Stuffed and Bacon Wrapped Figs

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Jennifer is making me come clean.  Peer pressure.  Maybe I’ve been bullied?  Either way – I have a confession to make.

Jennifer is a pain in my ass.

That isn’t my confession, but it needed to be said.


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I can’t button my pants.  Seriously.  It’s a problem.  We talked about how I blew the button off my pants. Thank goodness I have found my safe place on the internet and can share this without being judged or anyone knowing that I said this.

 

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So I have put myself on strict instructions to not eat any animal products during the week.  Yes. Basically, I just confessed to being a weekday vegan while showing you pictures of bacon and cheese. Welcome to my world of contrary contradiction crazy town.  I don’t know about y’all, but whenever I need to lose some lubs, the vegan way is the way for me.  I wish I had the will power to do it all the time because it’s totally healthy.  But seriously, I LOVE cheese.  It’s my jam.  And my downfall.  And the reason my pants don’t fit.  But Gaaahhhhh it’s so delicious!

 

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I digress.  And I sincerely hope that my vegan friends don’t judge me for hijacking the vegan way for a weight loss plan.  I do love animals.

I’m fairly certain that I’ve never told you that I spent several years as a vegan and then some outside of that as a vegetarian.  No worries.  This is not s public service announcement.  It’s just me blabbing.  I just have no will power to do it all the time.  We talked about my cheese downfall.  And then there was law school.  Yeah.  The macaroni and cheese was my undoing.  I have no shame.  I would mow down my own granny for some mac and cheese.  Throw in some law school stress?  I just couldn’t hold my head up.

Don’t judge me.

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So here we are.  In pants that don’t button.  With my friends wanting to go to lunch and me brown bagging some animal free lunches.

And please don’t think that I make light of the vegan way or animal rights.  I respect you.  I just can only hold myself back 5 days a week at the moment.  I am weak.  I love animals and have 4 rescue dogs and no will power.

 

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And this post is not intended to offend my vegan and vegetarian friends by including meat and cheese here.  Although I love them both, I am trying to cut them out as much as possible during the week.  On the weekend?  I look forward to bacon and cheese – in moderation.  At least until my pants fit again

 

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I really and sincerely hope that happens soon!

 

Stuffed and Bacon Wrapped Figs

Stuffed and Bacon Wrapped Figs

Ingredients

  • 8 or more figs
  • 1/2 piece of uncooked bacon per fig
  • 1/8 (ish?) teaspoon of gorgonzola, goat, or cheese of choice per fig

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Slice off top step of figs and cut an x across the top - careful not to cut all the way through
  3. Stuff approximately 1/8 teaspoon (more or less according to taste) into opening of each fig
  4. Wrap bacon around outside of the fig and secure with a study toothpick
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil
  6. Transfer the bacon wrapped stuffed figs to baking sheet and bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes, until bacon is on the crispy side and cheese is melted
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Note: I really like the gorgonzola in here, but Chris was on the fence.  He thought it was too earthy.  The second time I made it we used goat cheese.  That was good too and Lisa approved.  I also think smoked gouda would be delicious!

 

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40 Responses to Stuffed and Bacon Wrapped Figs

  1. Hahaha…”I would mow down my own granny for some mac and cheese.” That, my friend, is the single best line I will read all day. Here’s to delicious stuffed figs…and also to buttoning your pants again! 🙂

    • Thanks Kelly! We have to keep a sense of humor around here when our pants don’t button! 🙂

  2. There are no words for these. Except for: OMG these look beyond amazing! If I made these, I would totally be stuffing these in my mouth 20 at a time. So it would probably be better if I didn’t make them. JK I’m still totally going to make them, but I will definitely have to put my self control into action! 😉 Thanks for sharing, Rachelle! 🙂

  3. Rachelle, you crack me up girlfriend! Are you sure you didn’t improperly dry your pants and cause them to shrink? I think you did. 😉 I applaud your weekday veganism though. I eat vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian often.. but not on a schedule. And definately not on a seriously strict 5 day regimen. (Need cheese and need bacon- great bellies crave alike).

    Anyways- these stuffed and wrapped dates look amaze-balls. I love anything stuffed. And mini. And with cheese. And wrapped in oink oink. So this is a winner winner- this lil miss piggy could totally eat ALL these for- dinner. You can make these for me AND brew me some beer when I come visit 🙂 lol. Cheers neighbor! ♡

    • Girl, you crack me up too! I wish I could say that I accidentally shrunk my pants, but considering that I wear suits just about every day, they have to go to the cleaners. But hey! I could blame by dry cleaner, right? 🙂 I will totally make these for you and brew you some beer! I love that you are now my neighbor! Cheers! XO

  4. I am the exact same way. I LOVE cheese!! I was a vegetarian for half a year, but the only reason I wasn’t a vegan was because I loved the cheese!
    I am not a vegetarian anymore because I had the opposite problem as you: I couldn’t gain enough weight on a vegetarian diet: even with all the cheese I consumed!
    ANYWAYS, back to your post, this looks absolutely delicious! I should really give figs a try!

    • Girl, I’m totally jealous of your inability to gain weight! It’s soooooooo hard to stay away from cheese!

  5. You’re cracking me up – “I’d mow down my own granny for some mac and cheese” LOL I probably would too 😉 I could never eat vegan, vegetarian yes, but vegan no. I hear you on not being able to button your pants – I’ve been there. Many times. Whenever I need to lose a few pounds I cut carbs! It’s funny how we all have our own way of doing these things! Oh, and these bacon wrapped figs stuffed with cheese are to die for. Love.

  6. Congratulations on your will power, my friend! And good thing you have these delicious stuffed and bacon wrapped figs to reward yourself! (I am now craving them like crazy, thank you very much! lol)

  7. Oh I can imagine how hard it must be. It was super easy for me to turn vegetarian some 13 years ago because I never liked meat. So for me it was like good riddance! but it’s tough for me to turn a vegan because I love my ice creams and cheese! and I’m not ready to give up on that, not yet! Urgh not being able to button up the pants is the worst feeling ever, I hope you (and me!) are able to button them up again..haha! I love figs, I am sure this tasted great!

  8. Doesn’t every food blogger have trouble buttoning their pants?? We are all basically obsessed with food….hence the food blogs haha. These figs look SO DANG GOOD, by the way. I’ve actually never had a big before…I must change this :).

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