As we keep obsessing over all things nuts this November, we scoured all over to find different ways of using nuts. Definitely, expect most of these ways to involve cooking but some of them are also a little out of the box. We hope you experiment a little this month.
Did you know you can actually grind nuts and use that as flour for baking? The best part is, you can do this at home and use the healthy gluten-free flour for some baking. The catch is, nut flour shouldn’t replace the flour recommended in some of the recipes otherwise, we won’t be responsible for some of the dishes that come out! If you’re making almond nut flour, add the nuts one at a time in the blender and pulse the nuts so that they look like breadcrumbs. Blend slowly and make sure not to over-blend. You can use this to make pancakes, cookies and scones.
Kids love playing and especially now that they’re on holiday, they’re having the time of their lives. When they come back to the house they’ll most likely be super-hungry (find kid-friendly salads) or in some cases, they’ll come back with chewing gum stuck on their hair (how!?). You can rub some peanut butter on the gum, let it sit for a while and then remove it. No fuss, huh? We know you’re thinking, easier said than done but give it a try.
Cleaning Pots at home
Surprised? Don’t be. Walnuts are incredibly useful in cleaning and polishing because of their durability and soft abrasiveness. Jewellers also use them to polish gems. How can you use nuts as a cleaning agent at home? All you have to do is crush the shells of walnuts, mix that with baking soda and water and you’ll get your cleaning agents for your flower pots.
In the garden
Hobbies aren’t just limited to drawing or painting, gardening is also a pleasant hobby. If you have hazelnut shells, you can use them to decorate a pathway in your garden. That’s not all; you can also crush the shells and use that as mulch. This mulch keeps weed down so that’s less hassle on your gardening.
Have you tried any of our nut recipes? You should and if there are some nuts left over, you can use them in salads for a crunchier taste. You can also use leftover nuts as toppings for your muffins in the morning for a flavourful taste.