Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Gift that Keeps Giving-Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Dip

These recipes remind me of why I got a Pinterest, or occasionally skim through new food blog entries on my feed. It isn't too dissimilar to gold mining, which I don't have prior experience in, (unless you include Gold Rush week in elementary school...but those were rocks with gold paint...) but a lot of the time I would assume you end up with worthless minerals. In my case, it's unusable recipes that require too many ingredients you don't have, or have time-intensive procedures. And recently, I've hit an especially bad recipe slump; I haven't really found anything that sparked my inner Julia Child, although this is partially just because I'm in school now and not in the creative-inducing comforts of my home (or boring office). So I've been resorting to remaking the collection of easy/reliable recipes I've accumulated from summer, which is by no means a bad thing. That's what this summer project was for to begin with.
Still though, every engine needs an extra pump of fuel. And my passion for cooking requires a few sparks at least once in awhile. It's all about balancing convenience and time efficiency with retaining the creativity and fun of cooking.

Which is why I am especially excited by this new find. Because I finally struck gold. In a very unexpected way, too.

Greek Yogurt Peanut Butter.

What? Did you not hear me?



Peanut Butter. 

It combines two things that I really really really really really really like. Supplemented with dashes of honey and cinnamon. All blended to taste.

To make gold.

If I were to try and write out everything that is amazing about this recipe, it comes out into this word vomit of gibberish, so I am going to have to take a few very deep breaths and write it out in a list:

1. Such a healthy alternative to straight up peanut butter for snacking / dipping fruits in
2. A great way to use up that disgusting, "Sam's All Natural, Organic, Shitty Tasting Peanut Butter" that I got from Berkeley Bowl.
3. Gives the Greek Yogurt this really great, fluffy, and thick texture that I love.
4. Takes 5 miliseconds to make.
5. Can be consumed by the spoonful without the waves of shame/guilt/public eyeing that may come from eating peanut butter straight from the jar (not that that has ever stopped me before...but still)

Difficulty: -1
Willingness to make again: 2348789234
Over-all: 9.9!!!
-Going to experiment by adding vanilla and a dash of nutmeg to it. Why not?

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