after a brilliant 3 days off I finally had to go back to the office today. With work I still have my love/hate relationship. I love my job, my office and I am prizing all the liberty that goes with it. BUT I hate to go to work. When I am here I always feel happy and content but I am not exeggerating when I say I dread to leave home for work EVERY SINGLE MORNING! My first thing every morning is to check whether I feel sick. Any teeny tiny reason to stay at home would do the trick! But then I am too reliable and dutiful to stay at home. Love/hate full-blowen! Do you know therse kinds of feelings?
Nevertheless I’ve had a good weekend besides the fact that we had so much to do regarding our room swap that there was no time for relaxation at all! Though severall brilliant things happened this weekend and I will start with the food related 🙂
Finally my long covetted Thermomix was delivered. Originally I wanted to share something different with you today but I have to show you the first AWESOME deliciuosness I made with my new Thermomix. Oreo Almond Butter!!! Yes you heared right! OREO ALMOND BUTTER!!!
Saturday morning my new BFF was delivered.You can imagine it made my day!
A couple of weeks ago I found this Oreo Butter recipe over at foodsandeverything. Lovely Juli is a kitchen goddess and I am always finding myself drooling over her marvellous recipes and beautiful pictures. And the best about her blog: it’s ablolutely vegan friendly!
When I happened to come across this recipe I was instantly hooked by the idea of cookie butter and knew this would be my first Thermomix feast! I altered her recipe a little though since I liked the idea of the oreo/almond combo better. So here you go with the nut butter love….
Oreo Almond Butter
- 1 1/2 cups almonds
- 8 oreo cookies
- (not pictured) roast the almonds in the over for about 8-10 minutes at 200°C
- Give them into the Thermomix and blend until it has a smooth and buttery consistency. This might take up to 10 minutes
- From time to time you have to remove the nut paste from the sides and the lid in order to get it all equally blended and smooth
- When your nut butter is perfect add the oreo cookies and blend again for about 3 minutes until they are completely merged with the butter
- In the beginning there might be some oreo pieces left. If you prefer a crunchy version of your nut butter you have to shorten the blending time
- Give it to a jar and enjoy with bread, fruits or pure
Then of course my favorite part starts: licking out the bowl 😀
Let me tell you that I was not hungry anymore after the cooking session although it was dinner time and we had my fantasic vegan springrolls! Never mind you can’t argue with that oreo almond butter. When it’s calling on you you just have to follow 😉
I am really hooked with the whole cookie butter idea. Still a thousand times better than nutella! Any ideas for other cookie butters? I am all in!
So for today I decided to be a bad employee and take it light. I have to do some filing and clean the office anyway so why not today. In 2h a Mentee will come over for some advice regarding her application documents. That’s a part of my job I truely love! And this Mentee is such a cute girl I am really looking forward to helping her. Tonight it’s the second last outdoor soccer practice for this year. Up from Saturday we’ll be in a tiny gym. Last year I had trouble with my thrombosis leg in the gym. The soccer shoes are not cushioned at all and my leg tends to swell when the ground is too hard. Well I will give it a try and then I will decide whether sitting out is necessary.
I hope you have a fantastic start in the week!