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Archive for October, 2015

Figs cream (No cook recipe)

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Grape must pudding – Greek Moustalevrià

Moustalevria (Greek: μουσταλευριά) or moustopita (Greek: μουστόπιτα) is a sort of pudding made of grape must mixed with flour and boiled until thick. It may also include almonds, walnuts, and other nuts.

Grape must is the juice from pressed grapes before fermentation, and is often used as a sweetener in traditional bread recipes, as well as in the preparation of desserts and candy. This grape must pie is a favorite, especially popular at grape harvest season when the must is fresh.1-CUCINA 33

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Fig & Arugula salad

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1 head radicchio, halved, cored, and cut into 1 1/2-inch-wide strips
1 bunch baby arugula
5 ripe fresh figs , stemmed and quartered
Slices of parmesan or goat cheese
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
olive oil
salt , pepper
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted

In a large bowl combine all ingredients together . Drizzle with olive oil ,balsamic , salt and pepper. Enjoy!

 Figs contain :

  • Vitamin B6. Important for protein and fat metabolism and absorption and assists in creating new red blood cells.

  • Vitamin A .  Important nutrient for proper eye function and helps keep skin, nails and hair healthy

  • Thiamin. Helps convert carbohydrates into energy within the body and is also important for proper cardiovascular and nervous system function.

  • Vitamin K.  Plays an important role in the proper clotting of blood

  • Pantothenic Acid. Energy production within the body and in the formation of certain hormones

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