So peaches, much greens.

GUYS! Look at my new blog!  JUST LOOK AT IT!!! I’m in love!

And I can’t tell you how excited I am to get back to blogging and sharing my tips for a healthy, plant-based lifestyle! You might be wondering what I’ve been up to for the past 6 months (you’re probably not, but you *might* be ever so slightly curious) and I wish I had a better story, but really work got the better of me. Actually, work got INSANE and drained any energy I had for blogging (resisting the temptation to strangle everyone around you is quite energy-intensive it turns out!). The end of 2013 was hella stressful and I felt all the worse for not having a creative outlet, so I was incredibly grateful when my blogging buddy, Jessica from One Part Plant, got in touch and politely told me to get over myself ! I mentioned to a couple of my friends that I was thinking of getting back onto the blogging bandwagon and overwhelmingly the response was “duh and/or hello”. So, here we are, new website, new ideas, lots of energy (despite work being a sh*tshow 90%of the time), and I hope you’re as excited as I am for Peaches and Greens V2.0! You can expect lots more recipes, as well as cool new features, and some new friends! It’s gonna get real!

CHOCO-ROSEMARY ALMOND BUTTER

I wanted to start out the way I mean to continue, so I’m bringing out the big guns for this first recipe. Chocolate. Rosemary. Almond. Butter. AKA, the best thing you’ll ever put in your mouth. This was inspired by a peanut butter that my brother got me for my Christmas as part of a gourmet vegan hamper. I can’t for the life of me remember what the brand was, but it was out of this world good. It’s was also extortionate, so I developed this budget friendly version and swapped out the peanuts for the better-for-you option of almonds. I like to spread it on pears or apples. Strawberries work too. I made a lot of people taste test this, and  they all went mad for it! Let me know what you think in the comments, or tag me on your Instagram pics using: #peachesandgreens or @peaches_greens

CHOCO-ROSEMARY ALMOND BUTTER

 

Chocolate-Rosemary Almond Butter
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Ingredients
  1. 2C raw almonds
  2. 1T dried rosemary
  3. Β½ t salt
  4. ΒΎC dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to your high speed blender and blend on high, using tamper or scraping down sides, until smooth.
Notes
  1. You can probably make this in a normal food processor too, it just may take a little longer to reach the desired consistency so be patient.
  2. Store in an air tight container at room temperature. Putting it in the fridge will make it hard to spread but you can warm it up in the microwave if you need to.
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CHOCO-ROSEMARY ALMOND BUTTER

Also, I wanted to thank everyone who has encouraged and supported the blog! It really means the world to me. You really open yourself up for a lot of crap (and I do get a lot of crap) when you start putting your life and your thoughts on the internet, so I’m always so appreciative when someone says something lovely. An especially big thanks to my mum, Ashley (see you soon, boo!), the baddest bitches LL and LP, T for not killing me, Lizzy and ‘the Irish’ (which includes the token Americans), the lovely and talented Brennan, the plantastic Jessica, and anyone else who I have forced to taste-test one of my concoctions, particularly when still in the experimental phase! 

I really hope you enjoy having a look around the new blog. A few things are still ‘under construction’ in the background but I was too excited not to share things with you! Let me know what you think!

I’ll be back soon with a special giveaway,  but until then, be well!

Laura xx

 

18 comments

  1. Aska says:

    Aaaah I love your new blog look!! It’s absolutely lovely and SO you. And the chocolate rosemary almond butter?? I cannot wait to try it someday- so simple yet so gourmet! So excited and happy for you!!

    • Laura says:

      Thanks Rach! Doing well, watching HOC and reminiscing about the DC times! Hope grad school is treating you well! Let me know if you try the recipe xo

  2. Maritza says:

    Heyyyy! I’m so glad your blogging again. The new site is great! I spent all of last night dreaming about this, ingredients bought! And i’m making it tomorrow.
    Keep up the good work. X x x

  3. maritza says:

    Chocolate-Rosemary Almond Butter is divine! I mean it is the tastiest spread I have had in a long time! The rosemary works so well with the chocolate and almonds. But due to my lack of equipment I had to make this in a mini food processor in batches. Therefore it’s not exactly the same. It’s nice and smooth but not spreadable (although after sitting in the sun for a while it was). Sooooo, instead of using it as a spread I decided to roll it into little balls and coat them in coco powder. Truffles!!!! The only down side of this is that it’s way easier to eat the entire batch in one go.
    Thanks P&G x x x

  4. T says:

    Yum! So I finally tested this out. Super tasty! I made it with semi-sweet chocolate rather than dark because that’s what I had… Ate it on Asian pears and kiwis. Both were delicious!!

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