• Triple Nut Butter
    Snacks,  Thermomix®

    Triple Nut Butter

    I never buy nut butters at the store anymore, because I love watching raw nuts go into my Thermomix® and come out a creamy spread that I can use on breads, in my oatmeal or in various recipes. It takes less than 5 minutes to make a fresh jar, and lasts in the refrigerator a month. My favorite nuts to use include cashews, almonds and walnuts. I add a pinch of salt too (it is nice to control the sodium content). What is your favorite nut butter? Disclaimer: I am a Thermomix® consultant and sell them as an independent business. “THERMOMIX,” “VORWERK,” “COOKKEY,” and “COOKIDOO” are a registered trademark of…

  • Homemade Dukkah
    Sides,  Snacks

    Homemade Dukkah

    Before seeing it at Trader Joes, I had never heard of dukkah before. Boy, was I missing out! I now have a glass jar full of homemade dukkah (or duqqa) on my counter stocked next to my spice rack at all times. If you aren’t familiar with dukkah, it is an Egyptian nut and spice mixed used for dipping or topping vegetables or meats. Dukkah is also great for using as crusts on meat or fish. It is crunchy and earthy in flavor. My favorite way to use dukkah is in a bowl of olive oil on the lunch or dinner table for dipping bread, and sometimes for a quick…

  • Chocolate Pecan Muesli

    Mom’s Power Muesli

    I can eat this chocolate pecan muesli every day and never get tired of it! It gives me so much energy that lasts, and the power I need for a good start on my day. For my homemade muesli, I use organic rolled oats, ground flax seeds, dark chocolate chips, pecans, and sometimes I add cranberries or raisins, chocolate corn puffs or rice cereal, and cacao nibs. Almond milk is my favorite liquid to add, but you can use any milk you want or even a dollop of plain yogurt on top! Finally, I top it off with fresh berries and bananas. Having a baby is funny. You get into…