The Healthy Rainbow Veggie Bowl

We decided to make this delicious Rainbow Bowl using almost all the organic ingredients we bought the other day, check out the recipe now and fall in love!

Hey there!

Here we are again. We are completely in love with vegan recipes. I don’t know if you have noticed lately that our instagram account is full of amazingly easy and clean eating dishes. That doesn’t mean that all the time we eat like that, we think we have to find balance in everything. Yes, most of the time we eat healthy and plant based, but we also have cheat moments when we can’t resist having a piece of chocolate, a cookie or stuff like that. And this is why we like to make our own treats. It’s just so much fun to create healthy versions of our favourite sweet addictions.

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We always want to know what we put in our bodyyyy! We only have one, so we must treat it well. We try to buy organic products as much as we can. The other day we went to an Organic Veggie & Fruit Market heaven in Madrid called Rayo Verde in El Mercado de la Cebada. It was really exciting and we bought lots of things.. ALL ORGANIC.

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Mercado de la Cebada – Madrid (La latina)

Why we love to buy organic? There is a huge difference between having a carrot full of pesticides and a delicious and natural one that has none, taste both of them and tell us which one you prefer more. Once in a while we go there to buy veggies, we don’t usually do it because it is more expensive but, anyway  we would say, it’s health worth it (pun intended hehe).

We decided to make this delicious Rainbow Veggie Bowl using almost all the ingredients we bought , check out the recipe now and fall in love!

THE HEALTHY RAINBOW VEGGIE BOWL

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Time: 30 minutes. Serves: 2 people.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Medium sweet potatoes.
  • Rice noodles.
  • Lettuce leaves.
  • 1 Carrot.
  • 1 Nectarine.
  • 1 Avocado.
  • 2 Radishes.
  • Walnuts.
  • 1 Tbsp smoked paprika.
  • 1 Tsp thyme.
  • 1 clove garlic.
  • Olive Oil.
  • Tamari sauce.
  • Lime.
  • Salt & Pepper.

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METHOD

  1. First of all heat the oven 200ºC . Then wash and peel the sweet potatoes. Cut them in thick slices, in a large bowl season and add the sweet potatoes with smoked paprika, thyme, a crushed garlic, salt, pepper & a drizzle of olive oil. Mix them so all the slices get the flavour. Put over a tray with a baking paper and put it in the oven for 30 minutes while you are preparing the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Cook the rice noodles, follow the instructions in the packet.
  3. Cut a nectarine in pieces and grill in a non-stick fry pan.
  4. Make your Rainbow Veggie Bowl: We just love to put over our lettuce leaves, grilled nectarines, avocado, radish and walnuts to make the salad; on the side add grated carrots (we use an spiralizer), our lovely savoury baked sweet potatoes, and then add your rice noodles with a tamari and lime dressing with some parsley leaves.

Holly Molly! Spectacular, so fresh and colorful. Really good for your tummy.

Ready for summer?

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With love ,

Irene & Lydia x,

Berry Bites Blog.

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Hola hola! Por fin estamos de vuelta. Esta vez tenemos un plato lleno de color y de diferentes sabores que hicimos con productos orgánicos que compramos en un puestito de verduras y frutas ecológicas llamado Rayo Verde en el Mercado de la Cebada en Madrid.

Realmente notamos la diferencia de la calidad de los productos. Es cierto que es un poco más caro, y por eso no siempre compramos de esta forma, pero de vez en cuando merece la pena 🙂

A la vuelta del mercado nos pusimos manos a la obra y éste fue el resultado: Bowl Arcoiris Vegetariano. Rápido y sencillo… Y además os va a encantar!

