Primal perfection cubed: figs, sheep’s milk feta and prosciutto 1


Coming home from AHS13 (the Ancestral Health Symposium) in Atlanta last week, I had a lot on my mind. After days of discussing food, nutrition and science and eating some of the most amazing organic and pastured foods, I was motivated to “create”.

During AHS Russ (the Domestic Man) and Paul Jaminet (‘Perfect Health Diet’, Author) gave a talk on paleo and gourmet foods. I for one, am all for keeping things simple. Especially as a busy mom and professional, elaborate recipes are for someone else or for special occasions. That said, gourmet does NOT mean complicated. I firmly believe great flavors do come from simple foods and that is exactly what this recipe was all about.

Prosciutto wrapped, feta stuffed figs.

Ingredients:

8 fresh California Mission figs (sliced in half, through stem – or long ways)

8 small cubes of raw sheep’s milk feta cheese ( you can substitute any raw milk or grass fed cheese you like)

4 slices of prosciutto cut in half or thirds, again long ways, to create long ribbons.

EVOO

Sea Salt (optional)

Fresh Ground Pepper

 

Prep:

slice the fig in the center and stuff the feta cube partially inside.

Optional: lightly salt with sea salt and season to taste with fresh ground pepper

wrap the fig and cheese with the prosciutto ribbons

very lightly drizzle just a tough of EVOO over the top

 

Bake:

at 375 degrees, in a glass baking dish, bake for approximately 15 minutes. Just enough to warm the cheese so that it slightly melts and to begin to crisp the prosciutto and caramelize the figs.

 

Garnish:

I had this bright idea to add a little acidity and sweetness by drizzling with a balsamic reduction and in no uncertain terms did this “finish” the dish and send it over the top!

 

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About Leanna Cappucci

I am a woman, a mother, a wife, an entrepreneur and I have worn a hundred different hats in my lifetime. I've recreated myself when I've needed to, I've gleaned from the experiences I've been lucky enough to have - both positive and negative, and they have impacted the person that I am today. Like you, I've succeeded and failed and I will continue to do so, because failure is simply the precursor to success! As a coach, as a blogger and as a friend; I am just who I am. I will ramble, I will be honest, I will be emotionally invested and I will say it like it is. I am not a sugar coater, I value honesty. I am not afraid to disagree or have conflict, as those are both healthy and vital to individual growth. I enjoy teaching, learning, discussing and collaborating. As a mother, there is nothing more important to me that the responsibility I have been given to shape the lives of my children, to empower them, to protect them and to help them learn to be strong and independent adults some day.


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