Monday, March 19, 2012

12 Surprising Uses for Peanut Butter

Pickled herring with potato cake

Food Diary (March 19, 2012)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with banana, coconut, sunflower seeds and flax seeds
Lunch: Pickled herring with potato cake
Dinner: Black beans and veges with pasta
Baking/sweets: Chocolates



Today's Favourite Photo
Source: Camemberu
La Tomate: Salad of tomato, basil infused olive oil, tomato gelée topped with mozzarella



Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: Care2
An interesting article titled “12 Surprising Uses for Peanut Butter”. Personally I only like to eat peanut butter, I think it is too good a product to waste on other uses. However apparently it does have other uses.

1. Getting Rid of That Fishy Smell. Can’t get rid of that funky fish smell? After you’ve fried fish, put a dollop of peanut butter in the pan — it’ll absorb that lingering odor right up!
2. Cleaning Vinyl & Leather. Work the peanut butter in a circular motion on your leather/vinyl furniture and wipe away with a buffing cloth. As you may have guessed, this method will make your leather/vinyl smell like peanut butter. Mix it with a little perfumed oil to mask the smell.
3. Fixing Scratched DVDs & CDs. Work a little peanut butter onto a scratched disk and wipe away with a dry cloth.
4. Removing Gum From Hair. Rub peanut butter on the gum, work through with your fingers and wipe remnants away with a cloth.
5.  Removing Gum From Carpeting. Similar to removing gum from hair, remove as much of the gum as you can, then rub it with peanut butter.
6. Removing Stickers. Rub with peanut butter and wipe away!
7. Removing Glue From Your Hands. If you’re a little sloppy with the super glue and can’t stand that feeling of sticky glue on your hands, simply rub peanut butter on your hands and wipe away with a towel.
8. Shaving. If you’re ever desperate to shave but ran out of any other appropriate gels or creams, reach for the peanut butter. The oils in peanut butter are really good for the skin!
9. Giving Medicine to Pets & Young Children. Fussy pets and picky kids don’t always like to take their medicine — but both sure do love peanut butter! Coat their meds in peanut butter and they’re gobble them right up. In case you’re wondering, dogs and cats are not allergic to the stuff, it’s actually quite good for them!
9. Butter. Peanut butter is a great baking substitute for the regular stuff — as long as the nutty flavor compliments the dish.
10. Pricier Nut Butters. As tasty as almond & cashew butters are, they’re both quite spendy. Peanut butter is a perfectly acceptable substitute!
11. Crepe Topping. Seriously, does anything sound more delicious than a peanut butter, nutella & banana crepe?
12. Make peanut brittle!

21 comments:

  1. Who knew!! I've bookmarked this because I seem to run into most of the above problems and I've got a ton of peanut butter - so that's great!!!!
    Mary x

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  2. I've taken stickers off with pb...but I need to let the boys know that shaving tip :)

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    1. Not sure about smelling like peanuts but at least it will be good for the skin:)

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  3. Wow, i must say some of those uses surprised me.

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  4. Didn't know peanut butter can be used to so many things :)

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    1. I didn't know either, the humble peanut butter!

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  5. I'm figuring the removal of glue and gum is basically due to the oil and just by using normal cooking oil, it should work the same. Whatever it is, I too, would prefer to eat peanut butter and leave the stains to proper cleaning stuff. Besides, just when you thought your leather seat is nice and spanking shiny, you find a ton of roaches crawling all over ... eeek!

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    1. I guess so, if the glue and gum are oil soluble, unless the peanut butter has something more special.
      You will get the sofa clean but end up with another problem. So in some cases PB solves one problem but creates another. Best just to eat it.

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  6. Okay from #1 to 9, REALLY??? That was funny... who knew PB can be so useful other than eating!

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    1. I know, but i am hesitant to put it to use

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  7. Ok, so I'm making a herring salad today! The potato cake with herring looks so luscious!
    These tips are for me! I only like peanut butter used in Asian sauces (satay for example) and hate it on its own or in sweets (I had to throw away at last three different cookies or cakes and never started again). I know I represent a minority here...

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    1. Glad to inspire you to eat herring. I didn't have ingredients to make the salad unfortunately
      These tips are definitely for you!

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    2. I've just made it with potatoes ;-) The simplest one! Thanks for the dinner inspiration!

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    3. Peanut butter and potatoes for dinner? Or potato with satay sauce???:)

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  8. Yay! I knew about the gum in hair removal trick from reading those Encyclopedia Brown books as a kid. Great list!

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    1. I didn't know about it, didn't learn as a kid, had a deprived childhood:)

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  9. Wow I never knew there are a lot of uses for peanut butter. Removing gum, glue and stickers I guess would be most helpful one for me

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  10. Very interesting uses of peanut butter! I'd love to see a guy smother his face with peanut butter for shaving.

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  11. Very interesting uses of peanut butter! I'd love to see a guy smother his face with peanut butter for shaving.

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