One of the (many) things I did this weekend included making my own nut butter!
I checked out a couple recipes online to see the general practice (not that hard, it’s basically nuts + food processor).
Once done, I put them in my tiny little food processor (I only have 1 so no options there). It was fabulous. You have to hold the button down the entire time.
5 minutes in:
It begins by getting all fluffy. You just have to scrape down the sides & keep on processing. After awhile it becomes more compacted.
This was about 10 minutes in on my little processor (big ones will probably go a little faster!) I streamed in a little agave nectar (but you could use honey). I didn’t want to add oil (I’d seen recipes both with and without), but I threw in just a splash of water to give it a little more liquid.
I knew it was supposed to take a long time & from reading your comments from yesterday it sounds like that’s your experience, too (that’s where I got the title of the post)! Finally it started getting a little smoother.
15 minutes in:
And packed in a little to-go container as a snack with veggies for today at school
My final consensus…..
Tastes like “normal” nut butter. I know it was cheaper to buy whole almonds & make myself, but honestly, next time I think I’m going to save myself to 30 minutes and just spend $5 for nut butter that’s DONE!
Maybe I”ll try it again when I have a better, bigger food processor that you don’t have to stand by pressing “ON” the entire time
Last night I finished up the rest of that chicken pot pie, paired with a side salad. I enjoyed having the pie, but I was ready for it to be GONE! See, I always eat leftovers. It’s not that I love them or something…..it’s more that I don’t want to be wasteful! Don’t get me wrong – I don’t hate leftovers, but after 5 days with pie….I was over it!
Ipod Downloads: Podcast Edition
I listen to some amazing podcasts! Some of them you make know about, but others you may be unfamiliar with. If you have a spare moment or are bored and browsing iTunes, I highly recommend downloading a few episodes of the following podcasts (all totally 100% free!)
The Bobby Bones Show – This is a morning talk show from Austin, Texas. I’ve been listening for years and even since I’ve moved away, I continue to download episodes for when I’m getting ready in the mornings. The cast just has such a great dynamic they are really entertaining to listen to (FYI: it’s totally mindless)
This American Life – This show tells fascinating stories from the lives of average Americans. Each week focuses on a theme and will tell a variety of different peoples’ stories related to the theme. It’s wonderful for traveling (plane trips, car rides, etc.)
Cut The Fat Podcast – This show has slowed down as of late, but there’s an entire series of I think 28 or 30 episodes an hour a piece, so you can catch up on what you’ve missed. I LOVE this show because it’s done by highly trained individuals who have differing perspectives (one is a Ph.D., the other is a professional “fitness” model). It’s amazing because they tell you the science behind the way nutrition and exercise effect our bodies. They de-bunk the myths and diet fads and get to the heart of what will really make you fit!
Well, that oughta get you started
And just FYI, I did get even more items crossed off of my weekend “To Do” List. And those items not quite complete (like finished ALL my lectures….I did several, but not all), I will continue to work on throughout the week. In all, here was my final list
Almost everything is crossed off. Now I need to get on the rest of those to-do’s! Hope you all have a happy and productive day!
Do you listen to any really great podcasts??