Category Archives: Spreads

Make Your Own Almond Butter

Making your own almond butter is as simple as 1-2-3! Seriously, this isn’t even a recipe. Throw some almonds in a food processor, turn it on, and in about 5 minutes you have almond butter. Smooth, creamy, and only one ingredient. No oils, no sweeteners, (none needed, really), good for you almond butter. I had been buying oven roasted almonds at Aldi assuming they were cheapest there. It turns out that Trader Joe’s oven roasted almonds are 8 cents an ounce cheaper than Aldi. Go figure. Then I checked Sam’s Club and, yes, per ounce, they are 5 cents cheaper … Continue reading

Garlic Lover’s Hummus

I love garlic. I use it in a lot of dishes. Today I made a Garlic Lover’s Hummus. Garlic is an herb with endless health properties. It’s good for the heart, blood pressure, keeping cholesterol in check, is an anti-fungal, may reduce the chance of developing Alzheimer’s and much, much more. Better yet, it makes food DELICIOUS! If you do not care for lots of garlic, then you may be interested in this hummus recipe. Also shared at Allergy Free Wednesday. Real Food Wednesday. Garlic Lover’s Hummus From: Peggy of Allergy Free Test Kitchen Ingredients: 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and … Continue reading

Easy and Tasty Brussel Sprouts

Every vegetable deserves a chance to shine. Today it is the mighty, little brussel sprouts turn! Basically a mini cabbage, the brussel sprout is a health boon boasting tons of vitamin A and C and beta carotene. They also contain protein and fiber. Sadly, they somehow get a bad rap. And I used to be one of those who wouldn’t eat them. But one thing I have learned about vegetables. It’s all about how you cook them. Cook them wrong and you will get a bad result. Cook them right and you will get a delicious vegetable. Follow the recipe … Continue reading

Hummus and Trader Joe’s Lentil Chips

Do you need a great dip for New Year’s Eve?  Try hummus!  I know, it’s a “weird” food to some people.  But don’t be scared off.  After I fiddled with several different recipes I came up with a great one.  And I only put recipes on this blog that work and taste great!   Hummus goes well with raw veggies such as broccoli and carrots.  It’s also a great dip for chips.  The chips pictured here are Trader Joe’s Lentil Chips.   These chips are crazy spicy!  You actually need the hummus to tone down the spice.  Alone, I can’t … Continue reading

How To Make Cashew Butter – A How To Photo Tutorial

Have you ever made your own nut butter?  I have made this chocolate spread and this one, but not just straight nut butter.  Until now.  And have I been missing out!  And so are you if you haven’t tried it. Making cashew butter was so easy and it so delicious!  And what’s better?  It only has ONE, that’s right, ONE ingredient.  That’s healthy folks.  No added oils, sugars, emulsifiers, and other food-like stuff.    Granted, you do need one piece of equipment and that is a high powered food processor.  If you do not have one yet and think you … Continue reading

“Nutella Like” Chocolate Spread

Move over Nutella.  Welcome a newer, healthier version. Actually I made a chocolate spread before.  You can read about it here.  It’s made with sunflower seeds so it is the best option for people with tree nut allergies.  But I can eat pecans so I tend to make this one more frequently than the sunflower seed one.  I think this is a bit creamier. It goes well on toast, rice cakes, celery and straight out of the container.  Eat it however you want! Also shared at Make Your Own Monday, Melt In Your Mouth Monday, Allergy Free Wednesday and Wellness Weekend. … Continue reading

Dairy Free and Tree Nut Free Chocolate Spread

Nutella is super yummy, but it is also full of milk and very high in sugar.  Have you heard about the California woman who sued Nutella for misleading marketing?  She thought it was a health food based on the advertisement.  Personally, I think she could have easily read the jar label and realize that it was not a health food.  Nevertheless, I have seen the advertisement and it did sound like a healthy breakfast option.  Apparently she won $3.05 million in the lawsuit.  But I think this serves a good lesson.  Everyone should be reading their food labels regardless of food allergies … Continue reading

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