#SLOWFOOD - ALL ABOUT HEALTHY NUT BUTTERS!
I was thrilled when i was asked to create two recipes for Mayvers, exclusively available at FairPrice, using their Australian-made, healthy and pure-state peanut butters. I know. You must be thinking: Isn’t peanut butter unhealthy, laden with sugars and hydrogenated fats? Well, if you make the right choice by taking the time to read the labels, you’ll be picking out peanut butters that contain only peanuts and sea salt. That’s about almost all the ingredients needed for a nutritious bottle of nut butter! Nuts are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acid, disease fighting vitamins, fibre, protein, calcium and are packed with heart-healthy fats.
As a mum who is highly protective of what goes into my daughter’s food, I can understand how difficult it is to find healthy alternatives for our beloved kids. Therefore, I am always on the hunt for delicious yet healthy treats for her. Mayvers is one of the few ethical producers of nut butters, made in Australia from purely roasted peanuts and sea salt.
When your kids get bored of the usual fruit and peanut butter toast. Try my rendition of a savoury toast with a generous spread of Mayvers natural and crunchy peanut butter topped with blanched organic spinach followed by poached barramundi flakes, lightly seasoned in organic sesame oil, pink salt and squeezes of lime. This makes an enjoyable lunch for adults too!
Or if you are craving for something soupy, here's another of my recipe - Healing Vegan Peanut Butter Soup with #Organic Quinoa Buckwheat Noodles. I'm not unfamiliar to making vegan soup bases. After all, this was what being vegan for two years taught me - The magical qualities of nuts. When I tried my first vegan soup made out of cashew nut butters, my mind was completely blown. Tasted better than any bone broth with that velvety richness just from nuts! Serve this chilled or warm and you'll feel how well it nourishes your body.
ORGANIC SPELT TOAST WITH PEANUT BUTTER AND FISH FLAKES
2 slices organic spelt bread, toasted
4 tablespoons Mayvers Natural & Crunchy Peanut Butter
200 grams barramundi, flaked and poached
150 grams organic baby spinach, blanched
1 teaspoon organic toasted sesame oil
1 lime, quartered
Finely chopped organic parsley
Pinch of salt
- Spread peanut butter on toast
- Lightly season barramundi with sesame oil and salt. Mix well.
- Arrange spinach on peanut butter.
- Top with seasoned barramundi and a sprinkle of black pepper
- Lastly, garnish with parsley and a squeeze of lime.
- Serve immediately.
HEALING VEGAN PEANUT BUTTER SOUP WITH ORGANIC QUINOA BUCKWHEAT NOODLES
3 tablespoons Mayvers Natural & Crunchy Peanut Butter
1/2 cup water
2 cups organic soy milk
1 tablespoon organic tamari
2 tablespoons organic mirin
3 teaspoons organic toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon pink himalayan salt
3 tablespoons lime juice
1/2 cup organic firm tofu, cut into cubes
1/2 cup organic broccolini florets, blanched
1/2 cup organic snow peas, blanched and sliced
1/2 packet organic quinoa buckwheat noodles, blanched
1 teaspoon organic white sesame seeds
- In a medium pot, heat the water. When it boils, stir in the peanut butter.
- Add tamari, sesame oil, and mirin into pot and whisk together for 5 mins. When it is smooth and creamy, add soy milk and salt last. Off the heat.
- Place noodles into serving bowl and pour soup over noodles.
- Top with peas, broccolini, tofu and garnish with sesame seeds.
- Serve hot. (For chilled version, simply refrigerate soup base for 4 hours and repeat steps 3 & 4.)
Mayvers’s range of healthy, wholesome spreads are available on FairPrice Online