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Sunflower Seed Butter

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Want an alternative to peanut butter? Try sunflower seed butter! That’s right, SUNFLOWER SEED BUTTER! Not only will you save some money , but you can spice it up how you like. Because this was my first try at making my own, I kept it simple:

I put both containers of the seeds into the blender, with a couple tablespoons of coconut oil, and a couple sprinkles of cinnamon. I blended them on high speed, for about 10 minutes, with a few minute break to let the blender cool down a bit. You’ll find that the blender will get a little heated, so just give it a little break when it does. When it was finished, it fit perfectly back into one of the container! Enjoy it on anything you would enjoy peanut butter on! Nutricious, delicious, and animal free!

 

Posted in Crockpot recipes, Vegan Blog

Applesauce Ritual

It’s our ritual every morning for me to crush up BG’s daily vitamin and mix it in some applesauce for her. Yesterday, I decided to try my hand at some homemade applesauce in my crockpot, which was really easy to make (I find most things are easy to make in a crockpot!)

Here’s what you’ll need:

6-7 apples, cored, peeled and cut into small chunks
about 12 oz. of sweet cider (I used Blossoms sweet cider from Tops)
3 tbsp. of sugar
generous amount of cinnamon
not so generous amount of Allspice

Mix ingredients into crockpot. While I am a big fan of cinnamon and generous with it, you don’t want to put too much Allspice-it is quite powerful of a spice and you don’t want to overpower the taste of the apples. I did just a couple sprinkles of it. Cook on low heat for 8 hours and cool. BAM! Applesauce! Nutritious, delicious and animal free!