“Super Butter” w/ Peach Slices on Spiced Maple Flax Toasts

August 12, 2015

"Super Butter" w/ Peach Slices on Spiced Maple Flax Toasts | Faring Well #vegan #recipes

No two people are the same. Isn’t that a crazy thought? You are the only “you”. Despite our efforts at times to be like others, we can never completely be someone else. Nor can anyone become you. It’s one of those phenomenas that I struggle to grasp, but delight in it’s truth. If nothing else, marriage makes this very clear for me. Even the most compatible of couples, although joined “as one”, still consist of two individuals. Two individuals with different temperaments, sensitivities, interests, and energy levels. Scott and I have been together now for six years (married for the past three and a half) and although we grow closer and more alike each year – we are still different. We have to bend and compromise and sacrifice for one another each day. About ninety percent of the time we jive within this balance happily and are “in sync”. The other ten percent of the time, we clash. This past weekend fell into that “ten percent”.

I work from home. I get outside for a long run in the morning, and try to take multiple walking trips to various grocery stores during the day to help get out and about as much as possible. BUT – the truth is, I’m inside our home the majority of the day recipe testing, photo editing, writing, etc. By the end of the day I am ready to get out. When the weekend comes, I’m bouncing off the walls with excited energy to hop in the car and go adventure, see, explore. Now lets flip it around. Scott leaves for work early in the morning, and doesn’t get home until around six or seven in the evening. He is working eleven to twelve hour days away from home, and sometimes stays up once I go to bed to continue working late at night. Lately he has been overly exhausted. He looks forward to coming home and relaxing, having a delicious meal, and hanging with his wife (holla). When the weekend comes he is looking forward to getting a chance to reset. Be at home. Think for himself for once and just “be”. We’ve been going back and forth this summer. On some nights we stay in, relax, watch something that requires little brain activity, laugh, and just enjoy one another. On other nights (and weekends) we get out, hike new-to-us nooks in the mountains, visit farmers markets, go camping (and sometimes sleep in our car), etc. We are trying to meet both of our needs while living very different lifestyles at the moment. It can be tough some days, but our love for one another always wins.

However, there are times when Scott loves me too much – wishing to only give me what I want most to the point where it runs him into the ground. While I can simultaneously be so excited to do something that it trumps my ability to sense what Scott really needs. I only see him agreeing – A.K.A. I only hear what I want to hear. I dismiss the possibility that it might not be what is best for “us” in order to make whatever “fun thing” I had in mind happen. We are a team, and if the whole team isn’t healthy, the game is no good. This past weekend, I pushed it. Scott was beyond exhausted and needed to basically sleep the entire weekend. I was a little puppy exploding with energy and just wanted to play with my bud. I planned too much. Pushed too hard. And slowly the cracks became visible. The team was not healthy. It was being lead by an overly excited, selfish teammate dragging along teammate number two who was in need of some serious R&R. We clashed. It wasn’t pretty. But the mess always leads to a loving discussion where we learn more about one another. We are able to voice our needs, and discuss how we can try to make sure those get met in our current season of life. I’m so grateful for messy weekends full of cracks like this past one. I get to “see” Scott more clearly and learn how I can love him better. Because, you know what I want more than to get out of this tiny city apartment, more than I want to hike into the sunset on top of a beautiful mountain, more than I want to wake up in a tent far away from the city lights? I want to love Scott well. Take care of him, make him feel important, and lift him up in all the ways he needs me to. I want to create an environment he can come home to relax in, find peace and companionship in, and feel restored. It’s a balance, and lately the scales have been tipping more-so in my direction. This weekend, the scales are going to tip back towards you, Scott. And we are going to do WHATEVER THE HECK YOU WANT. Because you deserve it, and I love you. Thanks for putting up with me and loving me like you do. I’m a better person for getting to see the way you love me.

