Minirant: Skip if You just Desire Food 😉
Yesterday I was all silly and peeved at someone calling paleo a diet and not a lifestyle. I let bubbles of rage in past moments turn to boiling and let it all spew out. I didn’t even catch enough to make tea with.
Some days it is hard to calm down and realize food isn’t everything. Wow it was even hard to type those words out. Yet, food is just food. It should never have been changed from how beautiful and loved it was. It has turned to a demon and angel to people and I really wish it could just be food again.
When you fight for something you wind up getting hurt. Right now there is a war on food and it causes a lot of pain for people. I see people who are obese or have IBS or have mental disorders and see how much of it can be from a bad relationship with food. People have eating disorders due to not only society but due to the addiction they face from sugar and bad foods. I’m not just speculating on that one either. I go and ask them all the time. So many people actually want to figure out what is happening to them and how they can fix it.
So back to the recipe. I was frustrated and needed bitter. Bitter foods give me the most mental uplifts. Then I wanted chaos in tiny form so I poured almond butter into the leak. Oh. My. Noms. Remember celery and peanut butter? Yeah this is better. This is the charred aged version of your childhood. Consume with whiskey or wine.
Almond Butter Leek:
Enough almond butter to fill the slits with (I used Trader Joe’s Raw Almond Butter, so melty and mindgasming)
Butter or oil, enough to coat the leeks with
1)Cut the leeks down their center but not all the way through.
2) Turn your cast iron to medium low heat and place the leeks in.
3) Slather in either oil or butter. Try both at some point as they lend different flavor profiles.
4) Cook out the bitterness for about fifteen minutes and then take a bite to see if they’re ready. I like some bitter to remain. Turn the heat to high and char both sides.
5) Remove from cast iron.
6) Take a fork or spoon or some almond butter carrying utensil and pour the butter into the open leak
7) Consume by peeling off back leaf first and working your way. If it gets to bitter then return to cast iron and heat out the bitter again.