If you are a fan of nuts, then you are going to LOVE my fabulous nut-tastic roundup today – 4 deliciously nutty recipes, showcasing peanuts, almonds, pistachios, pecans and more! And covering everything from stir fries to cake, breakfast bowls to brownies. Plus find the linky for #CookBlogShare Week 5.
Eeeek! How is the end of January already??? Last time I was compiling my #CookBlogShare roundup it was just before Christmas and I was showcasing my favourite unusual Christmas recipes! Now Christmas seems a VERY long time ago.
Well, as I am sure you’ve guessed, I’ve been a busy girl since then – on Easy Peasy Foodie I started the year by sharing my 2018 roundup and my goals for 2019 before getting firmly on the healthy eating bandwagon. I started by showcasing 20 easy recipes under 500 calories, followed by two lovely healthy curries: my Aubergine and Red Lentil Dhal and my Easy Vegetable Biryani!
Meanwhile over on Productive Blogging I’ve been sharing lots of tips on how to get your blog posts to rank high up on Google searches: first my guide to writing the perfect blog post (for readers AND search engines!), then my tips on how to use Google Search Console to grow your blog, and finally my step by step guide to how to actually DO keyword research!
And if you want to know my secrets to how I get so much done in such a short space of time then you’ll be wanting to check out my tips on how to be a more productive blogger!
4 Deliciously Nutty Recipes
And so we turn to this week’s roundup… And once again I was spoilt for choice, but the 4 recipes that caught my eye this time all had one thing in common – NUTS!!
I am a HUGE nut fan and have a whole section of one of my cupboards dedicated to them. These nutty recipes really showcase how versatile nuts are: everything from from stir fries to cake, breakfast bowls to brownies…
Nutty Chicken Stir Fry
First up we have this gorgeous Nutty Chicken Stir Fry from Jacqui at Recipes Made Easy. I love how she has taken this easy midweek meal classic and given it an extra boost of flavour by adding peanut butter. Jacqui says that adding peanut butter makes this stir fry sauce delicious, thick and creamy – almost like satay sauce – sounds pretty awesome to me! Plus, it’s on the table in just 25 minutes – definitely my kind of meal 😀
Gluten Free Orange and Almond Cake
Next up is this sumptuous Gluten Free Orange and Almond Cake from Jo at Jo’s Kitchen Larder. This time the nuts in question are almonds – which she uses in place of flour in this beautiful cake. Inspired by a Claudia Roden recipe, this cake also contains whole oranges which are microwaved before being blitzed in the food processor. Using oranges like this means the cake does not need any butter or oil – which sounds almost healthy… until you factor in Jo’s suggestion to serve this cake with cream spiked with Grand Marnier… a suggestion which sounds altogether too lovely to be missed! (And there goes the January diet…)
Chocolate and Pecan Brownies
And speaking of good reasons to end the January diet – look no further than these delicious sounding Chocolate and Pecan Brownies from Lesley and Michelle at Lost in Food. These gorgeous chocolate brownies are packed full of scrumptious pecan nuts – another of my favourites! And these brownies are so quick to make that they are perfect for bake sales, coffee mornings and any other kind of baking related emergency you might have!
Quick Berry Breakfast Bowl with Nuts and Seeds
Well if you are needing something rather more healthy, after indulging in all that virtual cake and brownies (you had second helpings of both, right???), look no further than this nutrition-packed Quick Berry Breakfast Bowl from Anna at Once Upon A Food Blog. This super healthy breakfast features flaked almonds, pistachios AND coconut, as well as mixed berries and chia seeds. Not only is this wonderful breakfast super good for you, but it also sounds utterly delicious – what a great way to start the day (and re-start that January health-kick!!)
#CookBlogShare2019 Week 5
And so we come to this week’s linky. You can link up any foodie post that you have – both old and new posts are welcome. All you need to do is:
- Link up a recipe or foodie post by clicking the blue ‘add your link’ button below and following the instructions (maximum of 4, please).
- Add a link from your post back to this post (so everyone else can find it and link up too!) and / or add the #CookBlogShare badge to your post (you can find the code below).
- Comment on one of the host’s posts and a minimum of 2 other posts linked up here, and generally share the love with a bit of social media action!
If you wish, you can tweet a link to your recipe to me @easypeasyfoodie and also (if you have room on the tweet!) my co-hosts Jacqui @jacdotbee and Monika @MonikasRecipes, using the #CookBlogShare hashtag and we will retweet them. You can also post your recipe on the Cook Blog Share Facebook Page.
Need some help on Instagram? You and me both…so let’s help each other! Whenever you post to Instagram, use the #CookBlogShare hashtag, then quickly hop over to the #CookBlogShare feed, liking as many as you can and commenting on any that particularly catch your eye. Not a big job at all, but if we all do it, it would make a BIG difference!!
I will comment on a selection of my favourite posts this week and pin them to the Cook Blog Share Pinterest Board. I can’t wait to see what you’ve all been making!
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Just to remind you, by joining in, you are giving the #CookBlogShare hosts permission to use your pictures in a round up and on social media, if your recipe is selected as one of our favourites!
The next #CookBlogShare will be hosted by Jacqui at Recipes Made Easy 🙂