Nuts about NUT-FREE PESTO

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My husband was a chef for over a decade, so I’ve had my share of pesto ~ mostly with pasta. I’ve always loved it. He made it with pine nuts, walnuts, whatever nuts we had around. I’ve been craving it lately & guess what “nuts” we have around? You know it! 🙂

TIGER NUT PESTO

Put one bushel of basil of basil into a bowl of cold water to wash it, the dirt falls to the bottom. Pat dry with paper towels.

Take 1/2 cup of Tiger Nuts & add one clove of garlic. You don’t need to mince the garlic, just throw it in whole & PULSE.

Add 2 tbsp olive oil, a pinch of salt & basil to the mix then puree. Keep adding tablespoons of olive oil until you have a nice paste.

As you can see, I grilled some chicken & spread the pesto on top. DELICIOUS.

How will YOU use your Tiger Nut pesto? Let me know! Pesto is always synonymous with nuts, but it doesn’t have to be, not when you have TIGER NUTS around. Real nuts cause inflammation in my body, but Tiger Nuts keep me healthy with lots of fiber, vitamins & minerals. And the taste! I think the sweet nutty flavor of Tiger Nuts makes it BETTER than the regular pesto I used to eat.

So it’s win-win!! ENJOY.

In good health,

Robin xoxo

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TIGER NUTS ~ Not Just for Breakfast Anymore!

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Do you remember that commercial? If not, it’s probably a good thing, you’re not old like me 🙂

I made a batch of Tiger Milk day before yesterday. You should drink the milk within 3 days so it doesn’t go bad.
This is why it’s so popular in countries were there is no refrigeration, you can keep the milk outside for a few days & it will still be good.

This time I added a little more honey & cinnamon than usual, so it has a brown tint & it’s SO sweet and yummy.
I chopped up some strawberries, washed some blueberries & threw some Tiger Nuts in with the sweet milk.
OMG the CRUNCH of the nuts with the fruit!! It’s a great breakfast. Something new for you & the kids too! Kids LOVE crunchy stuff.
And it’s a HEALTHY way to start the day.

Here’s the link to buy a bag or two:

http://tigernutsusa.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=55&tracking=53330624eeb54

Have a bowl for breakfast & let me know what you think.
ENJOY!!
In good health ~

Robin xoxo

TIGER NUT BUTTER ~ Forget PB&J, try TB&J!!

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Well maybe you can’t make a TB&J, but Tiger Nut Butter is a GREAT snack to have on hand.
Remember: Tiger Nuts *aren’t really nuts* (which is good for those of us allergic, and eating nut-free),
so they don’t have the natural oils that cashews or peanuts do. Tiger Nut Butter won’t be as creamy as those,
but it’s still SO good!

This is what I started with:

2 cups of Tiger Nuts (soaked overnight, scrubbed & shiny)
3 tbsp. organic coconut oil
2 tbsp. honey
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Mix them all in the blender until you can get the mixture as creamy as you can.
It will still be chunky, so I transferred the mixture to the food processor.
I added more water and coconut oil (by the teaspoon so I wouldn’t put it too much) as I went until I got it as creamy as I could.
Then I put the nut butter into a Tupperware container & put it in the fridge for 2 hours.
It hardened up nice & I was ready to SNACK!!

As you can see, I put the nut butter on celery sticks,
and I made cucumber sandwiches with it. How will YOU use your Tiger Nut Butter?
Write & let me know… and ENJOY!!

In good health ~
Robin