I’m so happy you all liked the idea of my Papaya-Cactus Salad on my last post! It really tastes delicious and hope you all try it soon.
Meanwhile, I want to share a new recipe with you today. This morning I saw that some organic berries I bought last week at my local and organic farmer’s market were getting to ripe, so I decided to make something different and delicious!
I made this super easy, colorful and fun jam that you can basically add to anything you want! It is free of oils and only sweetened with coconut sugar, but feel free to use any kind of sweetener you like, liquid stevia, maple syrup or date paste.
Gastrawnomica’s Strawberry & Raspberry Jam (Oil Free)
Makes 2 cups
2 cups ripe strawberries
1 cup ripe raspberries
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup coconut sugar (can be substituted with your favorite natural sweetener)
2 Tbsp ground chia seeds
Put all the fruit, sugar and water in a small pot, mix and bring to a low boil. Simmer for about 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently, until the raspberries break down and the mixture thickens slightly. Let it cool down for 20 minutes and strain the fruit if there’s water left, and transfer to a high speed blender, pulsing until you have a smooth but chunky consistency. You may add some of the water if too thick.
Put mixture in a medium bowl and add 2 Tbsp chia seed meal (you can use whole chia seeds too, just adjust quantity), let the chia seeds thicken the mixture and then refrigerate or serve right away. You can also add vanilla beans or extract if you wish.
This will last 5-6 days if kept well refrigerated. You can use it with toast, rice cakes, fruit or even cashew or coconut yogurt.
Let me know what you think and if you like it! For daily inspiration don’t forget to follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @gastrawnomica.
Have a lovely weekend everyone! Talk to you soon!