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Octopus recipe with lime puree – Italian Cuisine

  • an octopus
  • 600 g potatoes
  • 150 g milk
  • 100 g butter
  • 2 files
  • half onion
  • laurel
  • salt
  • extra virgin olive oil

For the octopus recipe with lime puree, wash it and remove the beak
which is attached to the tentacles. Bring a casserole over the heat with plenty of salted water flavored with onion and a bay leaf.
Immerse the octopus in boiling water and boil it for about 40 minutes. Finally drain it, cut off the tentacles and divide the rest into large pieces. Heat a frying pan with a veil of oil on the lively flame and toast the octopus for 2-3 minutes until it becomes crisp.
For the puree: prepare it while cooking the octopus: peel the potatoes, cut them into slices
and boil it in plenty of salted water for 20-25 minutes; drain them, mix them vigorously with milk and butter using a whisk, until you get a mashed grainy consistency; set salt and add the juice of the 2 files. Serve the octopus with the puree, accompanying as desired with croutons.

Chia Watermelon Fresca

If you’ve ever had a Mama Chia beverage and enjoyed it, then I think you will love this drink! The chia seeds in this refreshing watermelon beverage add a healthy dose of powerful antioxidants, omega-3s, dietary fibers, as well as complete protein, calcium and magnesium.

So many people are sharing pumpkin recipes this week, but it’s in the 80’s here in New York, and I’m still in denial that summer is coming to an end. I’ve been making this beverage all summer, and thought I would share it with you today – enjoy!

Chia Watermelon Fresca
Servings: 1 • Size: 1 glass • Old Pts: 2 pts • Points+: 4 pts
Calories: 133 • Fat: 6 g • Carb: 22 g • Fiber: 6 g • Protein: 5 g • Sugar: 15 g
Sodium: 5 mg • Cholesterol: 0 mg


  • 1 1/2 cups seedless watermelon cubes
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 slice lime, for garnish
  • a sprig of mint, for garnish
  • ice


In the blender combine the watermelon and water and puree until smooth. Stir in chia seeds and let them sit for about 5 minutes. Stir again, and let sit for as long as you like. The more it sits, the more gel-like the seeds become. Pour into a glass over ice and garnish with lime and sprig of mint.

BBQ prawn skewers with lime and sea salt