Nuts about Nuts!

  • August 23, 2014 · 6:30 PM
  • Kathy & Steve's Apartment



Nuts are one of the most amazing foods on the planet. They are loaded with fiber, nutrients and heart healthy fats. They're void of sugar and contain minimal carbohydrates, and best of all, they taste heavenly! 

Let's incorporate this super food into our dishes and make a meal out of them!

Your task is to create at least one appetizer, entree, or dessert that contains nuts. 

And in line with our New Policy  If you plan to drink at this event you must contribute a bottle of wine, a cocktail, or beer. 

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4 Nutty Things You Probably Didn't Know:

1.  Cashews are not the enemy -- but their shells are! - Wondering why you can't find a cashew sleeping inside its shell like you can other nuts? It's because that shell can actually hurt you. Cashews are in the same plant family as poison ivy and poison sumac and their itchy oil is contained almost entirely in the shell of the nut. 

2. The pistachio fruit (yes, it's actually a fruit) and the vegetable kale have a lot in common. - Why? Because they're both green! Pistachios get their green color from the same pigment (chlorophyll) that lights up your spinach, kale and other fabulous plant based foods. 

3. Of all the nuts out there, walnuts are the only nut that has this!- hey are the only nut that has omega-3 fatty acids.

4. Your gut loves almonds more than any other nut- Almonds play a role in increasing healthy bacteria in the gut. 

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he fine print:

Please pick out what you would like to cook and confirm that you can make this event on the night of Aug 23rd. Let us know which dish you want to cook in your RSVP so we can avoid any repeats. Each cook may bring one non-cook to enjoy the meal!

Cancellations: Please be 100% committed to attending this event, and cancel 48 hours in advance. There is limited space and each member puts in a lot of time, effort, and planning into each of these events. Late cancellations affect the group as a whole. If you cancel with less than 48 hours notice, or are a no show you could be removed from the group.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Steve and Kathyh, thank you for being such kind hosts! It was nice to meet you all!

    August 25

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thinking about aragula salad with beets and pecans, and either walnut bread or walnut meringue cookies...

    2 · August 12

    • Kathyh

      Hey Mariya, would you mind sharing the recipe for your cookies?

      August 24

    • A former member
      A former member

      Glad to hear you liked the cookies, Kathyh! I just posted the recipe here: http://never-stop-coo...­

      August 25

  • Sudheer

    Thank you Steve and Kathy for hosting, it was a great party! :-)

    August 24

  • Michelle

    Was a great time guys, thanks for hosting.

    August 24

  • Kathyh

    We thoroughly enjoyed everyone's company and delicious food! Still so full, 12 hours later!

    August 24

  • Saul B.

    I'm making almond muesli for now. Potentially another item as well

    2 · August 12

    • Kathyh

      Your muesli made an excellent breakfast today! :)

      August 24

  • Shirin

    What a great time eating delicious foods and playing charades and meeting all of you :)

    2 · August 24

  • Maria Concepcion G.

    Are there any extra stars for this lovely home?!!!!

    2 · August 24

  • Maria Concepcion G.

    Are there any extra stars for this lovely home?!!!!

    August 24

  • Saul B.

    I'm in the same boat as Michelle unfortunately

    August 23

  • Michelle

    i'll probably be there closer to seven feel free to start without me.

    August 23

  • Michelle

    I just sent out the details for tonight through the new meet up messenger thing. I think you are all more likely to get it that way, but let me know if you didn't. See you all tonight,
    Michelle

    August 23

  • Kathyh

    Hey, I'll combine my favorite kind of 'nuts' (walnut & coconut) and make a Hummingbird cake.

    2 · August 21

  • Shirin

    Hi All, I will bring some Prosecco and make some Moroccan lamb and pine nut couscous!

    2 · August 21

  • Steve L.

    Macadamia-crusted chicken, with a mango or maybe apricot sauce

    2 · August 21

  • Maria Concepcion G.

    Walnut bruschetta with Gorgonzola and grilled pears

    1 · August 20

  • Michelle

    Hi guys, Just a reminder to post what you will be bringing to the dinner on Saturday. This is your confirmation that you will be attending. Please let us know what you will be bringing by the end of day tomorrow. If you do not post you will be moved to the wait list and you could loose your spot. Thanks!

    1 · August 19

  • Sudheer

    Oh yeah sides for above entrees Indian flat bread/Nans/Rotis and Basmati Rice!:-)

    August 18

  • Sudheer

    I will be making one or two Indian Entrees (Veg Korma/Paneer Butter Masala) with nuts/cashew based curry paste and I will make Caipirinha cocktails. If you want to know what are those, you can google!;-)

    1 · August 18

  • Michelle

    chocolate dipped pistachio crescents

    1 · August 9

  • Kathyh

    Hey everyone! Hope there are a few Nuts out there keen to join our dinner! :) Please note that we have a shoes-off policy at our home so make sure you have matching socks or no holes in them :p

    1 · July 18, 2014

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