Salted Caramel Express

I’ve always been terrified of making caramel and too lazy to finally know how to make it and stop being afraid of it. I’ve had too few successful experiences. The bad ones have been followed by a horrible clean-the-mess episode. When caramel goes wrong, you have to recover from disappointment while recovering your saucepan from … Continue reading

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Have you ever felt guilty throwing away pumpkin seeds? I have. If you feel the same way as I do, there is a ridiculously easy way to avoid wasting those little treasures: roast them and consume as… snack, topping for salads or soups or… add-in cookies and bars! I roasted them with olive oil, honey … Continue reading

Hazelnut & Cacao Spread

It’s been a long time since I haven’t bought Nutella. As I have some self-control issues it’s better for me not to have this kind of temptations near me.  I have to choose between eating a whole Nutella jar and not eating at all. It seems like the second choice is the healthiest. However, I … Continue reading

Pumpkin Puree, essential for the season

My favorite season is here and I’m loving it! I love yellowish-brown colors, fresh weather, the smell of cinnamon, roasting fruits and vegies, cozy socks, comfy jammies, warm breakfasts, pumpkins and apples… Definitely, this is my season. Every recipe I’ve been thinking of lately involves pumpkin and I needed to load as much as possible … Continue reading

Raw or Roasted Almond Butter?

I know. I’m being a bit repetitive with nut butters, but I just discovered roasted almond butter! I also discovered that I love to roast nuts. The smell coming out from the oven while roasting almonds is fantastic! I wish my house could smell like that all the time! But is it possible? I guess … Continue reading

Life doesn’t get any better than this… Peanut Butter & Chocolate Spread

Who doesn’t love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate? I really don’t know anybody. To avoid generalizations I will speak for myself…  I’m crazy about peanut butter and chocolate together. Reese’s and Butterfingers are in my top 5 “favorite junk treats”. However, nowadays I’m eating as clean as possible and those “favorite junk treats” … Continue reading

Nuts About Nut Butters

Earlier this week, I decided to get some nuts from the supermarket to make different nut butters and show them to you. Despite my (almost) unconditional love for hazelnuts, I grabbed macadamias, almonds, peanuts and cashews. I didn’t make hazelnut butter because I don’t find it fascinating enough and it’s too much work to peel … Continue reading