Cellular Repair Figs with Walnuts & Honey

Aug 20, 2017

Cellular Repair Figs with Walnuts & Honey
from The Young Skin.

½ tbsp. unrefined coconut oil
10 fresh figs, halved lengthwise
½ tsp. palm sugar
¼ cup walnut pieces, unsalted

Preheat oven to 400℉ and line a baking sheet with foil.

“Butter” cut side of figs with coconut oil and sprinkle with palm sugar.

Place figs buttered/sugared side down on baking sheet. Bake until figs are soft and browned on the bottom, about 10 to 15 minutes.

When figs have 3 to 5 minutes left, place walnuts on baking sheet and continue baking. Walnuts should bake until they turn slightly golden brown on the outside.

Place figs and walnuts in serving bowls and drizzle with honey. Serve.



Science & Nutrition
Figs: As part of the traditional Mediterranean diet, figs are powerful contributors of antioxidants, including polyphenols and anthocyanins.

Solomon, A. “Antioxidant activities and anthocyanin content of fresh fruits of common fig (ficus carica l.),” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 2006; 54(20): 7717- 7723.

Walnuts: Walnuts contribute healthy fats as well as antioxidants. The melatonin found in walnuts increases the antioxidant capacity of the blood, thus enhancing cellular health in the body, including skin.

Reiter, R., et al. “Melatonin in walnuts: influence on levels of melatonin and total anti- oxidant capacity of blood,” Nutrition. 2005 Sep.; 21(9): 920-924.

200 calories; 11g fat; 3g sat. fat; 0mg cholesterol; 0mg sodium; 350mg potassium; 29g carbohydrates; 4g fiber; 22g sugar; 2g protein. 4 servings.






Michelle Lee is author of The Young Skin Diet (Finalist, 2016 The Wishing Shelf Book Awards) and Living Luxe Gluten Free (nominated for two James Beard Foundation Book Awards). Learn more at



Lee shares recipes and health tips on “Delicious Dishes with Michelle Lee” via podcast on iTunes, Google Play and SoundCloud:
Google Play

In addition to her culinary work, Ms. Lee is an award-winning economics and business consultant who has been featured in various publications, including Forbes, for her research. Ms. Lee holds a degree in economics and an MBA.

Ms. Lee’s new book, The Young Skin Diet, is based on her survey of hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific studies. The Young Skin Diet reveals the six principles of nutrition to rejuvenate skin, as well as over 75 recipes, skin treatments, meal plans and everyday habits to make skin young again. Available for purchase at Vroman’sAmazonPages: A Bookstore, and Barnes & Noble.

More information may be found at

Praise for Michelle Lee’s works:

“…entertaining, informative…” – Kirkus Reviews

“insightful” – GFF Magazine

“highly recommended” – Midwest Book Review



More recipes by Michelle Lee:
Rejuvenating Mykonos Mediterranean Salad from The Young Skin Diet
Restorative Hot Honey Fruit from The Young Skin Diet
Buffalo Sprouts from Living Luxe Gluten Free
Pretty, Powerful Pasta from Living Luxe Gluten Free
Indian Jalfrezi Chicken from Living Luxe Gluten Free
Granola from Living Luxe Gluten Free
Crispy Steak Fries from Living Luxe Gluten Free
Spiced Salmon with Curry Dip from Living Luxe Gluten Free
Chocolate Mint Truffles
 from Living Luxe Gluten Free
Skin-Brightening Coconut Oil Exfoliant from The Young Skin Diet
Omega-3 Garlic Barramundi with Mushrooms & Wild Rice
Collagen-Boosting Strawberry-Melon Refresh
No-More Inflammation Honey & Olive Oil Mask
The Ageless Ms. Fit Burger
Caramelized Pear & Fig Pizza
Orange Pistachio Muffins








Flintridge Books

Lyd and Mo Photography

Louis Jane Studios

Homage Pasadena