10 Ways to Eat Like You're at Coachella

April 10, 2015

Do you have a date for Coachella? No, no, we don't mean someone to carry you after you pass out (from the heat) or lift you up so you can get a better view of ACDC shredding—or Zac Efron, or a Jonas brother.

We're talking about the dates you eat. Did you know that most all of the nation's dates are grown in the Coachella Valley? A whopping 95%!! So while tweens in bikinis and celebrities in thousand-dollar ripped shorts are "listening to music" and Instagraming in the valley, you can pretend you're there too: Don't watch the livestream, silly—instead make these 10 dishes that feature dates. These edibles actually taste good.

Fragrant Oranges with Ice Cream, Almonds, and Dates by Alice Medrich

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Citrus Salad with Goat Cheese-Stuffed Dates by Phyllis Grant


Morning Date Smoothie by AGIRLANDAPIG


Heavenly Apple Cake by Veronica


Date, Fig, and Walnut Panettone by Emiko


Renee Erickson's Sautéed Dates by Genius Recipes


Date, Apricot, and Walnut Loaf Cake by Nicholas Day


Raw Vegan Chocolate Coconut Bars by Kendra Vaculin


Matzo Granola by Sarah Jampel


Vegan Date Nut Bread by Gena Hamshaw

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