Thursday, May 13, 2010

Finally…Almond Butter

So first I want to thank everyone for support lately and I hope everyone enjoyed yesterday’s post on some of my favourite blogs. Hopefully, some of you were able to find some new blogs to read and enjoy.

I did found out some horrible news today. One of our really good friends lost their baby yesterday. And the worst part is that she was 8 months pregnant so she still have to give birth and go through labour. I feel worst too because they live in Newfoundland so their not really close so I feel like there’s not really much we can do except support them and be here if they need anything.

So after that sad news…back to some healthy living blogging. So yesterday Matt and I made a stop at Costco and picked up some of this…

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I finally picked up some Almond Butter.  For those of you who are new to my blog this is the first time I’ve ever bought almond butter. I knew I as soon as I got it the first thing I wanted to make was Angela’s Nut Butter Fries.

Since we also picked up some fresh boneless skinless chicken breast I decided to par it with Lemon Chicken that I got from Sophie Uliano’s The Gorgeously Green Diet: How to Live Lean and Green.

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  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (the recipe called for chicken thighs)
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic - chopped
  • 1 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried thyme

First I cut the chicken into strips (I almost always do this with boneless skinless chicken breast – they cook so much faster in the oven that way).

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In a bowl I mixed together the rest of the ingredients (with the lemons I squeezed all the juice out of 1.5 of them).

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I dipped the chicken in the marinade and put it in a Pyrex dish. I used the last half of the lemon as garnish.

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I cooked them in the oven for about 25 mins.

Nut Butter Parsnip Fries

I followed Angela’s recipe almost exactly.

  • 3 parsnips
  • 1 tbsp of almond butter
  • 2 tbsp of peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • a little salt

First I cut the parsnips into fry like shape.

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Then mix the rest of the ingredients together and coat the parsnips in nut butter mixture (if you wear any jewellery make sure to take it off – it makes a huge mess – hehe). Place on a pan (I covered the pan with aluminum foil to help control the mess a little bit).

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I cooked these in the oven for about 35 mins.


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Dinner is served…

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NOM! This was so yummy! Thanks so much Angela for this amazing recipe. I will definitely be making these again very, very soon!

Now I’m enjoying some quiet time with the hubby and drinking some of this…

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I hope everyone has a good night.

~ Katie :)


Nicole said...

That is so so sad about your friend, I can't even imagine what she's going through, going through all those months of being pregnant and labor. I am so sorry.

On another note, how amazing were those fries??

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Ali @ Fat to Fit said...

Just wanted to say, from someone who has been there, the best thing you can do for her is not be afraid to talk about her baby. I had so many people just avoid me, and pretend I was never pregnant - never mind that I was 7.5 months pregnant with twins. It's easier to avoid it...but don't :)

AND, your chicken looks fantastic! I will admit, I tried those parsnip fries and thought they were pretty darn gross. I prefer my parsnips plain, I guess!

Tracey- said...

Wow, what a sad thing that happened for your friend. I've never been pregnant, but I think that although you ARE far away, you can still be there for her. I' sure she's getting a lot of support this weekend and this weekend. Maybe give her a call late next week, once all of the support calms down, and let her know that you are thinking about her and available to talk if she needs to. Sometimes, it's nice to have that person across the country, that you can call and talk to, but also don't have to worry about running into them at the grocery store and breaking down in front of them.

Let her know that you don't know how she is feeling, but you'd like to know if she wants to tell you. That must be UNBEARABLY difficult to deal with. :(

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

Dinner looks great!!

Angie All The Way said...

OMG the thought of losing the baby at 8 months completely crushes my heart. My heart goes out to your friend(s) :-(