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The Strawberry Thingy

(Half jam, half coulis)
As close as you’ll ever get to a healthy strawberry jam
  • Preparation 10 minutes
  • Cooking 10 minutes
  • Power Medium heat 
  • Quantity 1½ cups (375 ml)
See ingredients
  • 100 g (⅓ cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 560 g (4 cups) frozen strawberries

  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) lemon juice

  • 45 ml (3 tablespoons) chia seeds

  • 2 g (1 tablespoon) agar-agar or 30 ml (2 tablespoons) liquid pectin

  • Ingredients
  • Steps
  • History

Ingredients

  • 100 g (⅓ cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 560 g (4 cups) frozen strawberries

  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) lemon juice

  • 45 ml (3 tablespoons) chia seeds

  • 2 g (1 tablespoon) agar-agar or 30 ml (2 tablespoons) liquid pectin

5 steps

  • In a saucepan, combine the date puree, frozen strawberries, lemon juice and chia seeds.

  • Simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring from time to time.

  • Add the agar-agar or liquid pectin.

  • Transfer to one or two jars, then refrigerate. This will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.

  • Easy, no? Yes!

History

I love strawberries. I had this picture in my mind of a strawberry spread, jam or sauce with NO ADDED SUGAR. something refreshingly strawberry-ish. So, I tested some ideas out and came up with this super easy to make recipe that is both fresh and light. You can spread it on toast, add some to your yogurt and even put some on top of your ice cream. The possibilities are endless. Let your imagination run wild and enjoy!

For my fans in Quebec: do you remember that scene in the movie Séraphin when actress Karine Vanasse wolfs down a whole jar of strawberry jam? That jam looked good, right? Well, my Strawberry Thingy is exactly the same. You could eat jar after jar of it… guilt-free. Oh, I do so like date puree. Three cheers for date puree!

By the way, this recipe will feature in my upcoming cookbook, available in summer 2021.

Storage

  • 10 days in the fridge

We make life easier with our date purees

We make life easier with our date purees

Date puree - Original

Date puree is high in fibre and that’s why it can keep us going for long periods of time, while letting us enjoy the taste of pure happiness. The natural choice for all your guilt-free treats. Yumski!

100% recyclable packaging.

FAQ

Where can I buy Madame Labriski date puree?

At IGA, Rachelle Béry, Marché Tradition and Bonichoix grocery stores across Quebec. My purees contain no preservatives and can be found in the fruit and vegetable section (yes, dates are fruit) near the pre-cut fruit and vegetables. If you can’t find them, simply ask a member of staff!

Can I swap chia seeds for flax seeds and vice versa?

Yes, always. You can also use hemp seeds.