Tag: Healthy

Fuyu Persimmon Smoothie

Persimmon Smoothie Made Simple and Delicious with just 5 Ingredients

Persimmon Smoothie | figsandfeta.com

According to Wikipedia, the generic name for the Fuyu persimmon tree is Diospyros, which comes from the ancient Greek words dios (διός) and pyros (πυρος). The translation from Greek to English means more or less “divine fruit” or “divine food.” Being a lover of the Fuyu Persimmon, this translation is pretty spot on.


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Maple Roasted Plums with Greek Yogurt

Maple Roasted Plums with Greek Yogurt and Ginger Almond & Cashew Granola

Maple Roasted Plums with Greek Yogurt | figsandfeta.com

Thanks to an old sturdy tree on my family’s property I have an abundance of plums this summer. I’ve googled “things to make with plums” and had a hard time finding a recipe that really excited me until I came across this recipe in the July issue of Real Simple. 

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Fig and Walnut Oatmeal Squares

Here’s to Healthy Snacking!Fig and Walnut Oatmeal Squares | figsandfeta.comClearly, I have a sweet tooth. And I love blondies, bars, or anything with a butter-brown sugar-oatmeal base. I really love it when I can create healthier versions of my favorite sweets. These Fig and Walnut Oatmeal Squares are made with whole wheat flour, sweetened with brown sugar and dried figs and spiced with cinnamon and cloves. Adding walnuts to this bar adds fiber, protein and heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids. I think you’ll find they are a tasty and satisfying healthy snack! 

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Lemony-Fig Bars

Homemade and Tasty Lemony-Fig Bars

Lemony-Fig Bars | figsandfeta.comDried figs are great, but fresh figs….ugh! Figs are in season right now and their season is short lived, so I try to utilize them as best I can while I can. Homemade Lemony-Figs Bars are what I’ve been craving lately!

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Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Basil-Spinach Lemon Pesto

Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Basil-Spinach Lemon Pesto, Spiralized Vegetables, Baked Breaded Shrimp and Roasted Tomatoes

According to the calendar Spring has officially arrived! (A big shout-out to my east coast friends and family! You did it! You survived!)

So here we go: a whole new crop of fresh fruits and vegetables to work with in the kitchen. Easter is just around the corner and in the Greek home that is a whole feast in and among itself… more on that in the coming weeks. With the weather warming and the plants blooming it’s time for me to set some seasonal goals:

  1. Eat right;
  2. Log some more miles on my running shoes because swimsuit season is knocking on the door;
  3. Reward myself with a few new spring-worthy outfits! (1 and 2 need to seriously happen before 3 is even considered!)

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Roasted Eggplant Greek Yogurt Dip

Melitzanosalata (Μελιτζανοσαλάτα, pronounced meh-leed-zah-no-sah-LAH-tah)

Roasted Eggplant Greek Yogurt Dip | figsandfeta.com

By far one of my favorite appetizers, this Roasted Eggplant Greek Yogurt Dip is a variation of the classic Greek Melitzanosalata. The addition of roasted garlic and a little Greek yogurt gives this dip a lot of depth. I could eat it straight from the bowl with a spoon! (Who am I kidding? I have done that!)

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