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Cristina Rodrigues is CEO at Efeito Verde - Lda.  She is also President of Centro Vegetariano, Portuguese Vegetarian organisation.

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The perfect treat for your family. The perfect treat for your family.

Orange Date Cake

Ingredients:

400 g wheat flour or white spelt flour
100 g whole-wheat flour
250 g dates Midzu
650 ml orange juice
2 tbsp golden linseeds
3 tbsp coconut flour Midzu
zest of 1 orange
150 ml extra-virgin olive oil Midzu or coconut oil Midzu
1 pinch of vanilla powder
1 sachet (17g or about 2 tsp) organic baking powder



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Almond glass of milk and dates Almond glass of milk and dates

Date and Almond milk

Ingredients:
70 g of almonds Midzu
200 g dried dates Midzu
1.2 L filtered water
(Recipe for the soymilk maker Midzu)



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Delicious chocolate truffles Delicious chocolate truffles

Christmas chocolate truffles

Ingredients (makes about 20 truffles):
150 g dried apricots Midzu
200 g dried seedless dates
2 tablespoons hemp seeds Midzu
50 g grated coconut
2 tablespoons cocoa powder Midzu
Grated coconut as needed



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Seaweed cakes Seaweed cakes

Seaweed cakes

Ingredients (around 10 units):
4 tablespoons organic seaweed salad Midzu
1/2 onion
1 garlic clove
1 cup spelt flour or whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons corn flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 small carrot
1 teaspoon chia seeds
parsley as needed
3/4 cup water
1/2 lemon (juice)



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Orange and cinnamon cookies with multiple formats. Orange and cinnamon cookies with multiple formats.

Orange and cinnamon cookies

Ingredients (for approx. 40 cookies):
170g white wheat or spelt flour
140g whole wheat or spelt flour
100g coconut sugar Midzu
1 tablespoon cinnamon powder
zest of 2 oranges
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
50ml extra-virgin olive oil Midzu
1 teaspoon yeast



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Purple corn muffins with peas and red pepper. Purple corn muffins with peas and red pepper.

Pea and purple corn muffins

Ingredients (for around 12units):

200 g Midzu purple corn flour
100 g Midzu teff flakes
1 teacup of peas
1/2 small onion
1/4 red pepper
350 ml water
150 ml Midzu extra-virgin olive oil
chopped parsley as needed
oregano as needed
1 coffeespoon of mustard
1 dessertspoon of cider vinegar
sea salt as needed
1 teaspoon baking powder dessert



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Wild fruits flavour ice cream Wild fruits flavour ice cream

Wild fruits flavour ice cream

Ingredients (2-3 people):

4 frozen bananas
1 dessert spoon of Maqui powder Midzu
Cocoa nibs Midzu as needed



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Snowy truffles on the plate. Snowy truffles on the plate.

Snowy truffles

Ingredients:

50 g Midzu dehydrated mango
50 g Midzu Inca berries
2 tablespoons hemp seeds
1 tablespoon Midzu chia seeds
2 tablespoons Midzu coconut flour
1 tablespoon Midzu cocoa powder
20 g Midzu cocoa butter



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Salad with spiral vegetables. Salad with spiral vegetables.

Spiral salad

Ingredients (1-2 people):

1/2 courgette
1 carrot
1 turnip head
1 tomato
1 tablespoon hemp seeds Midzu
1 tablespoon extra-virgin oil Midzu
1 coffee spoon beer yeast powder Midzu
oregano as needed
cider vinegar as needed

Recipe for the Midzu vegetable slicer



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Dehydrated bars in a tray. Dehydrated bars in a tray.

Dehydrated Bars

Ingredients (approximately 12 bars):
70 g de dried mango Midzu
4 tablespoons goji berries Midzu
3 tablespoons hemp seeds
2 tablespoons almonds
2 tablespoons cocoa powder Midzu
1 tablespoon lucuma powder Midzu
4 tablespoons grated coconut



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Seitan steaks with shiitake on plate. Seitan steaks with shiitake on plate.

Seitan steaks with shiitake

Ingredients (for 4-5 people):

500 g seitan
15 g Midzu dried shiitake mushrooms
1 onion
4 garlic cloves
parsley as needed
Midzu olive oil extra virgin
soy sauce as needed
lemon juice as needed
2 tablespoons vegan garlic mayonnaise
1 coffee spoon Midzu Brewers Yeast Powder



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Yogurt cup Yogurt cup

Soy Yogurt

Nowadays, an increasing number of people are avoiding dairy consumption, being due to lactose intolerance, health or ethical reasons. As such, soy yogurt becomes an excellent option, especially when prepared at home, in a healthy and economical way.



