First things first, I finally got my powdery almond non-butter to cooperate! I have, successfully, created Homemade Almond Butter. See for yourself:
All it took was a little more pulsing and little bit of patience with my Food Processor (FP). For those of you just joining, I tried this AB thing a few days ago…got a little restless…and ended up with a powder/paste thing. It wasn’t tastey. And it certainly wasn’t butter.
Now I have the butter! It is delicious. Here’s how I did it…
3/4 c Raw Almonds
1 tsp of each: Cinnamon and Nutmeg
Drizzle of Honey
Pulse, pulse, and PULSE SOME MORE until it finally becomes a nut butter. Be patient, it will come. And it is well worth the wait!
We had rain and no shine here in DC today; with two days in a row of running, I decided it’d be just fine to stay IN tonight (stay dry) and try something new. Since Bob & Jillian sufficiently killed my legs last week ( I use their Powersculpt DVD), I went for an old Yoga video instead.
I’ve never tried said video, so I started with “Day 1” (out of 5). Well, 20 minutes and just a few poses later, we were already relaxing. Then, 5 minutes after that, we were sitting up and closing one nostril at a time while we inhaled and exhaled.
…..Um, what? Maybe I’m just not into this yoga thing enough yet. But, the concept was a little lost on me. I enjoyed the motions until I was instructed to “Use the right hand to hold the left nostril”. Good bye, Yoga man!
Time to cook!
I picked out the perfect Sweet Potato at Whole Foods last week for SP Chips (i.e. perfectly round and long)! I chopped it, put it in a tupperware bin and tossed with 1 tbsp Canola Oil, Garlic Powder, Thyme and Black Pepper. Preheat the oven to 400*.
Bake for ~15 minutes, turn and bake ~8 minutes, or until they’re as crispy or soft as you like them.
Add a Tomato & Basil Veggie Burger (+ raw baby Spinach leaves & Grated Parmesan Cheese), whole-wheat bread and some ketchup…
Protein: veggie burger & bun
Healthy Carbs: sp chips & bun
Vitamins A & C: sp chips & spinach
Healthy Fats: canola oil
How do you like your Sweet Potatoes? I experiment with seasonings and baking options every time! Fries, chips, whole potato….sweet (brown sugar/cinnamon), spicy (cumin/chili powder), or my spice-mix of the night!