Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Sun, Books, and Coconut Products
In my continuing effort to try new things, this week I have made two coconut related purchases. I had to compromise on the Earth Balance Coconut and Peanut Spread and buy creamy because it was all that was stocked.
I am somewhat grateful that I am not drawn to inhaling it. I think honestly it might be the agave, I am not a huge fan of sweetened peanut butter (I realize the irony given the amount of baked goods I eat with peanut butter). The smell is wonderful however. While fine straight, I think it might be good for more sauces and stir fry. I did put some on cauliflower I happened to be cooking at the same time and that was a really good combination.
The Coconut Manna (coconut butter) on the other hand is in my category of "how did I live without this?"
When I went to the store to get the coconut butter I also had farro on the list as something new to try. The farro was about 8.99 and I think the Coconut Manna was about 9.99. Something had to be sacrificed. Quinoa is cheaper than farro anyway and a complete protein.I believe I made the correct choice.
Once I tasted it, I knew I needed to do something with that coconut butter right away.
I do plan to do some baking this week, but for quick and easy, I decided to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge.
Since I didn't have a "very ripe" banana I tried the melted banana trick. It is a good thing that it does what it needs because that is a very bad smell.
Posted by thequiltingdoberman at 3:09 PM