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Friday, April 10, 2009

New Things: Almond Butter and a New Quinoa Recipe

I had to try it. And BOY am I glad I did!

Now, I had every intention of purchasing BARNEY BUTTER - I even made a special trip to the Fresh Market to get some. Wouldn't you know as I was unloading my groceries that night I noticed ONE thing that I forgot? lol. I do that sometimes. Okay, a lot of times. Anywho, thankfully Miss MaraNatha came to my rescue at my normal grocery store.

WOW!! Is all I can say. This is SO very yummy. I love my PB, but this is nice to change things up a bit. It's sweet, too, and perfect with vanilla yogurt/fruit (sounds weird, but YUM!) or shmeared on a sandwich thin. I still want to try Barney Butter, though. Really I just like the name "Barney Butter." But I would like to give it a shot.

Since my new found love of quinoa, I was *tipped off* to this recipe on Wiggs website, The Beholder. Quinoa-camole. YUM!!! I added lotso cilantro (oh, how I love thee) and this was just absolutely perfect. And cherry tomatoes? I love you gals, too. Thanks, Wiggs! This will definitely be reappearing soon.

Well, we made it through another week...I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend (and Happy Easter if you celebrate)! The Easter Bunny still comes to my parent's house for me. Yeah, I know. But I'm not trying to stop him! (Her?)
Happy Friday!!!!






8 comments:

Wiggs (The Beholder) said...

I'm DYING to try almond butter! But at my grocery store, Mara Natha is 12 bucks, and I just couldn't bring myself to do it. Maybe I'll try going somewhere else next time...

Glad you liked the quinoa!

sweetandfit said...

I haven't tried that maranatha stuff yet, word is that its VERY expensive! your quinoa looks amazing!

kristen said...

I've bought a few small packets of almond butter (by Justin's Nut Butter - HA!)and loved them! I also haven't purchased a full jar because of the steep price, but I plan on going to the farmer's market this weekend and I'm sure I won't be able to resist.

I recently fell in love with Quinoa too, but haven't made it in awhile. I think I remember having to soak/rinse it first for a little while and I've been pressed for time when it comes to making dinner lately. I also like it as leftovers right out of the fridge.

BTW, I told my parents that I'd only stop by if the easter bunny pays a visit and leaves some yummy treats! There's no growing up when there's candy involved!

Holly said...

Wiggs - Whhhhhhhat?! WOW, there is no way I would pay $12 for this stuff. I mean, it's good, but DAYUMN. My jar was $6, I think? Still pricey, but maybe that is good because it prevents me from eating the whole jar in one sitting. :-)

Kristen - Where did you get those packets? I want some of Justin's nuts! lol. I wish they sold packets - not only for price reasons, but it would help me with portion control. Maybe I'll write Mrs. Barney. And I like that - no growing up SHOULD be involved when it comes to candy! I hope my bunny brings some goodies.

eatingfree said...

I have yet to try almond butter :) You dinner looks great; I have never had quinoa either! I'll have to try that recipe!

Happy Easter! (The Easter bunny still comes to my parents' house for me too ;))

livinghealthyintherealworld said...

Mmm looks like a tasty recipe.

I didn't like almond butter a huge amount when I first tried it... then I started eating it on only banana bread and loved that, but now I eat it on regular bread just as often (if not MORE often) as peanut butter. It's so good!

- Sagan

thecleanveggie said...

i have Mara Natha creamy peanut butter and LOVE it!!

kristen said...

Holly, I found the nut butter packets (I'm such a kid, I can't even type that with smirking or laughing to myself!) at Whole Foods. I think if you google Justin's Nut Butter and go to his site, they sell boxes of the individual packets. If you have a WF by you though, I suggest buying one or two of each kind and see which you like best. MMMMMM nut butter.... :)