Spreading The Naturally Nutty Love

by HEAB on September 12, 2010

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Hemp seeds? Good.

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Spinach massaged with avocado + lemon juice and topped with hemp seeds.

Hemp seed butter? Bad.

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Sorry Manitoba, loved your seeds, but was not a fan your butter. Too earthy for my taste buds. However, I haven’t quite given up on it yet as I still want to try Gena’s Creamy Hemp Basil Sauce. Mmmm, basil. :)

I’ve decided that if I’m going to eat any nut butter containing hemp, it’s going to be the following brand…

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Hemp done right. ;)

Yesterday, I ate a big bowl of plain oat bran topped with Naturally Nutty Pepita Sun Seed Butter and Cinnamon Cashew Butter. Both of them contain hemp seeds. Both are delicious. Love Naturally Nutty!

I also made a batch of flourless peanut butter cookies with Naturally Nutty Cinnamon Cherry Peanut Butter

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Yum…they taste like peanut butter fudge!

Would you like to try some Naturally Nutty??? If so, click here for a chance to win a jar of your very own…A little gift from me & Naturally Nutty to you. :)

Speaking of gifts, I present to you the HEABlet gift of the day

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Chicago Cubs onesies

Chris’s mom flew in town this weekend to attend my baby shower later today, and Chris’s dad was thoughtful enough to send a shower gift along with her meant just for CD. Haha, CD was so excited, especially since his dad is a huge White Sox fan. Thanks so much John – we loved them!

Happy Sunday to you all, and again you can click here for a chance to win some Naturally Nutty nut butter. Have a good day!

{ 59 comments }

VeggieGirl September 12, 2010 at 10:28 am

THANK YOU! Love the seeds but the butter is funkaaaaay.

Aww, the HEABlet will be a spiffy dresser! :-D

MoniMeals September 12, 2010 at 10:40 am

Those cookies look just amazing! I agree, hemp seeds tast much better than any hemp butter. Hope you had a ball at your baby shower! :)

Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan September 12, 2010 at 10:52 am

Those cookies look heavenly! Cookies with no flour?….interesting…

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 12, 2010 at 11:02 am

HMMM I love hemp seeds, but that butter definitely looks questionable. That is too bad. I guess we can only be so hippie, right? Cute outfits for the little one! Have a great afternoon Heather!

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 11:07 am

Sarena,
From one fellow part-time hippie to another…stick with your fudge recipe. ;)

Meg September 12, 2010 at 11:05 am

Those cookies…um hello delicious! :) Thanks for spreading the love, as usual, Heather :D

Stefanie September 12, 2010 at 11:07 am

I have never tried hemp seeds because they are expensive by me. The hemp butter looks interesting but I am not sure I am ready for it yet. That onsie is cute. Looks like Cub fans are born and not raised. :)

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Stefanie,
Hemp seeds are good, but skip the butter…I don’t think most people will ever be quite ready for it. ;)

Janna September 12, 2010 at 11:19 am

I apologize on behalf on Manitoba ;)

Never had the hemp butter! I use the hemp powder in smoothies though.

Those cookies look YUMMY!

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Thanks Janna. I liked their hemp powder, but not the hemp butter. Stick with the powder!

grocery goddess Jen September 12, 2010 at 11:24 am

Ugh, I hope you can find some good use for the hempnut butter. Yuck. Maybe you can mix it in with something else and make burgers out of it? There’s a hempnut burger at a local vegetarian restaurant, and it sure tastes good :)

Those cookies look divine!

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Jen,
Hempnut burger…good call. Will search for some recipes. Thanks!

Rachael September 12, 2010 at 11:34 am

Ha! I once opened up a jar of that stuff at a friend’s house and was immediately reminded of swamp guck. Sometimes, you just can’t get past the color of something :)

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 6:58 pm

Rachael,
Swamp gunk…yep, that about sums it up. Blech.

Felicia September 12, 2010 at 11:48 am

So I made this decadent gluten free chocolate cake and totally thought of you because its made with coconut flour. (I think I first read about it here with your pancakes) Anywho, I’ll be posting about within a few days, time to go frost it!

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Felicia,
Yum, I love coconut flour, and I’ve been out since before we left for Michigan. Need to buy more…need to make your cake!

J@WholeBodyLove September 12, 2010 at 12:17 pm

I love the tiny pink outfits. I do have to admit that I was raised a Cardinals fan because my hometown, although in Illinois, was closer to St. L so we had both Cubs and Cards fans! Oh the head butting… I tried Sunbutter but stopped buying it as I could go through a jar in a day. I would love to try the Naturally Nutty sunflower hemp butter! I’m heading to their site to check prices!

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 7:06 pm

J,
Sunbutter will do that to you. That stuff is sooooo good!

