Category Archives: Eating clean

Homemade mixed berry jam

Hmmmm I didn’t expect myself to get this domesticated!!  Yeah I love cooking…. But making jam!! Ummmm never thought I’d do this. 😉

But nobody told.me it was this easy! Yeah…no.pectin..no artificial colouring and you control the sugar that goes into it. cool 😎 right ! This turned out to be my Sunday morning adventure .

Recipe (Adapted from Ina Garten’ s fresh strawberry jam recipe)

  • 3 cups of strawberries ,hulled and chopped in half
  • 1.5 cups of brown sugar
  • 1 large lemon , zest and juice
  • Handful of blueberries

Ummmm that’s it! Easy peasy right. 😉 Get a heavy bottomed pot, add the sugar,lemon zest,juice and.keep stirring on low heat till the sugar has dissolved . Then add the strawberries .Keep stirring on medium low heat for another 25 minutes and you are done! 10 minutes before you are done throw in a handful of blueberries (it was an afterthought!)

Let the jam cool then fill it into sterilized jam jars. It can sit in the fridge for about 2 weeks from all the blogs I went through. Enjoy knowing you are in control of how you nourish your body!! Haha enjoy!!

Date and buckwheat granola with pecan and seeds

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This is so yumms that you’re gonna love it! It’s part of my ‘Eating clean’ concept.

When BBC Goodfood sent me this recipe, I literally jumped up and went to the kitchen to make it. It didn’t take much time except for the tossing and turning the granola in the oven from time to time. End result…yummilicious homemade granola!

 

 

Recipe:

  • 85g buckwheat ( I used bulgur wheat)
  • 4  medjool dates -stoned ( 1/4 cup raisins is all I had)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 100 g rolled oats
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 25g pumpkin seeds
  • 25g sunflower seeds
  • 25g flaked almonds
  • 50g pecans, broken into bits
  • 50g sultanas

Soak buckwheat overnight in cold water. (I actually used bulgur wheat and soaked for just an hour) .The next day, drain and rinse it. Put the dates in a small pot with 300ml of water and the ground cinnamon and blitz with a hand held blender or just put in into a blender and blitz it till smooth. Then add the buckwheat (or bulgur wheat ) and cook it for about 10 minutes till pulpy. At the same time, preheat the oven to 150deg C/ gas 2/130C fan . Take 2 trays and line with baking parchment paper.

Stir the oil and oats into the buckwheat mixture and mix well. Now take spoonfuls and spread onto the baking trays in clumps.

Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from oven, slowly turn it over and bake for another 15 mins. Keep doing this till it becomes golden and firm. I did this for about another 20 minutes, turning and mixing in between.

Then take out of the oven, let it cool and fill it into a clean, dry jar. Mix into it the sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaked almonds, pecans and sultanas. Wallah homemade granola!

Serve it with milk and some fruits, or some greek yoghurt and fruits. Delish!!

Enjoy! 🙂