If you like nut butter, or even if you don’t…Make this!
Vanilla Maple Flax Cashew Butter
- 2.5 cups lightly or unsalted dry roasted cashews
- 5 T ground flax
- 3 T pure maple syrup (none of that imitation stuff!)
- 1 T pure vanilla extract or pure vanilla bean paste
Using a food processor, grind the roasted cashews until creamy. It could take anywhere between 5-10 minutes. Add ground flax and continue to grind until incorporated. Add maple syrup and vanilla extract and continue to grind. It may ball up and seem like it got stuck, but just keep the processor going. It’ll eventually smooth out again. Once smooth scoop out and…eat.
You won’t regret it!
And if you do…just mail it to me. I’ll eat it. No wasting allowed over here
Sorry for the short post, btw!
I’m on my way to Asia right now…I should’ve just started my trek over there not too long ago.
Actually, I probably just finished wiping down my seat, arm rests, tray table, and window pane/wall with wet wipes. Like I mentioned…I’m a germaphobe. But seriously, those things are dirty! I have the black wet-wipes to back it up. But I doubt you want to see it…
So let me ask you this!
What’s your favorite nut butter? - Almond and cashew butters are my favorite!
Anyone else wipe down their airplane seats or it is just me? - I have a feeling I might be alone on this one…
My flight was set to leave Boston at 6:30pm yesterday, but was delayed multiple times due to engine troubles. We finally left Boston around 8:30pm and were on our way back to Dallas.
Usually I can’t really sleep on flights but I was so tired I fell asleep during the last leg of the flight.
Then we landed and I thought we were home. But we weren’t.
Apparently there were too many thunderstorms and clouds in Dallas we had to divert down to Waco and fly back up North to land in Dallas. But since we had been taking the long route to Dallas from Boston, avoiding clouds from St. Louis to Dallas , by the time we made it to Waco our plane didn’t have enough gas to get us to back to Dallas. We ended up flying further down south to Austin to get fuel up.
It was quite an eventful night to say the least. I finally made it home this morning at 4am, slept a bit and woke up more than ready for breakfast.
This time I added diced apples into the batter. Best decision of the day, I’d say.
Fluffy and apple stuffed pancakes are really quite the way to start the day. Especially when your right eye all of a sudden feels a piercing pain and waters up like no other. And repeats every 5- 10 mins.
It all started midway through flipping pancakes. I would feel a pain in my eye, it would water up and then continue to be painful for another 20 seconds then go away. After the pain it would feel like I had something in my eye, then the pain would come again in a bit.
I was hungry though and wanted those pancakes!
Apple stuffed Pancakes
1 diced apple – 1/2 into the pancake batter and 1/2 for the topping
2/3 cups kodiak cake mix
2/3 cups water
1 T almond butter
This breakfast takes no time at all, but taste like I spent a long time on it. I just mixed the kodiak cake mix with the water, added the diced apples to the mix and cooked up the pancakes on a dry non-stick skillet.
Then I heated up the remaining diced apples with a splash of water in the skillet until soft, mixed it with almond butter and topped it on the pancakes.
[Side note: It's been 9 days since I last had almond butter. It was a necessity.]
A slight drizzle of maple syrup and the first bite was taken.
My eye pain continued as I ate so after I had my last bite [sad face] I called my optometrist.
Luckily she could fit me in 30 mins later.
I cut my eye. Right below my pupil.
Who would’ve thought? I don’t know how it happened, but it happened so now I have a lovely stick of antibiotic ointment to rub on my eye twice a day, along with a bottle of pain reliving drops.
Luckily it was something minor! In about a week my eye should be as good as new
And now that I’ve eaten the last piece of fruit in my house, I need to go participate in one of my favorite pastimes. Grocery shopping.