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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Coconut Tapioca Pudding with Cashew Butter

Coconut Tapioca Pudding with Cashew Butter

If you are a fan of classic desserts you are going to love Betsy’s coconut tapioca pudding recipe.  It’s a bit healthier than the original, but the taste is better than ever. After all, it features Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter. Trust Betsy! Your first spoonful will be #LoveAtFirstTaste!

Pudding Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

3 cups coconut milk or other milk alternative

1/4 cup small pearl tapioca (quick cooking)

2 Tbsp sugar (unrefined cane sugar or white granulated sugar)

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Step By Step Coconut Tapioca Pudding Recipe Directions:

Step 1In a medium-sized saucepan, combine 3 cup of coconut milk and bring to a boil. 

Step 2: Bring the milk down to a simmer and add tapioca, salt, and Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butte. 

Step 3: Cook for 13-18 minutes until thickened. 

Step 4: Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and sugar. 

Step 5: Refrigerate to room temperature. 

Step 6: Serve your coconut tapioca pudding with fruit and additional shredded coconut.  Enjoy!

Betsy’s coconut tapioca pudding is sure to be a hit at your next dinner party.  With most people looking to eat healthy, you can serve this dessert knowing it is scrumptious and a healthier option.

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Beet Smoothie With Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

Beet Smoothie With Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

Are you ready to try the best beet smoothie ever? That’s right! Betsy, a registered dietitian with an amazing palettte for great tasting food has put together a super tasty, super healthy beet smoothie recipe. With carrots, Love Beets, chia seeds, coconut water you know it has serious health benefits. But, here is the kicker. It features Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter, which infuses this smoothie with unsurpassed taste and added superfood nutrition.  Trust Betsy! It will be #LoveAtFirstTaste as you enjoy your sweet, earthy morning or afternoon treat!

Smoothie Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

1 cup of cubed frozen beets. Betsy recommends Love Beets!

10 baby carrots

1 cup coconut water

1 Tbsp chia seeds

Step By Step Beet Smoothie Recipe Directions:

Step 1: From a bag of Love Beets, cube enough beets to fill 1 cup.  Freeze for 24 hours.

Step 2: Add all ingredients into your blenfer and blend until smooth.

Step 3: Pour your beet smoothie into your favorite glass. Enjoy!

Let’s get real! It is time to add beets into your regular nutrition plan.  From improved physical performance and decreased inflammation, to lower cholesterol and potential anti-canceer properties, beets provide important nutrients to help you stay helthy. Now, Betsy has given you the tastiest way ever to enjoy beets! Try her beet smoothie recipe and let us know what you think!

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Betsy’s Best Peanut Butter Pie

Betsy’s Best Peanut Butter Pie

Are you looking for the best peanut butter pie ever? Well, you are starting to read some exciting words that are sure to have your mouth watering. After all, we have already said “peanut butter pie.” Secondly, we are sure this recipe will become one of your favorites. Using Betsy’s Best Gourmet Cinnamon Peanut Butter, Betsy has created an absolutely tantalizing, flavorful dessert. It is craveable, for sure. 

So, is this dessert going to blow up your calorie intake? Nope! Betsy, a registered dietitian has figured out how to cut the heavy calories and sugar. Peanut butter lovers, REJOICE!! Betsy’s Best PB pie will be #LoveAtFirstTaste and you won’t have to feel so guilty about satisfying your cravings!

Pie Crust Ingredients:

2 TBS Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter

2 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 18 sheets)

3 Tbsp coconut oil

Peanut Butter Pie Filling

3 bananas

2 T vanilla yogurt or dairy free coconut yogurt

1 cup Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter

2 tsp vanilla

1 Tbsp coconut oil

1/4 cup peanuts

Cream Cheese Topping

1-8oz pkg cream cheese or dairy free cream cheese, softened

1 c whipped topping or diary free coconut whipped topping

6 drops of liquid stevia or 1 pkg of stevia (optional) or 1/4 c powdered sugar

Peanut Butter Cups

3/4 c dark chocolate chips

1 Tbsp coconut oil

1/2 c Betsy’s Best Peanut Butter

Step By Step Directions For The Best Peanut Butter Pie Recipe:

Step 1In a food processor, pulse graham crackers until they are crumbs.  Transfer to a bowl.  Meanwhile combine coconut oil and Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter and stir to combine.  Mix with graham crackers until incorporated and press into a pie plate.  Place in the refrigerator to set while making the filling.

Step 2: In a blender or food processor add all of the filling ingredients except for the peanuts and blend until smooth and creamy. Remove pie crust from the fridge and place filling ingredients in the crust and sprinkle peanuts on top.  Place back in the fridge to set while making the topping.

Step 3: Clean out the blender and next ad all of the topping ingredients and blend until smooth.  Remove pie from the fridge and place topping on top.  Garnish with additional nuts or *Betsy’s Best peanut butter cups.

Step 4: – Make your homemade peanut butter cups: Prep a mini muffin tin with paper cups. Melt dark chocolate and coconut oil in a double broiler or in a pot on the stove at a low temp.  Stir constantly and be careful not to burn.  Once the chocolate has melted, place a small amount (1 tsp) in the bottom of the muffin cup.  Allow to cool or place in the freezer for a couple of minutes.  Top the chocolate with 1 tsp Betsy’s Best Gourmet Peanut Butter then add 1 tsp chocolate on top.  Place back in the freezer to cool for another couple of minutes.  Pop them out of the muffin paper cups and enjoy!

Step 5: Chop your homemade PB cups and add to the top of the pie as garnish

Step 6: Enjoy your slice of the best peanut butter pie and be sure to share!

peanut butter pie recipie

Betsy knows the importance of healthy eating, but she has a sweet tooth, too! She also knows how to put together amazing dessert recipes that feature healthy ingredients.  After you try the best peanut butter pie you’ve ever tasted, we know you’ll be back here for more of Betsy’s scrumptious recipes.

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Easy Eggless Eggnog with Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

Easy Eggless Eggnog with Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

Betsy put a whole new twist on a holiday favorite!  Her easy eggless eggnog recipe is just as thick and delicious as the original recipe!  Swap the egg for plant protein with our Betsy’s Best cashew butters!   The toasted coconut flavors pair nicely with the chai spice!  Give it a blend and see how your holidays just got a little merrier! It will be #LoveAtFirstTaste!

Eggnog Ingredients:

2 T Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter

1 c canned coconut milk, full fat or light

1/2 c almond or cashew milk (or coconut milk if you are wanting a thicker nog)

2-4 dates

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 Tbsp Bourbon maple syrup by Crown Maple Syrup (or use regular maple syrup and add 1 T  bourbon)

1/2 tsp chai spice (recipe here)

1/8 tsp sea salt

1 Tbsp Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter (does contain honey, if avoiding honey use 2 T of the coconut cashew instead)

Step By Step Easy Eggless Eggnog Recipe Directions:

Step 1Add all ingredients to a blender

Step 2: Blend until smooth.  

Step 3: Enjoy your easy eggless eggnog!

Recipe Yield: Two servings.

Please note: Betsy’s Best Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter contains a drop of organic honey. If you are looking for an equally delicious vegan honey-free vegan eggnog you can substitute in Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter. It is a honey-free and a bit more savory.

Now that you have tried Betsy’s easy eggless eggnog recipe please let us know what you think.  Did you try it with our Toasted Coconut Cashew Butter or did you go honey-free with the Cardamom Cashew Butter? Either way, they are both low in sugar and high in flavor!

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