When I made my Chinese Chicken Salad, I had to find a substitute for the peanut butter – the result of a peanut allergy. The substitution was hardly a problem; Whole Foods carried freshly ground cashew butter and almond butter in its bulk section. After sampling each, I decided to go with the almond butter. The rest of the recipe went according to plan.
After sampling the chicken salad, Caitlin suggested that I should make my own almond butter. I was skeptical. Just a few weeks earlier, I had made Almond-Stuffed Baked Apples, and after several seconds of grinding almonds, no such butter had appeared.
But sure enough, Continue reading