Thursday, July 14, 2011

Just PURE Jello

I mentioned we'd finally come up with a "healthy" jello that we LIKE at PWOC Book club....just fruit, gelatin, juice and a bit of sweetener. Tara, here's the recipe.  We tried all sorts of things and the texture was wrong, or they were flavorless. This is what is working for us. 

2 pks of unflavored Gelatin (2 T)
2 C juice (choose your own we like crangrape best!  or mixed berry)
2 C of pureed fruit (frozen gels quicker, but any fruit will work)
1/4 C Agave Nectar (or honey if you prefer)*

With a wire whisk, stir gelatin into juice and let stand 5 min (softens the gelatin)

If you have extra juice, put it in the blender and throw in the frozen fruit. Puree until you have 2 C. 
I blend WELL to get rid of seeds and chunks which my crew doesn't want in their jello. 

Heat gelatin and juice to boiling, stir constantly with wire whisk. Heat until gelatin dissolves. Add Agave Nectar.

Combine puree and gelatin mixture. Pour into dishes and chill. 

Yes, we eat this for dessert and if it's a special occasion I  cave and top with a dollop of whipped cream.

1/2 C serving is about 100 calories.

*I'm fully aware of the Agave Nectar debate. We use honey often but in some things we want the sweet without the taste. I HAVE personally discovered that AN create less sugar spikes for me.  I really notice this in lemonade - which gives me a headache - always...with sugar or honey...but doesn't with AN. Choose another sweetener if you don't like AN. ::grin::

Choosing Joy!
©2011 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...


I don't know that it's a REAL garden....but it's growing. We've had strawberries, a few blueberries, carrots, lettuce, and broccoli. This a.m. I replanted more carrots and lettuce of some sort. The cauliflower got attacked by some blight that turned the veggie part BLACK. Ugh. After doing container gardening in Japan for a few years, I think we're working up to square foot gardening when we get stateside with a real yard. 

Zander was amazed that we can grow eggs from this. ::snort:: I should have set him straight? 

I KNOW I planted one container of watermelon and one of squash....I now have two of squash.....suspicious isn't it? I'm not sure what to do about it at this late date. LOL 

Mike had a great idea. He suggests we talk to the farmer about renting out a part of his unused horse field or field directly behind us. I wish we'd thought of this in the spring. For now, we have containers. Last year the farmers kept bringing us cabbage as we were out watering our little garden. ::snort:: I hope they plant something a bit more exciting over there in the next few weeks. They have some squash thing in half of the field and re-plowed the other part yesterday. 

Choosing Joy!
©2011 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...