this september, let yourself go nuts!
Nuts are the real gem of fall! We sing about roasting them on an open fire, sit bowls around the house with fancy nutcrackers and add them to many holiday dishes. The top choices for the season are almonds, chestnuts, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts. For the decadent hazelnut, we must wait a bit longer as they are harvested exclusively in October. Each nut is packed with different levels of macronutrients and each provide a unique flavor profile to a snack or main course.For some inventive and delicious nut additions, try some Veestro classics. Walnuts add a pleasant buttery taste to our roasted beet and kale salad. Pine nuts make the pesto ultra-rich on our veggie pesto pizza. Nothing tastes more authentic than our Asian peanut sauce tossed with soba noodles and fresh vegetables. Or if you feel like putting on your own chef hat, try making butters out of each of the nuts in your pantry. Take any nut you want, we really like pistachios, and blend one cup with one tablespoon of oil. Coconut oil goes well with most oily, sweet nuts, and olive oil blends well with heavier, drier nuts.This September take a page out of nature's handbook and stock up on all the seeds and nuts of the season!