness of the cookies. There is also no such thing as "underbaked" with this recipe as all ingredients can...

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Vegan Aglio Olio Peperoncino with Konjac Noodles

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Vegan Aglio Olio Peperoncino with Konjac Noodles

Aglio olio peperoncino is a popular Italian pasta dish with crispy garlic, chili flakes, parsley and a LOT of olive oil. Growing up in Japan, this was also one of the most common pasta dishes that everyone loves and it's called just "Peperonchino" (ペペロンチーノ)  which I only noticed recently that is only the name of the chili pepper, not the pasta dish. Anyway! I was craving this dish and noticed I can make this in a Keto way.It's only the pasta that needs to be replaced with an low carb Konjac noodles! Konjac (こんにゃくor 蒟蒻) is a popular ingredient used in a lot of Japanese...

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Vegan Glass Noodle Salad (Yum Woon Sen)

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Vegan Glass Noodle Salad (Yum Woon Sen)

Glass noodle salad is my favorite Thai dish. It is gluten-free as the glass noodles are made from mung beans and it's very refreshing. Specially the best on a hot humid day when you feel you don't have energy to do anything. Yum Woon Sen will wake your soul up!In Thailand glass noodles are considered to be good for weight loss. These noodles are made from starch (carbs!) but they absorb a lot of water, so you end up eating less carbs. Plus with all the vegetables and lean protein that goes into this salad, it is definitely a low-calorie...

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