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Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies

Naturally tart and sweet fruit make this Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies the perfect snack or dessert. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), and paleo diets.

Before AIP, I was a bit of a sugar addict. I loved Swedish fish, sour patch kids and gummy bears. I could go on and on about gummy candy. It’s something that I really missed initially but then I started making my own using fruit, gelatin and honey. These Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies are sweet and tart, just what you want in gummies. It’s not overly sugary or artificial like the store-bought kind. It’s just the right amount of sweetness.

These are really easy to make. There are different options for molds. You can either get silicone molds or just use a baking dish and cut the gummies into bite size pieces. If you decide on silicone molds, make sure they are food grade. I used a mold from Amazon, which are no longer available, but there is a huge variety of molds available. I’ve started a nice collection of plastic molds. I’ve got my eye on these lego/robot and diamond molds.

Naturally tart and sweet fruit make this Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies the perfect snack or dessert. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), and paleo diets.

When you’re filling your molds, make sure to not overfill. It makes it hard to transport to the refrigerator, as it’s more likely to spill. It also makes it harder to get them out of the mold once it’s hardened.

If you’re using a silicone mold then it’s important that you place the molds on a stable baking sheet before you fill them with liquid. The liquid is super sticky from the gelatin and sugar so that will help to prevent spills.

Thank you to Stemilt Growers for supplying the fresh cherries for this post.

Naturally tart and sweet fruit make this Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies the perfect snack or dessert. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), and paleo diets.

Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies
 
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Naturally tart and sweet fruit make this Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies the perfect snack or dessert. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), and paleo diets.
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Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2½ cups liquid
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Plum (about 2 small), pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup Cherries, pitted
  • ¼ cup Water
  • ¼ cup Honey (or to taste)
  • ¼ cup Gelatin
Instructions
  1. Place the plums and cherries into a blender.
  2. Blend until very smooth, then set aside.
  3. Pour the water and honey into a saucepan.
  4. Turn the heat on low, and slowly add the gelatin and whisk together.
  5. Continue to whisk the mixture for about 5 minutes or until it everything is incorporated.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat.
  7. If you have foam from whisking, carefully remove it from the top of the liquid. Taking care not to drip it everywhere as it’s hot and very sticky.
  8. Place silicone molds on a baking sheet. You can also use an 8x8 glass baking dish which does not require a baking sheet.
  9. Carefully pour the liquid into the mold or dish. If you are using a mold, take care not to overfill as it quickly overflows.
  10. Place the baking sheet that holds the molds or the glass baking dish in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to firm up.
  11. If you used a small baking dish, cut into bite-size pieces. Otherwise, remove gummies from their molds and enjoy.

Naturally tart and sweet fruit make this Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies the perfect snack or dessert. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), and paleo diets.
If you like this recipe, be sure to share it on Pinterest or leave a comment below!

 

 

Naturally tart and sweet fruit make this Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies the perfect snack or dessert. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), and paleo diets.

Strawberry Salsa

This is a nightshade free Strawberry Salsa recipe for a naturally sweet and tangy topping or dip. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.

Finding an AIP friendly salsa in stores is impossible. Everything pre-made has salsa staples like tomatoes and jalapeños. I love both of those things but my body is saying no. Using sweet strawberries and juicy jicama are a flavorful substitute for tomatoes. The shallot is a not-so-spicy sub for jalapeños. The cilantro and lime bring the tang and freshness that ties the dish together. This Strawberry Salsa is delicious with tortillas or plantain chips.Here's a nightshade free Strawberry Salsa recipe that can be used for a naturally sweet and tangy topping or dip. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.

If you haven’t heard of jicama (pronounced hē-kə-mə), it’s a root vegetable that has a nutty flavor and is quite juicy. Almost like a savory apple. The skin of the root is not edible. You need to use a knife to cut away the skin. Don’t use a potato peeler, as the skin is too thick. You’ll need a knife to cut it back and expose the edible center.

Raw jicama is very good and tastes great in not just salsas but also salads. You can cook jicama as well but it’s not something that I’ve ever tried. If you’ve tried cooked jicama, I’d love your recipes and ideas.

Here's a nightshade free Strawberry Salsa recipe that can be used for a naturally sweet and tangy topping or dip. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.

This recipe is AIP friendly but it’s not just for AIP followers. My mom, who has no food restrictions, loved it when I served it with grilled chicken and a simple side salad. It was a very light and fresh summery meal. I realize that it’s still springtime but we’ve already had 90-degree weather here in San Diego. Either way, i hope you enjoy it as well!

Here's a nightshade free Strawberry Salsa recipe that can be used for a naturally sweet and tangy topping or dip. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.Here's a nightshade free Strawberry Salsa recipe that can be used for a naturally sweet and tangy topping or dip. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.

Strawberry Salsa
 
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Here's a nightshade free Strawberry Salsa recipe that can be used for a naturally sweet and tangy topping or dip. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.
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Recipe type: Condiment, Salsa
Cuisine: Mexican, American
Serves: 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Strawberries, diced
  • 1 cup Jicama, peeled and diced
  • 1 Shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh Lime Juice (White Vinegar would be an ok substitute)
  • Salt, to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients into a medium size bowl.
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. Serve immediately.

Here's a nightshade free Strawberry Salsa recipe that can be used for a naturally sweet and tangy topping or dip. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.Here's a nightshade free Strawberry Salsa recipe that can be used for a naturally sweet and tangy topping or dip. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.Here's a nightshade free Strawberry Salsa recipe that can be used for a naturally sweet and tangy topping or dip. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.
If you like this recipe, be sure to share it on Pinterest or leave a comment below!

 

 

Here's a nightshade free Strawberry Salsa recipe that can be used for a naturally sweet and tangy topping or dip. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.