Friday Foodie Fix – Pecans

Friday Foodie Fix - Pecans

Friday Foodie Fix

This week’s Secret Ingredient for Friday Foodie Fix is Pecans!  I am a big fan of nuts, after all I am one.  Pecans are a good source of protein, unsaturated fat and omega-6 fatty acids.  Pecans contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals – including vitamin A, vitamin E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, several B vitamins and zinc.  They have a rich buttery flavor and are the star ingredient in a Pecan Pie.  Pecan trees are used for the nuts, the wood and can live over three hundred years.  They are also the state tree of Texas.

Friday Foodie Fix - Pecans What I like most about pecans is the taste.  I keep a bag in my refrigerator and love this time of year when I can buy bags of them in the shells.  I love to sit and crack nuts for a snack.  It keeps me from eating too many.  I like to use pecans in salads, my Just 4 Nut Butter My Way and Fall Truffles which I will share next week for our Gluten Free Dessert Progressive Dinner Party.

I hope you have some great Pecan recipes to share with us.  I’d love to see a gluten and dairy free pecan pie and glazed pecans.

If this is your first time sharing a recipe please read the rules on our Friday Foodie Fix page.

I can’t wait to see your recipes!!!!

Next week’s Secret Ingredient is ………………………………Chocolate!

16 Responses to Friday Foodie Fix – Pecans

  1. Kim December 4, 2009 at 4:16 am #

    I can't wait until next week! Chocolate is my favorite!!

    • Diane December 4, 2009 at 2:38 pm #

      Kim- Chocolate is my favorite too. I hope to see tons of recipes.

  2. Linda December 4, 2009 at 7:54 am #

    I love pecans and added some to a pilaf this week. There ought to be a lot of links next week!

    • Diane December 4, 2009 at 2:39 pm #

      Linda- great idea for the pilaf. Thank you for sharing that recipe.

  3. gfe--gluten free eas December 5, 2009 at 12:16 pm #

    Okay, dear, here you goooo … here's your pecan pie that's gluten free and easily made dairy free! 🙂

    I don't think the turtle treats can be made dairy free, but I'm thinking you'll come up with a plan. I've heard of folks making them using small chocolates vs Rolos so if you have a dairy-free option for those, you might make a version that's dairy free.

    You will be inundated with chocolate recipes next week! Can't wait!!


    • Diane December 8, 2009 at 3:46 am #

      Shirley- I can't wait to make that pecan pie! Thank you for sharing that. My in-laws will thank you for this pie too!

  4. Jo (Quirky Cooking) December 6, 2009 at 2:03 am #

    I love pecans too – I've added a link to one of my favourite cakes – it's made completely with pecans – no flour – and coconut cream instead of butter. It is gf, cf & vegan. (And naturally sweetened, too!) Great site Dianne 🙂

    • Diane December 8, 2009 at 3:47 am #

      Jo- Thank you for sharing this. Looks great and I love the Thermamix machine you talk about. Very cool!

  5. Stephanie - Wasabimo December 6, 2009 at 1:54 pm #

    I love pecans! We just made cheese balls with them as a coating. SO good.

    • Diane December 8, 2009 at 3:48 am #

      Stephanie- Yum, cheese balls sound great! I bet the pecans adds a great texture and taste. Great idea.


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