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Bread and coconut pudding in a plate Bread and coconut pudding in a plate

Bread and coconut pudding

Ingredients:

1 litre of soya milk
500 g whole wheat bread
6 tablespoons coconut sugar Midzu
1 tablespoon lucuma soup powder Midzu
5 tablespoons grated coconut
1 tablespoon Inca berries Midzu
3 tablespoons raisins



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Arbutus cake in a plate. Arbutus cake in a plate.

Arbutus cake

Ingredients:
300 g arbutus
350 g white spelt flour
100 g whole wheat flour
3 tablespoons teff flour Midzu
200g coconut sugar Midzu
1 tablespoon chia seeds Midzu
350 ml soy milk
1 small orange
150 ml olive oil Midzu
1 coffee spoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cider vinegar
cinnamon qs
2 teaspoons baking powder



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Alpiste canary seed milk in a glass. Alpiste canary seed milk in a glass.

Alpiste Canary seed milk

Ingredients:

1.3 l filtered water
65 g of human-grade canary seed (alpiste, silica-free)
1 tablespoon of lucuma powder Midzu (optional)

Recipe for Soy Mil Machine



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Cashew balls on plate. Cashew balls on plate.

Cashew balls

Ingredients (about 15 units):
200 g of okara (soy pulp)
1 cup cashew
parsley qs
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 onion
1/2 cup corntarch
1 teaspoon of turmeric or saffron
breadcrumbs qs
marine salt qs



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Cup with walnut milk Cup with walnut milk

Walnut milk

Ingredients:

1.3 l filtered water
45 g walnuts
4 dates

Recipe for Soy Milk Machine



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Spelt bread with seeds Spelt bread with seeds

Spelt bread with seeds

Ingredients:
500 ml water
200 g of oat flakes
550 g of white spelt flour
1 teaspoon maca powder Midzu (optional)
1 tablespoon of hemp seeds Midzu
1 tablespoon of chia seeds Midzu
1 tablespoon of tukmaria seeds Midzu
1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil Midzu
sea salt q.s. (optional)
10 g of baker's yeast



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Dried pear Dried pear

Dried pear

A reminiscent of the best of the Portuguese agriculture.

Dried pear is the dried fruit of the St. Bartholomew pear tree (Pyrus communis L.). It is a variety of small size pear. The trees are very large and produce a large amount of pears, a single tree can produce several hundreds of kilos of pears. Thus, farmers thought they could preserve them through the winter and developed a clever way to do it by drying them in the sun.

Dried pear is also popularly known as "small ham," due to its look and orange/brown color after drying. Another common name is "Pear of Viseu", as for many decades the St. Matthew's fair, in the city of Viseu, was the most important sales point for this traditional delicacy.

Dried pear is a sweet, nutritious and tasty fruit, produced mainly in the municipalities of Oliveira do Hospital, Seia, Tábua, Nelas, Gouveia, Mangualde, Santa Comba Dão and Viseu.



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Gojis of tea cup Gojis of tea cup

Healthy Christmas

Christmas is here. This is a time of great joy, but also some excesses like overeating – specially too much sugar, fats, and sometimes meat for flesh eaters. But Christmas does not have to be synonymous with lots of food or an unbalanced diet. There are many healthy options that can also make the delights of a festive table, while still giving a gourmet touch to the menu.



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Pumpkin Filhós in a plate Pumpkin Filhós in a plate

Nutritious pumpkin Filhós

Ingredients:
1kg pumpkin
1kg white wheat flour
200g oats flakes
50g chia seeds Midzu
40 g baker's yeast
olive oil
for frying
organic coconut sugar Midzu
q.b.
cinnamon powder q.b.



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Mango and cocoa  truffles in a plate Mango and cocoa  truffles in a plate

Mango and cocoa truffles

Ingredients (for about 12 units):

140 g dried mango Midzu
5 tablespoons grated coconut
2 tablespoons chia seeds Midzu
1 tablespoon lucuma powder Midzu
2 tablespoons cocoa powder in Midzu



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Mango and Coconut Cake in a plate Mango and Coconut Cake in a plate

Mango and Coconut Cake

Ingredients:

550 ml soy milk
120g dried mango Midzu
5 tablespoons grated coconut
450 g rice flour
100 g white Teff Flour Midzu
2 tablespoons chia seeds Midzu
2 tablespoons lucuma powder Midzu
100 ml extra-virgin olive oil Midzu
gluten-free baking powder q.b.
1 teaspoon baking soda



