{Nourish} Turmeric Super Seed and Nut butter

NutButterHave you ever made your own nut butter? If not, you should. It’s fun, easy and really gratifying plus you can get really creative with your flavor profiles and add-ins. This turmeric butter is my latest concoction to follow the Cocoa Hazelnut Butter I created a few weeks back. I was craving something more savory and was eager to experiment with a variety of nuts and seeds. I had some fresh turmeric on hand and, well, this awesome spread is the result! Continue reading “{Nourish} Turmeric Super Seed and Nut butter”

{Nourish}: Roasted Beet + Poppy Seed Hummus

HummusI have been on a major hummus kick lately. We all have actually–even my four year old son who recently discovered his love for celery and for dipping it in hummus. I love making my own hummus considering it is as simple as throwing some beans into the blender with lemon, garlic and tahini–staple ingredients in our house. I also love the fact that a traditional hummus is the perfect canvas for other ingredients and flavors. A few of my favorites? This smoked paprika and butternut squash hummus or the variety I make with roasted eggplant, yum! I am all for ease when it comes to whipping up good-for-me eats and this beautifully hued beet hummus takes first prize in that category. Why? It you take a few short cuts this is a two ingredient dish! Here’s how… Continue reading “{Nourish}: Roasted Beet + Poppy Seed Hummus”

{Nourish} DIY Chocolate Nut Butter

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Move over Nutella, there is a new spread in town! News Flash– Nutella, though decadently delicious, is really not great for you (sigh). The first ingredient is SUGAR which is followed by palm oil and finally hazelnuts–I could go on. This is not great considering your nut butter should be made with NUTS first and foremost and it should only contain minimal amounts of sugar–if any! So, one of my young cooking class clients, a 9 year old girl, LOVES Nutella (really all things chocolate–who doesn’t?). We recently worked together to recreate some of her favorite treats and this was the result: a nutrient dense, low sugar version of the super sweet spread! This revamped version is equally as delicious as the original and way better for you. Bonus–like most of my recipes–its really easy because there is rarely time for anything but easy! Continue reading “{Nourish} DIY Chocolate Nut Butter”