Sometimes it takes more than one person to get the creative juices following.
Luckily, I have a very creative friend who helped me come up with this appetizer. Considering my house was supplied with the bare minimum in food, I was very proud and happy that this recipe turned out so great!
Date and Coconut Asparagus
1 lb asparagus
6 dates (soaked for 1 hour)
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp water
3 tbsp shredded coconut
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and cover a baking pan with foil. Snap off hard ends of asparagus and place on the baking sheet in a single layer. In a small food processor, combine dates, soy sauce, water, and coconut until a paste. Spread out over asparagus. Top with cheddar cheese and bake for 25 minutes.