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I always make a point to purchase Kula strawberries when I’m in the grocery store to support the production of local produce. Here’s a great way to prepare them for dessert:

Balsamic Macerated Strawberries

2 pounds strawberries, sliced thin
1 T brown rice syrup, optional
2 tsp organic balsamic vinegar (best quality you can afford)
8 to 10 basil leaves, chopped

In a large bowl, place sliced strawberries, brown rice syrup, and balsamic vinegar. Let the strawberries marinate for about 30 minutes in their own juices until they begin to wilt but not get too mushy. Place in bowls and serve. Just before serving, chop the basil and scatter over the top of the strawberries.

Variations:

  • Enjoy with Soya Whip (see previous post) by spooning on top or tossing the berries through.
  • Serve over your favorite all natural vanilla cake, or even over soy ice cream.
  • Substitute mint for basil.

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