INGREDIENTES:

  • 2 boniatos medianos
  • Noodles de arroz
  • Hojas de lechuga
  • 1 zanahoria
  • 1 nectarina
  • 1 aguacate
  • 2 rábanos
  • Nueces
  • 1 cucharadita de pimentón
  • 1 cucharadita de tomillo
  • 1 diente de ajo
  • Aceite
  • Lima
  • Salsa tamari
  • Sal y pimienta

 

ELABORACIÓN:

  1. Pre-calienta el horno a 200ºC. Pela los boniatos y córtalos en rodajas. En un bol añadir el pimentón, el tomillo, el ajo picado y un poco de aceite. Añade el boniato y mezcla bien hasta que queden bien impregnadas. Listas para meter al horno durante 30 minutos 🙂
  2. Cocina los noodles según las instrucciones del paquete.
  3. Corta la nectarina en rodajas y pásala por la sartén vuelta y vuelta.
  4. Simplemente coloca el resto de ingredientes en el plato a tu gusto junto al boniato. Añade la salsa tamari y el limón a los noodles.

 

Listo para comer!!

Es súper fresquito para el verano y la mezcla de sabores es genial!

Esperamos que os guste 🙂

 

Irene y Lydia

Berry Bites Blog

 

ULTIMATE OAT VEGAN PANCAKES

These pancakes are the best, so fluffy, moist and sweet with a sutil touch of coconut. They are also wholegrain, easy to make and super satisfying, that it’s all you need to be happy!

Hello berries!

Our favorite meal of the day is breakfast! YAY! We also like pancakes for lunch or dinner (aka brinner). My mum used to make me pancakes when I was kiddo, so it brings me beautiful memories when I eat them.

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I have made a vegan version. Although I am still vegetarian I think soya, coconut & almond milk are more fun to use while cooking and don’t forget they are cruelty free… so we don’t see the point in using diary!

These pancakes are the best, so fluffy, moist and sweet with a sutil touch of coconut, I haven’t added any sweetener in the batter. Coconut milk is a must for me, It’s always in my cupboard. You won’t notice they are vegan and super healthy.

We use flax egg*: 1 Tbsp ground Flaxseeds + 3 Tbsp water. *An egg substitute in baking. You can use 1 ripe banana instead if you don’t have flaxseeds. Flaxseeds are a great replacement, full of Omega 3 essential fatty acids, antioxidants and fiber.

These homemade oat pancakes are wholegrain, easy and super satisfying, that it’s all you need to be happy. No excuses to not make them!

ULTIMATE OAT VEGAN PANCAKES

Time: Ready in less than 20 minutes. Serves: 2 people.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup rolled oats.
  • 1 cup wholemeal flour.
  • 1 +1/2 cups plant based milk (I use coconut & rice milk)
  • 1 tsp baking soda.
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseeds + 3 tbsp water (to make the flax egg*)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil and some more to grease the frying pan.

Important: don’t forget natural sweeteners, I use maple syrup & loads of fruits to put on top.

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METHOD

  1. Make a flax egg*.
  2. Add in a large mixing bowl the dry ingredients: Rolled oats, wholemeal flour and baking soda and whisk again.
  3. Then add your plant based milk, the flax egg and finally the coconut oil and stir until combine.
  4. Heat a large non-sticking fry pan and grease it with some coconut oil. Put the batter on medium heat. Make your AWESOME PANCAKES!!!! There should be 6 or 7 pancakes. Flip them when bubbles appear.
  5. Top with your favorite fresh fruit, maple syup & nuts of your choice.

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The best part is to eat them all 😀

Enjoy!

Irene & Lydia.

Berry Bites Blog.

 

Pumpkin, eggplant and chickpea curry stew

We love comfort food, and especially when it’s also healthy and nutritious. Adding herbs and spices (not the too hot ones) is something we usually do when we cook, it brings a special touch to your dishes. This time we were craving for curry, so we ended up making this vegan and gluten-free curry stew.

Hey there Berries!

This time we would like to show you the recipe of one of our favourite vegan curries ever.

