Heat The Salmon Butt

by HEAB on April 18, 2009

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Nate so graciously pointed out that if you rearrange the letters of Heather Eats Almond Butter, and then remove a few, you’re left with Heat The Salmon Butt. Nate, I hope you don’t mind, but I’m stealing this phrase to describe all of my recipe disasters.  My first Heat the Salmon Butt worthy dish? Raw cheese:

Looks good but tasted like ass.

Looks good? Well, it tasted like ass.

After spicing my raw cheese up with some paprika, thyme, garlic, and pepper, I served it atop a serving of refried beans and chips broccoli. Yuck. I salvaged what I could of the beans and then tossed the rest of my fermented paste cheese in the garbage.  About 3 years ago, I tried a version of this cheese at a raw food’s workshop I attended, and it was delicious.  I have now tried to recreate it twice, both times chucking the final product.  Never again my friends.

Cashew cream in coffee Round 2:

I miss Coffee-Mate.

I miss Coffee-Mate.

I’ve tried cashew milk in my coffee before, but after reading Go Dairy Free, I decided to try the book’s recipe for Nutty Half & Half, a thicker version of what I’ve made in the past. I blended 1/2 cup raw cashews with 1 cup water and 1 TBSP of maple syrup.  After straining the cream overnight in the fridge, I was left with a lovely batch of creamy rich cashew fluff.  I added a heaping spoonful to my morning coffee along with some French vanilla stevia drops, but decided that my whipped cream would taste much better with a smoothie in a bowl, and it did. :)

Much better than in my coffee!

Much better than in my coffee!

Taking Susan’s advice, I attempted to go to a different yoga studio in town, one that teaches Inyengar style yoga.  After looking at their schedule online, I showed up ready for class at 8:30 AM this morning, but no one was there.  Weird.  I tried calling, but the outgoing message told me to look at the website for a class schedule.  Oh well, I tried, and I might drive by tomorrow to see if they’re open. Hope so!

I leave you with an all raw creation that was definitely NOT Heat The Salmon Butt worthy:

Chris and I had an all raw wedding cake...yum!

Our raw wedding cake...yum!

Off to walk the pups.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!