Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Absolutely Nutty

After I told Spinning Marcy about considering giving up my precious peanut butter for my own special version of Lent, she quickly jumped in with suggestions of other nut butters. If you can all just keep your snickers to yourselves, I will now admit that I have an unbelievable weakness when it comes to nuts (have your giggle and then we'll move on). Handfuls of raw walnuts, cashews, almonds...dry roasted peanuts...don't even get me started. My whole peanut butter issue is merely a manifestation of a far greater madness.

A couple of spin classes later, my dear friend brought to me a gigantic jar of almond butter. Helping? I'm not certain. But I was, in no way, shape or form, going to turn such a gift down. I was rather excited because I had recently tried a delightful homemade granola bar recipe that utilized almond butter, but had since run out. It was even on that ongoing grocery list -- y'know, the one full of the things you keep forgetting -- yeah, that one.

I'd suppose it's been a month of busy-ness and I've finally made another batch of those delights. My weekdays -- especially Mondays -- are nothing shy of ridiculous and grabbing a bite on the go is no easy task for a gal plagued with this whole no-gluten thing. One of these on my way to 5:45 a.m. spin and another in my backpack...

Life is good.

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