We love comfort food, and especially when it’s also healthy and nutritious.  Adding herbs and spices (not the too hot ones) is something we usually do when we cook, it brings a special touch to your dishes. This time we were craving for curry, so we ended up making this vegan and gluten-free curry stew.

It was pretty easy to cook and didn’t take too long, which is also important 🙂

We chose some quinoa to serve, but you can also serve it with rice.

PUMPKIN, EGGPLANT & CHICKPEA CURRY STEW

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Tins Tomatoes
  • 400ml Coconut milk (for cooking)
  • 1 large Pumpkin
  • 2 medium Eggplants
  • 1 Can Chickpeas
  • Fresh Coriander
  • 2 Tbsp Curry Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Sweet paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • 4 Cloves Garlic Crushed
  • Quinoa

METHOD

Cut the pumpkin and eggplant into small cubes.

Place the garlic crushed and olive oil in a large casserole. Cook until soft. Add in the curry powder and the sweet paprika. Stir constantly for about 1 minute.

Then place the tomatoes, coconut milk, pumpkin and eggplant plus salt and pepper. Mix everything well and then place the lid and leave it to cook for about an hour at mid-low temperature. Add the chickpeas, rinsed and drained. Stir until combined all the flavours.

Meanwhile  cook the quinoa. How? You will need one cup of quinoa for three cups of water.

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Once the veggies are soft it will be ready to serve with some quinoa and a pinch of fresh coriander on top if you like 🙂

Lovely lunch/supper ready to enjoy with your loved ones!

With love x,

Irene & Lydia

Berry Bites Blog


¡Hola Berries!

Hoy queremos enseñaros uno de nuestros currys favoritos.

Nos encantan los guisos calentitos llenos de sabor, y sobre todo cuando son nutritivos y saludables. Son perfectos para esos días de frío, que aunque ya están yéndose poco a poco, todavía aparecen de vez en cuando 🙂

Una cosa que nos gusta añadir a nuestros platos son diferentes especias (nunca demasiado picantes) para aportar ese toque especial que cuando pruebas algo no sabes lo que tiene pero te encanta 🙂

Esta vez era uno de esos días en los que llovía y llovía, y llovía sin parar… Así que nos pusimos a cocinar este curry vegano y sin gluten que nos salió para chuparse los dedos 😉

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INGREDIENTES

  • 2 latas de Tomate triturado
  • 400 ml de Leche de coco para cocinar
  • 1 Calabaza grande
  • 2 Berenjenas pequeñas
  • 1 bote de Garbanzos cocidos
  • 2 cucharadas de Curry en polvo
  • 1 cucharada de Pimentón dulce
  • 4 dientes de Ajo picados
  • Cilantro fresco
  • Aceite de oliva
  • Sal y pimienta
  • Quinoa para acompañar

ELABORACIÓN

Corta la calabaza y las berenjenas en pequeños cubos.

En una cazuela, añade aceite de oliva y los ajos picados. Cocina hasta que esté hecha sin llegar a hacerse demasiado. Añade después el curry en polvo y el pimentón dulce, remueve constantemente durante 1 minuto aproximadamente para que coja el sabor.

A continuación añade los tomates, la calabaza, las berenjenas, la leche de coco, sal y pimienta. Mezcla todos los ingredientes muy bien y coloca la tapa en la cazuela para dejar cocinar al rededor de 1 hora a fuego medio-lento. Añade los garbanzos escurridos y remueve todo hasta que se mezclen todos los sabores.

Mientras se cocina, puedes cocer la quinoa. ¿Cómo?  Necesitarás por 1 Taza de quinoa, 3 de agua.

Una vez que los ingredientes estén bien cocinados y un rico olor invada tu cocina, el guiso ya estará listo 🙂

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Ahora sólo tienes que servir junto a un poco de quinoa y añadir al gusto cilantro fresco por encima.

¡Listo para disfrutar!

 

With love x,

Irene y Lydia 

Berry Bites Blog