I don't know if you realize this, but I'm kind of a nut-tritionist. I'm naming my first child Cashew (Cash for short) and if it happens to be allergic to treenuts, well, I guess I'd have to switch to something allergen-free. It's good to know that all of Artisana's nut butters are peanut-free and manufactured in a peanut-free facility (perfect for school lunches). 100% organic, handcrafted in small batches, and with no sugar or preservatives, Artisana's butters are light years ahead of others with the variety that they offer and the quality.
The folks over at Artisana sent me a bunch of their raw butters for sampling - Coconut Butter, Cacao Bliss, Cashini, Tahini Butter, Cashew Butter, Almond Butter, Macadamia Butter, Pecan Butter, and Walnut Butter. They also make Coconut Oil. While technically not a butter, I love to bake with it - it is a tad more expensive to use than canola oil, but worth it for the boost in nutrition and the gooey richness that it adds to vegan scones and baked goods.
Now the challenge for me is to figure out how to use these butters. While I could simply use them in the ways that I normally enjoy my nut butter (for spreading or on cereal), I want to draw some inspiration from my readers. The hook-up is 1 jar of Cashini Butter, 1 jar of Walnut Butter, and a variety of single serving to-go packs to sample.
To enter to win, simply leave a comment below: Give me an out-of-the-ordinary nut butter recipe. The 3 that take the thinking outside of the jar will have their ideas test run in my kitchen. Best taste wins. To double your chances, tweet about the giveaway and let me know that you did so in the comments.
The contest begins today, September 27th and runs through Friday, October 1st at 12pm. I will announce the trio of finalists on Friday afternoon and the winner on Monday, October 4th. Good luck, my fellow health nuts.