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Apple and mango muffins in a plate Apple and mango muffins in a plate

Apple and mango muffins

Ingredients (for 12 units):

50 g Teff flour Midzu
200 g rice flour
2 tablespoons lucuma Midzu
cinnamon q.b.
200 ml of natural apple juice
5 tablespoons corn jelly
1 tablespoon chia seeds Midzu
2 apples
40 g dried mango Midzu
60 ml extra virgin olive oil Midzu
1 tablespoon gluten-free baking powder



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Plate with grilled Seitan with Shiitake Plate with grilled Seitan with Shiitake

Grilled Seitan with Shiitake

Ingredients:

500 g seitan
20 g dried shiitake mushrooms Midzu
1 red pepper
2 carrots
1 onion
3 cloves of garlic
Oregano q.b.
Parsley q.b.
Organic extra virgin olive oil Midzu q.b.
Lemon juice q.b.



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Plate with shiitake feijoada Plate with shiitake feijoada

Shiitake feijoada

Ingredients (for 4 people):

25 g dehydrated shiitake mushrooms
2 cups cooked red beans
½ savoy cabbage
2 carrots
2 ripe tomatoes
1 small onion
3 cloves of garlic
extra-virgin olive oil q.b.
sea salt q.b.
1 cup of brown rice
2.5 cups of water
1 teaspoon brewer's yeast powder
1 teaspoon peruvian maca



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Grape and apple juice Grape and apple juice

Grape and apple juice

Ingredients (for 2 people):

2 bunches of grapes
3 apples

Recipe for Midzu slow juicer



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Apple and gojis pie Apple and gojis pie

Apple and gojis pie

Ingredients:

Dough:
200 g white wheat flour
50 g Teff flour Midzu
1 tablespoon tukmaria seeds Midzu
130 ml natural orange juice
50 ml olive oil Midzu



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Goji and apple puree Goji and apple puree

Goji and apple puree

Ingredients (for 4 people):

6 apples and/ or juice wasted apple
2 tablespoons goji berries Midzu
1 cinnamon stick
filtered water q.b.



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Mango and coconut smoothie Mango and coconut smoothie

Mango and coconut smoothie

Ingredients (for 2 people):

450 ml soy milk
30 g dried mango
1 tablespoon lucuma powder
2 tablespoons grated coconut
1 teaspoon peruvian maca



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Gluten free dates cake Gluten free dates cake

Gluten free dates cake

Ingredients:

400 ml mandarin orange juice
250 g dates
3 tablespoons lucuma powder
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons chia seeds
400 g brown rice
100 g buckwheat
100 ml extra-virgin olive oil
gluten free baking powder



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Cup with apple and plum juice, with some cinnamon. Cup with apple and plum juice, with some cinnamon.

Apple and plum juice

Ingredients (for 2 people):

7 apples
6 yellow plums
cinnamon powder q.b.



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A bowl with tropical mousse A bowl with tropical mousse

Tropical mousse

Ingredients (for 4-5 people):

100 g organic dried mango
350 ml soy yogurt
2 avocados
1 banana
4 tablespoons grated coconut
2 tablespoons lucuma



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Jug of sangria in the garden Jug of sangria in the garden

Kombucha Sangria

Ingredients:

750 ml Kombucha
1 apple
1 orange
1 tablespoon goji berries Midzu
2 cinnamon sticks
1 sprig of mint
1 tablespoon brown sugar



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Plate of Shiitake cream and pumpkin, accompanied with some Shiitake mushrooms Plate of Shiitake cream and pumpkin, accompanied with some Shiitake mushrooms

Shiitake cream and pumpkin

Ingredients (for 4 people):

25 g organic dried shiitake mushrooms Midzu
120 g pumpkin
1 small onion
2 small potatoes
1 tablespoon chia seeds Midzu
extra-virgin olive oil Midzu q.b.
sea salt q.b.

