Spiced Honey-Baked Black Mission Figs with Orange & Ginger

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Most figs are eaten dried, but I love fresh figs and grab them whenever they are in season. Here in California they are just past their time, but different varietals of European figs are thriving. Eaten as far back as Bible times, figs continue to be a nutritious, tasty addition to your healthy eating plan, especially during the cool days of fall. One of the most impressive nutrients in fresh figs is its fiber, which is what helps keep the digestive system working efficiently. A 1/2-cup serving of fresh figs contains 2.9 grams of fiber, and that translates to more than 10% of the fiber that suggested per day. Try adding these baked figs to your breakfast cereal and see for yourself!

Ingredients

  • 12 ripe Black Mission figs, stemmed and halved lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 3 tablespoons honey or Masala-Chai Spiced Honey
  • 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large navel oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 1/4 cup multigrain cereal (such as Bob’s Red Mill 10 Grain)

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Coat the figs halves with ghee and arrange, cut side down, in a single layer in an 8-inch square baking dish. Combine honey, juice, ginger, and vanilla, stirring with a whisk. Drizzle honey mixture over figs. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes; turn figs over. Bake an additional 2 minutes. Remove from oven; cool to room temperature. Combine orange sections and fig mixture, tossing gently.

3. Prepare cereal grains according to package instructions and top with the baked figs. 

Sachi Doctor

Elemental Alchemy, 90 Rio Vista Avenue, Oakland, CA, 94611

Sachi Doctor is an Ayurvedic practitioner and holistic health coach who founded Elemental Alchemy with the mission to provide a resource for those navigating their way towards optimal mind-body health.

Diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at a young age, Sachi has spent over twenty years exploring different health modalities, treatment plans, diets and mindfulness practices to help alleviate chronic pain and restore balance.

After years of looking to others for a model of health with no relief, Sachi realized that the answers she sought were not hidden in someone else’s prescription for wellness but unique to her, and that the first step towards discovery was actually tuning out what was right for others and tuning into herself.

As she tapped into the wisdom of her own body, she discovered that the elements foundational for health  — the blueprint she so fervently sought — was within her, within each of us. Since then Sachi has been passionate about helping others also cultivate clarity and inner wisdom for vibrant health.

In addition to her Ayurvedic and nutrition education, Sachi has completed over 800 hours of yoga teacher training and continues to study with her mother, her first yoga teacher, for whom these practices are a way of life.

Sachi is a board member of the Prison Yoga Project at San Quentin State Prison and serves as an ambassador for Yoga Gives Back, a non-profit that raises funds within the US yoga community to support microcredit programs for women in India. She holds a Msc in Development from the London School of Economics.