I grew up hating the idea of eating anything with figs that weren’t Fig Newtons. As I got older, I never really bought figs, not sure why. Then one day I went to a friend’s house and she served them in a salad. Delicious! My entire thought of figs changed in that instant. They were tender, juicy and delicious, and they are filled with mini seeds, which gave it a nice crunch. I am drooling thinking about figs again.

Then one day recently I saw them at the store for a reasonable price and I thought, why not, I’m going to try them. I cut into them and they were magnificent. Bright pink/orange in color and super delicate on the outside. I quickly served them up with a spoon-full of goat cheese and honey drizzled over them. Delish. They made the perfect snack.

For you who are hesitant about figs, maybe you should know they have TONS of health benefits such as phyto-nurients, anti-oxidants (to help boost the immune system and fight off inflammation) and vitamins. I am just beginning my liver detox and figs are a GREAT detox – I think I’ll try to pick some up today!

 

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