Luleki with raw cheesy garlic sauce vegan gluten free

Luleki with raw cheesy garlic sauce vegan gluten free

It’s my birthday today and since I’m not a sweet tooth I didn’t really want cake. All I wanted was a plate of my late Nonna’s luleki.

Luleki are basically gnocchi that are rolled into oblong shapes and panfried (instead of roundish shape and boiled in salt water). The dough is exactly the same as gnocchi but the panfrying gives them a naughty comfort food quality. These luleki are vegan and gluten free.

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Dalmatian silverbeet with potatoes

Silver beet with potatoes and garlic recipe

In Dalmatia (the coast of Croatia) this tasty silverbeet potato dish is served in restaurants as a side option. My grandparents live in Dalmatia and my mum who grew up there makes this dish all the time. I didn’t actually like it growing up (even when visiting grandma) but when I took my husband to Croatia for the first time a few years ago we kept ordering this with our meals and it was incredible. Maybe it was something about the seaside, the sun and the atmosphere that changed my mind – I can’t get enough of it now. For me this is enough for a meal, it really doesn’t need anything added.

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Roast pumpkin spiced soup recipe vegan gluten free

This roast pumpkin spiced soup recipe is really a way to sneak tofu into our food without my husband noticing. He’s a pumpkin fan and not fond of tofu so I saw this a wonderful opportunity.

This pumpkin soup is also full of vegetable¬†goodness, with spinach and zucchini sneaked in for good measure. I used indian biryani paste as a way to spice things up a little. I’m not a natural in the kitchen so I use spice pastes where possible. There ain’t nothin wrong with a bit of help!

The roast pumpkin gives the soup a wonderful caramel taste. I served this with quinoa chia bread with hummus and olive oil. The garnish is some paprika, pink himalayan rock salt and crushed pistachios. YUM!

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