I like Tropical Traditions Coconut Peanut Butter and love Tropical Traditions! I got this a bit ago on a very warm (TEXAS) day. As it had set on the front porch a while, I had lots of time to keep rotating it to mix together the two ingredients.
I waited until thoroughly cool and blended and tried it on some bread. I found it lots better than the organic butters I have tried in the past.
I delayed this posting until we (DH and I) had a chance to do some experimenting. First one failed: cooked chicken strips and added peanut butter at the end of cooking...split and was ucky. Second one worked: cook chicken strips alone. Warm some of the peanut butter in the microwave on medium until more than warm. Serve over chicken strips and top with some chopped green onion. (I might have added some minced peanuts while heating the mix but we didn't have any...no extra coconut either). Third one worked: cooked some Chinese noodles. Added finely minced onion to the butter as it is warmed. Toss with noodles and, wala, I had some quick dan dan type noodles...liked it best cold.
Tropical Traditions has lots of recipes for you like together Sweet Potato Coconut Peanut Butter Soup. I ask you, how good does that sound?? (They have tons of recipes for all their products if you don't want to invent on your own!)
Now here's the question...to add spices or to try some of Tropical Traditions other peanut butters? I mean, look at the choices!!! I see classic (goes with everything), spicey Southwestern (cayenne maybe or Capote), vanilla cranberry (slerp), dark chocolate (love!), cinnamon current (IE, raisin-don't even need raisin bread), onion parsley (maybe on potatoes?), Valencia (maybe orange) creamy and chunky, hickory smoked (what can i do with this!?), Thai ginger red pepper. This is like peanut butter heaven! Do you think they would let me try all of them...maybe like just an ounce of each?
100% Pure Valencia Peanuts!
Many peanut butters on the market today (including organic peanut butters) are a mixture of Valencia peanuts and other peanut varieties, often imported from outside the United States. Our Organic Peanut Butter, however, is made from 100% pure Valencia peanuts grown organically by family farmers in New Mexico and Texas. Grown in the dry climate of the southwestern United States, these peanut butters are certified organic and free from aflatoxins.
And the nuts are from New Mexico and TEXAS!!!! I mean, you gotta support your country and STATE.! Everyone say 'YEA TEXAS'!