Orange Dishes!

Avocado, Basil and Orange Pesto

Ingredients

  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • 5-6 tbsp. Fresh basil leaves
  • 60 ml Orange juice
  • 3 tbsp. Pine Nuts
  • 2 Garlic Clove
  • 2 tbsp. Vegan Parmesan cheese or Nutritional Yeast
  • per taste Salt and black pepper

Instructions

  • Add everything in a food processor and process until everything is smooth.If pesto is too thick add little more orange juice.Transfer into a jar and store in a refrigerator or freeze it for later use.
  • Enjoy with fresh vegetables and crisps.

Orange, Date and Ginger Oat Cookies with Cashew Butter


Ingredients

  • 150 g cashew butter at room temperature
  • 50g softened butter
  • 215 g rolled porridge oats
  • 150 g wholemeal flour
  • 300 g chopped madjool dates
  • 75 g fresh grated ginger
  • Finely grated zest of 3 oranges
  • 150 g light brown muscavado sugar
  • 4 tsp. baking powder
  • 2-3 tbsp. almond, pistachio or cashews to sprinkle
  • 1 tbsp. icing sugar to sprinkle ( Optional )

 

Instructions

  • Pre heat the oven to gas mark 6 or 200C.
  • Line large two baking sheets with baking parchment paper.
  • In a mixing bowl put both butter, sugar , ginger and orange zest, beat well with wooden spoon until well combined.
  • Add dates, baking powder , oats and flour, mix well using your hands and bring together to make a firm and slightly sticky dough.
  • Divide the cookie dough into 36 equal balls and slightly flatten and place  on the lined baking sheets.
  • Sprinkle almond, pistachio and cashew and press gently.
  • Bake about 12-15 minutes until risen and pale golden.
  • The cookies will be slightly soft, not to worry they will firm up on cooling.
  • Leave on the baking sheet for couple of minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool.


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Abeer Qureshi

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