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Almond/Peanut Honey Butter with Blueberry/Strawberry Jam

Life is food. Food is life.

It’s impossible for me to distinguish the two. My brain is so attached to food that I think in flavour. I know that sounds absolutely ridiculous, but it came to me one day when I was reading an article about how people who have been born blind think and dream using sounds, touch, taste and smells . Mull it over for a while, we process things through images, our thoughts, though you can argue are based on words, sounds, experiences, are littered by thousands of images that we can place together to create whatever idea/thought we have.

Imagine dreaming without images, complete darkness, just sounds and heightened sense, yes no words, because words are in truth symbols and rely on sight. So our subconscious searches for other means to “see”. In come sounds, smells, taste and touch. I can close my eyes and feel a dish, just by remembering all of its intricate characteristics.

This is the point when every bite becomes love, a thorough complete experience in one lousy chew, that when finished will leave you feeling sad and unsatisfied, that first bite which proves to be the most troublesome as it will open the flood gates to the impending feast looming in your mind.

Here is my affair with Peanut Butter, with the taste of its sweet earthy abundant flavour, the overwhelming texture which sticks to every possible nook of my mouth, a light smell of savoury decadence with a hint of light caramelisation and the glorious sound of how it spreads ever so lightly on toasted bread. When that first bite reaches your lips, you cant help but feel a moment of excitement with the memory of what it should taste like and the flaky thick warmth which is about to take you over.

When you truly enjoy food, you need an understanding of the work and ingredients that go into that tiny little seemingly insignificant bite; once achieved you will fall in love with cooking; what other art form can stimulate you mentally and give you physical bliss?

Almond/Peanut Butter with Blueberry/Strawberry Jam

Makes enough for 3 days for 1 peanut butter lover.

Start by taking 2 handfuls of skinless raw peanuts and roast them in the over with a little salt. (200 c. for 10mins – dont let them get brown)

For the quick jam, take a big handful of sweet plump sliced strawberries, an equal handful of frozen blueberries and cover with water in a pot, bring to a boil and leave on medium, waiting for the water to reduce and for the mix to become one sticky jam like mess. The best. Taste. If need be add some coconut sugar.

In a food processor, grind the peanuts with 1 cup of peanut flour and 1 cup of almond flour and let grind. Add 1/2 tablespoon of organic honey, some cinnamon, a little pinch of salt, 1 tsp of agave syrup and a tbsp of peanut oil. Let mix for 2 minutes. Check, if too wet add some more flour, if too dry: more oil, if too salty: more honey or agave, if too sweet: a tad bit more salt. You get the point.

Cook it the way you love to eat it. Isnt that what cooking should be about?

 

44 COMMENTS

    1. momofjoakim April 3, 2012 at 9:34 am

      Oh, wow, I’ll never look at peanut butter and strawberry jam the same again. This is perfect since my son loves peanut butter sandwiches, hope he’ll love this too. Thanks!

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      1. Erwan April 18, 2012 at 2:36 am

        im sure he will

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    1. Mariam April 3, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      love, love, lloovvee!! peanut butter esp when its combined with blueberry and strawberry jam.. simply irresistable even just by the looked of it.. MUST try this, one of this days!

      thanks for sharing :)

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      1. Erwan April 18, 2012 at 2:36 am

        i know i keep eating some

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    1. Micah April 4, 2012 at 1:29 am

      What other substitutes we can use besides blueberry and strawberry jam? These berries are quite expensive, especially if fresh.

      Anyways, I’m such an avid fan of your blog Erwan! I hope I can eat healthy as much as you do! Money just comes in short for me to do your recipes.

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      1. Erwan April 18, 2012 at 2:37 am

        thats why i use frozen :)

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      1. Erwan April 18, 2012 at 2:37 am

        you can make jam from any fruit you like

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    1. Dave Ballesteros April 4, 2012 at 3:13 am

      I love this post–makes me want to drop everything, buy some berries, and make for myself some jam

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      1. Erwan April 18, 2012 at 2:37 am

        not enough people make their own jam anymore

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        1. David B April 18, 2012 at 3:03 am

          true. i remember making some mango jam ages ago. we have a tree in the yard, and it was fruiting like crazy. and i thought rather than letting these go to waste, i made some jam. :-)

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          1. Erwan May 10, 2012 at 3:52 am

            i know right, it just makes sense

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    1. YenyB April 4, 2012 at 3:44 am

      Hi Erwan! Great recipe! I’m excited to try this. Where can I buy almond flour, coconut sugar, peanut flour and agave? Thanks!

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      1. Erwan April 18, 2012 at 2:42 am

        healthy options. but the flours you can make yourself.

