Adapted from Bon Appetit Magazine
The “doctrine of signatures” is a philosophy that explains the ability of plants and herbs resembling a particular part of the body in maintaining the health of that area.
Walnuts, which bear uncanny resemblance to the brain, are said to be good for your noggin. Tomatoes, with their chambered structures, keep your heart healthy.
Fresh figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Any idea what body part they’re good for? (If you need another clue, just think about their shape.) Yup, your man’s package.
So, if you have trouble getting him to finish his figs – tell him that they might just increase the count and mobility of his sperm (and maybe help overcome male sterility too!).
1. Heat a large stainless steel skillet over medium heat with 1 Tbsp coconut oil. Place the figs in the pan, face-side (the flat side) down.
2. Drizzle 1 Tbsp of maple syrup and 1 tsp balsamic over the figs and let cook until a caramely-like sauce begins to ooze out from the face of the figs and they look nicely roasted. If you’d prefer the figs to be mostly cooked-through, try flipping them and cooking the same way on the other (rounded) side.
3. Prepare 4 bowls with a scoop or two of yogurt or coconut ice cream, layer your figs on top, follow with a sprinkling of toasted nuts and finish with a drizzle of maple syrup.
Good things come in fig packages.