I have a few secrets that aren't so secretive if you know me on how I'm working on my health these days. Since I've been SUGAR FREE now for just a little bit over 10 mos, I have worked to develop or FIND truly sugar free alternatives to the sugaring sweet tasty foods I've given up~such as jams and jellies~peanut butter~tomato catsup and more...also bread and butter pickles...we make them! Well, not the peanut butter, although I do know WHERE I can get freshly ground roasted peanut butter made..oh yes I do, but so far, I've just found a good sugar free wholesome brand at the local health store~yeah, it's pricey~but I'm worth it, right? NO PRICE on health, really...
But I am making up bread and butter pickle relish with grated cucumbers/onions/peppers and canning it~for winter use. It tastes so much better I think..but remember, I've not have sugar in 10 mos, so this Splenda version will taste VERY good to me...I say when someone tells me, 'it's not sweet' OR "I can taste the Splenda" I remind them that they ARE still eating sugar...since I don't~THIS STUFF is delish!
Okay, I've also been making up some zucchini jam ~divine STUFF!! oh yes!!
I was looking to see if I can waterbath can the stuff, but while this site Many Zucchini Jam Recipies here! has several that say I can waterbath can it, I am NOT sure...most say FREEZE...which is what I'm gonna do. But I am thankful that there are variations on this recipe which means ALL the neato ideas I've had about adding some of this or that to the mix COULD VERY WELL work out fab! I was thinking of using some apple juice in it and a few grated apples...you know, for the fridge~dunno how freezing would do...Do you make this? Do you have an alternative recipe? What's your fave??
Okay, jumping off here~so NOW YA know my secrets for eating healthy without losing the taste and variety...