That's Nuts

A weekly dose of nutty history, pop culture, and recipes from Lee Zalben, aka The Peanut Butter Guy.


That's Nuts: Almond Butter Bostock

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What's authentically French, looks a little like french toast, but is really French toast? Why, bostock, of course! More

That's Nuts: Sweet Potato PB and J

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My never-ending quest to turn everything into a PB&J reaches new heights with Thanksgiving leftovers. More

Will Peanut Butter Prices Shrink This Year?

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This year we saw peanut butter prices shoot up because of a peanut shortage. But with this year's giant peanut crop, we may see lower peanut butter prices again soon. Just what is going on? Let me explain. More

That's Nuts: Peanut Butter to the Rescue During Hurricane Sandy

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Some foods are perfect to have on hand in an emergency. Peanut Butter is versatile, nourishing, and easy to enjoy no matter what the situation. More

That's Nuts: Is California the Nuttiest State?

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According to the California's Agricultural network, the state of California accounts for a whopping 46% of fruit and nut production in the US. Is California the nuttiest state? Just check out these stats... More

18 Easy Ways to Eat Peanut Butter

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As much as we love PB&Js, it's time to think outside the sandwich. There are so many interesting and creative ways to enjoy peanut butter. Here are 18 to get us started: PB cinnamon rolls, PB sushi, PB hummus, and plenty more. More

That's Nuts: Trail Mix, Also Known As 'Student Food'

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Everyone's talking about healthy foods for kids these days. In Europe, a popular snack is generically called "Student Food." Turns out it's just like something we call trail mix... More

That's Nuts: Peanut Pico de Gallo

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Making mole sauce isn't the only way to incorporate peanuts into Mexican cuisine. Try a peanut-filled salsa fresca, or pico de gallo, for a great pairing of spicy and nutty flavors. More

Why Are Hazelnuts Also Called Filberts?

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Hazelnuts are a staple in European confections and baked goods, as well as an ingredient in Fererro's popular Nutella spread. But hazelnuts have another popular name—filberts. How did that happen? More

5 Tasty Ways to Add Peanut Butter to S'mores

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Chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers—three flavors that are all delicious with peanut butter. So why not use peanut butter to dress up your s'mores? More

That's Nuts: Nutty New Chocolates with a Southern Twist

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Who doesn't love a good nut-filled chocolate bar? The rich, toasty crunch of nuts paired with smooth, sweet creamy chocolate is, to many candy eaters, a match made in heaven. Now the Colorado-based company Chocolove is embracing the always-delectable marriage of nuts and chocolate with two new flavors: Salted Peanut in Milk Chocolate and Peach & Pecan in Milk Chocolate. More

Ever Tried Peanuts in Coke?

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First take a few swigs of the soda and when there seems to be enough room in the bottle, pour in a package of salted peanuts. Many dieheards insist that you've got to do this in a glass bottle, not plastic or a can, for the full effect. And sticklers will tell you definitely no Diet Coke, Coke Zero, or other brand substitutions allowed. More

8 Ways to Use Tahini

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Tahini is best known as an essential ingredient when making hummus—but what to do with the rest of the jar? We've got eight ideas for making the most of your sesame seed paste! More

Goldenberg's Peanut Chews Get a New, Old-Fashioned Look

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Everything old is new again for Goldenberg's Peanut Chews, a Philadelpia favorite for almost 100 years. The recipe's the same, but the old school treat has a new package that goes back to its roots. More

Coconutty Thai Iced Tea

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Feeling the heat of summer? Cool off with this nutty, dairy-free version of cha-yen, or Thai iced tea. More

Forget Tahini; Make Hummus with Peanut Butter Instead

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Planning on whipping up some hummus but don't have any tahini on hand? Let peanut butter come to your rescue! More

Behold the Power of Pecan Oil

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Of all the cooking oils, pecan oil may be one of the most underrated and underused. Never tried it before? You don't know what you're missing! More

Peanut Butter Beer: Shouldn't It Exist?

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There are all kinds of flavored beers out there—beers made with pumpkin, raspberries, cinnamon, oysters. And with salty peanuts being one of beer's favorite partners, don't you think it's time that Peanut Butter Beer made an appearance? I was happy to discover this Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter from a New Jersey homebrewer. More

That's Nuts: A Nutty Alternative to Roux

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You can thicken a broth by cooking something starchy, like noodles, rice, or potatoes in it. Some people add plain flour, and some cook up a roux (flour and butter, sautéed together in a pan) to thicken their soups. But there's a simpler and, some might say, healthier way to thicken a soup—nut butters! More

Important Passover Question: Is Matzo and Peanut Butter Kosher for Passover?

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Jews all over the world are finding interesting ways to eat matzo this week. Matzo PB&Js are a favorite combination, but is it kosher for Passover? Well, the answer is a little tricky. More

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