cashews

Creamy Cashew Milk

Creamy Cashew Milk

Almond milk is a staple in most "clean"/"paleo"/"real food" (etc.) kitchens. And for good reason - it's delightful! That said, I think that almonds hog the lime light a little bit. Just like with almonds, you can make dairy-free milks from essentially any nut. I do love my homemade almond milk recipe, but I'm not always in the mood to whip out my nut milk bag (wow, the inappropriate interpretations of that phrase are never ending).

Cashew Chicken Stir Fry

Cashew Chicken Stir Fry

It doesn't get easier than this stir fry bowl. Or more delicious...unless you decide to step it up and add some white rice to it (spoiler alert: it's awesome). Apparently my new thing is dumping as many things as I can into a single skillet, cooking it in less than 10 minutes, and scarfing it down in under 5....because I eat every meal as though it's my last. I mean, honestly...it's ridiculous. I've had this issue since I was 10 and no matter how hard I try, I cannot seem to slow down.

Curried Turkey Cauli Zoodle Bowl with Easy "Peanut" Sauce

Curried Turkey Cauli Zoodle Bowl with Easy "Peanut" Sauce

This is a "throw everything in the skillet" type of meal. Which are often my favorites. There's nothing better than when culinary ingenuity meets laziness. Thai flavors are among my favorites - particularly that peanuty sauce you seem to see at every Thai joint. 

Almond Cashew Butter

Almond Cashew Butter

Homemade almond butter takes patience. Lots of patience. But let's not mistake patience with hard work. Because it takes none of that. Literally none. Making nut butter is so easy it hardly qualifies as a recipe. It takes patience because you have to wait through a solid 10-20 minutes of straight blending to get the creamy end result...it's loud...but worth it. 

Chewy Cashew Butter Molasses Cookies

Chewy Cashew Butter Molasses Cookies

Here's a deliciously festive holiday cookie for the books! I brought these to a cookie exchange and they were a great hit. Super delicious! They have a chewy consistency and a slammin' gingerbread/molasses flavor that isn't overwhelmingly sweet. Whip up a batch of these in no time for your upcoming holiday parties, cookie exchanges...or just to have for yourself (I won't tell). As I type this, I am now thinking that they would make for a great Christmas ice cream sandwich too. Sandwich some coconut milk ice cream in between two of these suckers and holy Christmas moly. 

Creamy Curried Spaghetti Squash

Creamy Curried Spaghetti Squash

I am a sucker for Indian cuisine, ain't gonna lie. I'm having a total brain fart today and don't really have anything witty or funny or even remotely informative to share with you...so I'll just tell you this is a really simple dish that takes very little prep and packs a lot of flavor. If you like curry - try it. If not...maybe head to a different page on my site... 

Cashew Caramel Bars

Cashew Caramel Bars

Something about these bars makes me want to dance around the kitchen in my undies and watch a happy movie....like Love Actually. Man I love that movie. This recipe was developed on a whim. I was getting ready to leave to visit my parents for the weekend and decided I should come with a dessert in hand (because what kind of worthless, free loading daughter would show up to her parents' house empty handed? I would NEVER do that...ermm...cough).