Recipe for Midzu Soymilk maker



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Snack cake Snack cake

Snack cake

Ingredients:

300 g white Teff Flour Midzu
200 g rice flour
200 g dates
1 tablespoon chia seeds Midzu
100 g rice flakes
1 cup orange juice
300 ml water
1 banana
1/3 cup extra virgin olive Midzu
3 tablespoons chocolate flakes
1 teaspoon baking soda
gluten free baking powder



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Dish with tortilla Dish with tortilla

Egg-free Tortilla

Ingredients (for about 4 people):

200 g chickpea flour
1 small onion
2 cloves garlic
2 potatoes
200 ml Kombucha (e.g. Midzu)
1 tablespoon chia seeds (e.g. Midzu)
Parsley and/ or coriander q.b.
Extra-virgin olive oil q.b. (e.g. Midzu)
Brewers yeast powder q.b. (e.g. Midzu)
Sea salt



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Dish with sautéed shiitake and vegetables Dish with sautéed shiitake and vegetables

Sautéed shiitake and vegetables

Ingredients:

20 g cocoa butter (e.g. Midzu)
25 g dried shiitake mushrooms (e.g. Midzu)
vegetables q.b. (carrot, courgette, aubergine, peppers)
100 g sweet corn
1 small onion
1 tablespoon soy sauce (shoyu)
parsley q.b.
1 teaspoon brewers yeast (e.g. Midzu)
1 tablespoon chia seeds (e.g. Midzu)



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Cup with caju milk Cup with caju milk

Caju milk

Ingredients:

1.3 litres filtered water
50 g caju

Recipe for Midzu Soymilk Maker

 



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Plate with cocoa cake with strawberries Plate with cocoa cake with strawberries

Cocoa cake with strawberries

Ingredients:

450 g brown Teff flour
150 g rice flour
550 ml soya milk
2 tablespoons lucuma powder

1 tablespoon tukmaria seeds
1 banana
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
150 g brown sugar
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
150 ml of extra virgin olive oil
gluten free baking
12-15 strawberries
1 tablespoon jelly corn



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Plate with shiitake risotto Plate with shiitake risotto

Shiitake risotto

Ingredients:

40 g dried shiitake mushrooms (e.g. Midzu)
extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion
2 cloves of garlic
1 cup of rice for risotto
1 teaspoon vegan vegetable broth
100 g pumpkin
250 ml Kombucha (e.g. Midzu)
1 cup of water
sea salt
2 tablespoons melted vegan cheese



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Dish with inca and tukmaria cake Dish with inca and tukmaria cake

Inca and tukmaria cake

Ingredients:

350 g wheat flour
150 g whole wheat flour
1 tblsp maca powder
200 g brown sugar
50 g carob powder
550 ml soy milk
1 tblsp cider vinegar
50 ml extra-virgin olive oil
100 ml sunflower oil
50 g tukmaria seeds
80 g inca berries
1 tsp baking powder



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Plate with chia and mushroom broth Plate with chia and mushroom broth

Chia and mushroom broth

Ingredients (for about 4 people):

1 l filtered water
1 tblsp vegetable bouillon (i.e. from Biovegan)
1 small onion
50 g star-shaped
300 g canned or fresh mushrooms
2 spoons chia seeds
1 tblsp extra-virgin olive oil
coriander leaves
brewer’s yeast



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Glass with millet milk Glass with millet milk

Millet Milk

Ingredients:

50 g millet
1.3 l filtered water
cinnamon powder

Recipe for Midzu Soymilk Maker



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Glass with kombucha, a probiotic drink Glass with kombucha, a probiotic drink

Healthy Bacteria

There are certain foods fermented by bacteria that are beneficial to the human body, called probiotic foods. The World Health Organization’s definition of probiotics is "live micro-organisms which, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host". Healthy bacteria are organisms that are useful to digestion and inhibit the growth of intestinal pathogens, thus preventing disease (especially intestinal disease), boosting the immune system and helping to keep the balance of intestinal flora.



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Dish with goji and orange cake Dish with goji and orange cake

Goji and orange cake

Ingredients:

450 g wheat flour
100 g whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons maca powder
200 g brown sugar
300 ml orange juice
orange zest
200 ml water
½ cup sunflower oil
4 tablespoons goji berries
cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder



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Dish with carqueja and seitan rice with a sprig of gorse Dish with carqueja and seitan rice with a sprig of gorse

Carqueja and seitan rice

For the infusion:

10g carqueja
1.2L of water

For the rice:

1 cup of rice
1 small onion (chopped)
2 cloves (laminated)
250g seitan (cut into thin strips it can be marinated a few hours before, to add flavour)
½ soy sausage (sliced)
extra-virgin olive oil
sea salt
carqueja flowers



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Cup with Oat and Inca berries smoothie, with some Inca berries Cup with Oat and Inca berries smoothie, with some Inca berries

Oat and Inca berries smoothie

Ingredients:

500ml oat milk
2 tablespoons inca berries
1 tablespoon chia seeds
2 pears



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Gluten-free symbol Gluten-free symbol

The Gluten-free diet

Celiac disease is also known as gluten intolerance. Gluten is a protein found in cereals like wheat, barley, rye and in a small concentration in oat. Celiac disease is a genetic autoimmune disorder, though other causes may contribute to its appearance. Educated guesses estimate that 1% of Indo-European population is gluten intolerant.



