Mango Date Frozen Yogurt

Here’s an (almost) guilt-free summer dessert that takes hardly no effort, but yields delicious results. Frozen yogurt, sweetened with Just Date Syrup and mango, is a refined sugar-free treat that doesn’t taste like something’s missing.

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All you’ll need to make this no churn mango date frozen yogurt recipe is a high-speed blender, and ice cream maker and a little patience while it firms up in the freezer. If you like more of a soft-serve texture, you can spoon this dessert right out of the blender. Freezing it yields a more ice-cream like consistency.

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Prep time: 10 Minutes Freeze Time: 45 Minutes

Makes 8 servings

3 cups frozen mango chunks
¼ cup date syrup
1 pint plain, unsweetened whole milk yogurt
¼ cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
1 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Place all the ingredients in a high-speed blender and process until smooth and creamy, about 2 minute, scraping down the sides as necessary. Place in an ice cream maker to churn.

  2. Pour the mango mixture into a freezer-safe pan. Cover and freeze for a least 3 hours or overnight. Let  sit at room temperature for a few minutes before serving.

This recipe was crafted for us by Renee at Laurel Street Kitchen

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 This recipe was crafted for us by Renee of Laurel Street Kitchen.

This recipe was crafted for us by Renee of Laurel Street Kitchen.

Blueberry Lemon Compote

Blueberry lemon compote is the recipe that you’ll be making all Summer long.  It’s just three simple ingredients and the perfect compliment to all of your favorite Summer bites. Many compote recipes call for tons of added sugar, but peak of season summer fruit is so delicious on it’s own, we think it’s best to let the natural ingredients shine here. This compote is perfectly sweet from juicy blueberries and Just Date Syrup, with a touch of brightness from lemon zest. 

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Here’s the plan: Step one: throw ingredients into a baking dish. Step two: roast slightly. Step three: use in all the things.  Swirl it into yogurt, onto your favorite vanilla ice cream, on savory crostini with burrata and flaky salt, or even by the spoonful, because it’s just that good. Swap out blueberries for any ripe seasonal summer fruit you can get your hands on - cherries, stone fruits, strawberries, or raspberries would all work deliciously in this recipe as well.

Makes: 2 Cups Prep Time: 0 Minutes Cook Time: 20 Minutes

2 Teaspoons of Just Date Syrup
2 and 1/2 Cups organic blueberries
Zest of 1/2 lemon

1. Preheat oven to 350* F. Add Just Date Syrup, blueberries, and the zest of 1/2 lemon to an 8x8 baking pan, and gently mix to combine.
2. Roast for 20 minutes, until the blueberries start to burst and have a jammy consistency.
3. Stir, cool, then place in airtight container set aside. The blueberry compote can be made ahead and stored in an airtight container in the fridge until you're ready to enjoy.

This recipe was crafted for us by Bebe Bebe Black Carminito of Champagne and Cookies.

The Best Paleo BBQ Sauce

Traditional BBQ sauces, while delicious, are typically crammed with sugar and other ingredients that aren’t necessarily necessary. Naturally, ours uses dates to add a sweetness that tames the spice.

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Date syrup is perfect for BBQ sauce, as it compliments the smokey, dark caramel flavors from the soy and cider. It’s a perfect marinade, dipping sauce or BBQ primer to throw on any number of veggies or meats.

Here, we coated some skewered chicken thighs in a thin layer of sauce and threw them in the oven under the broiler for a little under 10 minutes. When they came out, we added a touch more sauce, as well as some fresh mint and cilantro to brighten it up.

The whole recipe is refined sugar-free, paleo, and Whole30-approved.

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Makes: ½ cup Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes

¼ cup Just Date Syrup
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon spicy brown mustard
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 chipotle in adobo, plus 1 teaspoon sauce
2 tablespoons warm water

1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until combined.
2. In a small saucepan over low heat, add the bbq sauce mixture. Bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally, and cook until slightly reduced and thickened, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

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 Recipe + Photos by: Renee of  LaurelStreetKitchen

Recipe + Photos by: Renee of LaurelStreetKitchen

Blueberry Muffin Overnight Oats

Everyone needs a breakfast recipe that's simple to throw together. Mornings are busy, and having an easy breakfast to prepare means you can hit that snooze button one more time.  This recipe for overnight oats tastes just like a blueberry muffin, but it's refined sugar free, and full of nutrient dense ingredients, like blueberries, chia seeds, and oats! This recipe would be the perfect addition to your Father's Day menu, or really any breakfast menu!  

