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super YUMMY jam!
Got a craving for something sweet? This recipe can be made using any type of fruit – our favourite: strawberry. Or raspberry. Or wait, maybe blueberry... or all combined!
Conventional store-bought jams use pectin, which is what makes jam "jelly up" and thicken. But pectin needs a LOT of sweetner in order to work... yech...
So we substituted the pectin and used Chia seeds instead! It's a must try recipe. And amazing on toast, crackers, ice cream or even on its own as a sweet-tooth satisfier!
• 4 Cups quartered strawberries
• grated rind of 1 lime, juice of 1/2 lime
• 2 Tbsp honey
• 1 heaping Tbsp Chia seeds
Place strawberries in a small pot on medium-low heat and stir occasionally until fruit has become mushy (approx. 5 minutes). Add lime rind and juice, then mash using a potato masher til desired consistency. Add honey and Chia seeds and simmer for another minute.
Remove from heat and allow to sit for another 2 minutes until slightly cooled. Place jam in Mason jars or glass bowl, uncovered, until almost cool. Cover and refrigerate as usual – will keep for about 10 days.
Yield: About 4 small Mason jars (great as a gift idea!) You can get Mason jars at the Dollar store or bulk store.