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Plate of vegetable and amaranth soup Plate of vegetable and amaranth soup

Vegetable and amaranth soup

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons amaranth
80g pumpkin
½ onion
1 carrot
¼ zucchini
extra virgin olive oil
sea salt
coriander

Recipe for Midzu Soymilk Maker



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Plate with stuffed pepper with chia Plate with stuffed pepper with chia

Stuffed peppers with chia

Ingredients (for 4 people):

2 peppers
100g okara
4 tablespoons chia seeds
2 ripe tomatoes
½ onion
2 cloves
parsley
sea salt
extra-virgin olive oil



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Dish with Stuffed Aubergine with okara, brown rice and salad Dish with Stuffed Aubergine with okara, brown rice and salad

Stuffed Aubergine with okara

Ingredients (for 4 people):

2 aubergines
100g okara
2 ripe tomatoes
½ onion
1 clove
Coriander
Brewer's yeast
Sea salt
Extra virgin olive oil



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Soapnut shells Soapnut shells

Soapnut shells – Ecological and natural detergent

Soapnut shells (sapindus mukorossi) come from a tree with the same name, that grows in India and Nepal, harvested in a sustainable way between April and September.
Soapnuts contain saponin, a vegetable mild detergent. Soapnuts are a natural, environmentally friendly alternative to most detergents. They are anti-allergenic, especially good for washing babies' cloths and for people with eczema and sensitive skin.



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Tofu and beets quiche Tofu and beets quiche

Tofu and beets quiche

Ingredients:

1 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup buckwheat flour
1 cup water
1 teaspoon yeast
1 teaspoon baking soda
200g homemade tofu
1 beetroot
Soy sauce
Brewers yeast q.b.
Extra-virgin olive oil q.b.
Zuchini q.b.
Shitake mushrooms q.b.



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Cup with quince crumble with goji berries Cup with quince crumble with goji berries

Quince crumble with goji berries

Ingredients:

4 quinces
3 tablespoons goji berries
150 g whole wheat flour
50 g oatmeal
1 tablespoon peruvian maca (optional)
100 g molasses
80 g vegan margarine
a pinch of cinnamon powder
1 orange



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Brain Nutrition

Food influences memory and brain performance

The brain rules human capacity to think, learn, and remember; it is the body part that controls every body process. Therefore, it is not surprising that it uses up from 20 to 30% of a person's energy intake. There is a lot of evidence suggesting that the food given to the brain now, can have a big impact on how it performs in the future. Thus, it is important to start taking care of brain health during pregnancy and infancy (87% of the infants' daily energy intake goes to the brain).



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Glass with yogurt Glass with yogurt

Yogurt – a healthy choice

Brief history of yogurt

Though we can’t trace the origin of yogurt, we know that its use is very old.  In the 7th century yogurt was mentioned in a medical book as being a food that promotes freshness, calmness and good intestinal health. Also in the 2nd century BCE Galen describes this food as being helpful for purifying the excess of bile in the gallbladder, and in stomach problems. This enhanced its reputation for being easier to digest than milk. Dioscorides used to prescribe yogurt as a medicine in the treatment of liver mal-function, tuberculosis and as a general depurative (ie: cleansing from impurities). In the beginning of the 20th century yogurt was sold in pharmacies, being considered a medicine. In 1908 the Nobel Prize winner llya Metchinikoff isolated bacteria from yogurt cultures relating some of them to longevity and the maintenance of a healthy immune system.



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Dish with okara and spinach meatballs and parsley Dish with okara and spinach meatballs and parsley

Okara and spinach meatballs

Ingredients:

100g okara (soybean pulp)
1 cup spinach leaves
1 small onion
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons corn starch
1 tablespoon corn flour
1/2 coffee spoon sea salt
1/2 coffee spoon curry
extra virgin olive oil q.b.



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Cup with cocoa and chia seeds mousse Cup with cocoa and chia seeds mousse

Cocoa and chia mousse

Ingredients:

5 bananas
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 coffee spoon cinnamon powder
3 tablespoons grated coconut
¼ cup soy yogurt
cocoa nibs q.b.



