Easy Strawberry Chia Jam

April 20th, 2015

Easy Strawberry Chia Jam

It’s Strawberry Season! 

Today we’re celebrating with a super simple chia jam that highlights the natural sweetness of all those juicy strawberries filling the farmer’s markets and produce aisles right now. 

Easy Strawberry Chia Jam

I used to assume that making homemade jam and jelly was complicated process that required special equipment and lots of time…until a couple of years ago when I discovered chia jam. 

Chia jam is an excellent alternative to traditional jellies made with pectin because the soluble fibers in chia seeds create a natural gel to thicken the jam or jelly – and all you have to do is stir them in and let them sit. So easy! 

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Bacon, Avocado, and Blue Cheese Salad + BEST Blue Cheese Dressing

April 16th, 2015

Bacon, Avocado, and Blue Cheese Salad

Gather round, salad lovers!

This Bacon, Avocado, and Blue Cheese Salad is one you won’t want to miss!

 

Bacon, Avocado, and Blue Cheese Salad with Maple Walnuts

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of salads – they’re like a healthy and delicious canvas for displaying God’s beauty.

Big salads, small salads. 

Dinner salads, side salads. 

Green salads, fruit salads. 

…you get the idea.

But my very favorite salads are hearty recipes like this one, loaded with color, flavor, and texture, and topped with an incredible homemade dressing. 

Who wouldn’t love a salad with crispy pastured bacon, ripe avocado, and blue cheese crumbles, plus those fabulous, 10 minute maple walnuts from Monday…it’s a match made in salad heaven!

And then there’s that creamy, […]

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