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3 Cups Old Fashioned Organic Oats
3 Cups Unsweetened milk of your choice, plant based or regular milk works
2 Tablespoons Just Date Syrup, divided (1 T + 1 teaspoon for Overnight Oats, reserve the rest)
2 Tablespoons Chia Seeds
1 Teaspoon Almond Extract
2 Cups Unsweetened Toasted Shredded Coconut
3 1/2 Cup Organic Blueberries - divided (2 1/2 C with 2 t JDS to Roast for Compote and reserve Fresh to assemble)
Zest of Half a Lemon
1/2 Cup Toasted Slivered Almonds

For Overnight Oats:
1. In Container with fitted lid place oats, milk, 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Just Date Syrup, chia seeds, and almond extract. Stir to thoroughly combine and cover with fitted lid. Place in refrigerator and let sit overnight. 

For Blueberry Compote:
1. Preheat oven to 350* F. Add blueberries, Just Date Syrup, and the zest of 1/2 lemon to an 8x8 baking pan, and gently mix to combine.
2. Roast for 20 minutes, until the blueberries start to burst and have a jammy consistency.
3. Stir, cool, then place in airtight container set aside. The blueberry compote can be made ahead and stored in an airtight container in the fridge until you're ready to assemble, or it can be served warm on the oats when they're ready.

For Next Day Assembling:
1. Spoon overnight oats into four parfait glass, then layer fresh blueberries, roasted blueberry compote, and repeat until glasses are full. Top with toasted toasted coconut, toasted almonds, and generous drizzles of Just Date Syrup.

This recipe was crafted for us by Bebe Black Carminito of Champagne and Cookies. Bebe is a San Francisco based recipe developer, food stylist, and lover of champagne and cookies. 

Sunflower Seed Nutella + Date Syrup Toasts

Toast with homemade nutella, date, and freshly sliced strawberries is our perfect breakfast at Just Date Syrup HQ.  Shahla of My Berkeley Kitchen recently shared this recipe, and we love how simple and delicious it is! As a riff on nutella, this recipe combines sunflower seed butter and cacao powder, which pairs perfectly with a generous drizzle of date syrup and fresh berries on toast. 


Makes enough for 1 toast with a bit extra

2 tablespoon sunflower seed butter
4 teaspoon raw cacao powder or cocoa powder
1 tablespoon Just Date Syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoon water
pinch of salt

With a wire whisk or spoon, mix everything together in a small bowl until all ingredients are fully incorporated. The mixture should spread like frosting. Enjoy!



This recipe was created by Shahla of @myberkeleykitchen, head to her website for additional details on why she created this fabulous recipe!

Date Syrup + Cocoa Cake

Everyone needs a good, classic chocolate cake recipe in their life—especially one with
 zero refined sugar.

This everyday classic chocolate cocoa cake is sweetened with date syrup and maple syrup to make it just that. Both syrups add a deep caramel flavor, while a touch of orange zest brightens it up. Because these sweeteners are naturally more sweet, you can actually use less than refined white sugar. And their consistency make for a dense, rich cake (kind of like your favorite brownie). 

While you can serve the cake as is, we made it a little more summery, by adding seasonal berries on top of freshly whipped cream.  

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Serves: 2 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes

2 cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 ½ sticks unsalted butter, softened
½ cup Just Date Syrup
½ cup 100% maple syrup
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 1/3 cups milk
Whipped cream, cinnamon and berries (optional)

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9- by 2-inch round cake pan and butter sides.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.

3. In a separate bowl, beat together butter, date syrup and maple syrup with an electric
 mixer combined and creamy. Add eggs, vanilla and orange zest.

4. Add flour mixture and milk alternately in batches, beginning and ending with flour and
 mixing just until combined.

5. Pour batter into cake pan transfer a middle rack in the oven. Bake until springy to the
 touch and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 45 to 55 minutes. Let cool.

