Buttered Up

June 14, 2012

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Good afternooooon! This day is just whizzing by – in a very productive way!

Before lunch, I had exercise company when my friend Sarah joined me for a walk! School is out for the summer! We had a long talk about technology (post on new advancements coming!) and books and the hour flew by.

Sarah brought me some of her latest creation – Cookie Dough Nutty Butter! You never know what nut butter she will invent next : ) [Edited to add: More info on how to get your hands on it in the comments - unfortunately it's a secret recipe]

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Stuff is GOOD! So of course I had to have it for lunch.

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I made a CDNB & JATD [Jam According to Daniel : ) ] on toasted sourdough – delish!!

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Enjoyed a watermelon and mint salad (Sarah reminded me I need to use my mint!)

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And amped up the protein with about 2/3 a cup of cottage cheese topped with a little coconut sprinkle.

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All in all, filling and gooood!

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1 Jenn@slim-shoppin June 14, 2012 at 1:09 pm

Cookie dough nut butter? Holy cow that sounds amazing… and a little dangerous.

Does she have a recipe for that?

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2 KathEats June 14, 2012 at 1:12 pm

i linked to it :)

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3 Diane June 14, 2012 at 1:16 pm

She didn’t post the recipe on the website. That looks delicious!

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4 KathEats June 14, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Oh I’m sorry, I thought she did. I’ll ask if it’s somewhere else.

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5 KathEats June 14, 2012 at 1:39 pm
6 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen June 14, 2012 at 1:35 pm

There is a page on my blog about how to order some. The recipe is a bit of a secret, but it’s a base of three nuts (cashews, almonds, peanuts).

http://www.thesmartkitchenblog.com/nutty-butter

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7 Diane June 14, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Sarah – I’m interested in buying but wondering if you have any (estimated) health stats. I know it’s homemade so they won’t be exact but just wondering.

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8 Michelle (Better with Berries) June 14, 2012 at 1:12 pm

That cookie dough nutter butter looks delicious – and the packaging is adorable!

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9 SavoryandSavage June 14, 2012 at 1:13 pm

The watermelon looks soo good – It is blazing hot here today and the melon looks so refreshing!

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10 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance June 14, 2012 at 1:13 pm

I bet that cookie dough nut butter would be good in overnight oats! I may try to make some that isn’t too peanut buttery for myself!

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11 Lindsey June 14, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Coconut sprinkled on cottage cheese! Great idea! I’ll have to try that ASAP.

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12 Cait's Plate June 14, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Oh my goodness that cookie dough nut butter looks SO good.

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13 Khushboo June 14, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Ohhh I bet that cookie dough Pb would taste fab mixed in cottage cheese!

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14 Farah June 14, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Hi Kath- What brand of cottage cheese do you buy? I haven’t found one I like…it’s a texture thing with me – can’t be too ‘creamy’…Thanks!

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15 KathEats June 14, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Whole Foods Low-Fat Organic – I’m picky about my CC and love this one!

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16 Farah June 14, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Thanks! I’ll check it out – though going into Whole Foods is always dangerous with me. I live right across the street form one, and always walk out with way more than I’d planned on buying … oops!

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17 Jamie @ StudioEats June 14, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Looks like an awesome lunch! I love adding coconut to random things.

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18 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) June 14, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Oh mint and watermelon…YES! YUM! That nut butter looks and sounds perfectly delicious! I love how the flavor combinations are endless!

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19 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 14, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Hehe I think you’re going to need to start a KERF Dictionary – CDNB & JATD, SIAB, Hugh Jass… ;) Sounds like a great day so far!

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20 KathEats June 14, 2012 at 1:40 pm

: )

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21 Lace @ Real Food Quest June 14, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Cottage cheese is a hard one for me. Is there a brand/type you suggest?

