Meet our newest VBU! contributor – Laura, author of The Veggy Side of Me. Here she is in her own words,
“I’m Laura, I’m Italian but I’ve been living in Paris for 11 years, with a viking and 3 goblins.Why did I decide to become vegan…? I don’t think there is a reason, I changed with time, I grew up maybe, I read and this need came spontaneously. I’m not here to turn my blog-readers into vegans. I’m here to share my new food-discoveries, my thoughts.I’ve always loved cooking and testing/inventing new recipes makes my day; when I’m upset, when something goes wrong, but also when I’m happy I calm myself down, express my joy cooking. It’s a hobby, I guess, like watching the stars with my telescope.” Follow The Veggy Side of Me through: Facebook and the blog! Please welcome Laura!
Recently I’ve bought a Rice Cube, a funny tool to make … rice cubes! You can use it to mould sweet cubes, salty ones and the result is always great! Easy to use, your guests will love the new shape of your snacks, main courses or desserts!
My salty rice cubes are made of the following ingredients:
250 g of rice -mix 3 rice (red, wild, long), boiled and left in the fridge for 1 day (yes you can use your left overs …)
2 cherry tomatoes cut in very tiny pieces
1 organic lemon (juice + minced zest)
2 spoon of sesame seeds
1 spoon of poppy seeds
1 minced fresh red onion
Minced fresh herbs: verbena (I used just 3 leaves), thyme, oregano, fennel
In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients and season according to your taste with salt and olive oil. Then, using your new tool, make as many rice cubes as you want: you can build a pyramid, or a cubic triangle, single portions, decorate them with seaweed (sushi style)..but don’t forget to have fun!