A bit late in posting, but better now than never. Fig season is gone, but that doesn't mean that this recipe won't be useful for next season. I created this roasted fig recipe as part of a breakfast at the You Are Enough Yoga Retreat. I paired this with my Vegan Butternut Squash Pancakes + Rosemary Sage Butter, it is a spin-off recipe to my original Vegan Pumpkin Spiced Pancakes.
The Nectar Yoga Retreat in Bowen Island holds it's own on the island. A special, quiet and magical place, one sits in the backyard gazing at the awe-inspiring pine trees and birds of prey that swarm the sky. The yoga retreat opened the doors to a start of a new chapter in my life.
Deeply connecting to our food, ancestral roots and Christianity, many people do not realize how sacred this fruit is to our being. Like dates, figs are nature's candy, a sweet substance that fuels humans with enough glucose to make it through the day.
Figs are an ancient fruit that I believe God gave us to nourish our minds, bodies and souls. Figs are depicted in the Bible several times, including Deuteronomy 8:
âThe Lord your God is bringing you into a good landâ¦ a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honeyâ.
âLike the seven chakras, seven planets, the seven wonders and my birthday - being born on the 7th, seven is a highly spiritual number. As seen above, the Bible presents seven foods, all of which root to nature. Nothing is manmade.
I created this recipe in bulk, but feel free to use one pound of figs. The liquid can be readjusted and reduced, but will be extra-juicy with the original ingredients.
Check out my Vegan Butternut Squash Pancakes+ Rosemary Sage Butter that I paired this with at the yoga retreat.
Oven Roasted Figs with Agave + Sage
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25-40 min. (when figs get fragrant)
3 lbs of Figs
2 tbsp olive oil
3-4 tbsp of agave nectar (can add more after baking)
1/4 of a lemon, juiced
3 stems of fresh sage
1 cup walnuts (optional)
Preheat the oven to 350-degrees. Wash and cut the figs. Mix all of the ingredients into a bowl. Spread the figs on the baking sheet. Bake for 25-40 minutes, or until the figs are fragrant and roasted, but not sticking to the pan. Cook time varies on the oven.
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Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com