Saturday, March 4, 2017

{Gluten-Free} White Gazpacho #MomsMeet #Sponsor

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Moms Meet. All opinions are my own.

When the opportunity arose - through my association with Moms Meet - to try several varieties of Once Again Nut Butter, I was excited. We love nut butters in my household. We use almond butter in our Pad Thai-inspired Cookies; I made Homemade Peanut Butter Cups. We use nut butters in savories; we incorporate them into sweets. And, naturally, we use them to make nut butter and jam sandwiches!

I was excited to receive almond butter, sunflower seed butter, peanut butter, and cashew butter from Once Again Nut Butter. My Enthusiastic Kitchen Elf claimed the racoon mascot for himself!

About Once Again Nut Butter...
Once Again Nut Butter is an employee-owned business, based in New York. They have been manufacturing nut butters, seed butters, and honeys since 1976. All of the butters are certified gluten-free, non-GMO, organic, vegan, and kosher. Additionally, they adhere to Fair Trade and Sustainability standards for their all their farm partners and suppliers.

Though we tried them all, I decided to focus on - and share a recipe with - the almond butter. Its only ingredient is organic almonds. Can't beat that. The almonds are dry-roasted and milled to create a tasty, toothy butter that I had a hard time not eating straight from the jar with a spoon.

White Gazpacho

White gazpacho is a classic dish from Spain. Traditionally it's made with bread, almonds, grapes, and cucumbers. The bread acts as a thickener. This version is made with bread, blanched almonds, almond butter, and green grapes. I skipped the cucumber altogether because I didn't have any. Also, next time, my vampire husband asked to cut the garlic. Nonsense!

Ingredients makes 4 servings

  • 2 C gluten-free bread, crusts removed and cubed
  • 1 1/2 C vegetable stock
  • 2 C seedless organic green grapes + more for serving
  • 1/4 C Once Again Organic Almond Butter
  • 3 T olive oil
  • 2 T balsamic vinegar + more for serving
  • 1 T freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 C blanched slivered almonds + more for serving
  • 4 t thinly sliced lacinto kale for serving
  • fleur de sel for serving

Place all ingredients together in the bowl of a food processor.  Blend until smooth. You can strain if you wish. I didn't. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

To serve, ladle into a shallow bowl and garnish with 1 T kale, a few grape slices, and slivered almonds. Sprinkle with fleur de sel. Drizzle with vinegar.

Stay tuned for more recipes using these throughout the next few weeks. It's been a pleasure to become acquainted with these products. Thankfully, I discovered that our local Whole Foods and Safeway both carry these. So, I know how to replenish my stash.

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*Disclosure: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program,
May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.

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