"Super Butter" w/ Peach Slices on Spiced Maple Flax Toasts | Faring Well #vegan #recipes"Super Butter" w/ Peach Slices on Spiced Maple Flax Toasts | Faring Well #vegan #recipes"Super Butter" w/ Peach Slices on Spiced Maple Flax Toasts | Faring Well #vegan #recipes

I now digress from story telling and am moving on to tell you about something I discovered earlier this summer. Super butter. Or at least that is what I am calling it. I tried so many variations and amounts of different nuts and seeds before stumbling upon this winner. Almonds were a must for their flavor, cashews for their creaminess, brazil nuts for a little savory action, hulled pumpkin seeds to counteract the oilier brazil nuts with their drier texture, and chia seeds stirred in at the end for some extra omegas and a little texture (!!!). Yeah, its a major success story and I am PUMPED to get to share it with you today. Oh and these little flax toasts? Fancy, huh? They are really my basic flax bread/crackers that I jazzed up with a little maple syrup, cinnamon, cardamom, and dried currants. Toasted and slathered with some super butter, plus a few peach slices because, SUMMER. I cannot begin to describe the flavor party your mouth is going to throw when you sink you teeth into one of these. This is just one way to enjoy super butter, though, its really good on everything you would use any old nut butter for. I eat it with a sliced banana, put a few scoops into my homemade protein bars, slather it on my pancakes, eat it off a plane old spoon – its SUPER.

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SUPER BUTTER W/ PEACH SLICES ON SPICED MAPLE FLAX TOASTS
Makes about 12 ounces of super butter and 10 to 12 flax toasts.

super butter
1 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup raw cashews
15 raw brazil nuts
1/4 cup raw pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds)
salt to taste
1 to 2 tablespoons chia seeds

spiced maple flax toasts
1 1/4 cup flax meal
1/2 cup flax seeds
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup hulled white sesame seeds
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1/4 cup dried currants
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 cup filtered water

fresh peaches (or other organic, in-season fruit)

To make the super butter, preheat the oven to 300F. Place the almonds and cashews on a baking sheet in the oven and toast for 20 minutes. After ten minutes of toasting, add the pepitas on a separate baking sheet to the oven to toast alongside the nuts for the remaining 10 minutes (I place two racks in the center of my oven, one for each sheet). The toasting helps break down the enzyme inhibitors in the nuts, making them easier to digest. The brazil nuts do not contain these inhibitors and can be left raw.

Once the nuts and seeds have finished toasting and have cooled, add them to the bowl of a food processor with the raw brazil nuts. Add a few pinches of salt (if desired) and blend until creamy, pausing and scraping down the sides as needed (see pictures above for the process). It should take about 10 minutes of processing to reach its creamiest state. Taste and add more salt if needed at the end. Transfer the super butter to a glass jar and stir in your chosen amount of chia seeds. Store in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for up to one week.

To make the flax toasts, preheat the oven to 400F. Combine the dry ingredients (including the dried currants) in a medium size mixing bowl. Add the maple syrup and water and stir to fully combine. Spread evenly into a large rectangle on a parchment lined baking sheet (about 1/4 inch thick). Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove and let cool fully before slicing into rectangles. Toast and serve right away, or store in an airtight bag in the refrigerator for up to one week. Toasting as you go.

To assemble: toast a piece of flax bread, slather with super butter, and top with sliced peaches. Serve for breakfast or snack, with a cup of coffee or tea, and get ready to feel SUPER.

  • Anja August 12, 2015 at 4:39 am

    I really do have to make those flax crackers asap :) they look super good!
    just, may I ask the brand/name of your food processor? mine is extremely old and kind of weak and just can’t handle nuts :/ I’m desperate for a new one so I can make delicious nut and seed butters at home!

    • Faring Well August 14, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      Of course! I use one made by Cuisinart – its seriously the best one I’ve ever had. Swear by it. If you copy and paste this description on Amazon it should pop up: “Cuisinart DLC-10S Pro Classic 7-Cup Food Processor, White”

  • Kathryn @ the scratch artist August 12, 2015 at 4:51 am

    Good morning Jessie,
    What a lovely post and honest description of how we, at times, can lose sight of what is most important to us. I too am grateful for the messes when they arise. After every mess is cleaned up I feel like my relationships are stronger, more honest, and more fulfilling for both of us.

