Caramelized Onions & Date Flat Bread Pizza

Take some premade flat bread and brush it with olive oil. Place a bunch of caramelized red onions on top and Medjool dates (chopped fine). Sprinkle the top with parmesan cheese and a little fresh rosemary and salt and bake until golden brown and crispy!

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Dried Strawberry Muesli with Sunflower Seeds & Dates

Makes approximately 4 cups

Ingredients

2 cups old fashioned oats
½ cup rolled wheat flakes
½ cup rolled rye flakes
¼ cup fiber one cereal
½ cup sunflower seeds
½ cup dates, chopped
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup sweet vanilla dried strawberries

Directions

In a large mixing bowl combine oats, wheat and rye flakes, fiber one, sunflower seeds, dates, salt and dried strawberries. [...]

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Fresh Dates, Mint Infused Honey & Ricotta

Serves 6
The dessert is one that combines the love of fresh dates with the amazing ricotta and honey found throughout the Middle East, the tea, purely a Tunisian thing, interesting and quite good.
Ingredients
½ cup honey
1/2  cup water
24 fresh Deglet Nuir or Medjul dates, pitted
2 cups fresh ricotta

Directions
In a small saucepan heat [...]

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Hand Rolled Vegan Truffles

Makes 12 truffles
Ingredients
½ pound pitted & chopped dates
1 teaspoon sea salt
2 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon of your favorite Liquor
½ cup cocoa powder
¼ cup cacao nibs
¼ cup finely shredded coconut
Directions
In a food processor add dates, water, liquor, and salt. Mix on high till it forms a ruff paste. Add ½ of the cocoa powder and date mix [...]

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Medjool Chutney (Savory)

Makes 2½ cups
Ingredients
Olive oil
1 medium yellow onion, chopped fine
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and chopped fine
1-2 red chilies, chopped fine
2 cups Medjool dates, pitted and chopped fine
¼ cup golden raisins
¼ cup brown sugar
½ teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon smoked chili powder
2 teaspoons honey
½ cup hot water
Directions
In a sauté pan heat [...]

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Medjool Compote (Sweet)

Makes 2½ cups
Ingredients
2 cups Medjool dates, chopped fine
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped fine
1 tablespoon orange zest
¼ cup fresh orange juice
¼ cup hot water
2 tablespoons honey
1 cinnamon stock
2 star anise
Directions
Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir and place tempeature on a low simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring frequently until [...]

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Moroccan Style Date Dishes

Probably my favorite way to cook with dates outside of chutney. Use Medjool dates in your Moroccan cooking. Chicken stewed with onions, apricots, dates, chickpeas and Moroccan spices, Roasted Moroccan vegetables with spicy date glaze, Orange and date couscous.

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Orange Date Chmpagne Cocktail

Don’t worry I would never leave you without options for drinking your dates! This one is not the prettiest drink but is quite deliciously sweet and special! First make some date & honey puree, chopped dates boiled with some honey and pureed into a puree. Place about 1 ounce of date puree in a high [...]

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Stuffed & Wrapped Dates

Try dates stuffed with cheese and herbs and also one of the great luxuries are bacon wrapped cheese stuffed dates! Play around with differed stuffing’s and wraps!

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Sweet Ricotta Gnocchi with Dates, Walnuts & Honey Cream

Serves 6
Ingredients
1 pound ricotta, drained overnight
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pinch of cinnamon
1 cup flour
½ cup heavy cream
½ cup milk
½ cup honey
½ teaspoon vanilla
½ cup dates, chopped
½ cup walnuts, chopped
Cinnamon, freshly grated
Directions
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients and mix until a smooth and pillowy dough has formed. Divide the dough into 5 [...]

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