I am not sure why I suddenly have an obsession with figs. They just have this aura about them–food for fine fanatics and those who appreciate flavors and health. They encompass health and taste to me. And, they’re beautiful inside! I started by buying dried figs–I love thinly slicing them and adding them to salads. Or, for some quick energy eat a dried fig with 1/2 tbsp. of almond or peanut butter–it’s like a PB&J sammy without the carbs!
Then I decided to treat myself. I saw fresh figs at Whole Foods–#gottahaveit! I bought some organic mascarpone and munched on these delectable foods with some trader joe’s graham crackers. O M G…I hate that phrase but it
describes my foodgasm very well–DELICIOUS! If you’ve never treated yourself to figs & mascarpone please do. They’re sweet and satisfying.
Figs have a lot of health benefits as well. These include:
- One of the highest sources of fiber; great for weight control; great as a natural laxative.
- Rich in potassium; helps regulate blood pressure and body’s electrical signals
- Fig leaves have a ton of benefits (cardiovascular, eye protection, cancer fighting, respiratory health) but I’ve never had them so I won’t discuss it.
Next I wanted to make fig jam. So I did–with a very simple recipe. I can’t wait to try a fig jam & almond butter sammy!
Here’s the recipe:
Fig Jam (from Nourish Your Roots)
(Keeps in refrigerator for up to one week)