6. Once completely cool, garnish with whipped cream, ground cinnamon, berries and extra
 date syrup, if you wish!

This recipe was crafted for us by Renee Lynn Frojo of @laurelstreetkitchen

Super Easy Bostock Loaf

Mother's Day is this weekend, and we've got a delicious addition to your menu! This Bostock Loaf is simple, beautiful, and delicious.  All you need is some bread, almond paste, almond milk, eggs, jam and some crunchy toppings. 


















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8 Slices of Bread

1 Tube Almond Paste

1 Egg

1/3 Cup Almond Milk

1/3 Cup Jam of your Choice (I picked apple butter)

1/3 Cup Crunchy Topping

Loaf Pan lined and oiled

Vanilla Ice Cream

Date Syrup


Pre-Heat oven to 350 degrees and line and oil your loaf tin.

First, make the Almond Topping. In a stand mixer or with a hand held mixer break down the almond paste by beating it on medium until it's a nice smooth consistency.  Add in the egg and milk and mix until fully incorporated.  Set Aside.

Next, make the loaf.  Rip the bread into little shreds and place in the loaf tin.  Pour over the almond past mixture and make sure the bread is fully coated.  Then spoon in the jam around the top and swirl.  Top with your crunchy topping.

Bake for 25-30 minutes until its nice and golden brown.  Slice and serve with ice cream with a drizzle of date syrup on top.

This dessert was crafted by the lovely  @rezelkealoha.

Rhubarb and Date Syrup Margarita

Tart rhubarb is the perfect accompaniment to a classic lime margarita. Not only does it make your marg a deep pink, it adds some spring flare. 

This recipe is lightly sweetened with date syrup, which takes the tart edge off the rhubarb and adds a little burnt caramel flavor. Extra rhubarb-date syrup can be used in a number of drinks (alcoholic or virgin), or anywhere you would use a simple syrup. So, maybe make a bigger batch and whip up a spritzer for later.

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Serves: 2 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes


For rhubarb-date syrup
1 cup chopped rhubarb
4 tablespoons date syrup
2 cups water

For the margarita
4 ounces high quality blanco tequila
2 ounces Cointreau
1 ounce fresh juice
2 lime wheels, for garnish

First, make the rhubarb date syrup. In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the rhubarb, date syrup and water. Bring to a boil, stir, then reduce to a simmer. Cook, uncovered, until the rhubarb falls apart and the liquid is reduced to ¼ cup, 20 to 25 minutes.

Strain liquid syrup from the solids and discard the remaining rhubarb. Set aside the syrup to cool or transfer to the refrigerator to chill. 

In cocktail shaker, combine tequila, Cointreau, lime juice and 2 ounces of the date-rhubarb syrup. Fill with ice and shake until thoroughly chilled, about 15 seconds (the bottom of a metal shaker should frost over).

Fill glasses with fresh ice and strain margarita into both glasses. Garnish with lime wheels and serve.


This recipe was crafted for us by Renee Lynn Frojo of @laurelstreetkitchen .

Tahini Date Syrup Granola

During our last JDS photoshoot, my dear friend and photographer Bella asked me to whip up a vegan granola with Just Date Syrup for the shoot. My friends, it turned out far beyond my expectations, and has now been on repeat in our household since our shoot over a month ago. I'm in love. Tahini is whisked with olive oil and JDS, and then mixed with cardamom, cinnamon, oats, and a variety of nuts. I always take a tip from my friend Michelle, CEO of Nana Joe's Granola, and bake at a lower temperature for perfect granola. The recipe below is an approximation of the original, where I literally threw everything together in a bowl and laid it on a sheet pan, but it is my best guess! Give it a shot - you won't regret it!


2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tbsp cardamom
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Mix the above ingredients together. 

1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup Just Date Syrup

Whisk together and mix well with dry ingredients. 

Lay on parchment paper in a single layer on a baking sheet. May have to do in batches. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Check on granola and toss once. Bake for another 5-7 minutes, but watch closely. Let it darken but not burn. 

Enjoy with a scoop of almond butter, drizzle of just date syrup, and seasonal fruit!

Hibiscus Mint Agua Fresca + JDS

We are relishing the early sunshine in San Francisco, and celebrating with some vibrant fizzy drinks to refresh us and nourish us this spring! A 'Just Date' pink drink felt right for upcoming Valentines' Day, and we think you'll love this one. 

