I had been looking forward to my lunch all morning as I carefully constructed it’s contents in my head. I was craving a bunch of things at once, so I incorporated it all into a platter lunch. This way I got a little taste of everything and it forces me to stop and enjoy my food as I use my hands to take bites.
There was a lot of chewing, crunching and num num numming as a result of this plate.
This time I used it as a dipping tool for the assortment of Pears, Carrots and Tempeh (Yes, I dipped my Tempeh in the nut butter) on my plate.
The dipping of the fruit, veggies and protein really forced me to stop and taste the nut butter. The combination of the 4 nuts blended smoothly into this flavorful concoction and it made me wonder why people don’t combine nuts in nut butters more often. I mean seriously what else could we have been missing out on there? If and when I finally get a decent food processor that will create a decent nut butter I promise to have a combination of every nut known to man out there. Don’t be surprised if I make a 7 nut butter..lol
To round out my yummy plate I also had left over Steamed Green Beans and a few Mary’s Gone Crackers for crunch.
And some Brie and Pickle.
For something sweet I had one of Melissa’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies.
It was definitely a full plate of lots of fun different things.
The best part about having a plate of variety is the fun combinations I can come up with. For instant here was a favorite combo of mine: Cracker, Nut Butter, Brie, and Tempeh!
It may sound odd, but it was delish!! I think I had three crackers that were identical to this one. 🙂
These babies are like mini chewy cookies made of nothing but Cashews, Mango, papaya, Pineapple, Coconut and Spices.
Upon first bite, I was reminded of tropical fruit leather. I am very sad that the cashew did not have a more prominent flavor, but overall the tropical flavor was definitely there with all of the lovely tropical fruits shining through.
In addition to the super fun giveaway the kind people at Blue Mountain Organics are offering 10% of all sales generated from my blog to be donated to a charity of my choice. How cool is that?
I have always been a bid advocate for Feeding America and have indicated for the 10% to go directly to their wonderful efforts. Feeding America – formerly America’s Second Harvest – strives to not let any American go hungry with their locally run food banks all across the country. Food should never always be a priority to a family and Feeding America makes sure of that.
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