Matapa de Tofu (Vegan Tofu Matapa)

Ingredients: – 250 g of tofu – 350 g of peanuts – 500 g of cabbage leaves – 200 mL of coconut milk – 1 L of water – salt to taste – chilli flakes   1 – Cut the tofu into cubes and fry until golden on olive oil. Reserve. 2 – Smash the…

Tomatada de Grão-de-Bico (Chickpeas Tomato Stew)

Ingredients: – 400 g / 14.1 oz. of cooked chickpeas – 500 g / 17.6 oz. of pumpkin – 300 g / spinach – 3 tomatoes – 2 garlic cloves – 1 medium onion – 4 tbsp. of olive oil – 1 dL / 0.4 cups of water – coriander – paprika – salt 1…

Sopa de Abóbora (Pumpkin Soup)

Ingredients:  – 2 onions  – 4 garlics cloves  – olive oil  – pumpkin  – 2 potatoes  – chick peas  – 2 l of water  – fresh chives  – salt  – pepper  1- Finly chop the onions and the gralics and put in pan. Cook with olive oil, until golden.  2- Add the chopped pumpkin, the chopped potatoes…

Arroz de Tomate (Tomato Rice)

Ingredients: – 300g of rice – 1 onion – 2 garlic cloves – olive oil – 3 peeled, diced tomatoes – 1 laurel leaf – salt – pepper 1- Put the chopped onion and garlics in pan with the olive oil, in medium heat. Add the tomatoes and the laurel leaf. 2- Then add the rice and…

Batata Doce Frita (Fried Sweet Potato)

Ingredients: – 550 gr of sweet potato – vegetable oil – salt to taste 1- Peel, cut the potatoes into slices or sticks and wash them. 2- Fry them on very hot vegetable oil, as much as necessary to cover the potatoes. 3- In the end sprinkle with refined salt and serve. You can eat it as appetizer…

Mandioca Frita (Fried Cassava)

Ingredients: – ½ kg of cassava flour – 1 cup of fresh grated coconut – sugar to taste – ½ tea spoon of salt – 2 seeds of cardamom – ¼ tea spoon of fennel – oil to fry 1- Boil ½ L of water and make a hard dough with the cassava flour, coconut, sugar, cardamom and fennel. 2- Stir…

Abóbora Refogada (Fried Pumpkin)

Ingredients: – 4 pumpkins – 2 soup spoons of oil – 1 garlic clove chopped – ½ onion chopped – salt and pepper 1- Peel the pumpkins and cut them into cubes of middle size. 2- Heat the oil and fry the garlic and the onion. Add the pumpkin cubes and stir it well until shred. 3- Spice with…

Arroz Pulau (Rice with Sultanas and Almonds)

Ingredients: – 1 portion of long grain rice – butter when necessary – ¼ of portion of almonds – ¼ of portion of sultanas – 0,5 kg of onions – 3 cooked eggs – a bit of hillside herbs poorly grinded 1- Fry the chopped almonds with butter till golden and keep them in a recipient. Do the same…

Arroz Verde (Green Rice)

Ingredients: – 1 cup and a half of rice – 2 soup spoons of oil – 2 chopped onions – 1 chopped green pepper – 1 chopped garlic clove – ½ cup of chopped coriander – 3 cups of chicken broth – salt and pepper 1- Wash the rice very well. 2- Heat the oil in a big…

Caril de Repolho (Savoy Cabbage Curry)

Ingredients: – 4 garlic cloves – 1 tea spoon of salt – 3 soup spoons of vegetable oil – ½ chopped big green pepper – 7 chopped tomatoes – 1 chopped middle size onion – 1 chopped carrot – 1 soup spoon of yellow curry – 2 tea spoons of powdered cumin – 2 tea spoons…

Doce de Abóbora com Côco (Pumpkin Jam w/ Coconut)

Ingredients: – 0,5 kg of pumpkin – 0,5 kg of sugar – 1 coconut 1- Cook the peeled pumpkin using not too much water. Staunch and filter. 2- Add the sugar and cook it. Stir continuously. 3- When it start to boil add the grated coconut and stir continuously until the jam reach the right point (thick and…

Doce de Tomate (Tomato Jam)

Ingredients: – 4 kg of tomato – 2,5 kg of sugar 1- Cut the tomatoes into pieces and keep in a covered pan. 2- On the next day boil slowly for 2 or 3 hours. 3- On the third day add the sugar and boil one more time for 2 or 3 hours. The jam is ready!

Fritos de Banana (Fried Banana)

Ingredients: – bananas – vegetable oil – cinnamon – sugar 1- Put a frying pan on the heat with oil. Peel the bananas and chop them. 2- When the oil is hot enough add the bananas and fry them until darken. Don’t forget to turn them over. 3- When it’s finished put the bananas on a dish and…

Ananás com Gengibre (Pineapple w/ Ginger)

Ingredients: – 1 peeled chopped pineapple – 1 tea spoon of grated ginger – 1 orange 1- Sprinkle the pineapple with ginger. 2- Grate the orange peel and sprinkle around the pineapple. 3- Add orange juice over the pineapple. Put in the fridge until get cold and serve.

Sobremesa de Abacate (Avocado Dessert)

Ingredients: – 2 mature avocados – juice of 3 tangerines – sugar – cinnamon 1- Mash up the avocados until become pulp. 2- Add the juice and the sugar. Stir it very well and serve after powder with cinnamon.