It’s here! You can, officially, order my cookbook! This post will give you a bit of a sneak peak, and show you the various ways you can get your hands on Nut Butters: Twenty Nut Butter Recipes and Creative Ways to Use Them.
I’ve been asked a lot why I decided to write about nut butters. As I journey further into food blogging, I’m learning more and more about how to make an income as a blogger. Creating an actual product, like a cookbook, was something I knew I’d have to try eventually — so why wait? Without having the huge following of Joy the Baker or The Pioneer Woman (YET), publishing a “The Kitchen Paper Cookbook” might not be very successful. I knew I had to go niche. After blogging about chocolate almond butter, and seeing that post go CRAZY on pinterest and other places, I knew people were interested in nut butters.
Convinced already? These two buttons will direct you to two ways to buy the book, if you’re tired of reading this post already! For more previews, keep reading!
While I’m a fan of butter, sugar, flour, gluten, meat, dairy, and pretty much anything that I’m allowed to eat, I see more and more people refining their diets to be paleo, slow-carb, low-carb, gluten free, dairy free, etc. One thing most of these diets have in common: they allow nuts. Nut butters are gaining popularity as people discover that peanut butter isn’t the only way to make a sandwich.
Once I decided on nut butters, I decided I wanted to go one step further: how do you USE a nut butter, other than on toast, a spoon, or in a sandwich? So I decided to include a creative recipe for each nut butter, on how to turn it into something more exciting than a spread. This step took quite a bit of experimenting, as recipes failed, weren’t quite right, or were too darn good and disappeared (into my belly) before I could take a picture!
My favorite part about this book is that it’s really just a catalyst for your imagination to run wild with nut butters. Almost anything is interchangeable, perhaps with a few little tweaks here and there. If you love the idea of Chai Cashew Butter, but you don’t like cashews, make it with almonds! Maybe you want to make the Birthday Cake Cashew Butter Truffles with the Chocolate Bourbon Hazelnut butter instead — you CAN. I basically made a list of types of nuts, and types of flavors/spices, then picked out combinations that sounded good to me. You could do the same and come up with anything that sounds good to you — if you can make one nut butter, you can make ANY nut butter.
There are multiple ways for you to get your hands on a copy of my book! You can buy a hard copy either from Amazon, OR you can download a PDF version of the e-book! The content is exactly the same, so don’t worry about missing out either way.
Thanks so much to my friends and family who have not only encouraged me through the (laborious) process of writing a cookbook, but also helped me edit, taste-test, get the word out, and make this book happen! I’m so grateful for all of you! Now — go leave a glowing review on Amazon! 🙂