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Glass of soy yogurt and goji berries smoothie Glass of soy yogurt and goji berries smoothie

Yogurt and gojis smoothie

Ingredients (for 2 people):

400ml natural soy yogurt
2 tablespoons goji berries
1 coffee spoon
1 apple



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Dish with sautéed tofu, garnished with chopped parsley Dish with sautéed tofu, garnished with chopped parsley

Tofu with chia seeds

Ingredients:

200g homemade tofu
extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
chopped parsley q.b.
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon brewers yeast
olives q.b.



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Dish with potatoes and tofu salad Dish with potatoes and tofu salad

Potatoes and tofu salad

Ingredients:

6-8 medium potatoes
2 carrots
1 cup of peas
250g sautéed tofu
2 tablespoons of chia seeds
Olives q.b.
Chopped parsley
vegan mayonnaise q.b.



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Plate with millet and tukmaria soup Plate with millet and tukmaria soup

Millet and tukmaria soup

Ingredients:

2 tablesponns millet
80g pumpkin
1 carrot
1 small beet
2 cabbage leaves
1 small leek slice (5cm)
¼ zucchinni
2 tablespoons tukmaria seeds
extra virgin olive oil q.b.
sea salt q.b.

Recipe for Midzu Soymilk Maker



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Cup with goji and cocoa mousse Cup with goji and cocoa mousse

Goji and cocoa mousse

Ingredients:

4 tablespoons goji berries
1 avocado
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon maca
200ml coconut milk
Grated coconut q.b.



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Dish with chia and okara cakes and bunch of parsley Dish with chia and okara cakes and bunch of parsley

Chia and okara cakes

Ingredients:

100g okara (soybean pulp)
2 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
chopped parsley
small onion
water q.b.
curry q.b.
cumin q.b.
sea salt q.b.
extra virgin olive oil



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Bread with gojis and tukmaria Bread with gojis and tukmaria

Bread with gojis and tukmaria

Ingredients:

500ml water
200g oat flakes
550g white wheat flour
2 tablespoons goji berries
2 tablespoons tukmaria seeds
2 tablespoons maca powder
2 tablespoons grated coconut
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
20g baker's yeast



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Cup of banana and cocoa ice cream with cocoa nibs Cup of banana and cocoa ice cream with cocoa nibs

Banana and cocoa ice cream

Ingredients:

4 frozen bananas
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 tablespoon maca powder
2 tablespoons chia seeds
cocoa nibs q.b.



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Cup with tukmaria seeds and wooden spoon Cup with tukmaria seeds and wooden spoon

Tukmaria: the nutritious sacred seeds

Tukmaria seeds (ocimun basilicum) are sacred in many Asian countries, due to their excellent nutritional properties. They are an ingredient used in Ayurvedic medicine in India, but also in Southeast Asian dishes, including desserts and drinks. Other popular names are falooda and basil seeds.
Although tukmaria has been part of a balanced diet in many countries for ages, it is almost unknown in many western countries. In part due to the success of their "cousin" chia seeds, they are now being discovered and gaining popularity in Europe and America.
Tukmaria seeds are very small (similar to poppy seeds), black and have a neutral flavor.

 



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Platter of sautéed tofu with carrot Platter of sautéed tofu with carrot

Sautéed Tofu with carrots

Ingredients:

200g of tofu
1 medium onion
2 small carrots
2 cloves of garlic
olive oil
fresh rosemary q.b
2 tablespoons of soy sauce



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Toast with kefir cheese Toast with kefir cheese

Kefir cheese

Ingredients:

1 litre soya milk
1 bag of kefir culture or kefir grains
a dash of extra virgin olive oil
a pinch of sea salt
a pinch of oregano
a pinch of brewer's yeast



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Glass of peanut milk and some peanuts Glass of peanut milk and some peanuts

Peanut milk

Ingredients:

1.3 litres filtered water
60g peanuts

Recipe for Midzu Soymilk Maker



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Loaf and slice of bread with chia Loaf and slice of bread with chia

Gluten free bread with chia

Ingredients:

500g whole rice flour
250g potato starch
250g sweet manioc flour
500ml water
2 tablespoons chia seeds
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon maca powder
1 tablespoon goji berries
20g gluten free bread yeast



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Slice of bread with jam Slice of bread with jam

Inca berries gourmet jam

Ingredients:

500g inca berries
250g brown sugar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 tablespoon maca powder
2 tablespoons grated coconut



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Dehydration - one of the oldest methods of preserving food

Spring, Summer, and Autumn are crop seasons when plenty of varied fruit is available. Sometimes it is too much. That excess can be stored for winter and times when the supply is lower than demand. Dehydrating is the most natural and simple way to preserve fruits, vegetables, mushrooms and herbs. The nutritional value, taste, and health benefits of the foods are all kept or improved by dehydration.