    I am such a homemade peanut butter fiend. It’ll be nice to add this to the mix. Sometimes I worry about my peanut intake! Variety will be a nice shift. Thanks 😀

    • Faring Well August 14, 2015 at 1:43 pm

      Thanks so much for your kind words, Kathryn! I’m glad you resonated with this post and appreciate you taking the time to read it and comment here <3 hope you get to try this yummy variation soon! xo

  • Maureen Sutherland Weiser August 12, 2015 at 5:29 am

    Mmmmm, I can’t wait to try both of these! Have you tried making the nut butter in a high powered blender? I haven’t had the best of luck in my food processor.

    Cheers,
    Maureen

    • Maureen August 12, 2015 at 1:31 pm

      Well, WOW, I just made both the crackers and the butter and I am speechless. Amazing!!!

    • Faring Well August 14, 2015 at 1:45 pm

      I havent! But thats only because I do not own a high speed blender **sigh** but if the company who makes your says its possible I would say you probably could!

    • Faring Well August 15, 2015 at 6:39 am

      Ps. I am SO ecstatic and flattered that you made the recipes and loved them! OH YAY! You made my day. Enjoy your snacking this weekend Maureen! Hugs! <3

    • Maureen August 15, 2015 at 9:12 am

      You made MY day by sharing both of these amazing recipes! The absolutely amazing and super addictive super seed butter turned out perfectly in my food processor (only took about 6 minutes) and the crackers are so fabulous! They will be made again and again! PS, I made a peach chia seed jam and topped the toasts and butter with it and is was a winning combo!

      Cheers!

  • The Clever Carrot August 12, 2015 at 5:40 am

    Hey Jessie! Just read this with my morning coffee. Yeah for sure relationships wobble back and forth in compromise, sometimes balanced just right. Nice to be able to step back, see things clearly then move with more ease toward that balance. Hard to admit you’re out of wack and even harder to admit you’re wrong. I for one don’t have that problem cuz I’m always right. Haha! Kidding, well not really. My husband thinks I think that. Moving on – this combination of nuts inspires me. I will give it a try and the flax toast looks great too. I can feel the omegas already! xo Emilie

    • Faring Well August 14, 2015 at 1:47 pm

      You are THE sweetest, Emilie, for reading my posts like you do. Super appreciate your words (and wit, haha). Hope you get to give both of these recipes and try soon and love them too <3

  • Bec Norris August 12, 2015 at 6:14 am

    This looks way too delicious! Can’t wait to give it a go after exams are done and holidays are on the cards.
    Thanks Jessie :)

    • Faring Well August 14, 2015 at 1:48 pm

      YAY! Thanks so much Bec. Hope you get to enjoy these then too. Good luck with exams! <3

  • lynsey | lynseylovesfood August 12, 2015 at 7:09 am

    oh i know that situation well. i am in the same boat at home all day, and when my love gets home or its the weekend i am exactly like that little puppy! love your honesty on this, and i totally think it is important to view yourself as a team and how to think about what makes that team work on the whole. Love this post and have been eating a ton of peaches on fancy toast… my current favourite is tahini, peaches, honey and cinnamon. Big love xo.

