I’ve been toying with the idea of starting a food blog for quite some time, but my lack of camera and photography skills have stopped me until now. I still don’t expect my pictures to be good for a while, but please bear with me! Putting my work on the internet feels a bit scary, but I decided to take the leap. I figured this jello would be a good place to start.
During a much needed grocery trip on Boxing Day, I had a hard time finding lemons. All that was left were bags of 8 organic lemons. If you ever buy organic food, you know that it doesn’t last as long as the alternative. Well, ever since, I’ve been making all sorts of desserts using lemons in the hopes of not having to waste any food.
This jello is both vegan and sugar free. Once in a while, I like to do a seven-day detox cleanse. Basically, I follow a vegan, gluten free, sugar free, alcohol free diet for a week. Dessert options can feel limited when you detox. Until you make this jello, that is. The ginger and lemon both help the detox and make this jello seem like a fancy dessert.
Ginger Lemon Jello
2 cups water
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp grated ginger
2 tbsp agar flakes (reduce to 2 tsp if using agar powder)
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Bring just to a boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour into recipient of choice (single servings or one big bowl both work) and refrigerate for at least an hour to have it thicken. It won’t be completely cold so if you can leave it in a bit longer, I would suggest you try it.