Over 50 Clean and Simple Recipes to Fuel a Healthy Lifestyle
By Carolyn Cesario, Julie Sullivan
NUT BUTTER is a guide for those looking to make their own nut butters, as well as to incorporate more nut butter into your life in a healthy way. After making countless nut butters over the years, from some major hits (Cinnamon Snickerdoodle was a happy accident) to some, well…odder, concoctions (don’t ever make balsamic nut butter!), Julie and Carolyn share their wisdom so that you can make the perfect nut butter at home, too. All recipes will be peanut-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free … but they’re so delicious that you wouldn’t even know it! You'll come away with the tools and know-how to make your own nut butters, as well as some helpful tips and recipes on how to use nut butters in your everyday cooking. But more than that, you'll feel less intimidated to start preparing healthy and delicious food. Food that fuels your body and makes you feel great!
About the Author
Carolyn is the creative mastermind behind Ground Up’s delicious and unique nut butter flavors. She has cultivated her cooking skills through her travels, food blog, and her work as a freelance recipe developer. But the most inspiration came when Carolyn was diagnosed with SIBO at 26 and was forced to vastly transform her diet to one free of any additives including sugar and oil. Her homemade nut butters became her “sweet treat” and soon friends began asking for it. Soon after she met Julie, Ground Up was born where Carolyn handles all marketing, social media, and product development. Carolyn has a business degree from Babson College and a background in online marketing and digital consulting.
Julie leads sales and partnerships at Ground Up, and as an avid athlete, nut butter is an easy sell for her! From biking to running to swimming, Julie is careful about what she puts in her body, and uses nut butter as fuel for her many adventures . Julie also oversees Ground Up’s employment training program; after working in Uganda running a similar training program for 150+ women, Julie returned to her hometown of Portland, Oregon looking to start a company that could similarly provide women an opportunity to get back on their feet. Julie has a degree in Sociology and Business from Whitworth University.
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