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22 KathEats June 14, 2012 at 1:41 pm

I love the Whole Foods low-fat organic. I’m picky and hate fat-free CC and like it to be just the right amount of cream + curds

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23 chris June 14, 2012 at 1:36 pm

I subscribe to this whole foods 52 list serve and just got this recipe for almond ginger honey nut butter! Hope to try it soon! http://food52.com/blog/3645_homemade_nut_butters?utm_source=FOOD52+Subscribers+List&utm_campaign=134fee7056-FOOD52_Digest6_8_2012&utm_medium=email

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24 Emily @Emily's Olives June 14, 2012 at 1:42 pm

omg! I love the look of the butter and the jars are so cute! I am envious of your lunch, I forgot mine this morning :(

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25 Averie @ Averie Cooks June 14, 2012 at 1:47 pm

mint & watermelon

and homemade nut butter/cookie butter…oh yeah!!!

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26 OliePants June 14, 2012 at 2:01 pm

What a delicious lunch. Now, I’m feeling inspired to make jam!

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27 Catalina @ Cake with Love June 14, 2012 at 2:01 pm

So simple but so delicious! That nut butter sounds amazing!

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28 Julia H. @ Going Gulia June 14, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Oh wow, that nut butter DOES sound good. Someday it’s going to become one of those delicious recipes everyone’s trying to figure out (like the Olive Garden salad dressing!)

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29 Kim @ Spoonful of Sass June 14, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Nothing better than a good ‘ole PB&J…or a gourmet version!

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30 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles June 14, 2012 at 2:27 pm

Oh heavens- that looks like an amazing lunch! ….I love cottage cheese with some coconut extract and pineapple chunks stirred in! Mmmmmmm! :)

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31 Runak June 14, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I noticed that you haven’t been using your stainless steel straws anymore. Did you have a problem with them. I was thinking about getting me a set but not sure now. By the way I really enjoy your blog.

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32 KathEats June 14, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Nope, just swap back and forth each week (I use one about a week and then either wash the stainless or throw away the plastic)

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33 gina @ skinnytaste June 14, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Wow that butter looks good!!! It was so nice meeting you in Seattle!! Hope you had a great trip back.

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34 KathEats June 14, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Lovely to meet you too Gina!

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35 Grace @ Grace Dishes June 14, 2012 at 2:40 pm

That cookie dough nut butter looks divine! Sounds so yummy and creative.

I love watermelon this time of year :) it’s so sweet and refreshing and perfect for hydration!

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36 Chelsea June 14, 2012 at 2:42 pm

You make me so jealous with all your fancy nut butters. Your lunch looks fantastic!

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37 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles June 14, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Cookie Nut Butter…oh my! How creative! Just finished picking baskets of strawberries for strawberry jam…now that would go nicely in your sandwich!

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38 Liz @ Tip Top Shape June 14, 2012 at 2:53 pm

That nut butter sounds amazing!!!

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39 Annette @FitnessPerks June 14, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Whoa! Hello indulgent nut butter! Hah. Gotta try mint with watermelon–looks tasty!

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40 Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac June 14, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Haha, love the picture caption “Green = Vegetable.” Looks like a yummy lunch! Still jealous of your sourdough!

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41 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats June 14, 2012 at 6:26 pm

how sweet of her to bring that! it looks delicious!

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42 Meagan June 14, 2012 at 7:15 pm

Coconut and cottage cheese? Thats def a new combo :)

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43 Angel7 June 14, 2012 at 7:37 pm

What a great concoction for nut butter :)

Watermelon with mint sounds good!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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44 Maria June 14, 2012 at 10:44 pm

I have purchased the nut butter and it is out of this world! Glad you enjoyed it too and am a bit jealous that Sarah lives so close and can get it to you easily :)

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45 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count June 15, 2012 at 7:37 am

That all sounds delicious!!

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46 Lee, Anytime Health June 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Homemade nut butter is THE BEST! Especially if it’s a gift :) I love her presentation.

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47 Zoe @ loseweightandgainhealth June 15, 2012 at 4:55 pm

The nut butter looks wonderful. But I am loving your little blue bowl and spoon the most – the one you had the cottage cheese and coconut in. How gorgeous they are.

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48 Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See June 16, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Oooh I would bet that the cookie dough nut butter is awesome on cottage cheese! Cookie cheesecake perhaps !?

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