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Fruits Recipes

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Easy and cheap, high in fiber and vitamins, fruit recipes that has many advantages: no added sugar and no fat at all. In addition, it allows you to use those few overripe fruits left in the basket that could be damaged if you keep them longer. What a nice way of recycling!

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Fruits Recipes

  1. 1. FruitsFor the sake of simplicity, fruits discussed here refer to the more widely understooddefinition rather than the strict botanical classification that includes tomatoes,eggplants, bean pods, corn cobs and wheat grains.In a nutshell, fruits are generally the term used for the fleshy parts of a plant that aregenerally sweet and edible in its raw state. These can come from a tree, bush or evena small shrub and include (but certainly not limited) apples, oranges, grapes,strawberries, peaches and bananas. Like vegetables, herbs and spices, there arethousands of different varieties of edible fruits available in different countries.Though mostly sweet, quite a number are sour like lemons and limes. Others have avery distinct taste like durian, the king of fruits, which has a very strong aroma that iscertainly an acquired taste. Exotic looking dragon fruit are harvested from a variety ofcactus.Being the part of the plant that contains seeds meant to grown into a new plant, fruitsare often fleshy and are naturally high in nutrients, vitamins and minerals. In fact,among the different kinds of super foods available, quite a lot are fruits – like anti-oxidant rich acai, goji berries, mulberries and golden berries. A small serving providesa large amount of phyto-nutrients and enzymes.One doesn’t have to fuss much; go to a health food store and spend a pretty penny tobuy super foods to get a fair share of nutrients. A simple trip to the farmers marketfor a bag of crunchy apples and pears (if you’re in a temperate country) or juicy sweetmangoes (when you’re in a tropical climate) ensures you get the freshest productbrimming with vitamins. Buy in season to get them at the lowest possible price, bestquality and taste. Dehydrate them by sun drying or baking or preserve them in bottlesor cans to enjoy them year round.Fruits used in recipes range from the expected application in sweet desserts andsalads to more creative inclusions in meat, poultry and seafood dishes, Apples areused to provide a sweet balance to savory roast goose and grilled baby back ribs.Like when buying any produce, try to go organic as much as you can especially forfoods that are consumed raw and/or unpeeled because most of the chemical residuesare found on the skin.
  2. 2. Almond Galette with Red FruitsThe health benefits of almonds include getting relief from constipation, respiratorydisorders, cough, hearth disorders, anemia, impotency, and diabetes. It also helps inhair care, skin care (psoriasis), and dental care.Servings: 4Preparation Time: 20 minutesCooking Time: 20 minutesRecommended Wine: LoupiacIngredients:Almonds, 4.48 oz. (about ½ cup) sugar, 7 tablespoons flour, 5 eggs, 1 lb. raspberries orseasonal red fruits, 3.5 oz. (7 tablespoons) thick cream (creme fraiche), 3.5 oz. (7tablespoons) creme patissiere (vanilla flavored custard filling for pastries and cakes)raspberry saucePreparation Instructions:Mix the almonds, sugar, flour, and eggs, creating a dough. Spread this dough as thin aspossible in a cake form. Bake it in a preheated oven for about 5 minutes. Meanwhile,mix the creme patissiere with an equal amount of cream. Place the almond cake in themiddle of a plate. Pour the cream on one side of the cake. Top with red fruits. Fordecoration, add some mint leaves, raspberry sauce, and berries. You may serve therest of the cream in a gravy bowl. In another bowl, serve the rest of the raspberrysauce.
  3. 3. Fried Seasonal Fruits withRosemary HoneyWhats in season? Find out when your favorite seasonal fruits with Rosemary Honeyrecipe here. The ingredients you will need for fried seasonal fruits with rosemaryhoney are mandarin orange, pear, apple, pineapple, papaya, strawberries, honey,rosemary branch, mint leaves, orange juice and feuilles de pate a filo.Fruit that’s in season isn’t just fresher, tastier and more nutritious. It’s cheaper, too.All you need to know is what to look for when. Here’s a breakdown of how to eat fruitin season during spring, summer, fall and winter.Servings: 4Preparation Time: 15 minutesCooking Time: 15 minutesRecommended Wine: MonbazillacIngredients:1 mandarin orange, 1 pear, 1 apple, ½ a pineapple, 1 papaya, 8 strawberries, 3tablespoons honey, 1 fresh rosemary branch, 4 mint leaves, orange juice, 2 Phyllo (filo)pastry sheetsPreparation Instructions:Wash, peel, and chop all the fruits. Using a metal punch, form a small tartlet with thePhyllo. Bake it in a 355 degrees F. oven for about 5 to 6 minutes. Soak some rosemaryin honey. Place the honey in a frying pan. Heat it until it turns blonde. Add the fruits(the thickest ones first). Near the end the of the cooking, add the orange juice. Addthe fruits to the tartlet. Boil down the fruit cooking gravy and pour it gently over thefruits.
  4. 4. Creme brulee with red fruitsCreme Brulee or "burnt cream" is satiny custard. It is served chilled yet glistens with acrisp caramelized sugar top, which when tapped with the back of a dessert spoon,shatters like glass, revealing that cool, vanilla-infused custard hidden below. This is avery easy no fail Creme Brulee recipe! Its so rich and creamy everyone will think youare a professional cook! Just dont tell them how easy it is.Servings: 4Preparation Time: 25 minutesCooking Time: 25 minutesRecommended Wine: MauryIngredients:3 1/2 oz. strawberries, 1.8 oz. raspberries, 0.88 oz. black currants, 0.88 oz. redcurrants, 0.88 oz. blueberries, 6 eggs, 0.35 lbs. sugar, 0.46 lbs. cream, ½ vanilla pod,brown sugarPreparation Instructions:Separate the egg yolks and whites. Blanch the yolks with sugar. Boil the cream withthe vanilla. Pour this mixture over the yolks. Place on low heat until the mixturebecomes thick. Divide the mixture into 4 small cups. Cover with cream, sprinkle withbrown sugar, and brulee it in a salamander iron.OTHER LINKS:lime rickey cocktaildutched chocolateseagrams 7 cocktailscubano drinkcocktail word origin

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