Roasted Corn + Poblano Risotto

In case you haven’t noticed, I have been on a writing sabbatical for the past few months due to a crazy busy season at work.  I couldn’t be happier to be back than with a challenge!  Motivated by creativity and deadlines, I bring you this fantastic risotto as part of the Very Vegetarian Recipe Challenge given by Plated and Oxo!

Walnut Butter

Back during Brunch Week, I was given a large bag of delicious, raw walnuts.  Having some leftover after toasting them for my Pear Sundae, I decided to make some delicious walnut butter.

Homemade Walnut Butter Recipe | Amanda's ApronI smeared this nutty butter on fruit crisp crackers and sprinkled some cinnamon on top.  It was delicious!  More dense than peanut butter, walnut butter is a great addition to any foodie’s pantry.  It is mellow and smooth and is complimented by different add-ins.

Walnut Butter Recipe yields one cup
1C fresh, raw walnuts
1-1.5T walnut oil
1-2T brown rice syrup
dash of salt

Red, White, and Blueberry Bread

In honor of the 4th of July, I have another healthy recipe for you.  I really love quick breads, and this one is amazing!  It is full of berries, coconut, and….you’d never guess…zucchini!  Did I mention that it is vegan and gluten-free?  This is practically the perfect recipe!

Red, White, and Blueberry Bread Recipe | Amanda's ApronOk, I’ll admit it.  My bread isn’t as white as it could be, but I experimented with coconut sugar and loved how it turned out.  If you want a more true white color to the bread, feel free to use white sugar.  If you don’t need to worry about gluten, feel free to use all purpose flour, too.

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