Makes 36 squares.
This is what you want to reach for when craving something sweet ’n’ salty. The seedy figs add a pleasant crunch to the butterscotch sweetness from the dates. Slip a square or two into your purse or gym bag for an emergency pick-me-up.
Keep whole or cut into squares and wrap each individually. Refrigerate for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months. They even taste great frozen!
Thinly slice 3 dates and 2 figs, and set aside for garnish. Coarsely chop remaining dates and figs and place in food processor. Whirl until finely chopped. Add nut butter, coconut oil, and vanilla. Pureu0301e until as smooth as possible.
Scrape mixture into 8 in (20 cm) square pan lined with parchment paper. Press into even layer, then scatter sliced dates and figs evenly overtop. Sprinkle with coconut and chia, then freshly grind sea salt overtop.
Cover with another piece of parchment and press down so garnish sticks. Refrigerate until firm, at least 2 hours, preferably overnight. Fudge cuts easiest when really coldu2014the texture will soften slightly at room temperature.
Rich, tasty crab, sweet apple, licorice-scented tarragon, and a touch of lemon make these stuffed endives a classy crowd pleaser. The filling is easily prepared in advance and can be chilled until ready to serve, but this dish also comes together quickly enough to be done right before stuffing into leaves. Keeping your boats upright If you want the endive boats to sit neatly on the dish or platter without tipping, you can make a small slice at the bottom of each leaf before filling to give it a flat surface to rest on. Just make sure not to penetrate too deeply into the wall of the leaf.
Many of us have discovered the magic of roasting Brussels sprouts to completely transform them, imparting rich, nutty flavour. Skewered on toothpicks, they’re perfect for a party appetizer. When drizzled with pomegranate molasses and paired with a smoky red pepper hummus dip assembled from cupboard ingredients, they’re next level—all while being an absolute cinch to put together. Prepping the sprouts If you’ve spent hours in the past peeling and trimming sprouts, you’ll love this simple tip to make things go faster. Simply trim the bottom end and then make a slice straight down the middle of each sprout. Any excess outer leaves will fall off, saving you the fiddly job of peeling them.
This hearty version of traditional sloppy joes has a tidy helping of sleep-aiding dietary fibre, thanks to its payload of smoky lentils. Swapping out the doughy bun for sweet bell pepper ups the nutritional ante and visual appeal. It’s also superb as leftovers. Smoke and fire Chipotle peppers are ripened red jalapeno chiles that have been smoked and dried. In stores, they’re typically sold in a rich, smoky flavoured adobo sauce. They add fiery, complex flavour to sauces used for pasta dishes, tacos, and any version of sloppy joes.
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