I don’t remember why, but at some point in the past few months, I bought a bag of roasted, unsalted almonds from Trader Joe’s. I used some of them for whatever and that was it. So fast forward to today – I needed almond butter from the store and forgot to buy it. Well, I looked at my pantry and saw this bag and I decided to make the little bit of almond butter that I needed. And then I saw how quick and easy it was and I just made enough to fill a plastic container with. Amazing!
THEN I saw a container of cocoa roasted almonds and made that into almond butter along with a little sugar. And then I made a smoothie using said cocoa roasted almond butter, a pear, banana, plain yogurt, and spinach in it and it was sooo yummy I had to share. Really you cannot taste the spinach at all. I think as long as you put a banana into your smoothie mix, the texture and taste turn out great.
Mix in food processor about a cup of almonds at a time to ensure you don’t burn your machine out. After it starts looking pureed a bit around the edges, mix it around with a spoon or spatula. Add more almonds. Keep pureeing until it looks like the almonds are sticking together. Mine began to form a ball and it was easy to get out of the processor. You can make it as crunchy or smooth as you like.
I was just so excited about this discovery, I had to share!
Anybody have fruit flies they want to get rid of? I did. Put a small bowl out with a half inch of apple cider vinegar in it near where you see the flies. Add a small drop of dish soap and watch the flies…drop. Not bug friendly but very effective.
Perhaps this is common knowledge. But it wasn’t common enough for me until recently. In the past when I have sliced tomatoes, I get a juicy slimy mess all over the cutting board. Then I read this tidbit somewhere and it works!
Using a serrated knife, you core the top of the tomato by cutting diagonally making a V.
Then turn the tomato over and slice down from the bottom of the tomato to where the stem was attached.
No muss, no fuss. Just a sliced tomato.