Just Nuts


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Yesterday, August 3, was a double-feature on the National Food Holiday scene.

1. National Watermelon Day

Watermelon half

and I am not making this one up…

2. Grab Some Nuts Day

How about grabbing a handful of nuts or party mix in honor of the holiday:

Coconut Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Almonds (vegan, GF)

Coconut Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Almonds in jar

Rosemary Chipotle Roasted Almonds (vegan, GF)

Rosemary Chipotle Roasted Almonds in bowl

Vanilla Cake Batter and White Chocolate Chip Caramel Corn

Vanilla Cake Batter and White Chocolate Chip Caramel Corn

Buttery Toasted Captain Crunchies (Vegan & GF options)

Buttery Toasted Captain Crunchies in blue bowl

Peanut Butter Chex Mix, aka “Puppy Chow” (vegan, GF)

Peanut Butter Chex Mix, aka “Puppy Chow”
Peanut Butter Chex Mix, aka “Puppy Chow”

White Chocolate Vanilla Peanut Butter Puppy Chow (GF)

White Chocolate Vanilla Peanut Butter Puppy Chow

Homemade Peanut Butter (just peanuts – no added oil, salt, or sugar)

Homemade Peanut Butter in glass jar

Do you like nuts? Favorite kind or way to enjoy them?

I love nuts and could eat them by the handful. A jar of good old-fashioned Planter’s mixed nuts, honey roasted peanuts, Cajon-seasoned or spicy nuts (TJ’s makes a few amazing blends that I can’t even buy anymore because they’re so addictive) you name it, I love them.  However, I have to watch it or I wind up with a belly-ache since nuts don’t love me as much as I love them.

However, I despite nuts in my baked goods or desserts. I hate walnuts in brownies or banana bread, dislike any type of nut in cookies, don’t like pecans in pie (I’d like a pecan-less pie, just the filling). Nuts and desserts just shouldn’t intersect for me.

Thanks for the Bella Bars Giveaway entries & enjoy your weekend!

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  1. I think that you were right on with this article. Two things I like about the post, one it is straight forward and two it does not attempt to promote anyone’s position particularly. Another good post Averie.

  2. I do like nuts, and my favourite are probably pistachios or cashews. My favourite nut butter is peanut butter, although I suppose peanuts are not really nuts …

  3. I love everything with nuts. I don’t think I can bake without them. I made puppy chow with the TJ’s Cocoa Almond spread and it is so good! It is hiding in the freezer with my white chocolate puppy chow :)

    1. mmmm, I get it’s so good! like a double-chocolate from the spread and then the choc chips!

  4. Oh wait, I thought I was replying to the latest post but I scrolled too far, apparently. Anyway, I was talking about the strawberry jelly rolls!