Going Nuts! Give-A-Way!

I was recently asked to participate in a cookbook project created by the National Peanut Board. I submitted one of my favorite peanut based recipes….Of course, I chose my fabulous peanut butter granola bar recipe.  And today, I received the finished cookbook!  It is SO darn cute and is LOADED with delicious peanut-y recipes.cookbook

I feel serious love for peanuts, do you? Mmmmmm good!


Here’s a few interesting peanut facts:

1.  Peanuts have more protein than any nut, with more than 7g per ounce.

2.  The fat in peanuts is mostly good fat, the heart-healthy kind we should eat more often.

3.  With 30 essential vitamins and nutrients, peanuts are a Superfood!

I love peanuts and they are a great low FODMAP nut choice, in fact, the peanut butter cut off is about 4 Tablespoons per serving which is a pretty hefty portion!

Here’s my post in the book. Yay!kates recipe

Would you like a chance to win this cookbook AND all these great give aways from the National Peanut Board?give a way

Well, just leave a comment and let me know how you incorporate peanuts into your diet…and you may just be the lucky winner.  And, I know you will LOVE this great new cookbook!


36 replies on “Going Nuts! Give-A-Way!

  • Jennie Hammerbacher

    Anyway I can-tablespoon (or 2) in oatmeal, add to chicken/veggie stir fry and to give crunch to my chicken salad! Yummy!

  • April Nicholls

    I was recently told by my GP to follow the FODMAPs diet and thankfully, peanuts are on the list of acceptable foods (phew)! I love raw & roasted peanuts as a healthy snack to tide me over between meals & give me an energy boost. I also love peanut butter, especially crunchy, spread on celery or GF toast. And I have even been known to dip my dark chocolate bar straight into the peanut butter jar… Would love some fresh peanut recipes to incorporate into my new food regime.

  • Logan Woronuk

    Peanuts Peanuts Peanuts! I decided to write a poem about peanuts because, well, being a vegan, peanuts make up nearly ALL the protein I could ask for!

    I like how you taste,
    You funny ol’ nut,
    Shaped like a bean,
    But so good for my gut!

    Whether your raw or mashed up,
    or roasted or fried,
    You’re too tasty to regret,
    But your fat made me cry!

    Although I work out,
    and your my post-exercise snack,
    When I spread you on bread,
    I never look back!

    My sister’s allergic,
    and that makes my head fall,
    cause if I had the choice,
    I’d lather PB on the wall!

    But in all seriousness,
    with so much protein,
    how could I refuse,
    such a beautiful bean!

    Pad thai or stir fry,
    or a creamy thick spread,
    or sprinkled in cereal,
    and all over french bread!

    There is no denying it,
    you’re one in a million,
    protein and polyphenols,
    you’ve created my addiction!

    Haha well I hope you enjoyed that poem! I think I’m going to go make a PB and J sandwich now! xx Logan

  • Alejandra McCall

    Peanuts are the perfect way to have them as an afternoon snack along with a small banana!! I used to love peanuts as well with dried apricots, but now I’m on FODMAP, so I had to ditch aprictos… I also loooooooove organic crunchy peanut butter on toast for breakfast with some milk!! Peanuts are so versatile that can go with anything at any time of the day.

    • katescarlata

      Amy, the cookbook is not for sale. But I do have a few for give a-ways…so hopefully you will win. I have my son randomly pick some numbers and depending on where your comment falls in line…you may just be a winner! 😉

  • Karyn Miller

    What’s not to love about peanuts? From my snack with some almonds thrown in, to my super chunky p-nut butter on celery stick, or fluffer-nutter sandwich, peanuts are divine! I have a fabulous recipe for peanut butter fudge cake, a decandant chocolate cake, with a layer of smooth peanut butter, covered by choc fudge frosting! Special occassions only!! Double dipped chocolate VA peanuts are to die for, a great holiday gift, or they WOULD HAVE BEEN if they had made it out of the house…sigh. About the only thing I do don’t do- is take a bath in them! Wait a minute… peanut oil? The new face moisturizer? LOL!!

  • Cherie Colburn

    How do you follow up after a POEM during National Poetry Month? Think I’ll just steal Bubba’s lines from Forrest Gump: “You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey’s uh, PEANUT-kabobs…”

  • Morgan

    I LOVE peanut butter (well any nut butter really). It is a daily staple in my diet. My favorite way is to put a tablespoon of natural peanut butter on a Van’s Totally Natural Gluten Free waffle in the morning! I also add banana slices and some chia seeds. Delicious, nutritious, FODMAP friendly, and filling.

  • Scotti

    Thanks Morgan for the idea of putting peanut butter on Van’s Totally Natural Gluten Free waffle with Chia seeds. I can hardly wait to try it. I am not very creative but one of my favorite pick-me-ups is a spoon full of peanut butter straight from the jar. When I was a kid my favorite snack was peanut butter between two vanilla wafers and sometimes I would add a slice of banana. For one of my teacher friends who is a huge fan of Elvis I would make Elvis’s favorite banana pudding recipe which included peanut butter.

  • Scraps

    We sometimes have dry-roasted peanuts in the house and they do make for a good snack to curb any cravings, but usually I’m a straight-from-the-jar snacker (the fiance is not crazy about peanut butter, so it’s ALL MINE!). Probably my favorite use of peanuts, though, is Phad Thai.

