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12/26/07 1:46 A

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Boy, don`t know if you have a Big Lots in your area, but I buy a 1 pound can of whole natural almonds for $3.00 or three pounds for $9.00 emoticon



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12/26/07 1:14 A

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I have a kitchen aid stand mixer and it has a few attachments that I was given as wedding gifts. One is a food grinder, does anyone else have one of these? I wonder if the grinder might do a decent job making nut butter. I am going to get up in the attic and see if I can find that attachment...but if any one else has one, I loved to hear your thoughts/experiences on nut butters.


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12/20/07 5:15 P

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PS ... I love almond butter... it is my new fav. indulgence ... yum!

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12/20/07 5:13 P

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RUNNINGSLOW - for the recipe you direction someone to for almond butter
1 cup roasted almonds
teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon unrefined vegetable oil

Is it still eating clean to subsitute olive oil??

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12/20/07 3:33 P

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We've learned that lesson with Sam's, too! If you see something you want, buy it, because it might not be there the next time!

I've been buying the unsalted natural pb from Trader Joe's, so they only thing in it is the peanuts!

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12/18/07 11:36 P

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I know what you mean about everything changing at Costco all the time....one day something is there and the next day it's gone. I now buy what I think I really want and not take any chances...I know I can always return it, if I change my mind.

I did find the Almond Butter next to the peanut butter and jam but it's been a while ago.

Bye for now...

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12/18/07 9:11 P

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I am a Costco queen too! I've never seen almond butter... is it with the peanut butter? Things change so much there and so often that you don't always know what you're going to find and where! I'll have to keep my eyes open...

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12/18/07 9:04 P

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I got my organic almond butter at Costco, you know me....the Costco queen! It does have the oil separating on top and I mix it well before spreading. Make sure to read the label if you get store bought stuff...the ingredients on my say: roasted almonds and that's it:)

I ground my own peanut butter at the co-op using their heavy duty machine; it's kind of pricey but at least I know there is nothing added. Even the organic peanut butter from Costco had sugar on the ingredients list. I think grinding your own is a good idea although I don't have a food processor...I might try my magic bullet though.

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12/17/07 10:36 P

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The oil on the top IS normal - it happens with all-natural peanut butters too (that don't have all the additives that help it stick together).

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12/17/07 9:40 P

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I just finished reading the "Eat Clean Diet" on Sat. Yesterday I went shopping and got tons of healthy foods. It was the first time that I had ever bought (or even tried) almond butter, and I'm in love! I was a little nervous to see the layer of oil at the top of the jar though, is that normal? I just mixed that oil in though and it tasted fine. Once that jar is gone, I think I'll make some of my own. Great tip!

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12/17/07 8:40 P

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I'd never thought of making my own! I was planning on buying some at Trader Joe's next time we go, but maybe I'll try making my own!

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12/17/07 7:23 A

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Thanks for the input... I'm gonna give it a try!

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12/17/07 1:32 A

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I just use my food processor and make it in small batches so that we use it up before it could possibly go bad.

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12/16/07 11:07 P

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Yikes! How scary! So do you use a grinder of some sort? Or just a food processor?

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12/16/07 9:25 P

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At the store they have high powered grinders that are better at getting to the natural oils in the nuts, so you don't have to add extra oil. (Atleast this is what the guy at the store told me)
We make our own peanut butter at home, and we have to add extra peanut oil for it to be spreadable. However, it's only about 1 TBSP per cup of shelled roasted nuts. So, I think that's okay. My boys love it and they love to help me shell the nuts.
We started making our own after they got salmenella poisoning from the store bought peanut butter a few years ago.

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12/16/07 6:41 P

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hmmmm... I just read it and it sounds like a no-brainer (if you've got a food processor, which I do). I just wonder about adding the extra oil; it sounds as though it is necessary to keep it spreadable. However, when I ground it at the store it was just plain almonds. I'll have to give it a try.

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12/16/07 6:01 P

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I've never done it at home but I've done it at the store. I found this on the internet:

http://www.rwood.com/Recipes/Homemade_Al
mond_Butter.htm

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12/16/07 4:26 P

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I just bought my first container of freshly ground (at our local health store) almond butter and I'm in LOVE. So are my kids (yeah!) - but I'm rationing it because of the steep price. $7 for 14oz of almond butter seems crazy when I'm paying $13 for 3lbs of whole almonds at Costco. Has anyone ground their own nut butters??? If so, what is required to do this?

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