I was able to make it to Costco this past weekend. I haven’t been since before Christmas (October to be completely truthful), and my full cart and bill proved my poor Costco attendance. I don’t buy everything at Costco, but the one thing I love to stock up on while I am there are almonds and pecans.
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I haven’t been that successful in my eating habits the past few weeks. I have been indulging in chocolate (it just seems to be everywhere in the office), burgers (a lot of burgers) and where there are burgers there are also fries, onion rings, bread and beer. So, yesterday I dedicated a good portion of the day to the kitchen, where I created some Paleo friendly snacks.
In looking at the official definition of granola, I am wondering if this dish can even be called granola, since it doesn’t consist of rolled oats, but I promise you, once you taste it, you won’t miss them. When you see all the nuts, seeds and coconut, rolled oats will be the furthest thing from your mind.
Cinnamon Vanilla Almond Milk
We go through a lot of almond milk. I use it in all of my baking. I drink it in my flavoured coffee. We use it to make turmeric tea. But the one thing I don’t do is drink it on its own. I find that the store bought almond milk has a bit of a chalky taste, so I use it in place of milk, but don’t drink it like milk. I had read that you could make your own almond milk, so I wanted to give it a try.
Back-to-Basics Butternut Squash Soup
I have previously posted a butternut squash soup recipe, but I recently made a different version, and I thought I would share it with you.
While I was flipping through the Make it Paleo cookbook that Jamie had received, I was surprised by the simplicity of their recipe for butternut squash soup. It called for only butternut squash and onions, along with some spices. When I make soup, I generally put any and all vegetables I can find into it, so I was curious to find out how this basic recipe would taste. I made it my mission to find out.
Pecan Almond Butter
A few months ago I tried making my own almond butter, and much to my surprise it was incredibly easy and absolutely delicious! Since that day forward, Jamie and I have not purchased a jar of almond butter (and we go through a lot!) but each weekend we roast almonds and whip up a batch to last us the week. (for us the perfect ratio is 3-1)
Pumpkin Maple Muffins
This week I received a birthday gift from my good friend Kim. Kim is a fellow food blogger (Strawberry Ginger) and actually inspired me to stop talking about starting a food blog and to actually start writing!
For my birthday, she bought me the coolest gift ever, an actual stock certificate for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia! Once I received it in the mail, I immediately went out looking for the perfect frame. It is now hanging in the kitchen! Awesome!!
Homemade Almond Butter
Jamie and I eat a lot of almond butter. (By a lot, I mean on average 3 – 4 cups a week!) It is so delicious and creamy, I find it irresistible. As you know, I bake a lot with peanut butter, but when it comes to our preference for eating, almond butter will always win.