פלאָורלעסס נאַט פּוטער קאָאָקיעס און טאָפו אין ספּייסי פּינאַט סאָס פּלוס אַ איבערבליק פון אַמאָל ווידער נאַט באַטערז

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I do not like peanut butter and jelly. נאָופּ, never have, never will. It's probably because I don't have a sweet tooth. איך טאָן, אָבער, love peanut butter and cream cheese. When I was in grade school, every Friday the cafeteria would be closed for the upcoming Shabbos and each classroom would get a tray of halved bread slices covered with egg salad, cream cheese, פיסטאַשקע פּוטער, jelly and butter. We were allowed two halves and most of the children chose peanut butter and jelly or two egg salads. I could never choose between peanut butter or cream cheese so I took one of each and ended up loving the combination when they are put together.

Many years later, ווי אַ דערוואַקסן, I still love the combination of peanut butter and vegan cream cheese. I am very picky about my peanut butter. The label has to have one ingredient: peanuts. No salt. No sugar. Just peanuts. If there is a hint of salt or sugar, I don’t like it and won’t eat it. יאָ, I have issues about my nut butters which is why I have to let everyone know when there is a brand of nut butters not to be missed like Once Again Nut Butters.

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Once Again was founded in 1976 by Jeremy Thaler and Constance Potter. They are an employee-owned workplace in a small rural community in Nunda, יאָרק. Once Again provides products of superior quality and integrity to customers who care about what they put into their bodies. They are also dedicated to supporting organic and sustainable farming practices.

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Rocky the Raccoon, the little guy on their logo, is their company mascot. Rocky was one of four baby raccoons that were orphaned and then adopted by the Once Again family and grew up on the factory grounds. They liked hanging out in the office and so Once Again honored them with the logo. The raccoons were later released into the forest but the raccoon became a symbol of wholesome nature and the company’s responsibility to the earth and their products.

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Once Again offers a variety of gourmet nut butters. They are all vegan, גלוטען-פֿרייַ, kosher and organic. They make peanut butter, almond butter, קאַשו פּוטער, sunflower butter and sesame tahini.

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When I opened the jar of peanut butter, I took a spoon and tasted it and my first words were, “It tastes pure.” It tasted like peanuts with their natural sweetness and nothing added. As much as I wanted to just eat the peanut butter – and the cashew butter and the almond butter – straight out of the jar, I knew I had to develop some recipes that would highlight the tastes of these incredible nut butters.

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I started with the peanut butter. I’ve already made some savory dishes with peanut butter like my Cold Noodles in Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce, אויב פּאַו טאָפו, און מיין Chicken-Free Satay with Peanut Dipping Sauce. After thinking about what to make, I opted to make a tofu dish with a spicy peanut sauce. I kept it very simple. The tofu was pan-fried and the sauce was a combo of green chiles, קנאָבל, ינגבער, פיסטאַשקע פּוטער, tomatoes and one of my 4 favorite products ever, אַזוי געשמאַק קולינאַריש קאָקאָנוט מילק.

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The tofu was covered in the peanut sauce and served with rice. It was spicy and creamy. געשמאַק. I made more sauce than I needed for one block of tofu so I have leftovers for another day. It will be perfect to toss some fresh-cooked pasta with.

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I also wanted to make some cookies with the nut butters but I’m not a big cookie fan. Short on gluten-free flour, I decided to make flourless cookies. I made two batches: one with almond butter and one with cashew butter.

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Turns out they are better than cookies with flour and so fast and easy to make. איך געוויינט די וועגג באַקינג מיקס as my egg replacer, the nut butters, באַקינג סאָדע, sugar and chocolate chips. The first batch has the cashew butter which is amazing. עס ס רייַך, creamy and tastes like high-quality cashews. I made these as drop cookies so they looked rather rustic.

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The second batch was made with milder almond butter. These I measured and rolled into nice balls so the cookies are more uniformly shaped.

