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This is one of those kitchen staples that is useful all year round. I like having some on hand when I want to add a little bit of sweetness to a recipe, but don't want to add refined sugar. It can be added to salad dressings, marinades, oatmeal, desserts, and smoothies. It also makes a great spread on whole grain mazta as an alternative to jam.

Yeilds: About 2 cups

1 cup baking dates (these tend to be the cheaper dates and are perfectly good to use here)
1 cup boiling water

- Place dates in a medium sized bowl.
- Pour boing water over dates so that all the dates are covered.
- Let the dates soak over night. This allows them to become really soft and really easy to puree.
- Pour the date-water mixture into your food processor fitted with an s-blade, or your high speed blender. I have a Breville "Boss" which is a high-speed blender in the same class as a Vitamix. I used my "Boss" to puree the dates.
- Store in an airtight in the container in the fridge for up to 1 week.

This is a wonderful way to add sweetness without adding processed ingredients.  Find out why processed foods are sabotaging your weight loss efforts by joining our group weight loss program - Freedom Weight Loss.

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