    • Faring Well August 15, 2015 at 6:34 am

      Aw thanks so much Lynsey, I appreciate your encouraging words and am so glad you like the post <3. I love your fancy toast, it sounds fantastic! Hope you are your man have the best weekend - xo

  • Sarah | Well and Full August 12, 2015 at 7:45 am

    I love your description of your relationship with Scott as being in a team. The word “marriage” itself has its own meanings, but being on a team connotes something completely different. Teams win and lose. They bring different strengths and weaknesses to the table. They work hard together for a common goal. You know, on one of my posts you made a comment and used the word “grace” and that’s really been sticking with me. Admitting when you’re wrong, or being selfish, or even just being aware of your weakness – THAT is grace. You’re such an amazing gal, Jessie, and I know Scott is lucky to have you :)

    • Faring Well August 15, 2015 at 6:35 am

      Oh Sarah you are way way too sweet to me! Thank you. Big hugs to you, and hope you have the most wonderful weekend! <3

  • Caitlin August 12, 2015 at 7:47 am

    i love this post so much, lady. i totally understand that dynamic. on one hand, dayv and i are so similar, but on the other, so different. i hate when we clash and butt heads, but love our 2-3 hour long discussions afterwards where we understand each other even better than before and grow even closer. whenever we have an argument, i always think of what my mom told me a million years ago- it’s good for spouses to argue with one another. it means that there is passion in the relationship and something worth fighting for.

    also, this super butter looks incredible. i’m afraid that if i made it, i’d eat it all in one sitting.

    • Faring Well August 15, 2015 at 6:37 am

      Right?! Those discussions can be so hard sometimes but always end up being the best thing for us. I love that quote from your mom, like really really love it. Going to write that one down for keeps :) thanks for sharing Caitlin. And hope you get to make and taste the deliciousness that is this super butter soon (!!!)

  • Maya | Spice + Sprout August 12, 2015 at 7:51 am

    hiiii jessie! this looks so SUPER (hehe)! I love your honest, beautiful words about relationships. thank you for the morning inspiration <3

    I was also wondering about which food processor you use. I am looking to buy one that can make nut butters/ is powerful and would love a suggestion :)

    • Faring Well August 15, 2015 at 6:40 am

      (Hehehe) Thank you Maya! I really appreciate it :). And as for my food processor, its one by Cuisinart, and if you type in “Cuisinart DLC-10S Pro Classic 7-Cup Food Processor, White” on Amazon it should pop up :)

  • genevieve @ gratitude & greens August 12, 2015 at 8:21 am

    Oh girl, I hear you on this. So much. Because Lewis and I are in a long distance relationship, most of the time we get to hang out are when the both of us are traveling/meeting up in a new city or we’re going to see each other where we’re based. When we’re in a new city, it’s me getting over excited and planning all these things I want to do, and I think it really burns him out. And when he’s visiting me, there’s always some new coffee shop that I’ve fallen in love with or a favourite dish at a restaurant that I want him to try, and I am dragging his butt out everywhere when all he really wants is what he came for: a vacation/break from life. Taking a step back and having an honest, heartfelt conversation always gets us through these bumps and I think we come out stronger and happier for it.

    I am all about the peaches right now and these little toasties are adorable! Can’t wait to whip up some of those flax toasts and that super butter. I imagine lots of spoon into the jar action and lots of snack time with the toasts! xo

    • Faring Well August 17, 2015 at 7:35 am

      It looks like we have a very similar dynamic – that is so wonderful though that you are able to step back and have those honest convos that lead to bringing you two closer. Just the best. So happy for you two, and hope you get to enjoy a slow breakfast together next time you get to meet up :)

  • Abby @ The Frosted Vegan August 12, 2015 at 8:44 am

    I’ve been feeling this so much lately too! Now that we are entering into a marriage, I realize I how important it is to be part of a ‘team’ rather than just looking at it as dating or life partners. Compromise was one of our biggest pain points when we moved in together, since we are both rather stubborn and were already set into our own habits and ways. Over time, I can see the relationship evolving from ‘I do this, you do that’ to ‘Let’s work this out together!’. Often, I think that marriage won’t be much different than what we have now, but I know it will change, if only a bit! xoxoxo Love each post lady, beautiful as always!!

    • Faring Well August 17, 2015 at 7:37 am

      Thank you so much for your sweet honest words and for you compliments on my recipes! I wish the best for you two as you mesh and mold more towards one another. Marriage is the absolute best, and having someone to sacrifice for and help you change and grow is the greatest gift, ever! Hugs to you Abby <3

  • Michelle @ Hummingbird High August 12, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Aw, Jessie! So much to relate to in this post. It can always be hard when the two of you have differing needs, schedules, etc.