    Hmmm, maybe that will make it onto next week’s dinner menu!

  • Robin

    1) Chocolate peanut butter banana protein shakes

    2) Pb and fruit on rice cakes.

    3) Peanut noodles (had these last night!)

  • Sarah

    I love peanuts and peanut butter and eat it every day. I just recently came across the low-FODMAPs diet and I am so relieved peanuts are ok because it would have been tough to give them up! My favorite snack is rice cakes with peanut butter and raisins–yum! Also glad someone else commented on dipping dark chocolate right into the peanut butter jar–I do that too.

  • TC

    I imagine you won’t ship the book to Europe, but I’ll answer anyway 🙂 When I started the low-FODMAP diet, I was almost grieving for all of the stuff I couldn’t eat anymore. After a while I managed to change focus, to appreciate what I could eat without getting sick. Chickensatay with peanut sauce is one of my favorite dishes, and I can still eat it (I just have to make the sauce myself) 🙂 Peanut sauce is also yummy with pork.. And a few raw peanuts are great when I get hungry between meals/have to postpone lunch at work. And peanutbutter is delicious with a liiiiittlebit of chocolate, in home made ice cream, etc. Chopped peanuts are great in müsli, porridge or as cake topping 🙂

  • Jackie

    I have a great recipe for julienned zucchini with peanut sauce…even my non-FODMAP friends ask for it!!!

  • Nikki

    I love peanuts! And more specifically, I love peanut butter! I was also glad to find out that peanut butter is fodmap friendly. I love peanut butter with bananas, on pancakes/waffles, on chocolate rice cakes, stirred in oatmeal or in smoothies. My favorite kind is natural crunchy PB.

    • katescarlata

      YOU All are amazing!! Loving all your great ideas. Winners will be selected soon….1 Grand Prize winner PLUS I have 2 extra cookbooks to share…so 3 winners in all! Thanks for your inspiration….

  • Lisa

    I’ve just found out about FODMAP, and as an SCD adherent, I’m investigating a possible change. I’m looking forward to trying an adaptation of a favorite peanut butter cake recipe:
    1 cup peanut butter
    1 very ripe mashed banana
    1/2 cup maple syrup (rather than honey)
    3 eggs
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon cinnamon

    Mix all ingredients. Bake at 375 for about 40 minutes until it’s not gooey in the center.

  • Cory

    As far as treats go, peanut-butter brownies are always a hit – and peanut butter cookies, or peanut butter rice krispie treats! I also made a peanut butter cake with strawberry frosting.
    But as for everyday consumption, you can’t beat the celery stick or banana route. I like sprinkling curry powder or chili powder on top to spice things up – a little cocoa powder doesn’t hurt either!

  • Kim

    Salted peanut butter porridge. Cinnamon, mashed banana & peanut butter on toast. Vanilla yogurt + peanut butter = both breakfast and dessert. Peanut butter pancakes. Classic pb & j. Peanut butter and apple slices. Chopped peanuts in my ice cream. Peanut butter chocolate truffles. Reeses cups. Salted peanut caramels.. think about it. Ginger, soy sauce & peanut butter stir fry sauce. Did I mentioned Senegalese chicken and peanut soup? What would Pad Thai be without the peanuts? Christmastime peanut butter blossoms. Plain old peanuts at the baseball game (shells on, of course) = a necessity. Peanut butter straight outta the jar. PEANUTS.

  • Kim

    Ugh, and by “mentioned” I meant “mention.” All this peanut butter talk is throwing off my grammar!

  • Mary

    I love peanuts too! I love peanut butter on toast..or pb cookies…I like to use it in cooking (rice dishes with chicken, cilantro, basil, limes and a handful of peanuts). Also the peanut butter and banana combo.
    I love your blog BTW. I have IBS and found that FODMAPS were the culprit. I have made many of your recipes (next up the banana bread brownies!). Also I have your new cookbook. Thank you for the wonderful blog!

  • Kara S

    Peanut butter…. you know you make my day. Everyone is jealous when I whip out my fantastic peanut butter and banana sandwich. Everyone wishes they were eating you instead of their dry tasteless lunch. I am so glad I rediscovered you.

    And sometimes you get to play with exotic ingredients to make a fab sauce for noodles or chicken.

    What can I say, peanut butter? You taste… err..look good dressed up or down.

  • Lauren

    How can I use peanut butter in anything else when the recipe for your granola bars never gets put away. All the ingredients are on the counter now screaming for me to make them!! Yum.

  • a8ala

    Peanut butter with bananas. Chocolate covered peanut. Pad Thai. Peanut sesame rice noodles. Savory or sweet peanuts are one of my favorites.

  • Margot C

    I’ve been eating this salad of Romain lettuce, arugula, carrots (grated), cucumbers (very thin, made with a carrot scrapper), purple cabbage, Trader Joe’s Spicy Peanut Salad Dressing, roasted chicken and diced roasted unsalted peanuts almost every day! I love it and it’s very filling and gives you energy for a long time.

  • Scotti

    I recently purchased a jar of powdered peanut butter with the plans of adding it to a smoothie. A few days ago I added some to a bowl of gf cold cereal. My usual hungry that sets in after eating cold cereal did not occur. Today I added a tablespoon of the powdered peanut butter to my steel cuts oats along with a sliced banana. I have done this with regular peanut butter before but the powdered pb sured did mix in nicely. So for all you peanut butter fans out there….enjoy!

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