Spring and summer in Canada means fresh rhubarb!! I am beginning to understand that many people in the U.S. have never tried rhubarb. Here in Canada it is a staple! As I have said before, if you have tried it you either love it or hate it! As you know, I love it! As a child, I would eat rhubarb raw dipped in sugar. I am no longer that adventurous.
As I grew up I remember my mom always making stewed rhubarb. She would eat it as a topping on toast. Personally, I love it warm or cold right from a bowl! For breakfast or a snack, stewed rhubarb is a Canadian favourite!
Stewed Rhubarb (Paleo/ Vegan/ Dairy Free/ Gluten Free)
5 cups rhubarb-chopped
2 Tbsp. water (if rhubarb is frozen then water is not necessary)
1/2 c. xylitol (or desired sweetener)
1 tsp. vanilla (I use mine)
In a medium size pot, put rhubarb and water on medium heat. Bring to a boil, then lower to medium low. Stir often. Cook for approximately 15 minutes or until rhubarb is cooked through. Remove from heat and add sweetener and vanilla.
Enjoy warm or cold. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 5 days.