by | Jan 30, 2013

As some of you may know, I recently quit my job to go back to school, so I’m on a fixed budget now and trying to find ways of saving and doing as much as possible myself.

Case in point: almond butter.  I buy a brand that usually runs me about $14.00 for an 18-oz jar, so, instead, for $7.99/lb (NYC prices), I bought roasted almonds at Fresh Direct and decided to try my hand at churning nuts into butter.

If you have a food processor, this will probably take a fraction of the time for you.  I don’t, but I do have one of these thingies, so I prepped the almonds in batches, mixing and moving and mixing some more. That is literally all it takes to make almond butter, folks: mash up the almonds until they look like almond butter.

Almond Butter

Ta da!

Now, I don’t have kids (that I know of…am I right, ladies?!), but the product I developed today made me feel as proud as I’d be if I did. Also, I’m pretty sure the amount of time and calories I burned were exactly the same as if I had had a baby, so, in a nutshell (get it?), making almond butter from scratch is as easy as childbirth.

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  1. Nick Mistretta

    Hi Dina,I didn't see any other way to contact you; I hope this is OK.My name is Nick Mistretta. I'm the managing editor of Natural Health Pub. I’m writing to ask you if you’d be interested in contributing a guest post to our site sometime.After five months, Natural Health Pub is attracting a consistent following. Meaning there’s opportunity for exposure and return traffic. I wouldn’t approach you otherwise. I was on your site today and came across this gem: Now, I don't have kids (that I know of…am I right, ladies?!)I love it! Now I know you're taking a break from blogging now. But when you're ready to return, keep us in mind for a recipe or two. And thanks for your support.Nick

I’m Dina R. D’Alessandro, MS, RDN, CDN. I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist based in New York City, and I provide nutrition counseling to women.

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