What Do You Get from our Chefs Community?
Plant based cooking
I´m vegetarian for over 30 years and in the last 10 years, I´m cooking as well vegan dishes. Vegan and vegetarian diet are in no way ascetism, but instead they support a good health, offering a variety of treats and creativity. In the same time they help to create understanding and compassion for the animals. This two aspects are the reason that we offer this food at Monte Velho.
We pay special attention to the principles of the Ayurvedic diet. As it´s vegetarian anyway, also as a healing effect. It can be individually prescript, as it´s based on studying the unique conditions of each one. Looking to personal attitudes, intolerances and being aware how to bring Joy and Love to our dishes.
Our desserts are mainly vegan and raw, a little sweet bit to complete the wholesome meal. At a time when people have intolerances and allergies, it takes a lot of creativity as a chef to prepare delicious and tasty desserts. All our ingredients are fresh and without sugar.
We are introducing the vegan concept.It is freshly prepared, stimulates our health, promotes creativity and tastes wonderful. People who eat traditional food they are very surprised how tasty and easily digestible vegan food is. Eating vegan is also a decision for ethical reasons.
Baking with Happiness 😉
When I started cooking I followed the traditional kitchen, which contains a lot of meat and fish. I´m a mother of three and when my youngest refused to eat meat, I started to cook vegetarian, which I am still doing now out of conviction. The vegetarian cooking is my passion as a Chef.
Working at Monte Velho in “Antónia´s Team” since 2015. Cooking in different projects, had bring me a lot of fresh ideas. It´s always a great privilege to contribute and improve as a Chef in a place of gathering like Monte Velho.
I´m Quirina Kappert and mother to two beautiful boys and married to a organic farmer. Because of my passion for healing, cooking could not be left out. Working with what nature grows allow me to play and combine in a creative way delicious and healthy ingredients. This is my passion as a Chef.
MEGA LENTIL BURGER [VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE]
- 1 cup brown rice, cooked
- 1 3/4 cups cooked brown, green, or black lentils
- 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 cup sweet potato, skins left on and chopped
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1/3 cup ketchup or tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon Dijon or yellow mustard
- 3 tablespoons flax meal
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper or black pepper
- 3/4 -1 cup coarse cornmeal, as needed