Giveaway #2: NaturAlmond Almond Butter and Flour!
This week marks one full year since the beginning of my blogging adventure. So, to celebrate one year of blogging, I am doing a whole week of giveaways! That’s right. Every day this week, I am doing new giveaway every single day! This is a way for me to say thank you to you for all of your support! I also get to share some of my favorite products, books and more! Today’s giveaway is sponsored by NaturAlmond.
One of the big changes I’ve made over the last year is where I shop. I think I actually shop in more different places now than I used to. I go to my local Farmer’s Market every Saturday morning, where I buy the a good portion of my meat and vegetables for the week. I usually also make a trip to my local grocery store, Whole Foods, and/or Trader Joe’s. I still shop at Costco, but only go about once per month. And I now buy many of my staples online (through Amazon, Tropical Traditions and US Wellness Meats). But, the highlight of my shopping week is definitely the Farmer’s Market.
I have had the great pleasure of getting to know the folks from NaturAlmond over the last few months, seeing them every week at my local Farmer’s Market. NaturAlmond is a family-owned small food business based in Atlanta, GA that makes the best almond butter I’ve ever tasted. It’s crazy good!
NaturAlmond is produced in the family-owned state of the art commercial kitchen in Northeast Atlanta. By not outsourcing production, they personally monitor each step in the process and guarantee quality in a peanut free environment.
The key to the high quality products that NaturAlmond produces is that they hand select the highest quality of almonds from California. Unlike other manufacturers, NaturAlmond is handcrafted in small batches to ensure freshness and flavor. By slow roasting the almonds, the essential oils are released to maximize the taste and then ground to the ideal consistency. A touch of natural sea salt is then added to each batch.
NaturAlmond Almond Butter is a crunchy style almond butter that is so much more flavorful than any almond butter I have tasted. It’s become our normal Saturday morning routine to walk through our local Farmer’s Market and make a long stop at the NaturAlmond stand, where I enjoy talking with the owners Jamie and Harry Foster, and my youngest daughter eats spoonful after spoonful of free almond butter tasters! J Oh yeah, and I always have to buy a jar to take home! Both of my girls love NaturAlmond Almond Butter by the spoonful, to dip apple slices or celery stalks in, spread on paleo bread, or used in paleo baking.
NaturAlmond also produces almond flour. Unlike blanched almond flour, this uses the whole almond. It’s not as finely milled as something like Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour so it doesn’t give that lightness to cake or muffin recipes, but it is absolutely awesome in my yeast-based paleo bread recipe (makes for a nicer crust and more rustic texture), my pumpkin squares recipe, and as a breading like in my chicken fingers recipe. I find myself using both NaturAlmond almond flour and Honeyville Blanched Almond Flour depending on the recipe.
For giveaway #2 of my week of giveaways, NaturAlmond has graciously donated:
TWO jars of their amazing Almond Butter
One bag of Almond Flour
NaturAlmond can ship anywhere in the USA, so this giveaway is limited to US Residents only
(don’t worry everybody else, half of my giveaways this week are international!).