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Both cookies tasted so good. Much better than cookies made with flour. I froze them and ate them straight from the freezer so they were a bit firmer and didn’t melt in my mouth quite as fast.

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Whenever I taste a nut butter that is as amazing as Once Again איז, I wonder how I ever ate any of those more commonly known name brands that don’t even taste like they are made from real nuts. Once Again takes great care and pride in their nut butters and you can taste it in every spoonful. I can’t wait to make more recipes, sweet and savory, with these nut butters.

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You can buy Once Again Nut Butters in stores and online. You can also order them in cases of 6 אָדער 12 jars or in 9 לב. tubs directly from their וועב פּלאַץ.

אַ דאַנק, Once Again Nut Butters, for the amazing and delicious nut butters!

Tofu in Spicy Peanut Sauce

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גף

1 בלאָק עקסטרע-פעסט טאָפו, געדריקט און ויסגעשעפּט

1 tsp. קנאָבל פּודער

1 tsp. ציבעלע פּודער

½ צפּ. קאָשער זאַלץ

¼ צפּ. שוואַרץ פעפער

¼ צפּ. קייען פעפער

2 Tbs. גרינס ייל, צעטיילט

1 ציבעלע, chopped

1 גלאָק פעפער, chopped

4 אַז. can green chiles or 1 fresh green chile, סידאַד און מינסט

2 קעראַץ, דייסט

3 קלאָוועס קנאָבל, מינסט

1-אינטש פריש ינגבער, מינסט

2 cups vegetable broth

½ טעפּל Once Again Creamy Peanut Butter

1 Tbs. פּאָמידאָר פּאַפּ

1-14 אַז. קענען דייסט טאַמייטאָוז

1 tsp. דאַר טיים

1 cup coconut milk

קאָשער זאַלץ און פעפער צו טעם

2 Tbs. fresh chopped parsley or cilantro for garnish

Cut the tofu in half and slice each half into 4 ברעקלעך פֿאַר אַ גאַנץ פון 8 tofu slices. Mix the garlic powder, ציבעלע פּודער, זאַלץ, black pepper and cayenne pepper together and season the tofu slices with the blend. היץ 1 Tbs. vegetable oil in a deep saute pan over medium heat. Cook the tofu slices until browned on both sides, וועגן 4 מינוט פּער זייַט. אַריבערפירן די טאָפו צו אַ טעלער און שטעלן באַזונדער.

אין דער זעלביקער סקאָווראָדע, heat the remaining oil and saute the onion until softened, וועגן 3 מינוט. Add the bell pepper and the chiles and cook another 2 מינוט. לייג די קעראַץ, ginger and garlic and cook for 4 minutes or until the carrots begin to soften. Add in the broth and simmer until it reduces by half. Stir in the peanut butter and tomato paste. Mix so that the veggies are coated in both. Add the diced tomatoes, thyme and coconut milk. Stir everything and let cook for 3 מינוט. אויב דער סאָוס איז אויך דיק, add more coconut milk or broth. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as needed. Return the tofu slices to the pan and coat with the sauce. When the tofu has heated back through, turn off the heat.

Spoon brown rice on the plates and top with tofu slices. Add more sauce as desired. Garnish with parsley or cilantro. דינען הייס.

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Flourless Nut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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גף, סף

1 tsp. יי רעפּלאַסער +1/4 גלעזל וואַרעם וואַסער

½ טעפּל צוקער

1 tsp. באַקינג סאָדע

1 cup Once Again Cashew Butter אָדער Almond Butter

1 גלעזל וועגאַן שאָקאָלאַד טשיפּס

פּרעהעאַט די ויוון צו 350 דיגריז. אין אַ באַפאַלן, mix 1 tsp. egg replacer with ¼ cup warm water. אין אַ שיסל, combine the egg replacer with the sugar and whisk until smooth. Add in the baking soda and mix. Stir in the cashew butter. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Scoop out cookie dough and make little balls on the baking sheet spaced about 2 אינטשעס באַזונדער. Flatten the tops of each dough ball a bit with the back of a wet spoon. באַקן פֿאַר 6 מינוט, rotate the baking sheets and bake for another 6 מינוט. The cookies should feel soft. זיי וועלן פאַרגליווערן ווי זיי קיל. Let cool for a couple of minutes on the baking sheets and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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די “V” וואָרט: זאָגן אים. עסן עס. לעבן אים.

