Cardamom Chicken Marinade with Cashew Butter

Cardamom Chicken Marinade with Cashew Butter

Betsy’s cardamom chicken marinade is sure to add a bold and rich flavor to your grilled dinner.  Featuring Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter your taste buds will be amazed and happy with the fantastic flavor.  Even better, this marinade not only enhances flavor, but nutrition too. Cashews are a fantastic source for important healthy fats and nutrients. Give our cardamom marinade a try. We are sure you will be saying it was #LoveAtFirstTaste.

Marinade Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter

2 Tbsp orange juice

1/8 tsp ground pepper

1/8 tsp ground cardamom

4 tbsp honey

Step By Step Cardamom Chicken Marinade Recipe Directions:

Step 1Mix all ingredients in a bowl until the cardamom cashew butter is dissolved. 

Step 2: Marinate chicken, steak or seafood for at least 2 hrs or overnight before cooking.

Step 3: Enjoy your cardamom marinade on grilled chicken or any other meat or veggie!!

Prepare your cardamom chicken marinade in advance and let your favorite meat settle into its rich flavors. Light up that grill and start cooking.  Your appetite will be satisfied and you will be happy with your new favorite way to cook chicken, steak or seafood.

Have you ever used nut butters in a meat marinade before?  Please let us know what you think in the comment area below.

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Betsy’s Healthy Fruit Pizza with Peanut Butter

Betsy’s Healthy Fruit Pizza with Peanut Butter

Betsy’s healthy fruit pizza recipe is a fun way to enjoy all the incredible health benefits of fruit.  Featuring a watermelon crust and topped with all of your favorite fruits this is one snack you can indulge with guilt-free abandon. And by the way, Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter adds a whole other taste dimension.  Trust Betsy! This fruit pizza will be #LoveAtFirstTaste!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 TBS Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

Watermelon, whole

Blueberries

Raspberries

Starfruit

Orange

Mint

Coconut shreds

Cacao nibs

1/2 tsp Coconut Oil

Step By Step Healthy Fruit Pizza Recipe Directions:

Step 1Slice the watermelon 1 in thick horizontal so you have a circle piece like a pizza. 

Step 2: Slice like a pizza in 8 slices and start arranging the fruit, mint, cacao nibs and coconut on top. 

Step 3: Mix Betsy’s Best Gourmet Cinnamon Peanut Butter and coconut oil in a small bowl until it is a thin consistency.  Drizzle on top and serve.

Step 4: Enjoy your healthy fruit pizza!

Betsy specializes in healthy snack recipes that are loaded with flavor.  Her healthy fruit recipe is no exception.  Make yours today and enjoy guilt-free yumminess!

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Black Bean Noodle Stir Fry

Black Bean Noodle Stir Fry

Black bean noodles are trending in the world of health conscious eaters, and why not?  They taste amazing and they are a great way to add more beans into your diet. Betsy, always spot on with her use of nut butters in recipes has now created a delicious black bean noodle stir fry recipe. The not so secret ingredient? Her Cinnamon Peanut Butter, of course.  Betsy uses the PB to make a tantalizing peanut sauce tha takes her recipe to the next level.

Sauce Ingredients:

2 TBS Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

1/4 cup Tamari or soy sauce

1 Tbsp white wine or dry sherry

1 1/2 tsp of cornstarch or arrowroot

1 tsp sugar

1 Tbsp honey

1/2 tsp sesame oil

1/4 tsp sea salt

Black Bean Noodle Ingredients:

4 cups water

2 whole blocks of Lotus Foods Forbidden Black Rice Ramen Noodles

2 cups shredded green cabbage (4 oz)

1 1/2 cup shredded carrots (3 oz)

1/4 tsp salt

1 close garlic, minced

1/4 c cilantro, chopped

8 oz shrimp, cooked and chopped

1 Tbsp sesame oil

Step By Step Black Bean Noodle Stir-Fry Recipe Directions:

Step 1Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, place the soy sauce, wine or sherry, oil, cornstarch, sugar, honey Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl and whisk until the cornstarch is dissolved. Transfer 2 tablespoons of the sauce to a medium bowl and set the rest of the sauce aside.

Step 2: Cut shrimp into small pieces. Place the shrimp in the medium bowl and toss to coat with the 2 Tbsp of sauce; set the marinated shrimp and the remaining sauce aside.

Step 3: Add the noodles to the 4 c boiling water and cook according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high until shimmering. Add the cabbage, carrot, and garlic, season with 1/4 tsp salt, and cook until starting to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate; set aside.

Step 4: When the noodles are ready, drain in a colander and run under cold water until cooled. Set aside to drain while you cook the shrimp.

