Nuts happen to be among my favorite foods, so I am very glad that Sea of Book of Yum has chosen them as this week’s ingredient. There’s so much you can do with them, and they add such great flavor (and nutrition!) to any dish. Almost all of my baked goods contain nuts, from Brazil nut butter brownies to Macadamia nut cookies and they’re pretty much a daily snack. In fact, I made hazelnut butter this weekend, and am using a Nutella like concoction to bribe me to finish my taxes. The nut butter will probably be devoured before I finish this post, but the taxes…well, that’ll take a heck of a lot longer
Last week was a tasty one, with black bean brownies from Sally (more details to come from her soon, I’m sure!) and, in honor of National Nutrition Month, I posted on how much I love my job as a nutritionist!
Gumbo (with a quinoa flour roux) with cornbread
Slow cooker beef in a tomato fennel herb sauce with crispy crackers (featuring brazil nuts)
Avocado and Tomato soup with cashew creme
I’ve been thinking about a chocolate sweet potato cake for a good long time. I am so curious to see how/if it’ll work! And it contains hazelnut meal so it should fit well with the nut theme