    Also, super butter?! Why haven’t I heard about this before? Definitely whipping up a batch this weekend for next week’s breakfasts.

    • Faring Well August 17, 2015 at 7:37 am

      Thank you Michelle! You are the sweetest. I am absolutely head over heals about this butter, hope you got/get to make it soon and enjoy! xo

  • Heidi August 12, 2015 at 8:50 am

    I think the Super Butter you’ve made is the perfect companion to your team/marriage thoughts.
    You’ve taken a “mess” of nuts and by working out balance of these ingrediants you’ve made something yummy and beautiful.. :-)

    • Faring Well August 17, 2015 at 7:38 am

      I love your “eye”! So creative. Made me smile :) hope you had a great weekend Heidi!

  • Shanna August 12, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Oh yes, I totally hear you on that! Relationships are such funny things, any type – but especially the ones where you live together and love each other, wanting to both spend time – but also HAVE time. My boyfriend and I share the same type of story. Jessie, I always love how truthful, elegant and relate-able your posts are!

    • Faring Well August 17, 2015 at 7:39 am

      You are too kind Shanna! Thank you for your sweet words and I’m so glad you were able to find them relatable and meaningful! <3

  • Amy August 12, 2015 at 10:43 am

    So beautiful – the words, the butter, the toasts – ALL OF IT! I’m a firm believer that we can’t appreciate how good the good stuff is if we don’t experience the messy stuff. I hope you two have a v relaxing weekend :) xo

    • Faring Well August 17, 2015 at 7:39 am

      I totally agree, Amy! Well said :) I hope you had a beautiful weekend too! Thank you <3

  • Sydney | Modern Granola August 12, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Oh this super butter sounds like life itself! You are fancy with your homemade earthy toast. I’m so inspired with what you’re doing here. Can’t wait to make and taste this beauty!

    xx Sydney

    P.S. I tried the chocolate sundae recipe from your awesome cookbook giveaway: Kind Ice Cream For You and it was AMAZING. Oh. my. goodness. It was the definition of delicious. I can’t wait to dig in to more of those recipes! Thanks again for the book!

    • Faring Well August 17, 2015 at 7:40 am

      You are too sweet, thank you SO MUCH Sydney! And eeee yay about the recipe from the book (!!!) that makes me so happy, glad you are enjoying it <3 I need to try that sundae soon! xo

  • joan August 12, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Ohhh, the peach along with the butter looks so good! I could just dip and eat.
    I liked your words… but delight in it’s truth…. even tho thinking about some things could drive a person batty. :)

    • Faring Well August 17, 2015 at 7:40 am

      Thank you so much Joan! <3

  • CC August 12, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Oh, wow, Jessie! This resonates so powerfully with me.

    I too am like a bounding puppy at the liberating junctions of life, including at sunrise every day, at the end of the sedentary work day, and on weekends. I hate sitting and dislike being indoors, so I eagerly anticipate leaping into the fresh air and sunlight whenever the schedule allows. And I don’t leap patiently: I yank and lunge on the leash, begging that we go faster, farther, and more efficiently so that I can see more, do more, and use more suppressed energy (because if I don’t use that energy, then I won’t be able to sleep).

    My excitement and energy rise with each step through nature, regardless of pre-existing fatigue or lethargy, but my boyfriend is more normal in that he feels exhausted rather than explosively energetic at the end of a long work day. I’m trying to learn to listen better and to temper my energy, recognizing that it is more fun and rewarding to jive than it is to clash, even if jiving requires me to reimagine my idea of the perfect evening.

