Awesome Asian-Style Cabbage Slaw Recipe with Rockstar Peanut Sauce

You’re in for a treat today! I finally decided to post the recipe for one of my favorite side dishes – Asian Slaw with Rockstar Peanut Sauce. Okay, the name might sound kinda cheesy, but this stuff is too tasty to be called anything but Rockstar. I could literally make this slaw every week if there weren’t any other recipes to make! I mean, if my cabbage-disliking husband polishes off a bowl of this slaw and then goes for seconds, that says a lot! The Rockstar Peanut Sauce makes this slaw plate-licking delicious – literally, as I might have been seen licking my salad plate and my fingers after eating this before! The secret of the sauce is in combination of my homemade peanut butter and light miso paste. In case this combo sounds strange to you, just take my word for it: it’s one of the most genius food pairings ever! … Read the rest of the post

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Cookies (Vegan, Oil-Free)

Who could resist the delicious fall flavor of pumpkin combined with the rich decadence of peanut butter, all whipped up into a warm, soft cookie? Not me! I love pumpkin, especially in desserts, but for some reason I tend to forget about it after the holidays. Now that I have the recipe for these yummy Peanut Butter Pumpkin Cookies, I’ll have a reason to enjoy the delicious pumpkin flavor any time of the year. Gotta love that canned pumpkin puree! Here’s how the recipe for these cookies was created. Some time ago, I stumbled upon this recipe for Exotic Spice Cookies from Figgy and Sprout blog. I made them a couple times with some substitutions, mainly skipping the added oil and replacing it with unsweetened applesauce, and using brown sugar instead of coconut sugar. They came out very tasty, at least for my Indian spice-loving palate. Last week, when I was putting … Read the rest of the post

Making Peanut Butter at Home from Scratch: Easy, Delicious, and Superhealthy!

It’s really easy to make your own peanut butter at home from scratch, and the results are always tasty, fresh, and way healthier than what you find in a jar of store-bought peanut butter! Today we are going to find out how to do it right. A few months ago I brought home a two-pound bag of raw, locally grown peanuts. I wanted to make homemade peanut butter, but didn’t exactly know where to start. Searching the internet gave me a few ideas, but most recipes called for adding more oil to the roasted peanuts as you’re blending them in a blender/food processor. It’s obvious that peanuts already have plenty of fat, so I was wondering if not adding any more oil will yield decent peanut butter. When my peanut butter was done, it turned out absolutely delicious! In fact, it was so good that the original batch of about … Read the rest of the post