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Raw Pecan Butter

February 10, 2012

Fresh, Raw Pecan Butter

I was inspired by this post over at Cookie + Kate via TheKitchn to whip up some pecan butter. So, I did!

The only change I made was to use raw pecans. I skipped the toasting. While I’m sure this seriously added to the deliciousness, I’m trying to eat a high raw diet. Also, I could have processed mine longer, but I was impatient! Process longer for an even creamier texture.

Fresh Raw Pecan Butter

I chose to enjoy mine on a slice of toasted Ezekiel bread with some raw honey and a sprinkling of sea salt and cinnamon. Delish!

Eight ounces of nuts produced one jelly jar of pecan butter. Store in the fridge. I imagine it’s best to use this up within a week.

Homemade nut butter would make a great last minute hostess gift! It literally took me all of ten minutes to make. Can’t wait to try more varieties of nut butters. Enjoy!

How to Make Pecan Butter from Cookie + Kate.


Quick Tip

June 30, 2009

Glass Containers

If you are looking for inexpensive food storage check out your local thrift store. I adore these flip top glass containers. You would be amazed to know how many of these are just waiting for you to scoop them up! And, at .99 cents a pop, why wouldn’t you?! My favorite in this set is certainly the “tea” container. I have a deep love for typography, so this makes me very happy.

I’ve used these glass containers pictured for my assortment of raw nuts and seeds. The green stuff you see is one of my treats from Hawaii. Crunchy Wasabi Peanuts. They are so yummy. I have no idea if they are healthy or not, but the sweetness of the peanut mixed with the crunchy wasabi shell are super yummy. The uses for these jars are endless! I have some larger ones I use for baking items, such as flour, sugar, etc. Also, our dog has claimed two smaller ones for his treats. Don’t be limited to food storage uses, however, as these containers are great for anything!

*TIP: If you are using for food storage, try to find containers that have a good rubber seal. I’ve come across some that are brittle and not usable. In this case, I simply use it for non-food items.

Get out there and give these unwanted items a second chance!