Make sure to get your date syrup in time for Valentines' Day, and use the code JUSTDATE for 15% off!

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1 cup hibiscus flowers (I get mine from Oaktown Spice Shop)
3 cups water, hot, just before boiling
1/4 cup mint
1-2 tbsp Just Date Syrup

Steep hibiscus flowers with mint and hot water for 30 minutes, covered. Add 1 tbsp (or more) Just Date Syrup to your preferred level of sweetness! Top with club soda if you prefer a little fizz. 

Red Cabbage Salad + Roasted Kumquats

It's hard to call this just a "red cabbage salad", but I couldn't put every single ingredient in the title. This salad took influence by Asian salads at Thai and Burmese restaurants, and no, this salad is not simple! This salad was actually inspired by a recent trip to Earthbound Farm with @thefeedfeed, where we delighted in tasting organically farm-raised produce, right from the earth. I was inspired by the bounty of herbs - cilantro, cilantro flowers, mint, and all sorts of bright, edible flowers. We don't have any of that in our backyard sadly, but a bounty of cilantro, mint, and the gorgeous fruit of the season - citrus in all forms - makes this the brightest and most vibrant salad around! Check out this delicious recipe below. 

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Roast kumquats, cara cara orange, garlic, and ginger.

1 lb roasted kumquats - halve and seed kumquats, and slice 1 cara cara orange into thin slices. Lay down parchment paper on a baking sheet. Drizzle kumquats and blood orange with 2 tbsp olive oil & 2 tbsp date syrup, sprinkle with sea salt and roast at 400 for 30 minutes, until lightly caramelized and brown. Add 2 fat cloves of garlic dipped in olive oil to the baking sheet, and 1 head of gingerroot as is. 

1 small red cabbage, halved and then sliced into thin strips

3 cara cara oranges, segmented

1 bunch of mint leaves

1 bunch of cilantro leaves

1 cucumber, sliced into thin, long strips (you can use a Y peeler to do this - slice long thin strips)

1 jalapeno, sliced thin and quick pickled with 1/2 tbsp date syrup and 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar

1 lb sugar snap peas, raw and sliced into thin rounds, ends removed


1 cara cara orange

1/4 cup sesame oil

1/4 cup mirin

10 roasted kumquats

2 roasted blood orange slices

roasted garlic & roasted ginger - see above

For the dressing, combine sesame oil, roasted ginger, 2 roasted blood orange slices, roasted kumquats, mirin, and juice from 1 cara cara orange in a powerful vitamix, until blended. 

Combine remaining ingredients in salad, including remaining roasted kumquats. Drizzle with date syrup, and then toss with dressing. 


Sweet Roasted Kumquats

Ever find yourself looking at those cute little kumquats at the farmers' market, and wonder what to do with them? Look no further! Kumquats are one of our favorite fruits - we love the sweet, sour, and a hint of bitter all wrapped into one. But most don't enjoy kumquats raw. Once slightly manipulated through cooking or roasting, kumquats - rind and all - become one of the most enjoyable delicacies imaginable! Toss with salads, top a protein, or simply snack on em. Next, we'll put them on ricotta and toast! The simplest recipe ever below. 

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Take 1 lb kumquats, and cut in half. Remove seeds now or later, whichever works. Drizzle with olive oil (about 1 tbsp per 10-15 kumquats) and date syrup (about 1/2 tbsp per 10-15 kumquats). Lay onto parchment. You can also add cara cara or blood oranges to the mix - here you see two cara cara oranges sliced thin. Sprinkle everything delicately with sea salt. 

Roast at 400 degrees for 25-35 minutes, until kumquats are slightly charred and caramelized. They will have a sweet and slightly sour taste, and an addictive, chewy texture. 

Yuba Noodles + Date Balsamic Sesame dipping sauce

We're pretty floored by the genius recipes coming from Rezel Kealoha. She's creating all sorts of killer recipes with our date syrup, and making plant-based eating very, very easy for us with tons of exciting flavors! Here, she takes tofu skin and turns it into noodles, tossing it with roasted vegetables, and adding a date syrup-balsamic-sesame dipping sauce. Yes please! We've also been excited by how seamlessly date syrup is working with Asian flavors. Per Rezel, "it's a great substitute for brown sugar or even palm sugar"! We couldn't agree more. 

