I have breaking news, regular nutella isn’t nearly as healthy as they claim it to be! Shocker right? What should be a wholesome organic spread with emphasis on 2 amazing natural ingredients somehow got lost along the way. No fear, my feller cohorts and I have resurrected what nutella should be, no weird hydrogenated oils or refined sugar, just real food. It is 10:30 at night and I’m eating this stuff out the jar. I know you’re meant to spread it on stuff but I just can’t help myself. But why am I indulging in a bowl of this nutella at such a late hour? My inner night owl has not been tamed by motherhood. Though it is always just as difficult waking up at the crack of dawn to a hair pulling little ball of energy, I still can’t help but stay up late, creating, writing, laughing. What is this extraneous creature that dwells within me only to enliven after nine. She has always been there, when I was a young lass I would wait until everyone went to bed and have meetings with all my teddy bears arranged in a circle. We’d talk for hours. Or those slumber parties with all your best girlfriends, prank calling sexy phone lines in the wee hours of the night. I can see myself as an old woman, still staying up late to read, write, create, laugh, cry. Do you any have night owl tendencies? It’s interesting that my partner is what some would call a ‘morning person’ though to me he’s more of an ‘afternoon person’. How important is it to have similar sleep schedules in a relationship? Is it a little more difficult to find balance when one person eats nutella at night from a bowl and one spreads it on toast in the morning? Perhaps it matters more that both people love nutella, there’s a special bond there. Which reminds me of a quote…
Too true isn’t it? You certainly can’t please everyone. I know I’m guilty of trying to make everyone happy, but hey, it never works. There are even people out there who don’t like nutella (I’ve met them).
- 1½ C roasted hazlenuts
- 2 Tbs cacao powder or paste (melted)
- 2 Tbs coconut oil, melted
- ⅓ C raw honey
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ¼-1/3 C water
- In a high powered blender or food processor, add hazelnuts and process until they start to form a smooth nut butter, you can add a bit of water here to get things moving.
- Use a double boiler method to melt the coconut oil and cacao paste, stir in the honey and add this liquid to the hazelnuts.
- Add salt,blend everything together until super smooth, adding water as you go to achieve desired consistency.