Celebrating women's day with nut butter (…almonds and pecans!)

And so another week begins.  And it begins with International Women’s Day!  Hooray for Women!

Whilst I am still ploughing on with the dreaded essay, it is slowly coming together so I have less of a grump on.  Phew.  All I can say is that Tom deserves a medal for sending me off to yoga instead of church on Sunday!  Yup.  What a difference it made.  I was almost “normal” afterwards.

Despite being knee-deep in research papers for my essay I did find time to make some nut butter, for the first time.  Since peanut butter and I are on a break I needed an alternative, but equally yummy and comforting, spread for my rice cakes.  And, by golly (what a phrase), I think I may have found something…

Roasted Pecan and Almond Butter


4 oz mixed pecans and almonds (soaked for 8 hours then drained and rinsed)
1-2 tsps toasted sesame oil
1-2 tsps olive oil


Roast the nuts in the oven (at moderate temperature) for 30mins, turning frequently to prevent burning.

Once roasted, leave to cool before adding to your food processor fitted with the S blade

Process for 5-10 mins

Then add the oils starting with 1 tsp of each and process until reached the desired consistency.


Before I go check out the great (and very different) videos featured on today’s posts from two talented women, the Gluttonous Vegan and the Voracious Vegan.

And finally, I thought I’d treat you to another mugshot of me, in all my grumpiness.  Oh yeah.


10 thoughts on “Celebrating women's day with nut butter (…almonds and pecans!)

  1. This looks so, so, so, so good! I LOVE almond butters, and mixing that with pecan sounds totally heavenly!


  2. You don’t look SO grumpy anymore, I take it you are making progress with the paper? I hope so! Thanks for linking to my video, I really appreciate it!


  3. Thanks Tasha. Yeah, I’m getting there so the grump is most definitely behind me- I’ve had positive feedback from my tutor so I feel much more relaxed 🙂


  4. This is great, especially since these fancy nut butters can be so expensive and packed with sugar.


  5. Your nut butter is way better than my attempt ever was! I am trying to nail the RAW nut butter version as well!


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