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    1. YenyB April 4, 2012 at 4:28 am

      Hi Erwan! Great recipe! I’m excited to try this. Where do you buy almond flour, coconut sugar and peanut flour? Thanks!

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    1. Yeny April 4, 2012 at 6:23 am

      Hi Erwan! Great recipe. I’m excited to try this! Where did you buy the peanut flour, coconut sugar and almond flour? Thanks!

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    1. Arra Medina April 4, 2012 at 8:17 am

      SUPER THUMBS-UP!! IM DROOLING OVER THE JAM!
      THANKS CHEF!

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      1. Erwan April 18, 2012 at 2:43 am

        thanks Arra!

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    1. novicetired April 4, 2012 at 12:05 pm

      peanutbutterjelly time!

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      1. Erwan April 18, 2012 at 2:49 am

        yezir

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    1. lowell fuentebella April 4, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      love peanut butter, yum yum yum,, tnx for a great food!!

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      1. Erwan April 18, 2012 at 2:50 am

        thanks for reading!

      Reply
    1. Ces April 4, 2012 at 7:20 pm

      Hey Erwan! i just wanna ask what’s the song round 05:18? I’ve watched all your videos and I gotta say you have great taste in music. :)

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      1. Erwan April 18, 2012 at 2:50 am

        thanks, im not sure anymore haha

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    1. ian April 7, 2012 at 2:40 am

      so cool! all of my favorites in one!!

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      1. Erwan April 18, 2012 at 2:51 am

        yay

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    1. Tasha April 7, 2012 at 11:20 am

      Where did you get your bread? Or diid you make it?

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      1. Erwan April 18, 2012 at 2:53 am

        bought it from Santis

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    1. Abby May 25, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      I am addicted to peanut butter too! I usually eat mine with apples or bananas. I think it’s time I make it myself. Will definitely try this recipe ’cause it looks really good especially with the jam:D

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      1. Erwan May 28, 2012 at 3:41 am

        its the best!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Coby June 5, 2012 at 5:43 pm

      hey fat kid! this is theChefwannabe =)) your blog really inspires me to continue in pursuing my dream to become a chef! how can you manage to have a great/perfect blog even if you have tons of tons of work to do @ your office and you also have time to have a run or a swim every morning? i’m really amazed! hoping that there will be another “the fat kids” video recipe with solenn :))

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      1. Erwan June 8, 2012 at 8:34 am

        you just make time until it works :)

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    1. Pauline June 6, 2012 at 4:29 am

      Where do you get your Agave Syrup? :)

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      1. Erwan June 8, 2012 at 8:33 am

        healthy options

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    1. Odyssey Lei June 10, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      Thanks Erwan!
      Love the food, love the music!
      Definitely try this any moment soon.

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      1. Erwan June 14, 2012 at 2:51 am

        thanks let me know how it turns out!

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    1. Karen Legion June 14, 2012 at 11:37 am

      This post is <3 for a peanut butter & strawberry lover like me! I remember indulging myself with loads of Skippy, which was filled with crunchy chunks, when I was still studying in the States. It's such a delight reading your posts! Keep on inspiring us, new food bloggers! :)

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    1. Odyssey Lei June 14, 2012 at 8:51 pm

      I made it!
      I made it!
      The best!
      I can’t believe I was able to make.
      Thank you so much Erwan, in all honesty.
      I owe this to you.
      I still have leftovers and I cant wait to share them to friends.

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    1. u8mypinkcookies July 9, 2012 at 3:00 am

      My all time favorite! You made me crave for one!! :)

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      1. Erwan July 20, 2012 at 1:57 am

        thank you!! crave away

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    1. Gia Garcia July 24, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      I love peanut butter. Just discovered your blog and loving it already :)

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      1. Erwan July 31, 2012 at 2:18 am

        great thanks Gia!

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    1. Michael B. Inza Cruz August 22, 2012 at 10:45 am

      wow. yummy! i love peanut butter. im sure this is good also with guava. is it the same process like what you did with the berries? thank you sir erwan. =)

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    1. aj October 24, 2012 at 1:05 am

      where can i buy fresh berries and pomegranate in the city?

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      1. Erwan October 31, 2012 at 7:52 am

        no clue

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I gained weight because of a sedentary lifestyle and overly indulging in foods I knew were bad for me, eating out too often, taking the easy route (microwavable dishes) and not caring what went in my body, before I knew it reached 240 lbs. I lost weight through pure dedication, tireless hours of hard work and yes, food. I cooked my way to fitness, making sure to only feed myself tasty well prepared dishes with all the right stuff, the perfect fuel, taking me down to 150lbs. Of course I indulge from time to time, as the fat kid still lurks inside of me; here you will find a little bit of everything for the sole purpose of sharing my passion for food and life.

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