Tofu in Spicy Peanut Sauce
מעכאַבער: 
רעצעפּט טיפּ: אַנטריי
קוויזין: טייַלענדיש
 
ינגרידיאַנץ
  • 1 בלאָק עקסטרע-פעסט טאָפו, געדריקט און ויסגעשעפּט
  • 1 tsp. קנאָבל פּודער
  • 1 tsp. ציבעלע פּודער
  • ½ צפּ. קאָשער זאַלץ
  • ¼ צפּ. שוואַרץ פעפער
  • ¼ צפּ. קייען פעפער
  • 2 Tbs. גרינס ייל, צעטיילט
  • 1 ציבעלע, chopped
  • 1 גלאָק פעפער, chopped
  • 4 אַז. can green chiles or 1 fresh green chile, סידאַד און מינסט
  • 2 קעראַץ, דייסט
  • 3 קלאָוועס קנאָבל, מינסט
  • 1-אינטש פריש ינגבער, מינסט
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 Tbs. פּאָמידאָר פּאַפּ
  • 1-14 אַז. קענען דייסט טאַמייטאָוז
  • 1 tsp. דאַר טיים
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • קאָשער זאַלץ און פעפער צו טעם
  • 2 Tbs. fresh chopped parsley or cilantro for garnish
ינסטראַקשאַנז
  1. Cut the tofu in half and slice each half into 4 ברעקלעך פֿאַר אַ גאַנץ פון 8 tofu slices.
  2. Mix the garlic powder, ציבעלע פּודער, זאַלץ, black pepper and cayenne pepper together and season the tofu slices with the blend.
  3. היץ 1 Tbs. vegetable oil in a deep saute pan over medium heat.
  4. Cook the tofu slices until browned on both sides, וועגן 4 מינוט פּער זייַט. אַריבערפירן די טאָפו צו אַ טעלער און שטעלן באַזונדער.
  5. אין דער זעלביקער סקאָווראָדע, heat the remaining oil and saute the onion until softened, וועגן 3 מינוט.
  6. Add the bell pepper and the chiles and cook another 2 מינוט.
  7. לייג די קעראַץ, ginger and garlic and cook for 4 minutes or until the carrots begin to soften.
  8. Add in the broth and simmer until it reduces by half.
  9. Stir in the peanut butter and tomato paste. Mix so that the veggies are coated in both.
  10. Add the diced tomatoes, thyme and coconut milk.
  11. Stir everything and let cook for 3 מינוט. אויב דער סאָוס איז אויך דיק, add more coconut milk or broth. Taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as needed.
  12. Return the tofu slices to the pan and coat with the sauce. When the tofu has heated back through, turn off the heat.
  13. Spoon brown rice on the plates and top with tofu slices.
  14. Add more sauce as desired. Garnish with parsley or cilantro. דינען הייס.

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  1. Caro פעברואַר 9, 2015 בייַ 9:13 בין #

    Second dime in a row that i’m trying your recipes….oh my! I can tell the spicy peanut sauce will soon become a staple of mine! It was DELICIOUS!
    Keep em’ recipes coming :פּ

    • ריאַ פעברואַר 9, 2015 בייַ 12:43 PM #

      Thank you Caro! So glad you liked it! קסאָקסאָ

  2. דזשאַקקווי פעברואַר 6, 2015 בייַ 2:40 PM #

    I don’t have access to the vegg. Would I use the same measurements if using ener g egg replacer & water in the cookies?

    • ריאַ פעברואַר 6, 2015 בייַ 3:35 PM #

      If I recall correctly, Ener-G is 1 tsp. per 3 Tbs. water which is close. 1/4 cup is 4 Tbs.


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