Peanut Butter Noodles

Peanut Butter & Company is really making some unique products. Since I really love Peanut butter I am having a blast trying out some new ideas.
When I was a kid I remember when my mom would order me sesame noodles from the Chinese take-out store. Then years later while traveling in Thailand I became addicted to Pad Thai. Well here is my gluten free spin to the fun, kid friendly noodle dish.

Ingredients:

10 oz rice noodles
8 Tbsp Hot and Spicy Peanut Butter from Peanut Butter & Company
2 Tbsp Soy sauce
2 Tbsp fish sauce mix (the red one I always talk about and the vegetarian version if you prefer)
1 Tbsp sesame oil
2 tsp brown sugar
2 green onions chopped
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
2 cups bean sprouts
1 cup chopped romain
1/4 crushed peanut
1 carrot grated
1/2 lemon

This is a quick one. Put noodles in boiling in boing water for a few minutes. While noodles cook mix peanut butter, soy sauce, fish sauce,sesame oil, sugar, green onion, lemon and half the cilantro. Once noodles are done, strain well and pour into large bowl with sauce to toss. Plate the noodles on a bed of romain and bean sprouts. Top noodles with grated carrot, crushed nuts and remaining cilantro. Enjoy!

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Peanut Butter & Company

Peanut Butter is clearly one of my go-to snacks and ingredients. Low in carb and high in protein it’s hard to go wrong. I often find my self substituting Peanut Butter when butter is required in recipes both sweet and savory.

Peanut Butter & Company is a great company that makes tons of fantastic flavors and all gluten free. They sent me a whole bunch of diffrent flavors to play with and I have come up with some great stuff. Give one of the flavors a try and keep a look out for some great recipes soon to come.

Some of natural peanut butter’s health benefits are:

– Vegetarian source of protein
– Provides essential vitamins and minerals like Vitamin E, Niacin, Phosphorous & Magnesium
– Cholesterol Free
– No trans fat
– Good source of natural folic acid, an essential nutrient during pregnancy and in the prevention of heart disease
– Good source of antioxidant, offering as much as grapes, tomatoes, or blueberries

At Peanut Butter & Co. they pride themselves on providing great-tasting, all-natural, healthful products. The complete ingredients list and nutritional information for all of thier peanut butter products are available on the web site.

Check them out!!!

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Blondies

Looking to make something sweet but don’t want junk food sitting around? What would you say if I could make a Blondie with no flour, no egg and no butter but only a can of beans and a few simple ingredients?

Try using the White Chocolate Peanut Butter from Peanut Butter Company’s White Chocolate Peanut Butter to really make this recipe really something special.

Ingredients:
1 Can of white beans (drain and rinse)p

2 TBS of your favorite peanut butter ( I recommend a fun flavor like the White Chocolate from New York Peanut Butter Company)
1/4 Splenda or any sweetener you would prefer
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup quick oatmeal

This recipe is really easy. Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend well.
Spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray and pour in batter. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Let it cook and then cut into squares.

*Since the recipe has no egg feel free to taste for sweetness and adjust how you would like.

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Cucumber Lemonade

One day last week, I got a text from my boyfriend while he was traveling on business. He was in a cafe and on the menu they had a cucumber lemonade. At the time he did not want to pay the $4 to buy one but texted me to see if it something I could make. I gave it a try and it turned out great.

With this hot summer I find myself always looking in the fridge for something to cool down with. I get sick of water and I am not a huge fan of things that are sugary like soda and juice. Cucumber and lemon are the best solution to making hot days a little more easy to handle.

Ingredients:

1L soda water
2 Cups ice
1/2 large cucumber peeled and chopped
Juice of two large lemons (and/or lime if you prefer)
3 Tbsp sweeter (sugar, splenda or agave honey)

In a large pitcher place the cucumbers and lemon juice. Mix them very well with a big spoon and let it stand for a few minutes. The lemon will help release the flavor from the cucumber and keep it from changing colors. Pour in the soda water and stir. Then add you sweeter if you choose to. Last, add the ice and place in fridge to cool. I purposely use a large amount of ice to decrease the carbonation a bit and to also cool it down fast. Enjoy.

* Note – If using artificial sweeter It’s important to add it at the end because the carbonated liquid and the acid from the fruit will react with the sugar in the pitcher and create a big mess.