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Homemade Pecan Butter with Cinnamon and Vanilla

I first made homemade pecan butter a couple of years ago when I was diagnosed with a peanut, dairy AND gluten sensitivity. Turns out I wasn’t “sensitive” to any of those foods… and that’s one year of eating I will never get back. I’m not bitter.

If there’s one good thing that came out of restricted eating, it’s that I discovered homemade pecan butter. This recipe is delicious and has a deep and delicious roasted pecan flavor. Probably because it’s made with roasted pecans.

It’s also really easy to make and like this homemade granola recipe, it’s super addictive. This pecan butter is great on toast, as a dip for pretzels, spread on a banana and really with most things you’d expect nut butter to be great with.

I want to make something clear though – I love peanut butter. It’s cheap, it’s healthy (for the most part) and it’s super versatile. One of my favorite food combinations of all time is crunchy peanut butter + banana. Sometimes you just need to mix it up though, and when you do mix it up, I hope you make this recipe and steer clear of the overpriced nut butters at the grocery store that are usually more than just nuts (looking at you palm oil). Read More

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Food Truck Economics: Breaking Down the Revolution

Food Truck economics check out. Not only do Food Trucks churn out awesome and unique food, they are also extremely economical; helping both chefs and patrons everywhere. Don’t believe me? Let’s break it down.

Food truck economics broken down.

A modest food truck (fully decked out with cooking equipment) will run you anywhere between $30,000 and $100,000. Let’s call it $75,000. Fixed cost, done. Read More

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Healthy Homemade Granola in 30 Minutes

I made this Healthy Homemade Granola over the weekend and it was easier than expected. For years I have been buying granola because making it at home seemed like too much work. I proved myself wrong, as this granola was easy to make and only took about 30 minutes. It’s great over yogurt, and even better in my Simple Cinnamon Yogurt Parfait recipe. It’s crunchy, sweet, and pretty addictive. Read More

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Spicy Soy Sauce Basil Chicken

Chicken is healthy, but can also be bland and boring. This cold winter night I decided to go with something spicy for dinner, and this Spicy Soy Sauce Basil Chicken is anything but bland. It will give your weeknight dinner routine the shake up it needs. Earlier, I shared a recipe on how to make chicken in a slow cooker, this time I am going to marinate chicken and “grill” it on the stovetop. If you don’t have a grill pan, a regular frying pan will work just fine. Read More