Antioxidident & Delicious!
This sweet yet savory compote is high in invaluable antioxidants and therefore exceptionally healthful. But first things first, it tastes delicious and is quick and easy to make. Purple or red grapes will yield a stellar purple or red color.
2 cups (about ¾ pound) organic grapes with seeds
1/4 cup fresh orange or apple juice, or water
1 apple, cored and cut into chunks
1/2 cup raisins or currants
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup honey
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
juice from 1/2 lemon juice
Place the grapes, juice (or water) in a blender and blend until smooth. Place grape puree, apples, raisins, walnuts, honey, cayenne, ginger and sea salt in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until the juice is thick and the apples are soft. Stir in lemon juice. Remove from heat and serve warm or at room temperature. Covered and refrigerated, it keeps for 5 days. Serves 4.
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(Reprinted with the kind permission of Rebecca Wood, from her wonderful website)
Rebecca Wood, who learned gardening and foraging techniques from her grandparents and studied with leading experts in macrobiotics and traditional Oriental medicine, has taught and written about a sustainable diet since 1970.
Her book, The Splendid Grain, won both a James Beard Award and a Julia Child/IACP Award. Her most recent book, The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia, was a One Spirit Book Club (Quality Paperback Book division) main selection. Rebecca has been an educational consultant to numerous organizations in the natural foods industry and currently offers cooking classes for Eden Foods throughout the Western region. She co-founded and directed the East-West Center in Boulder, Colorado, and has established several cooking schools. She currently teaches cooking classes from her home kitchen in Ashland, Oregon.
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