Sunday, April 18, 2010

Snack Attack

I'll admit, snacks are my weakness. I like crunchy little tidbits and tiny bursts of sugar. (Don't judge me, we all have an Achilles' heel.) I try to keep a handle on my inner snackaholic, but it's hard to exercise self control when you are constantly surrounded by leftover cake and extra cookies. Oh the woes of a photo stylist! My new goal is to provide myself with travel portions of healthier alternatives in order to stay on track. Today, I made a creamy cashew butter that will be the perfect companion to crunchy celery sticks. I started with a cup of roasted cashews in the food processor. Slowly, I drizzled in olive oil until I got the desired consistency. I added a pinch of cinnamon, the juice of half an orange and a sprinkle of sea salt. The result was subtly sweet and decadently rich. Watch out, vending machine... there is a new treat in town.


  1. Thanks for the great idea, I have raw cashew nuts in my pantry left over from the cashew nut dressing for my celery root salad, now I know what I'm doing with them!

  2. Wonderful idea. Packed with flavor. Great photos. Cheers!

  3. Forget the sunchips and jerky, I want that!

  4. Creamy cashew butter sounds so yummy!

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  6. Great Idea. Imagine the possiblities. Change the nut different oil whole new signature item.
    I'm going to try pumpkin seeds ( well not excatly a nut) and Argon oil with some sellive
    Great Photos

  7. Thanks for your kind words and mention in your post, Penelope. Much appreciated. I am a fan of your blog as well!