A Teenage Gourmet September 12, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Your PB cookies reminded me of your Butternut Squash Fudge. I bought of box of brownie mix just for the occasion. I need to remember that. ;)

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 7:03 pm

Teenage Gourmet,
Haven’t had the butternut fudge in so long. I need that in my life soon! Thanks for the reminder. :)

Ana September 12, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Cookies look yummy!! (but the hemp butter doesn’t…)
I have tried hemp seeds before and they were sort of nutty and buttery at the same time!
Cute gifts!!
Ana

Krystina September 12, 2010 at 12:49 pm

I wish hemp products weren’t so expensive.

Mara @ What's For Dinner? September 12, 2010 at 1:07 pm

YEA!!!! BABY CUBBIE FAN!!!!! :)
Lovely :)

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) September 12, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Omg the sporting onesie…funny story, I think you know we’re originally from Chicago even though CA is our forever “home” now. Anyway, Scott is a HUGE HUGE Bears fan. Literally a week after Skylar was born, the Bears made it to the Superbowl for like the first time in 50 years. People were sending my tiny, little, precious dressed-in-pink-only tiny bundle of joy these hideous Bears onesies in royal blue, orange, and white. Sorry, to me, the ugliest colors possible but for Scott’s sake, I put one of the onesies on her. Not dressed her in it, just laid it over her and took tons of pics. I couldnt bear my little bundle to be wearing that. LOL. The one CD’s mom sent in pink is super cute….THAT’s what I wished Skylar could have had :)

Love that you’re rocking the hemp, and for the honest review on the hemp seed butter.

Chris and Scott would get along well..Scott is also a huge Cubs fan. Used to cut class and cut hewbrew school too and get off the train stop at Wrigley field. Caught a fly ball once when he was 12 and made the evening news. His dad saw it. That’s how his parents figured out he was cutting class and going to sporting events…haha!

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Averie,
Hilarious story about Scott skipping school. CD is a huge Bears fan as well, and he was just moaning about how we don’t get all of their games broadcasted here in Nashville. I’m sure he’d love a Bears onesie. I’ll be on the lookout for a pink one. ;)

Kati September 12, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Cute Onesie!!! And I’ve yet to try hemp :>

Kristin (Cook, Bake, Nibble) September 12, 2010 at 2:01 pm

I just tried hemp seed butter yesterday at the Veg fair I was at… not a huge fan, either! It tastes verrrry hemp-y, if ya know what I mean. Earthy is a really good way to put it!

Super cute onesie!!

xo
Kris

Emily September 12, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Salad and cookies look delish! Must try the massaged spinach and avocado salad :)

Heather (Heather's Dish) September 12, 2010 at 2:48 pm

i’m still a bit skurred of the hemp seed revolution…chicken, i know :)

and those onesies are adorable. why are the adult ones not more prevalent? :)

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Heather,
Your fear is warranted. In my opinion, most hemp products are nasty.

eatmovelove September 12, 2010 at 2:50 pm

Oh my God – that Hemp Seed Butter – I cringe…thank you for showing me that I am not missing out on anything by bypassing that guy! Yikes.

I miss Naturally Nutty so bad…only ever tried the Cashew butter ;) – but God – It was good.

SO you can imagine my excitement for the Give-away, where I am heading right now…

Annie@stronghealthyfit September 12, 2010 at 3:54 pm

Happy Baby Shower! So exciting :-)

Katie September 12, 2010 at 4:37 pm

You know I am all about the green food, but that hemp seed butter kinda makes me feel sick just looking at it. Blech.

*Namaste Gurl September 12, 2010 at 5:23 pm

I’ve never tried miso paste before– can you just get it at Whole Foods or another hf store? Good idea for massaging, just bought some yummy dino kale from the farmer’s market– i must try your idea!

Have a great night, Heather!

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Namaste,
Yes, you can miso paste in the refrigerator aisle at Whole Foods. At my location, it’s located across from the dairy and near the tofu. I buy the white miso paste, but you can use any flavor. Hope you have a great night as well. :)

Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 12, 2010 at 7:30 pm

That Manitoba hemp seed butter looks disgusting. :/ I’m not even sure I would have been able to try it! :P

BroccoliHut September 12, 2010 at 7:44 pm

Aah! Love the onesies! Perhaps the HEABlet will be the Cubs’ good luck charm?

Gena September 12, 2010 at 8:47 pm

I know what you mean — the butter is earthy, that’s fo’ sho’. Hope you like the sauce tho!

Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter September 12, 2010 at 8:56 pm

Right now the only reason I would want a kid is to dress them up in adorable University of Oregon onesies… I think I can wait though :)

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Michelle,
Go Ducks! ;)

MarathonVal September 12, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Heather, if you and CD are Cubs fans you should plan a trip to Chicago sometime soon!! The Windy City would welcome you with open arms :)

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 9:46 pm

MarathonVal,
I know – we usually go up every Labor Day Weekend as CD emcees his high school’s cross country invitational meet (he went to Hinsdale Central). However, we missed it this year. So bummed, but hope to be back next year! Love Chicago. :)

Kristen @ Kristen, Sweetly September 12, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Heather, heather!! I made nut butter! I had to tell you, because along with Ash at the Edible Perspective, I never would have thought of it without you. :-D It was so much fun. I did pecans with a little maple syrup. I’m wondering if yours is a… different consistency like mine. I love it, absolutely, but it’s sort of crumbly and topping-like instead of very creamy. I’m guessing just more whirring in the FP would work it out, but it didn’t seem like it was changing any more. Regardless, many thanks again for the awesome home-spun idea!

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 9:49 pm

Kristen,
So glad you had fun making your pecan butter. Mmmm, definitely one of my favorite flavors to make at home. I just let the food processor run and run until it gets creamy. So yummy! :)

Holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 12, 2010 at 9:43 pm

I love those flourless cookies — so delicious!

The onesie is so adorable. My bro-in-law is a huge fan of so many teams, and I remember when my sister was pregnant they got a ton of sports onesies, hats, shirts, everything!

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 9:50 pm

Holly,
CD is from Chicago, and also loves the Bulls and the Bears. I should get the HEABlet some of their team as well gear to complete the collection. :)

kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com September 12, 2010 at 10:54 pm

i love hemp seeds! yea a couple posts back where u mentioned that they dont have to taste bland and yucky, its a good point because hemp has the potential to be very sweet and creamy..just like pumpkin seeds. hemp butter is my favorite with hemp protein in second. but yea, trial and error, as well as finding good recipes and usage for them. cant fight with the omegas too :P

i love massaging avocado on greens, i cant resist once ive sliced some ontop..they just NEED to be smooshed and squished lol

xoxo <3

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 11:22 pm

Kelsey,
What on earth do you with the hemp butter?!? Please share any good recipes…especially if they involve smooshed avocado. ;)

Lynn September 12, 2010 at 11:00 pm

Sweet….We <3 the Cubbies (and Chicago in general…what an amazing,vibrant, gorgeous city!!) in our house too!! I married into it, too. Oh, of all the teams LOL!!! Our son West has a cool Cubs outfit but he's quickly outgrowing it. We'll have to get a new one next spring, maybe a jersey!
Never tried hemp food products, and don't plan on it anytime soon! Only jewelry and hair products for me, please! :)

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 11:21 pm

Lynn,
Yeah, when it comes to hemp, definitely stick with the jewelry and hair products. ;)

Christina September 13, 2010 at 10:02 am

I love Gerbera daisies too! They last a long time and have such vibrant color. I’m glad you had such a great shower!

I really like a hemp hand lotion from the Body shop: http://www.thebodyshop-usa.com/hemp/prod5950023 It is so moisturizing, you only need a little bit and it doesn’t leave my hands feeling greasy :) My hands always get dry in the winter time and this stuff has been a savior.

HEAB September 13, 2010 at 2:42 pm

Christina,
I used that hand cream last year – loved the way it smelled and my made my hands so soft. Now, I have one from Aveda that I think I love even more. It smells like grapefruit. :)

Susan September 13, 2010 at 10:03 am

Oooh, I got to try some of the Manitoba Harvest hemp butter at the Vegetarian Food Fair this weekend and enjoyed it!! I like the taste of hemp though… I dig the earthy kick ;) Someone did mention it could use some more salt – so maybe adding some will help!

HEAB September 13, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Susan,
Not sure if salt alone would do the trick…perhaps that and a gallon of chocolate. ;)

Stacy September 13, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Holy Yum those cookies look delicious! And that onesie is adorable :) I am a Chicago Cub’s fan, although they aren’t doing that great this year :( It’s our running phrase, but maybe next year will be a better year :)

kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com September 13, 2010 at 4:22 pm

i usually put the hemp butter on toast with some sliced banana. hemp butter rocks on sweet potatoes too. of course its also great on a tortilla with some chocolate chips semi melted on it. but a great avocado and hemp seed butter blend is when u combine them in a sandwich with tomato and a small amount of greens <3

xoxo

HEAB September 13, 2010 at 5:53 pm

Grazi Kelsey. Lots of good ideas. :)

cat September 29, 2010 at 12:35 am

Hi Heather, thanks fro writing your blog, I love reading it!
do you have any suggestions for what kind of sugar to use for those flourless pb cookies? I know you usually stay away from sugar, so I wondered if you modified this recipe or not, and if so if you could share your recipe? Those cookies look so good!
Thanks!

HEAB September 29, 2010 at 5:48 am

Hey Cat,
I made the cookies to give away as gifts and used plain white sugar. However, I have made them for myself, again with sugar, and just try not to eat the whole batch at once. Not sure if any alternatives would work, not any liquid sweeteners anyway. You could try a stevia baking blend: https://nunaturals.com/product/166. Hope this helps.
P.S. Those cookies are always a big hit. :)

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