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.

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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

 

 

Best Baked Falafel Ever

We eat falafel very often, so we wanted an easy and delicious recipe we can make at home. We tried this one and really enjoy it. They are so crispy and satisfying. Come on make it at home!

Hi everyone,

We love falafel so much…mmm, It’s one of our favourite vegetarian dishes. We are big fans of this recipe and the best part is that it only has a few ingredients. We try to avoid the frying pan, so we bake them instead, it is the healthier option for us and they are so yummy. You can fry them if you prefer it  though! It’s just a suggestion 🙂

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We eat falafel very often, so we wanted an easy and delicious recipe we can make at home. We tried this one and really enjoy it. They are so crispy and satisfying. Come on make it at home!

BEST EVER BAKED FALAFEL RECIPE:

PREPARATION TIME 15 minutes  COOKING TIME 25 minutes 180ºC

INGREDIENTS 

  • 350 gr Dry Chickpeas
  • 2 Medium Red Onions
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • A handful of Parsley
  • 1 + 1/2 Teaspoon of Ground Cumin
  • 1 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Extra: Some Chickpea Flour or Plain Flour (to make the falafel balls).

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INSTRUCTION

  1. Soak the chickpeas in cold water two days before (at least 48hours).
  2. Wash & drain the chickpeas very well and after that introduce them to a food processor with the rest of the ingredients (red onions, garlic cloves, parsley, ground cumin, baking powder, salt & pepper).
  3. Blend until everything come together (you will obtain a crumbly dough), then shape into Falafel balls with your hands (add some chickpea flour to help).
  4. Bake around 25 minutes 170ºC until they are golden brown.
  5. Refrigerate or freeze the rest of the Falafel balls you are not gonna eat!

You will need this in your plant-based diet. Perfect in all veggie dishes. Serve your Baked Falafel with Sweet potatoes and grilled eggplant with strawberries, spinach leaves and some avo with some capsicum on top:

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Holy trinity! Amazing 😀

With love,

Irene & Lydia x,

Berry Bites Blog.

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies

Some people love licking the cookie mixture out of the bowl… we are that kind people! And you?

We are addicted to peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies, so we have mixed both and made an insanely amazing version of them.

Hi pretty faces!

It has been a long time since we haven’t taken a sit to write a post. We love the idea of sharing with you our veggie healthy style and our recipes so you can made it at home. Lately, we are quite busy, but with lot of pictures and content in the desk, like this baby!

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We are addicted to peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies, so we have mixed both and made an insanely amazing version of them: Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies.

Attention! The peanut butter we used is homemade: NO ADDITIVES in it. It scares when you read the composition facts of a peanut butter can, almost all the ingredients are junk. Please, put it back on the shelf if you don’t recognise the procedence of something.

You can’t feel guilty to try it, because it only has three ingredients: raw peanuts, a little bit of olive oil and salt. That’s it!

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Soon we will share how we make it, because today we will tell you how we made our homemade Peanut butter & Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies.

No refined sugar added, we used maple syrup and dates instead. You know our passion with oats, and wholegrain products, we don’t like plain flour at all, so we usually buy Oat Whole Flour. The healthy version for our sweet tooth.

Ingredients:

3 – 1/3 cups oat whole flour.

1/2 teaspoon of baking powder.

1/3 cup soya margarine (Alpro).

1/3 cup peanut butter (homemade like us or not: It’s up to you!).

2 – 1/3 cups chocolate chips.

1 egg.

2 spoons of Maple Syrup.

5 dates.

Preparation:

First preheat the oven 170ºC while you are making the dough. Melt the soya margarine and put it with the oat whole flour and the baking powder in a mixing bowl, after add the peanut butter, the maple syrup, the chopped dates and the egg. Mix everything together very well with a hand blender. Finally add the chocolate chips… and oh, my!

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Some people love licking the cookie mixture out of the bowl… we are that kind people! And you?

To make the cookies, we take a spoon with the cookie dough and we do small balls with our hands, we put them over the oven tray with baking paper and we smash the dough balls with a spoon getting the form of a cookie one by one.

15 minutes in the oven and surprise!!! Wonderful cookies for everyone.

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Incredibly good taste and very chewy. What are you waiting for to make them?

May the force be with you 🙂

Lots of Love,

Irene & Lydia x,

Berry Bites Blog


¡Hoooola caracolas!

Lo sentimos por no publicar muchos posts últimamente, estamos bastante ocupadas, pero tenemos muchas cosas ricas guardadas para mostraros poco a poco 🙂

Para los que no lo sabéis, somos adictas a la crema de cacahuete y a las cookies de chocolate, así que hemos fusionado ambas y ha salido algo asombroso: Cookies de crema de cacahuete y pepitas de chocolate.

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¡Atención! La crema de cacahuete es 100% casera, sin aditivos. Simplemente utilizando cacahuetes naturales, un poco de aceite de oliva y sal. Mejor ni mirar qué es lo que lleva la crema del bote. Si desconoces alguno de los ingredientes, o si no puedes pronunciar el nombre de alguno, mejor déjalo en la estantería.

No hemos utilizado azúcar refinado, lo hemos sustituido por dátiles y sirope de arce. No somos muy amigas de la harina procesada, así que casi siempre utilizamos harina de avena integral, hay que tratar de buscar siempre la opción más sana.

Ingredientes:

3 – 1/3 tazas de harina de avena integral.

1/2 cucharadita de levadura en polvo.

1/3 taza de margarina de soja (Alpro).

1/3 taza de crema de cacahuete.

2 – 1/3 tazas de pepitas de chocolate.

1 huevo.

2 cucharadas de sirope de arce.

5 dátiles.

Preparación:

Precalienta el horno a 170ºC. Derrite la margarina y mezclala en un bol junto a la harina y la levadura. Luego añade la crema de cacahuete, el sirope de arce, los dátiles y el huevo. Mezcla todo muy bien con la batidora, después añade las pepitas de chocolate y tendrás la masa.

Ahora simplemente tienes que hacer bolitas, del tamaño cogiendo como referencia una cucharada de mezcla y colocarlas en una bandeja de horno con papel de cocina encima. Aplasta las bolitas con la ayuda de una cuchara una por una y ¡al horno!

15 minutos y listas 🙂

¡Deliciosas y con una textura tremenda!

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Irene y Lydia x,

Berry Bites Blog