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Creamy garlicy hummus combined very well with richy lemony flavored tuna topped on toothsome crunch of the crostini, all in one bite.

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Did you see “THE CROODS” movie? what’s the most funny scene you liked?

Last weekend, we had a chance to see “THE CROODS” movie. Honestly, I wasn’t so excited about it at the beginning, but the kids insist to go see it, and since there is nothing to do -especially in rainy days- but the movie theatre, so we went. Believe me, it’s a perfect family movie that isn’t just for the kiddos.

incredibly funny, it just looked silliness from start to finish, but also delivers a sweet message about families and how change can be a good thing. It captures the wonder (and more gently, the anxiety) of discovery time and time again. It holds a very heartfelt message about not fearing everything that’s new and stands different before the norm. Valuable insights about seeing possibilities instead of risks and letting the wondrous power of ideas, as opposed to the cave dark’s status quo, lead the way towards enlightenment.

 

“The Croods” is about a family of cavemen who forced to come out of their cave and start living in the world. Grug (Nicolas Cage) is the father and he wants the family to live in fear, he has thereby a valid reasons for his overprotective rule – no one gets to leave the safety of the cave that constitutes their home. “New is never a good thing”, as he stipulates repeatedly with a decided undertone of fear.

But his oldest daughter Eep(Emma Stone)-the self-dependent teenage daughter- longs for a life outside the cave, has grown tired of their eventless existence. She wants to get out and explore. Live, instead of just surviving. One day meets a boy named Guy(Ryan Reynolds) who shows her the light, introducing such revolutionary concepts as making a fire and cracking jokes. He talks about how the world is going to change and convinces her to get the family to leave the cave, from there it’s about “old ways vs. new ways” as the boy and Grug clash over what to do to protect the family.

Sure, as a point of view, the movie encounter along the usual lines of family values, trust and father-daughter relationships, to encourage children to disregard their parent’s safety warnings, but the resolution is actually really touching.

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Crostini, Bruschetta, or open faced sandwich, or whatever name you call it, all is just a fancy names for baguette slices that have been brushed with oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper, and baked until golden brown. Crostini, as a small version of bruschetta, makes a perfect choice for parties and gathering, and a good start to any meal as an appetizers or garnishes with foods such as soups.

Crostini served with any topping of your choice makes it perfect as hors d’oeuvres. The creamy garlicy hummus makes a good choice to top with, I prefer the homemade version, but the store bought will serve well too. Top the hummus with a right a mount of lemony flavored tuna that is loaded with sweet crunchy peppers and celery, all on top of crusty toasted little salty bread slices.

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Tuna and Hummus crostini

14 ounces canned  tuna in water
1/4 cup minced celery
1/4 cup minced bell pepper (any color available)
2 tablespoon minced red or yellow onion
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 tablespoon e.v. olive oil
french baghette sliced 1/2 inch thick
Hummus, homemade (recipe comming later)
Fresh radishes, sliced
fresh cucumber, sliced

Drain the water from the tuna. Place the tuna in a mixing bowl and flake it with a fork. Add the celery, onion, yellow pepper, lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, and pepper and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for a few hours to allow the flavors to develop.

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Preheat the oven at 300 f. Brush the baguette slices with olive oil, sprinckle with salt and pepper, arrange n an oven sheet, toast until crunchy, for about 10 min.

Let the bread cool, spread each slice with a layer of hummus. Spread the tuna salad on each piece of bread, garnish with slices of radish and cucumber, serve immediately.

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