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This Sunflower Butter Recipe Is The Perfect Alternative for Nut Butter. Nut butters are amazing and used in all kinds of clean eating recipes.

This Sunflower Butter Recipe Is The Perfect Alternative for Nut Butter

That being said, not everyone can have nut butter (allergies, anyone?) An awesome alternative is sunflower butter. Better yet, you can make it at home with this recipe! 4 cups raw unsalted sunflower seeds, shelled 5-9 tbsp sunflower oil (or any mildly flavored non-solid vegetable oil like grapeseed), amount may vary 3 tbsp honey (or to taste) – for vegan use agave nectar or your favorite sweetener 1/4 teaspoon, heaping sea salt (or to taste) Sheet tray, food processor Total Time: 45 Minutes Servings: 2 3/4 cups sunflower butter Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a food processor, combine the roasted sunflower seeds with the honey and salt (use more or less salt and honey to taste, if desired). Begin processing the seeds. Add the oil 1 tbsp at a time, smoothing out the butter and processing frequently, until you reach your desired consistency. Store your sunflower butter in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

10 Homemade Baking Mixes That Save Money and Time. Popular in Food & Drink I used to bake from scratch quite frequently.

10 Homemade Baking Mixes That Save Money and Time

You really can't beat a batch of homemade brownies or a loaf of crusty bread, am I right? However, as my life has morphed and changed, my time in the kitchen has dwindled. I eventually found myself relying more heavily on boxed mixes to get by. After a while, I decided to start making my own to save money and banish the questionable ingredients. Here are some mixes I've made for my kitchen that you should consider stocking in yours. 1. My mom always had a box of Bisquick on hand for making biscuits, waffles, and all sorts of baked goods. 2. Make Healthy Condiments: Ketchup Recipe, Mayo and More. Labor Day is upon us, which means that the summer is coming to a close yet again.

Make Healthy Condiments: Ketchup Recipe, Mayo and More

It also means that we all probably have one more summer barbeque to attend. Cue the Value-Pack* Ketchup, Mustard, and Mayonnaise! I don’t know about you, but I find those large bottles of condiments a tad boring (not to mention that they are LOADED with sugar and unhealthy ingredients like, high-fructose corn syrup.

Yuk!). So, why not spice up and “clean” up these summer-barbeque staples with a Clean Cuisine version? I originally shared my dairy-free and oil-free mayonnaise in our 4th of July Recipes Feature (a perfectly suitable menu for Labor Day too!) Did you know you can make a ketchup recipe that is every bit as sweet as the beloved Heinz version, but with zero added sugar (and no artificial sweeteners either!) *Note: most packaged yellow mustard is already clean, so that’s one you can buy in the “Value” size!

Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Sun Dressing (Gluten-Free Recipe) Turmeric is getting some well-deserved attention these days.

Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Sun Dressing (Gluten-Free Recipe)

I love it for all its amazing anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and detoxifying properties, just as much as I love the vibrant color it gives to every dish. Here's a great and simple dressing recipe to use on salads, roasted veggies, as a dip, or as a dressing over a quinoa dish. Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Sun Dressing Ingredients: 4 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oilJuice + zest of 2 Lemons¼ avocado1 clove garlic, minced1 Tbsp. ground turmeric1 Tbsp. raw local honey — if not veganpinch of Himalayan sea salt (to taste) Directions: Blend all ingredients in a blender.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com. Make Your Own Awesome Salad Dressing with This Simple Cooking Formula. Pita bread. Oh, am I so happy to finally have a great pita recipe.

pita bread

You see, pitas themselves aren’t hard to make. Most recipes very closely, or even exactly, resemble a standard pizza dough and they’re not much more difficult to assemble. No, the trouble comes when you pop them in the oven and pray for the kind of puffiness you can pop some falafel into and end up with flatbread. Delicious, warm, toasty flatbread, but definitely not a pita. But this works! This may also be the perfect starter bread, for those of you intimidating by the bread-making process. One year ago: Almond Biscotti Deb went on vacation and all I got were these lousy pita breads! Pita Bread Adapted from The Bread Bible 3 cups plus a scant 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour (16 oz./454 grams) 2 teaspoons salt (1/2 oz./13.2 grams) 2 teaspoons instant yeast (6.4 grams) 2 tablespoons olive oil (1 oz./27 grams) 1 1/4 cups water, at room temperature (10.4 oz./295 grams) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Five Sauces Everyone Should Know How to Make for Endless Meal Options. Sriracha-style hot sauce. Add Cultured Whey to DIY Condiments to Make Them Last Longer in Your Fridge. Make Delicious Two-Ingredient Ice Cream, No Machine Required. Make Homestyle Butter (and Buttermilk) in Your Blender. Make Homestyle Butter (and Buttermilk) in Your Blender.