So I told you I had a surprise for you after lunch. Here it is…
What is it you may ask? Sunbutter! I simply love this stuff. Since I have a peanut allergy, I obviously can’t eat peanut butter. Boo. This past fall, I decided that I had to have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It had been more than a year! I figured there must be a substitute for peanut butter out there. So I searched and searched and finally stumbled upon this heavenly treat. (I also have a sensitivity to almonds and other tree nuts, so those nut butters are out of the question for me.)
I was uneasy when I first opened it. The consistency was a little runny compared to the Jiff I grew up with as a kid. (I think the natural oil rests on top.) But as soon as I took my first bite, I loved it. It tastes so similar to peanut butter that I can barely notice the difference in a sandwich.
Now the only bad thing about Sunbutter is the price and availability. This jar cost me about $6.50 from our town’s extremely small and extremely limited natural food store. Online it’s a bit cheaper but, when you add shipping and handling, it really adds up. For these reasons, I don’t get to eat a lot of Sunbutter but, when I have it, I love it. I think it would be great in cookies and breads, but I never want to use that much for a recipe. Decisions, decisions.
You can probably guess what I had for lunch. You got it, a Sunbutter and jelly (well, actually Polaner strawberry fruit spread) sandwich made with two slices of whole wheat potato bread. Sunbutter love on sight.
I ran my million errands during lunch (bank, bank, printer’s for work, health food store, specialty shop for a present, etc. etc.) so I barely had any time to eat. I grabbed a fuji on my way out the door.
And that was lunch. I’m supposed to go out for drinks later tonight with co-workers for a birthday celebration. I don’t like to drink during the week (it’s just this thing I have), so I’ll probably stop by for a little while to drop off the present. After that, it’s all relaxation for me.