    Thanks for the reminder to balance my eager-puppy-dog needs with my boyfriend’s human-hard-worker ones. And thanks for the recipe, too. :)

    • Faring Well August 17, 2015 at 1:35 pm

      I just love your words Christine! You write so beautifully and I can totally understand how you feel. Its good still to have someone who makes us chill a bit though at times, isn’t it? I’m the same that I can’t sleep unless I expel all of my pent up energy too – that part is tough! Maybe one day you and I can go hike to our heart’s content, wear ourselves out completely for the sake of the climb and the sites, and our guys can hang back in the city and get beers after work and chill :) hehe that would be so fun! <3

  • Valentina @Hortus August 12, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    Love both this post and recipes so much. I’ve had the same thoughts many times over – this really sounds like a piece of story of my life! It’s always so nice to read about people who go trough the same struggles and can kinda lay them in front of them, overcome them, and do the best thing. You guys sound like a beautiful couple!
    And I am super intrigued by the butter. Can’t imagine the taste, but I’m so curious to try it! :)

    • Faring Well August 17, 2015 at 1:38 pm

      You are so sweet Valentina, thank you! Always glad to hear when others can resonate with what I/we are going through ad experiencing in life as well. I really hope you give the butter a try and love it too :) I’m obsessed! <3

  • Tessa | Salted Plains August 12, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Yes to all of this!! I can relate to so much of this post. Thanks for sharing, Jessie. This super butter is getting made! <3

    • Faring Well August 17, 2015 at 1:39 pm

      Ah thank you Tessa! You rule. I appreciate it a ton and hope you enjoy the recipes mega mucho ;) <3

  • Cady | Wild Heart of Life August 12, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    I really identify with the balance of what’s best for each of you. It’s sometimes hard to feel like they’re not loving you in the way you need and then you realize you’re doing the same thing to them.

    Also glad for the note that you should keep blending for ten minutes. I keep quitting too early and ending up with a chunky mixture.

    • Faring Well August 17, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      It truly is a balance. And one that you have to intentionally pursue. Thanks for sharing that you identified with it so much too! Love getting to connect with others on similar life-isms. And yes about that nut butter blending – I typically will give it another 30 seconds or so after I feel like its completely done just to make sure ;) I can otherwise be so impatient (haha).

  • Danielle + Rooting The Sun August 12, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Good evening Jessie! Your realism and humanity are candid beacons in a very polished world. Thinking on the subject at hand: I sometimes muse that the moments of clashing stem from maintaining such close relationships. If we weren’t so in tune how would we define being out of tune? I’ve been where you found yourself with your own. Those shoes can fit super awkward and the truth isn’t as enticing as the plans and it hurts – but it’s those realizations that only cement the relationship. It’s especially difficult when the weather is gorgeous and your heart is light and free but his just really needs that sleep and down time. I so just lived this in the past week: you’re singing chorus to my heart girl. But indeed it’s those realizations that make you stronger together. Balance is fulfilling, difficult, and also the only way. We strive for it and beam in elation when we’re achieving it.

    On a side note – I love brazil nuts. They are quite possibly my favorite. I have spent hours attempting to invade their hard-shelled kingdoms. This is a beautifully crafted recipe. I think this weekend it may be calling. The toasts have the perfect spices; perfect balance. xo

    • Faring Well August 17, 2015 at 5:22 pm

      Thanks so much Danielle :) so wonderful to hear about how much this resonated with you, especially as of late! I appreciate you writing me all that you did, and I agree about brazil nuts, just so dang good. Especially in this butter. Hope you get to make and enjoy it soon! <3

  • Sasha Swerdloff August 12, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    I love how positive you are about the hard times and the tough talks. It’s so true that those really are the times when you learn the most. Learning to love the other person the way they need to be loved is the hardest part. Keep up the good work! And this nut butter sounds perfect!

