"Who here likes change? If you said yes, you're a liar"
Um, what? Let me explain. I am just returning from a 6 day trip to Austin where I went to a conference from work and that was one of my favorite quotes from the weekend. Simple - but true. The speaker then asked us to switch a watch or a ring to the other hand and challenged us to forget it was there. It was hard! So, I actually raised my hand when I was asked this question, but it's true, I'm kind of a liar when I think about it. I like a little change here and there, but crave my routine!
This week has been nothing but go, go, go with this trip and I've totally been off my routine. From sleeping, to eating, and exercise, everything was a little funky. I seriously had tacos maybe 4 of those six days. Once was twice in the same day.
Also. Booze. Eight days straight. Not a lot each day! Don't judge me. I don't regret it. Not. one. bite. And not one bit.
But knowing my routine, bed, shower, and food were just a few days away made me happy. All I wanted when Sunday morning came at home was my same old, standard, lovely protein oats to start my day. I kept thinking about them throughout the week. They are my go to breakfast of champions around here.
Oats topped with this roasted cashew butter I've been eating my the spoonful. Now this, is the good type of change. Still a nut butter, just tweaked a little. Have I ever confessed how many different types of nut butter are in my pantry....?? Maybe that's a whole other post.
Today, we just need to know about this good, good stuff. Have you ever made your own peanut/almond/cashew butter before? It is insanely easy. Honestly, I became WAY too into the Trader Joe's version of this and one day I just got lazy and didn't want to go to the store to restock my stash, so I ended up with this version. YUM!!
P.S. This is also what I had for dinner last night. Slathered on some toasted with a sprinkle of sea salt and a honey crisp apple of the side. No booze though! I need a detox.
Roasted Cashew Butter
Makes about 1/2 pint
1 1/2 cups raw cashews
1/4 tsp salt
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Spread the cashews evenly on a baking sheet. Roast for 6-8 minutes stirring once in between until the cashews are golden brown.
- Cool the cashews until the are easy to handle, about 15-20 minutes.
- Place in a food processor and process on high until smooth. This can take a little bit of time. Maybe walk away for 5-7 minutes and come back and see what's happening. Scarp down the sides if needed to make sure everything gets processed. It will be done when all the chucks are out and it look like peanut butter!
- Store in an air tight jar and enjoy!
Cheers to routines with little tweaks here and there.