Find the recipe & more deliciousness over at Rezel Kealoha!

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Eggplant & Broccoli Next Level Stir-Fry

It's so exciting giving a simple stir-fry added layers and depth - it happens easily when you have the right ingredients! This easy stir-fry uses a classic mix of Asian flavors: rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, and fish sauce. Then, we threw in a curveball: Just Date Syrup. We've been psyched to see our beloved JDS work well in so many different types of cuisines, and this is one we made again the next evening! Requirements are a cast-iron skillet and high quality chili flake or Asian chili blend - we used Oaktown Spice Shop's amazing shichimi togarishi. The cast-iron skillet is essential to get that char and gorgeous texture on the eggplant. 

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4 tbsp rice wine vinegar

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp fish sauce

2 tbsp just date syrup

1 1/2 tbsp shichimi togarishi (or other asian chili spice blend. you can also use white/black sesame seeds + aleppo chile flake)

1/4 cup + 1/4 cup + 1/4 cup sesame oil 

1 eggplant, sliced in half, and cut into thin diagonal half moons. Then, cut the half moons in half to make a triangular shape. 

Long thin slices of tofu, 1 package. Dry tofu well by blotting. 

1 broccoli, cut into very small florets


Toss eggplant and 1/4 cup sesame oil in one mixing bowl, and tofu with 1/4 cup sesame oil in another. Let marinate while you prep broccoli and make sauce. Make sauce by whisking all wet ingredients together. Set spice blend aside. 

Get cast-iron skillet hot, and lay eggplant slices down in a circular pattern. Layer eggplant slices on top. Let eggplant char on one side - about 2 minutes on the skillet. Move eggplant around so now different slices are on the bottom. Let char again for 2 minutes. Add a touch more sesame oil if its seeming dry. Remove eggplant and set aside - you will add this back to the skillet. Add tofu to pan, in one layer if you can. Char the tofu for 3-4 minutes on one side. Stir tofu and turn heat to medium, char for another 3-4 minutes. (I know this seems like a lot of work when you could just toss it all in together, but I promise that it makes a difference! ) Add small broccoli florets and eggplant slices, stir all together. Add 1/2 the sauce, stir and cook for another 4 minutes, until broccoli is firm but tender and eggplant is soft and succulent. Taste - the amount of sauce will vary depending on the size of your eggplant and broccoli heads. Add a little more if you think it needs it! Otherwise, sprinkle generously with shichimi togarishi and serve over rice. 


Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These refined sugar-free cookies are no less decadent than their sugary predecessors. These cookies blend creamy tahini with luscious Just Date Syrup, and get a little extra texture from juicy medjool dates.  This recipe is inspired by Danielle Oron's famous tahini chocolate chip cookies

5 oz unsalted butter, room temperature

½ cup + 2 tbsp tahini, stirred well

1 scant cup Just Date Syrup

1 egg

¾ tsp pure vanilla extract

1 cup + 3 tbsp all purpose sifted flour

½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

¾ tsp kosher salt

½ tsp ground cardamom

½ cup chopped juicy medjool dates (avoid very dried out)

¾ cup unsweetened chocolate circular wafers

In a stand mixer, blend butter, tahini, and date syrup for 5 minutes on medium speed, until light, fluffy, and creamy. Add egg & vanilla, and continue to blend for another 3 minutes. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cardamom in a bowl. Mix well. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients, and blend on the lowest speed, until just combined. Fold in chopped medjool dates and chocolate wafers. Place mixture in the fridge until cold.

Preheat oven to 325. Place cookies on a silicone baking sheet. These will definitely spread, so leave room in between. I love big cookies, so I usually do about six to a pan. Bake for 10 minutes, then take the baking sheet out and bang it lightly on a wooden cutting board or countertop. The cookies should spread a bit and ripple, but not fall apart (an amazing tip from baking genius Sarah Kieffer!). Bake for another 3 minutes, and bang the pan again, this time a bit harder. Bake for about another 3 minutes, remove from the oven (maybe bang it again, just for fun!). Let cool for 10 minutes. The cookies will bake for about 14-16 minutes total, until the edges are golden brown.

Drizzle with a little extra Just Date Syrup and a very light sprinkle of maldon salt. 

Makes 12-16 cookies.


