I’ve been getting extras with my Bountiful Baskets recently. A few weeks back I got a flat of strawberries. I decided to make some freezer jam using Powercakes chia jam recipe. I trimmed up the strawberries, cooked them in the microwave for a few minutes, put them in the blender, threw in some chia seeds, along with agave nectar because I haven’t gotten the husband off sugar yet, then poured the mixture into my plastic freezer jars.



Salmon on the grill, oven roasted butternut squash with mashed cauliflower (added fresh chopped thyme, rosemary, onions and garlic).

This was the first time I put sweet potatoes in with my scrambled eggs. Wow, topped it with some feta cheese. Also had turkey bacon and Ezekiel bread with strawberry chia seed jam (that I made!).


Using brown rice instead of pastry crust makes this chicken pot pie a winner! I found it in the Whole Foods Market app. It’s called – Chicken “pot pie” with crunchy brown rice crust. Served with baked acorn squash on the side.


Salmon burgers with feta cheese and spinach. Quinoa salad with corn and black beans.


Green and red peppers, mushrooms, onions, spinach and fresh basil make the omelet. Ezekiel bread with homemade apricot chia seed jam.


Posted: May 29, 2012 in Nom Nom Nom

I could put this on dirt. Yes, I love it that much. I picked up a case of apricots from my local Bountiful Baskets last weekend. Last night I made apricot jam with them. Yum!


  • 18 apricots, washed and pitted
  • 1 tbs + 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbs fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 cup agava nectar

Mix the chia seeds with the orange juice. Let it setup a few minutes (it goes quicker if you refrigerate it, but keep stirring and watch it). Blend up your apricots (I used my Ninja blender). Once the chia seeds and orange juice have thickened, add in the apricots. Add in the 1/4 cup agave nectar (more or less as desired). Mix well. Keep refrigerated.

Original recipe can be found here: http://gethealthywithheather.wordpress.com/2010/06/26/orange-chia-apricot-jam/

I pulled this concoction together after a treadmill HIIT workout last night. Low-fat cottage cheese, natural peanut butter and a scoop of apricot chia seed jam.