There are many different buzz words that explain this phenomenon: flexitarian, semi-vegetarian, and week day vegetarian; where you only eat meat on the week-ends. But anyway you want to say it, you are cutting back on the meat you eat. Some do it for health reasons, animal rights, the environment or all of the above!

Removing high fructose corn syrup and preservatives from our table.
This is my on-line recipe book with my adventures into finding healthy food for my family to eat....
Trying to cook more from scratch with less prepared foods.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Strawberry Felds Forever

Strawberry syrup

3/4 cup of water
3/4 cup to 1 cup of sugar
1 1/2 cups of mashed strawberries
1/4 cup of water
1 teaspoon of cornstarch

Bring sugar and water to a boil. Gradually add strawberries; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add cornstarch to 1/4 cup of water and mix thoroughly. Add to hot syrup.Watch may thicken quickly. 

Serve over pancakes, waffles or ice cream.

Strawberry soup 
1 cup water
1 cup of sugar

Heat over low heat until the sugar dissolves.
Turn off heat. Let cool.

1 pint of mashed strawberries
1 cup of whipped cream

Mix with cooled sugar water and serve.
Can add a slice of strawberry  for garnish

Strawberry butter

1 tsp confectioners sugar
1/4 cup chopped  strawberries
1/2 cup of butter ( room temp)

Combine in blender or food processor until smooth.

Strawberry Bread

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3/4 cup strawberries
2 tablespoon strawberry jam
2 eggs, beaten

Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C)
In a bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. In a separate bowl, beat together the  strawberries, strawberry jam, eggs, sugar, and oil.
Gradually beat the flour mixture into the strawberry mixture.
Transfer to the prepared loaf pan
Bake 45 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a loaf comes out clean. Cool on wire racks.

I like to use Simply Fruit for jam.

Can sub raspberries, blueberries or any type of berries for the strawberries in these recipes

1 comment:

  1. I will have to share this with my youngest daughter. She is a strawberry fanatic and also loves experimenting with cooking!