Ginger Lentil Soup with Coconut Milk

Based on the recent Ottolenghi recipe in Bon Appetit, but slightly adapted with the addition of ginger, chopped dates, and Just Date Syrup for little bursts of sweetness in a spicy soup. We love sweet & spicy over here at JDS!



2 ½ cups red or black beluga lentils

5-6 cups of vegetable broth

6 bay leaves

1 yellow onion

¼ cup olive oil

1 ½ tbsp finely minced garlic

1 ½ tbsp. finely minced ginger

2 tbsp your favorite curry blend (we love CURRY by Spicemode)

1 can coconut milk

16 oz crushed tomatoes (we love crushed dry farm tomatoes by Happy Girl Kitchen)

4 finely chopped medjool dates

1 tbsp. Just Date Syrup

Avocado for finishing

Cilantro for finishing

Aleppo chile flake or sumac for finishing


Place olive oil in stock pot or dutch oven. Saute onions over low-medium heat, for at least ten minutes, until they are a deep brown. The more you brown your onions (but not burnt or charred, instead deeply caramelized), the more flavor you’ll get in your soup! Add bay leaves, garlic and ginger, stir for 3-4 minutes until soft. Add curry blend and mix well. Add lentils and mix well. Let fry for 2 minutes, before adding crushed tomatoes and medjool dates. Let simmer for 5 minutes, and add broth. Stir well, bring to boil, and then reduce to simmer and cover.

Cook for about 20 minutes (potentially more) until lentils are tender but not mushy. Add coconut milk, just date syrup, and 1 tsp kosher salt. Mix well until warmed through. Add salt to your taste. Top with sliced avocado, cilantro, and a big sprinkle of Aleppo chile flake and sumac.

Sweet & Sour Brussel Sprouts

We are so floored by this blog post from Elena at Urban Kitchen Affair (@alenka007). She has been so kind to give us not only a rave review on her blog, but also share this incredibly delicious recipe - we can affirm that we've tested, tried, and made it twice since her post last week! Elena is just one of those beautiful people you meet in life - incredibly talented, sweet as can be, and we are just so happy to know her. There's no use in taking our own photos, because hers are so incredibly beautiful, there's no need to repeat. The recipe is below, and you can find her full blog post here. 



2 lbs purple brussel sprouts, trimmed, halved lengthwise

3 tbsp canola oil

1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

maldon salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup pomegranate vinegar

4 tbsp just date syrup

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp fish sauce

1 tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce

1 garlic clove, minced

2 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped

1. Preheat the oven to 400. Toss brussels sprouts with canola oil, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, in a cast iron skillet. Roast, tossing halfway through, until softened and cut sides are brown, 20-25 minutes. 

2. Whisk vinegar, date syrup, fish sauce, soy sauce, olive oil, and garlic in a large bowl. Add brussels sprouts and toss to coat; transfer to a serving platter. Top with cilantro. 

Chocolate Pecan Galette (aka best thing I ever ate)

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By now, it's probably evident to you that Bebe Carminito makes little edible miracles. We LOVE her chocolate pecan tart recipe that, you guessed it, uses not a lick of cane sugar. And we PROMISE you won't miss it. This chocolate pecan tart has a beautiful natural sweetness, mellow and not overpowering. The chocolate shines, and the miracle is Bebe's gorgeous, flaky crust. 

Medjool Date + Bacon/Coconut Waffles

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Another fabulous set of recipes from our favorite SF pastry chef & blogger, Bebe Carminito. Bebe created these Just Date Syrup waffles with bacon and/or toasted coconut for an event we did in late September. These waffles are drool-worthy. Crisp on the exterior, fluffy on the interior, and packed with surprised from little bits of bacon and/or coconut, and medjool dates. It was love at first taste, and we may have had four in our first tasting.

We debuted them at the Eat Real Festival, and showcased them again at the Real Food Real Stories StorySlam. A hit at two major events, we highly recommend adding these to your weekend repertoire!

Medjool Date Scones

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These scones were created by Bebe Carminito, an incredible pastry chef we have the honor of working with routinely here in San Francisco. This was the very first recipe she made for us, and I must say: it is still our favorite! Not only is Just Date Syrup baked into these scones, it is also dipped in them when warm for added decadence. We LOVE this recipe. Details coming soon!