 



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Kombucha: Health promoting drink

There are many different probiotic foods which are healthy for the human body. World Health Organization defines probiotics as “living organisms that, when ingested in adequate quantities, are beneficial to the host's health.” Kombucha drink is one of those probiotic and therapeutic foods.



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Hazelnut milk

Ingredients:
1.3 liters filtered water
50g hazelnuts

Recipe for Midzu Soymilk Maker



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Goji and tukmaria cupcakes

Ingredients:
100g wheat flour
100g whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon Peruvian maca
70g brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoons goji berries
1 tablespoon tukmaria seeds
300ml soya milk
extra-virgin olive oil



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Pumpkin and Chia Pie in a bowl Pumpkin and Chia Pie in a bowl

Pumpkin and Chia Pie

Ingredients:
Dough:
50ml water
100g wheat flour
100g whole wheat flour
50ml extra virgin olive oil



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Soya beans, super nutritious food

 

Soya beans (glycine max) are the most nutrient rich legume with the most food derivatives. It comes from an herbaceous plant that can grow from 50cm to 1m high and has about 10 thousand varieties. In China it was considered one of the five sacred seeds and held responsible for the very country’s survival due to its nutritional use as a source of protein.



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Pumpkin seed milk

Ingredients:

1.3 litres filtered water
50 g dehulled pumpkin seeds

Recipe for the Midzu Soymilk maker



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Inca berries, rich in antioxidants

Inca berries or physalis are round, 1 to 2 cm in diameter, golden (the British call them golden berries) and with tiny seeds inside. They are a very nutritious, bittersweet and tasty fruit, both fresh and dried. The berries are wrapped in a thin paper like cocoon at first greenish and golden like the ripe fruit when it dries. The scientific name comes from its looks, because the Greek word physalis means bladder.

They are part of the solanaceae family to which dozens of similar species belong, although not all edible, being  physalis peruviana one of the most sold and important.



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Chia and goji bar Chia and goji bar

Chia and goji bars

Ingredients (yields 6 servings):
½ cup chia seeds
2 tablespoons cocoa butter
2 tablespoons goji berries
8 dates
1 tablespoon peruvian maca
1 tablespoon grated coconut
2 tablespoons carob flour



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Almond and tukmaria pudding

Ingredients:

1 litre almond milk
1 tablespoon agar-agar
2 tablespoons tukmaria seeds
½ cup dried fruits (raisins, apricots, dates)
2 tablespoons grated coconut
1 tablespoon brown sugar



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Vegetable drinks – healthy and low cost

Vegetable drinks or milks are excellent alternatives to cow's milk, especially recommended to lactose intolerants, vegetarians or simply to those who prefer healthier alternatives to industrial milk.

Low calories, low cost and nutritious

When produced with high quality ingredients, these vegetable milks are very healthy, nutrient rich, low calorie, cholesterol free and low cost. For example, with a soy milk maker you can very easily make high quality additive free vegetable drinks for less than 0,20 cents a litre. To save even more, you can use the leftover cereals, legumes or nuts which are left at the bottom of the jar where you prepare your drinks to make rolls, burgers, veggie balls or add to soups and gravies. Besides being cheaper it is also environment friendlier because packaging is reduced.



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Tukmaria and Oatmeal Pancakes

Ingredients (12 servings):

2 cups oatmeal

2 cups wheat flour

5 cups soy milk

3 tablespoons tukmaria seeds

powder cinnamon at taste



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Maca, nutritional root

Legend has it that during the Inca Empire, the army used to add maca root to their food before going to battle, which made soldiers very manly. Besides, that the warriors that did well in combat would receive maca as a prize for their heroic accomplishments.

Maca (lepidium meyenii) is a cruciferous plant and its root resembles a turnip head, measuring 4-7 cm in diameter, colour ranging from from bright yellow to dark brown. Maca root grows in the Peruvian Andes above an altitude of 3500 meters, enduring temperatures ranging from 20ºC to -25ºC, therefore being considered an adaptogen.

Maca root was used by the Inca people to revitalize the body and curb hunger in isolated populations representing up to 2/3 of their diet.



