Mixed Berry Jam, and Strawberry Jam
Jam is SO fast and easy to make! And there's no need to cook it!
1 cup frozen fruit - thawed so all the
juices come out
1-2 Tbsp honey, or agave nectar
2-5 small scoops of stevia (stevia scoops are tiny but each equals 2 tsp of sugar! Start with less or you'll taste the stevia taste!) or part or all xylitol
1 Tbsp ground chia seed
Mash the fruit and sweetener together
(or save time and pulse it in the blender / food processor a couple times) to
the texture you prefer.
Sprinkle with chia and stir in.
The chia will gel and thicken the jam slightly (you may add more chia if you prefer)
Sweeten to taste - the longer you live cane sugar free the less sweet you will prefer your food! You will learn to like taste of the food itself.
So good drizzled on fruit, mixed in peanut butter to dip fruit, mixed into coffee or into "milk" or smoothies - this chocolate sauce is an indispensable pantry item!
1/4 cup boiling water (or more if you like it thinner!)
1/2 cup honey (or 1/4 cup honey +8 mini scoops stevia)
1/2 cup cocoa
tip of instant coffee
Mix all ingredients and microwave 1-2 min. (or bring back to boil on the stove)
Cool and store in a squeeze bottle at room temperature!
HONEY SYRUP - or FRUIT SYRUP
Maple syrup is great but very expensive - and not everyone likes it. You can make syrup from honey (or any liquid sugar!)
1 cup honey
3 Tbps water (or juice! try orange! MMM)
Maple extract (or butter flavour... or another?)
(optional: 2 Tbsp real butter is good too)
Warm over medium heat to boiling point.
Remove from heat and stir for a minute. (stir in butter if you're using it)
FRUIT SYRUP VARIATION:
Use 5 cups fruit, 1 cup water, 1 cup honey - mash (don't worry about seeds or stems- strain it out later) - bring to a boil and simmer 15 minutes. Strain and refrigerate.
Yes you can make it! It takes about 3 minutes to prepare and a couple weeks to combine the flavours. Its easy and cheap - don't buy that expensive commercial stuff!
In a 1 quart sealer jar pour 1 cup mashed raspberries. (fresh, frozen, squashed - it makes no difference)
Fill it up with cheap white vinegar.
Put the lid on tight and put it in your cupboard for a couple weeks.
Strain and put in a pretty bottle!
CHOCOLATE DRINK SYRUP
Good for chocolate milk - hot chocolate - mocha latte.... use to taste!
1 1/2 cups cocoa
3/4 cup honey
16 mini scoops stevia (equivalent to 32 tsp sugar or aprox 11 Tbsp) or equivalent sweetener (honey, xylitol, coconut sugar)
1 cup water (hot)
vanilla for flavour depth - or a tip of instant coffee
Put it all in a 500 mL jar, put the lid on and shake.
No need to refrigerate unless you won't use it up in a few weeks.
Shake before using.
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER
you could use any nut better!
1 cup peanut butter
3 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp oil
3 Tbsp cocoa
1 mini scoop stevia
Whip it all well.
Delicious with fruit!
Cheaper than the store kind and no sugar... or other things!
1 tin tomato paste
2/3 cup water
1/3 cup oil
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp each oregano and basil
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp rosemary
1 tsp honey or 1/2 scoop stevia if its not sweet enough for you.
NOTE: DO NOT taste this until it has been refrigerated for 24 hrs! It will taste tinny and tomato-ey and gross! Give it time!!!
I found this recipe at online on a Paleo website
This is how I make it after my adjustments.
Try vanilla, maple spice, chocolate, chocolate mint, almond... you can make this any flavour you like!
12 dates soaked for 20 min in 1/2 cup boiling water
2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
3 teaspoons tapioca flour + 2 Tbsp cold water + 2 Tbsp boiling water
1 Tbsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups unsweetened Almond Milk
Put dates and boiling water, coconut oil in the blender. Let sit 20 min.
Puree the dates and soaking water mixture to a very smooth paste.
Add 2 Tbsp of boiling water to the tapioca slurry and microwave 30 secs - it will be a sticky thick mess! Scrape it all in the blender and mix again until smooth - this will thicken it all.
Add the Vanilla, Salt and Almond Milk and Mix very well.
Strain to remove any little date pieces (this isn't necessary if you use a blendtec or vitamix)