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Homemade GlutenFree Chickpea Pasta

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Homemade GlutenFree Chickpea Pasta

So with my nephews recent discovery of gluten intolerance, I've decided to embark on trailing and testing new found gluten free goodies. Yesterday I tried out this recipe adapted from Snixy Kitchen, only I adapted the recipe with what I had in the fridge. 

Ingredients

  • 2-¾ cups sifted chickpea flour (300g)*
  • ¼ cup tapioca starch (35g)
  • ¼ cup sorghum wheat flour 
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 3 large eggshells used 
  • 1 ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Water, as needed
  • All-Purpose GF Flour (Bob's Red Mills), for rolling out (or more chickpea flour)

Directions

Sift the flours and xanthan gum into a bowl, add the salt and make a well in the centre. Add the eggs into the centre and using a fork, whisk the mixture. Keep whisking until a thick paste forms. Using your hand begin to knead the dough into a pliable ball, keep adding water as needed. Make sure the dough is neither too dry or too moist. 

Once the dough consistency is a ball, cover with a  wet cloth and keep in the fridge for 30 minutes. After the dough has rested. Divide into 6 balls. Begin to add flour and roll out. Using a pasta machine, place dough into level 1, fold in half and repeat. Then keep rolling out the dough until level 4. From this point, you may cut the noodles into spaghetti or linguine. 

The pasta takes 3 to 4 minutes to cook in salted boiling water. So make sure you taste it before taking it out of the water. Once out of the water you can sauté  it with ghee and some okra, pumpkin, cayenne pepper and cheese. 

See the pictures below; 


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Member Price for Kitchen Studio Rental

Hi there, 

As a member of the LTF HOME KITCHEN RENTAL, you can enjoy the space for 2,200, inclusive of wifi, water and herbal teas. Cleanup is at a separate cost.

This is the only HOME KITCHEN SPACE that is available for rent within the business area of West Kowloon, and offers a unique home style setting for all your needs. You can use the kitchen for many aspects of food and beverage. here are some ideas;

conducting a partial participation cooking demonstration, introducing a new product, for private dining, to cook for you close friends and family, to host a wide variety of intimate parties, or just for a simple dinner with your loved one. 

Please contact us for further details on 95040288. 

 




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Gokul Vegetarian Review

There comes a time in everyone's life when one considers the thought of becoming a vegetarian . Like many before me, there have been many cravings of meat after the transition to vegetarianism.

Practicing yoga for some time now I think that vegetarianism really helps the mind and the clarity, not to mention the body and flexibility. 

As a chef myself I find it very difficult to cook meat but not eat it. The saying that you must try what you eat is not very relevant for a vegetarian chef. Due to my ethical principles right now I just can't bring myself to break this vegetarianism.

So whilst I was in Singapore for just one night I tried a vegetarian restaurant called Gokuls. They have a range of Malaysian, Chinese and Indian vegetarian items.

My Masi Dolly brought me and my sister there. We ordered the chicken rice Hainan style, of course vegetarian, The mutton Roganosh which was vegetarian as well, vegetarian satays and lastly a mee Siam, a dish indigenous to Malaysia with the sour yet sweet aftertaste. 

Being a foodie, I found the food to be spectacular. The flavors were so good that you didn't even know you were not eating meat. In fact, all those cravings of fried chicken wings and mutton that I've had in the past clearly vanished away whilst I savored the beautiful flavors of this food. So in truth, being a vegetarian is not that bad when you have access to restaurants such as this. Now the question of whether this is healthy for you can be a debate. However how healthy is meat anyway?

Not only is being vegetarian  good for your health, but it's good for the economy, ecology and every part of the earth.  (less methane gas in the atmosphere if you know what I mean)!

So now I'm stuck between either serving meat at my private kitchen here in Hong Kong or converting it to a fully vegetarian place of dining. Any opinions would be well noted. I just need to get those recipes down, and I'm sure I will have a following a vegetarian patrons. 

I wish you the best food journey and I do hope that one day you will consider becoming a vegetarian; helping our earth and ourselves. Not only is it practical but it also can help with the starvation problem in the world, and the disease so aren't in society such as obesity, type two diabetes and heart disease. 

If you're still not convinced I urge you to try it out for yourself!!! 

Vegetarian chicken satays

Vegetarian chicken satays

 

chicken rice 

chicken rice 

Mee SiamSiam

Mee SiamSiam

 

Mutton curry 

Mutton curry 

 

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Indian Fever Prep

We are prepping for the love true food special 'Indian fever' private dining. It is going to be an excellent experience for the participants as we have been cooking up a storm all day. 

 

We will start off with an amuse bouche, minced keema with guacamole and toasted sunflower seeds followed by a beautiful dhal soup and Kati kebabs. 

This is the set up of the kitchen. 

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 We are even serving special beer purchased by LTF. The beer brewery is called Moonszen by Laszlo and Michelle. Only hk$60/bottle. 

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Here are some of the "party in the mouth" canapés... We will top them with organic toasted sunflower seeds... 

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And keema... Yum 

 

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Stay tuned for more amazing menus... 

 

Lots of love and great food experiences ...

 

chef Lakshmi 

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LTF frozen meals available at i-Detox

We have now stocked our frozen meals at i-Detox; check out their website for more healthy snacks and various products. (click here i-Detox) 

Sometimes when we are trying to detox the body and mind, we rarely have the time to prepare meals for a healthier lifestyle. Within Hong Kong, sometimes having a quick meal on the go is easy, but rarely are these fast food joints healthy in any way. So I decided to make staples, dhal, chickpeas and soups for people to enjoy. All they have to do is reheat. The environmental containers are the best part of this process, and they can be placed in the oven, microwave and steamer. They are fully biodegradable and compostable. 

LTF will start making Ayurvedic nut-milks for consumption soon, so stay tuned. You can check out our healthy cooking classes as well. We offer the best Southeast Asian cooking classes in town, no MSG, no preservatives, only pure organic and local produce. 

Our kitchen rental in Hong Kong has become a hit, and for the rest of September, we are offering members a chance to rent out the kitchen space. 

check us out, (kitchen rental) 

Seasonal African Chickpea Stew 

 

Lemongrass Pumpkin Un-Cream Soup; this is a beautiful soup flavoured with cashew cream and lemongrass. A perfect soup for lactose intolerance's. 

Organic Tri-doshic Dhal  

Organic Brown Basmati Rice with Coconut

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Kitchen Rental in Hong Kong

The LTF home kitchen studio is a kitchen where you can; 1) host a private cooking party; 2) conduct a private tasting workshop, or 3) cook for your friends and family in a beautiful home style setting 

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My Thai-riffic cooking experience

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My Thai-riffic cooking experience

When we arrived at Love True Food’s home kitchen studio, we were greeted by the fragrant smell of basil, lime and galangal. We eagerly sat down around the island that surrounded the open kitchen with our tongues wagging and our stomachs grumbling.

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