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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Figs: I call it Anjeer


Enjoy the plate full of fruits but pick the Figs and I will tell you the reason.....now



When in Spain, during the favorable season, my maid would bring for me baskets full of of figs every day. She had fig trees, growing wildly at the backyard of her house, and she didn’t know what to do with it.

Me too, I would just eat them when ripe.

When Mumbai food Bloggers announced the Iron Chef Challenge theme: Figs, I was in two minds, should I make a sweet dish or a savory dish.

In the latest edition of magazine called ‘GoodFood‘  there were several dishes on Figs, but the recipe that caught my attention was ‘Manchego and fresh fig chutney crostinis’ which is kind of sweet and sour fig chutney where onion, sugar, spices and vinegar is cooked with figs and then served over bread, topped with cheese..

Figs have a natural affinity with cheese and cured meat, making them a good choice for antipasti platters. They go with pastry, cheese, honey, vinegar, yogurt and almonds.

Three of my friends  attempted this challenge, one made the figs and strawberry yogurt, other made fresh Fig Jam with the simples of ingredients - fresh figs, sugar, cinnamon & lime juice, and then other friend made Figs and sausage pizza 

hmmn! Interesting...no?

So why am I confused, why am I eating just like that?


Okay! decided....I made Figs exotic Salad that also included pine nuts, walnuts, small oranges, cherries raspberries, stir fried mushrooms, olives, baby tomatoes, fried tofu, feta, ice berg, olive oil, vinegar, basil leaves and fresh herbs




B6 is responsible for producing mood-boosting serotonin, lowering cholesterol and preventing water retention, all characteristics that help balance the moods of a menstruating woman. Also, hormonal forms of birth control (such as the pill or the patch) deplete vitamin B6, so those using this method of birth control should try to eat more foods that are rich in B6- like figs.

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