Thursday, July 15, 2010

Daring to tackle a new challenge – Daring Cooks July

Well I've decided to tackle a new challenge and join the group over at the daring kitchen, there are two challenges a month, a cooking one and a baking one and I've signed up for both. 

My first challenge was a nut butter which had me raising an eyebrow at first considering I am severly allergic to brazil nuts and mildly allergic to walnuts and pecans and generally suspicious of some other nuts out there. 

I do however love pine nuts so I got blending and they made a lovely rich dense creamy sauce. 

Of the recommended recipes I adapted the one of chicken and mushrooms with fettucine for some beautiful autumn mixed mushrooms and soba noodles.

"The July 2010 Daring Cooks’ Challenge was hosted by Margie of More Please and Natashya of Living in the Kitchen with Puppies. They chose to challenge Daring Cooks to make their own nut butter from scratch, and use the nut butter in a recipe. Their sources include Better with Nut Butter by Cooking Light Magazine, Asian Noodles by Nina Simonds, and Food Network online."

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to the Daring Cooks! Great idea to use pine nuts, your pine nut butter looks so creamy & rich. That's one I haven't tried yet, but it's going on my list. Your mushroom & soba noodles look delicious! What a perfect autumn dish.