SewFatty Fig Jam

sewfatty fig jam

Figs are some of my favorite fruits. Like of all time. Growing up my mom loved having her fruit garden, fig tree was one. I remember going to our backyard and picking figs and eating them there. As an adult, i’ve learned that figs are super healthy. They help you lower high blood pressure, loose weight, cereal fiber protective against postmenopausal breast cancer, to name a few. 

SewFatty Fig Jam

 

Then Isaiah said, “Make an ointment from figs.” So Hezekiah’s servants spread the ointment over the boil, and Hezekiah recovered. – 2 Kings 20:7

 How amazing is God ? He gives us fruit to heal our bodies. 

SewFatty Fig Jam
Healthy Delicious Jam that can be used as a spread, baking, whatever your heart desires.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups of dried figs
  2. 4-5 Strawberries
  3. 1 Juice from Orange
  4. 1/2 Juice from lemon
  5. 1/4 sugar
  6. 1 cinnamon stick
  7. Water
Instructions
  1. - brake your cinnamon stick in half and boil in 5 cups of water until it gets a brownish color. Meanwhile chop your figs and strawberries into small pieces.
  2. - once you have all your fruit and cinnamon water ready to go. carefully.
  3. - get 3 cups of your cinnamon water pour into pot, bring it to a boil and pour your fruit.
  4. let it cook for 10 minutes over medium heat.
  5. - lower the heat and let it cook for 20 - 25 minutes.
  6. - carefully add your fruit to your vitamin/food processor till smooth.
  7. - add your paste back to your pot and add 1 cup of cinnamon water, lemon juice, orange juice, sugar.
  8. - cook your jam mix over low heat until it thickens and reaches the right consistency.
  9. - pour into an air tight container. (I used mason jars)
Notes
  1. - slowly add your sugar, taste it as you go.
  2. - I use mason jars for my containers so I let the jam sit for 30 mins ( room temperature). Once that was done, I closed it tight and let it sit in the fridge for 24 hours I then placed it in the freezer and is now frozen and ready to go whenever I need it. Mean while i'll be eating from my other jar that was placed in fridge after it sat out for 30 mins.
  3. Enjoy!!!
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 Hope you love this recipe, as much as I do. If you love it, be sure to give it some stars and share your pictures with me #sewfattyfigjam #sewfattyblog tag me @sewfatty 

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Eating Healthy !

As many of you may know i’ve been on fitness journey for a bit now. It hasn’t been consistent, there has been some ups and downs. However, i’ve realized that living a healthy and fit life is just the way to be. I feel energized and just full of life when i’m on the right path – meaning i’m eating healthy and working out daily. Many have asked, where do you get the motivation from. I simply answer my kids my husband my life. I want to be able to enjoy life with them, I never want my health to be an issue to why I can’t have fun and enjoy life with them. I understand that life happens, but getting back and up and bettering yourself is such an amazing feeling. You deserve to feel good about your self and life. 

I follow a IIFYM (if it fits your macros) diet. It’s such an amazing diet to follow. Many think that while on this diet, you eat bunch of bad food but you don’t. It’s just a matter of eating 85% clean healthy food and the other 15% whatever you may crave. That way you never have to have “cheat days” and simply because on those days people tend to go all out and make it a cheat weekend or what have you and then, there goes all your hard work that you had just put in the week before. Having a IIFYM allows you to have a healthy lifestyle yet also, being able to eat what you want with moderation. As long as it fits your MACROS which are Carbs, Fats, Proteins then you’re good. Having this diet allows you to see what all you intake. Checking nutritional facts and really knowing what you’re consuming is very important in this diet. You would be tracking all your food intake, literally everything. Which sometimes can be a bit time consuming but so well worth it. I lost 13 lbs while on this diet before my hubby coming home from deployment. I swear by it and it’s a no guilt diet.  

I found Food Facts which is a website that shows you exactly what’s in your food. It’s a easy app on your phone or you can use the web to inform yourself. love this app. I totally recommend it. 

I challenge you to take the healthy lifestyle, I promise you will feel so much better about yourself. Again, that doesnt mean that you’ll never go out to eat. NO. You gotta live life, i’m all for that. Just choosing to be a healthier you. You can do it. 

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Sewfatty loves LiftCandleCo.

LiftCandleCo. Review

I love all smelly (if that’s even a word) good scents. I love perfume. Room deodorants. I love candles – even food, of course hehe. I just love it, when i’m entering my home and have that fresh smell or creamy scent, as soon as I walk in the house. Do you know what I mean? 

It’s amazing how every home has its scent. I no longer live at home with my parents anymore. However, I know and I can smell my moms scent. Not, even sure how to describe it but when I enter my parents home. It’s a scent of “HOME”. 

Due, to my love for candles. I had to opportunity to team with Tanelle owner of LiftCandleCo. here is a little bit about her and her shop. Take it away Tanelle… 

So a little about myself: I am the mother of 4! Two girls and two boys. Two teenage girls and two energetic young boys! Madness on all levels in my house! I have been a candle lover for years ever since I sold Partylite candles fifteen years ago. I fell in love! The problem is that good quality candles can be very expensive. There are always candles burning on my home but it’s a pricey habit. I decided to give candles making a try and also decided I wanted to experiment with soy wax. 

I was very happy with the results! They burn very clean- no smoke or soot! I started burning them in my home and giving them as gifts and everyone has loved them! They’ve been selling very well, locally but I’ve recently opened my etsy shop to hopefully expand a little.
 
Now, that you know a little about Tanelle. Let me give you some great facts about LiftCandleCo. 
  • All candles are made of 100% soy wax
  • Soy wax is made from soybeans, a natural renewable source.
  • No toxins are released into the air while they burn.
  • Hand-Poured by Tanelle.
  • They burn clean with very little or no soot.
  • Over 10 scents to choose from
  • Containers used are reusable. (one of the best parts)

My experience with LiftCandleCo. is overall impressed. The box arrived well packaged. I took out the candle and was just so impressed. I received the Vanilla Hazelnut. Opened it up and smelled amazing. On one of my late working nights, I finally got the courage to light it up. It’s so beautiful I just wanted to stare at it. The scent is simply amazing, hubby was upstairs playing his game while I was downstairs working. He asked? what is it, that you have down there? I asked why? He said it “smells like cookies, coffee, I dunno it smells BOMB”. I simply replied, it’s my new candle. He said, we need more of those. hehe. I take it, he loved it and so do I. Not only does it smell amazing, but its so cute. I love all things mason jars. It’s handmade with love, and i’m able to reuse my jar even after the candle is gone.  It’s a total win. 

My beautiful candle sits on my Sewfatty shipping station for now. I mean how cute is it? 

LiftCandleCo. Review

If you’ve been  here long enough, you know I love to support handmade, work at home moms. Before, running off to the store to buy a candle. Think, about how your purchase towards one of these candles would be a blessing to these families. Be a blessing and support handmade.

 

What scent would you like to try? 

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