Is there anything better or worse than Costco?
I love that I can go get healthy goods in bulk for a fair price. For example. GIANT bottles of coconut and avocado oils, three-pack of Kerrygold butter for less than Trader Joe’s prices. Excellent organic chicken sausages and grass-fed beef are staples in my freezer. Huge bags of organic frozen cherries and blueberries. FOR CHEAP YOU GUYS!
But it’s inevitable. No matter how stoked I am to bring home a car full of healthy goodies, nothing sucks the joy out of the air faster than the knowledge that you have to “go to Costco”.
Walking through the warehouse. no.
STANDING IN LINE. NOOOOOOOO!
I feel so conflicted. I love it and I hate it in equal measure.
Then there’s the problem of having bulk goods and getting kinda burnt out on them after a while. I worked my way halfway through an economy-sized jar of almond butter only to feel totally tapped out on the almond flavor.
I needed something more special.
This totally did the trick. Delicious upon delicious. I dare you not to eat it straight from the food processor.
If that’s not reason enough, walnuts are $10 for 2 lbs. at Costco. Get after it.
Coffee Nut Butter
1 lb. walnuts
1/2 lb. pecans
3 medjool dates, pitted
1 level Tbsp. finely ground espresso bean
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Lay nuts flat on baking sheet and roast for 5-10 mins, checking and shaking pan often as they can burn quickly.
- In a food processor combine nuts, espresso, dates, and sea salt.
- Process until mixture is smooth and “spreadable”.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.