I’m also trying to simplify my nutrition, so making things at home instead of buying from the grocery store makes more sense – especially when it can be hard to find items you normally buy. So I looked up some recipes and started making my own jam. And I can’t even explain how easy it is!
Basically, pick the berry you want to make jam from. I’ve tried cherries, raspberries, and peaches. So far, the berries have worked the best, and I look forward to trying blueberry and strawberry – and probably a combo of any of these together! The peaches – eh. Those would have needed more cooking time and I got impatient. I’ll maybe report back later if I try again.
Until then, let’s make some berry jam!
Did you catch my Facebook Live video the other day? If not, no big deal. The replay is up and you’re more than welcome to enjoy the awkwardness of my very first FB live. Well, the first one that actually posted correctly. It’s for a meal I seriously love but can’t take an appealing photo of to save my life. Maybe if I cut and stuffed the sweet potato, it’d look prettier. But I smash it. Because why not? Anyway, I top sweet potato and beans with this creamy, cool, tasty cashew sour cream! It’s super easy to make, so let’s go!
We make this in our house at least 2x a month. It lasts about 7-10 days, which is nice. It’s the perfect topping to most things we eat: baked potatoes, chili, nachos, tacos, burritos, salads, and more! We love using it to make mashed potatoes and dips for fries. It’s versatile, and the only thing between you and this deliciousness is putting everything in the blender and letting it run. Easy peasy! You won’t regret it.
Seriously, this stuff is amazing on so many different types of dishes. I’d put it in or on No-Oil French Fries, Veggie Sushi Bowls, Brown Rice and Lentil LoafCheesy Broccoli Soup, Quinoa and Veggies, and Stuffed Peppers. But check out my Instagram for some more inspiration on what to do with this stuff. Truly, the options are endless.
Let me know if you try this recipe! Comment below, rate it, or take a photo and tag me @fruitsohard or #fruitsohard on Instagram. I’d love to see your creations. And don’t forget to cultivate some positivity and gratitude today. Tell me in the comments what you’re grateful for if you’d like. Vibe high, my friends!
A creamy, cool cashew sour cream made with three ingredients in no time at all! Just 1 blender, 3 ingredients, and 5 minutes stand between you and this delicious homemade condiment.
- 1 3/4 cups raw cashews*
- 3/4 cup water
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 3 tsp apple cider vinegar
- (optional) Pinch of salt
*If you don't have a high-speed blender like a Vitamix or a Blendtec, you'll want to soak your cashews. This can be overnight in room-temp water or for 1 hour in hot water. Softening them up with ensure a smoother sour cream.
**Adapted from Oh She Glows.
Today’s recipe is Husband’s fresh spaghetti sauce. He can whip this up in less than an hour, but you can make it an all-day sauce to infuse the flavors of the spices even more. He usually uses Roma tomatoes, but you’re welcome to try any kind you have. Romas are small, so adjust for size when finding the amount you need if you opt for a different kind of tomato. I’m sure this sauce would taste even better when homegrown tomatoes are used. Mmmm!
Try this sauce on your favorite pasta noodles. Give brown rice or corn pastas a shot to avoid gluten. Top spaghetti squash with this sauce. Or make a baked pasta topped with vegan mozzarella and parmesan. Nommm, right? So good. Enjoy this one, you guys. Because cooking for yourself is so much fun and so much better for you. 🙂
One of these days, I’ll get Husband’s lasagna recipe. But, for now, check out our other dinner recipes, like broccoli potato soup, zucchini noodles with cashew alfredo, lentil loaf, and broccoli mac and cheese.
Let me know if you try this recipe! Rated it, comment below, or take a photo and tag me @fruitsohard on Instagram. I’d love to see your creations. Happy eating!
- ~20 Roma tomatoes
- 1 yellow onion
- 4-5 garlic cloves
- (optional) Mushrooms, chopped and sautéed
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Minced onion
- Crushed red pepper
- Salt and pepper
Take the seeds out of the tomatoes. Cut them small enough to go into the blender to liquefy. Also cut the onion to go into the blender as well.
Add garlic cloves to the tomatoes in the blender and blend to a liquid.
Add tomato and garlic to a large pan or pot over a medium to high heat until it comes to a rapid boil. Then back the heat down to a medium/low heat.
If you want to use the mushrooms, have them chopped and sautéed before adding them to the tomato and onion sauce here.
Season with oregano, basil, garlic powder, onion powder, minced onion, crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper, etc, to taste.
Let it simmer and it'll get thicker as it cooks. Simmer for however long you desire to let flavors blend.