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Oat Bread with Tukmaria Seeds

 

Ingredients:

500ml water
200g oat meal
550g white wheat flour
20g baker's yeast
2 tablespoons tukmaria seeds



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Vegetable Soup with Tukmaria Seeds Vegetable Soup with Tukmaria Seeds

Vegetable Soup with Tukmaria Seeds

Ingredients:
1 turnip head
1/2 a small onion
1 carrot
1/4 zucchini
50g pumpkin
1 small beet
2 tablespoons buckwheat
3 tablespoons tukmaria seeds
organic extra virgin olive oil to taste
salt to taste



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Water, an essential resource

One of the most widely accepted theories on the origins of life on Earth is that it came from outer space carried by comets that crashed into our planet at the beginning of its existence. Comets are giant balls of dust and ice which wander through outer space and as they approach the sun, the solar winds help form their characteristic tails, awing the star watchers here on Earth whenever we are lucky enough to observe such phenomena, certainly an amazing event.

Probabilities are that the basic components of life came to exist on Earth brought by one of those ice balls. Afterwards, the first cells and more complex life forms developed in the primitive oceans. Along millions of years of evolution, the ancestors of mankind became able to leave the water and conquer the planet. Yet, water is still a vital element for humans: it constitutes 70 to 75% of our bodies.



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Oat Milk with Tukmaria


Ingredients:

50g oat grains
1.3 litres of filtered water
2 tablespoons tukmaria seeds

Recipe for Midzu Soymilk Maker



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Goji, the anti-aging berries

 

Madonna and Oprah Winfrey are two of the celebrities that have revealed to their fans and to the world their interest in goji berries, which are part of their daily menu. Since then the popularity of this fruit that delays the aging process due to its high levels of antioxidants, has grown in western countries.

Goji berries (lycium barbarum) are red and sweet, resembling a cross between raisins and cherries, come from Northwest China and Tibet and thrive naturally from the Himalayan Mountains and fertile benches of the Yellow River up to Mongolia.

They are a source of complete protein, contain 18 different amino acids, 8 of which essential. Goji berries also contain 21 minerals, such as zinc (2mg), iron (9mg, more than goji berriesmeat,) copper, calcium (112mg), selenium and phosphorus (203mg). They also provide B1, B2, B6 and E vitamins as well as high levels of C and A vitamins.

 



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Kefir, natural probiotic

 

The origins of kefir are lost in time; however we know it comes from the Caucasus where people have used it for centuries. The word kefir comes from the Turkish word keif which means good feeling or feeling good.
Kefir grains were a valuable and well protected treasure kept by the Caucasus Mountains’ natives, which is why it was unknown to the rest of the world until the beginning of the 20th century.
Kefir is a drink obtained by fermenting soy, cow, goat or sheep's milk. It thrives in temperatures ranging from 10ºC to 25ºC. A culture of lactobacilli and yeasts, known as kefir grains (white or yellowish gelly-like grains) feeds on milk. It is also known as yoghurt plant, yoghurt mushroom or yoghurt flower. 

 



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Goji berry pudding Goji berry pudding

Goji Berry Pudding

Ingredients:
1 litre soy milk
100g goji berries
3 tablespoons brown sugar
juice of 1/2 a lemon
3 tablespoons agar-agar
2 tablespoons corn starch



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Mung Bean Soup

Ingredients:

50g mung bean
1 small carrot
1/2 turnip
50g pumpkin
1 slice of leek
2 tablespoons amaranth
a pinch of salt
a dash of organic Midzu olive oil



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Kamut and Pumpkin Soup Kamut and Pumpkin Soup

Kamut and Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients:
3 tablespoons kamut grain
1 carrot
120g pumpkin
1 clove garlic
a pinch of salt
a dash of organic Midzu olive oil



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Soursop - the fruit that fights and prevents several health problems

Soursop (annona muricata L.), also known as prickly custard apple, is a very common fruit in South America, especially in Peru and Brazil. Even in English speaking countries it is also known by the Spanish name “graviola”. It has been used for centuries by native tribes to fight and prevent several ailments. For example in the Andes, Peru, an infusion of soursop leaves is used to fight rheum and in the Peruvian Amazon the same infusion is used for diabetes, as a sedative and to treat spasms.



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Cocoa beans. Cocoa beans.

Cocoa - The beans from the heavens

It is said that a thousand years ago the Aztecs in Central America believed that the god they worshiped had brought cocoa beans from the heavens as an offering to the people.

Christopher Columbus, probably the first European to ever taste cocoa, gave little importance to the food that nowadays makes some of the world’s most appreciated delicacies.



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