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.
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.
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I can’t wait to see your recipes!!!!
Next week’s Secret Ingredient is ………………………………Chocolate!
I can't wait until next week! Chocolate is my favorite!!
Kim- Chocolate is my favorite too. I hope to see tons of recipes.
I love pecans and added some to a pilaf this week. There ought to be a lot of links next week!
Linda- great idea for the pilaf. Thank you for sharing that recipe.
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!!
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!
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 🙂
Jo- Thank you for sharing this. Looks great and I love the Thermamix machine you talk about. Very cool!
I love pecans! We just made cheese balls with them as a coating. SO good.
Stephanie- Yum, cheese balls sound great! I bet the pecans adds a great texture and taste. Great idea.