So, I ran yesterday and managed to completely eff-up my right knee. That means all workouts and such are on strict HOLD until this sharp shooting pain in my knee dissipates and I can glide gracefully down the three flights of stairs that lead to the world and beyond. It’s not cool. I’m pissed. I’m icing my knee likes it’s my GD job and praying that I didn’t do major damage. If you pray to something or someone–say a little prayer for my knee. Pretty please.
Due to this extenuating circumstance, I stayed up late, slept in til 9am, went to DD to get my coffee (hot this time–that really screwed them up since I’m typically and iced black coffee kinda girl), came home made a beautiful breakfast of 2 eggs over-easy, 5 pieces of bacon and about a cup of sauteed kale. Then I pondered making something in the kitchen since it was already messy. I had a giant can of leftover pumpkin from my pumpkin frittata that I made last week and decided to try making some cashew nut butter (inspired by this recipe at Paleomg.com). SUCCESS PEOPLE, SUCCESS!
So here’s the recipe because you should eat this at least once in your life.
2 cups cashews (it’s cool if they’re lightly salted–just don’t use that crap coated in sugar)
1 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 plus 1 giant tbsp coconut oil melted
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp (or however much you like) cinnamon or cimmanim (however you prefer to say it)
Procedure: Put the cashews in food processor and PROCESS those beautiful little babies until very teeny tiny. Then put in pumpkin puree and coconut oil PROCESS again until it looks beautiful and smooth like Buttah! Then put in your honey and cinnamon and PROCESS it again. Then you are done and you may eat it.
In the future I’ll probably add more spices and such to make it really fancy, but I think you get the idea. You can pretty much make it your own and put it on all kinds of stuff– like paleo toast that I found at another awesome blog called www.healthylivinghowto.com or even put it on some fried plantain chips as a beautiful little dessert. Seriously, plantain chips are like a whole food group to me and probably one of my favorite foods.