I’m guilty of this too, so I get it. Food was a currency for me. I used it to buy favors like this, “Here hon, I made your favorite coconut cookies…and by the way, we’re going to my parents on Christmas Eve.” I also suffered through many uncomfortable family dinners in return for a big slice of cheesecake. In the past I even used foods to butter up my husband so he would eat healthier. I hid cauliflower in mozzarella sticks, spinach in pizza sauce, and avocado in brownies.
Fortunately, through recovery, I learned to question my motives and set healthy boundaries: each person should get to choose his or her own food. As a result, I eat the foods I love, and since no one else likes my uber healthy dishes, I don't have to share. This one they all love.
The Best Brown Butter Sauce EVER
- 1 Stick of Butter (real butter, not oleo, or margarine)
- 2 Tablespoons of Walnuts
- 2 Tablespoons of FRESH sage, chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
Put all of the ingredients in a saucepan and melt on medium-low heat. Let the butter simmer, stirring occasionally until the butter starts to brown. Browned butter is life changing. Just keep an eye on it because black butter is bad. I drizzle this butter over steamed butternut squash, broccoli, and mashed potatoes. It is also great on turkey or chicken. It's so good, that I have been known to eat it plain straight from the saucepan. Plus, butter is healthy. Per Dr. Axe, butter is:
- An excellent source of vitamins A, D, E, and K
- Rich with manganese, chromium, zinc, copper and selenium, a powerful antioxidant
- A perfect blend of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats
- Is a source of good cholesterol