Suzanne Hollander, MS, RD

As a dietitian, home cook, and enthusiast of all-things-delicious, I'm often asked, "so what do YOU eat?" Here's a blog to answer that very question! My hope is that you'll find (even just a little) inspiration from some of my favorite recipes, restaurants, party-ideas and food musings for your own happy, healthy, food-loving lifestyle.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fresh Pick of the Week: Figs

Figs are plentiful at local markets throughout the summer and fall. We are nearing the end of the second harvest (the first being at the beginning of the summer), so get them while you can! They come in different varieties, and all have a sweet, seedy center and are packed with keep-you-young-and-healthy antioxidants and fill-you-up fiber. Try them made into jam, mixed into yogurt, or sliced onto salads. Mark Bittman has some great salad suggestions using figs, like my favorite:

Toss m√Ęche or another soft green with toasted slivered almonds and roughly chopped fresh figs. Thin some almond butter with water and sherry vinegar to taste and use as a dressing. Some will like this with fresh goat cheese.

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