Step 5: Spray a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray and add the shrimp to skilled and spread into a single layer. Sear undisturbed until the shrimp is golden-brown on each side, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Stir-fry until just cooked through, about 1 minute more.

Step 6: Add the noodles and reserved vegetables to the shrimp. Cook, tossing with tongs, until heated through, about 2 minutes. Whisk the sauce again to recombine and dissolve the cornstarch, then add to the pan. Toss until the sauce evenly coats the noodles and vegetables. Garnish with the cilantro if desired and serve.

Step 7: Enjoy your black bean noodle stir fry!

Grab your wok and get ready to roll! Betsy’s black bean noodle stir fry recipe will have you excited to be eating healthy versions of some Asian classics. Trust Betsy! It will be #LoveAtFirstTaste!

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Butternut Squash Soup with a Cardamom Cashew Butter Twist

Butternut Squash Soup with a Cardamom Cashew Butter Twist

Betsy’s butternut squash soup recipe makes for the perfect Fall appetizer, lunch, or dinner. Thanks to Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter the soup is loaded with flavor and the nutrients to satisfy.  The “Nutty” topping adds a nice crunchy contrast to the creamy broth.  Trust Betsy! It will be #LoveAtFirstTaste!

Soup Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter

1 bag chopped butternut squash or 1/2 squash cooked and chopped

1/4 tsp cardamom

1 can unsweetened coconut milk or almond milk

1/2 tsp sea Salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp chili powder (optional but recommended)

Nut Pesto Topping:

3/4 cup unsalted cashews

1 Tbsp Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter

2 Tbsp honey

1 handful fresh cilantro, chopped

1 handful fresh mint, chopped

1/4 tsp sea salt

Step By Step Butternut Squash Soup Recipe Directions:

Step 1First make the pesto. 

Step 2: Add all pesto ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until the cashews resemble small bits similar to the look of pesto. 

Step 3” Remove and set aside. 

Step 4: No need to clean the blender or food processor. 

Step 5: Now place all of the ingredients for the soup in the blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. 

Step 6: Remove and if eating right away place on the stove and cook until bubbly. 

Step 7: Remove and place in bowls and top with nut pesto. 

Step 8: Enjoy your butternut squash soup with Cardamom Cashew Butter Pesto topping!!!

Recipe Yield: Four 1-cup servings

As a registered Dietitian, Betsy is always looking for ways to make healthy eating easier. Her butternut squash soup recipe is also great stored in empty Betsy’s Best jars and throw in the freezer for single serve use.  Just place in the fridge the night before and it will thaw in time for lunch the next day!  

What was your favorite part of the recipe? Was it the butternut squash soup or was it the cardamom cashew butter pesto topping?

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Teriyaki Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Teriyaki Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Not only are these vegetarian teriyaki portobello mushrooms burgers a beautiful dish but they are also delish!  The Asian flavors blend well with the meaty flavor of the mushroom and provides a perfect alternative to the high fat/high calorie hamburger.  Shave off the calories and boost the fiber and nutrition with this swap and feel good about sinking your teeth into this delicious veggie burger!

Mushroom Burger Ingredients:

 4 Portobello mushrooms

4 Whole grain hamburger buns

1 Avocado

Alfalfa sprouts

 

Marinade Ingredients

2 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

¼ cup tamari or soy sauce

1 T sesame oil

1 T honey

1 T rice vinegar

2 garlic cloves, minced

Step By Step Teriyaki Portobello Mushroom Burgers Recipe Directions:

(Reserve 2 T of marinade to mix with vegenaise for topping the burger)

Step 1: Wash your portobello mushroom caps and remove the stems. Place all of the teriyaki marinade ingredients into a mixing bowl. Whisk together until blended. Remove 2 T of marinade and mix in a small bowl with the mayo.  Set aside.

Step 2: Place mushrooms in a ziplock bag and pour marinade over mushrooms and allow to marinade from 30 min – 2 hrs. When ready to cook turn on your grill or grill pan on medium-high.  Place your mushroom caps on the grill with the gill side down.  Let them cook for about 4 minutes on the gill side down.  Then flip them and let them cook for another 4 minutes on the other side.  The mushroom caps are ready when the middle is tender enough for a fork to go through and the juices come out.  When mushrooms are ready, take off the grill and set aside to cool. When ready to eat place mushroom on bun and garnish with mayo, sliced avocado and sprouts.  

Step 3: Enjoy your teriyaki portobello mushroom burgers!!

Betsy loves gourmet food, but it has to be healthy, too!  Her teriyaki portobello mushroom burgers are the ideal combination of both. A flavorful marinade featuring Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter steals the show.  Please share your recipe making adventures in the comment area below or on social media.  #TasteTheDifference!

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