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Spiced Jams and Jellies

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Jams and jellies are ancient preservation methods that are still appreciated today, and with good reason – it’s easy to make and stores so well! But the simplicity can get boring at times, and younger generations of producers are creating exotic and delicious combinations to mix things up (Grapefruit and Smoked Salt? Limetta Marmalade? Blueberry Bourbon?!) Making jam and jellies are surprisingly easy. The key is make sure that (1) you’re using the right amount of sugar, (2) the jam reaches about 217F/103 C boiling point and (3) there’s enough acidity to get fruit’s natural pectin to form. Make sure work...

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Made With Spicely: RFD's Mediterranean Bowl

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Real Food Daily is Southern California’s premiere organic plant-based restaurant serving a quality, authentic, creative and nutritionally balanced menu, with locations in Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Pasadena and LAX (the first ever plant-based eatery in an airport in 2013!). RFD's food is made from certified organic vegetables, fruits, whole grains and high quality natural condiments. All menu items are free of meat, dairy, eggs, butter, cholesterol, saturated fats, preservatives, pesticides, artificial sweeteners, food dyes, trans-fats, soy-isolates and GMOs. Even the water used for both food & beverages is mineral-balanced, triple-filtered and purified! We met Chef Tara at Natural Products Expo...

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