    • Faring Well August 17, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      Thanks so much Sasha! It is definitely the hardest, but of course its also the most rewarding – I’m so so so grateful for the struggle! And thank you too about the nut butter :) I’m totally obsessed with it. Hope you’re having a great start to your week friend! xo

  • Sophie | The Green Life August 12, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Jessie, I’m always so impressed by your posts! I honestly look forward to Wednesdays to read you and see what recipe you’ll come up with, and they never disappoint. Your creativity and talent – as a writer, photographer and recipe developer – never stop to amaze me and are truly inspiring.
    This super butter looks beyond delicious. And these toasts! Topped with peaches? Gosh, it’s perfection.
    Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

    • Faring Well August 17, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      Oh my goodness Sophie you just made my day! Thank you! You’re words and encouragement are so appreciated. Really really. That means a ton <3. Thank you for your sweet words and for taking the time each week to visit my space here! Big big hugs I'm sending your way :)

  • renee (will frolic for food) August 13, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    YES girl! YES. This looks so accessible and wonderful. I can’t wait to try out this recipe!

    • Faring Well August 17, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      Aw thanks Renee! I hope you do get to try it and love it too! <3

  • Megan August 13, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    This looks amazing thank you

    • Faring Well August 17, 2015 at 5:26 pm

      Thanks Megan! <3

  • betty August 14, 2015 at 6:14 am

    So so SO gorgeous. I love it Jessie!

    • Faring Well August 17, 2015 at 5:26 pm

      You’re too sweet! Thank you Betty! xo

  • shin August 14, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    this is such a beautiful post… love how you shared your story about your marriage. i can somewhat feel you. people do have different needs, and it is our responsibility to meet our other half’s needs. i’m still learning through the journey as well. glad to see you guys came to an understanding & able to love one another more and more :)
    thank you for sharing. oh, lovely recipe as usual!

    • Faring Well August 17, 2015 at 5:27 pm

      Goodness thank you so much Shin! You are so kind and I really appreciate it. I wish you the best of luck on your journey of learning how to balance these things as well. I hope the process never ends because it is such a rewarding one :). Hope you have the best week! <3

  • Jessica Frost August 14, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Just made the super butter and it’s wonderful and so easy to make. I am happy I found this recipe on Pinterest and now discovering your other recipes, looking forward to trying 😊. Going to make the flax seed toasts as well but forgot to buy sesame seeds. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

    • Faring Well August 17, 2015 at 5:28 pm

      Aw YAY! I’m so pumped you loved the butter. That made me smile. Thanks for stopping by to try my recipes and leave a comment – I really appreciate it Jessica! <3

  • Jenn @ A Toast to the Good Life August 17, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    What a sweet post! I can completely understand. On a side note, this recipe looks delicious! Will certainly be giving it a try! xo

    • Faring Well August 17, 2015 at 5:29 pm

      Aw thanks Jenn! You’re too sweet. Hope you do and that you love it! Thanks for your comment, I really appreciate it <3

  • Susannah (Lemon and Coconut) August 18, 2015 at 3:19 am

    Such a beautiful post, thank you! I’m getting married soon and looking forward to getting a blender (of course that’s our main purpose for marrying, so I can make really smooth nut butter…). I love your site, you can tell how much love you pour into it, it’s a joy x

    • Faring Well August 18, 2015 at 12:37 pm

      Oh you are just too too sweet Susannah! Thank you for writing me this. I’m so glad you enjoy my space here, and am so stoked for you to be getting married! And haha YES for a high speed blender/food processor ;) too funny. You have a wonderful day! xo

  • Becca | Spices and Spatulas August 18, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    thank you SO much for this recipe!! I’ve been getting a little tired of just plain almond butter every day and this is all I’ve been needing in my life. xo

    • Faring Well August 20, 2015 at 7:23 am

      Oh yay! Happy to help :) this one is great to alter almond butter with, just made a batch of each yesterday :) hope you love it too!

  • KJ August 21, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Reading this, I realized our relationships follow a very similar time frame :) As much as I hate arguing – the new things you learn about one another and they way you walk out of it with improvements can be refreshing.

    • Faring Well August 23, 2015 at 7:14 am

      That’s neat that this resonated with you currently so much KJ – the improvements and amount learned about the other are so valuable! Hope you are having a great week, girl, and thanks for leaving me a note here <3