Raw (and easy) Apricot Butter Recipe


Contributed by Sara Pettitt L.Ac. , Pacific Acupuncture and Wellness Center

Apricot Butter
1 1/2 cups dried apricots, soaked overnight
1/2 cup macadamia nuts, soaked overnight
½ cup pine nuts soaked overnight
½ cup dried persimmons soaked overnight
¼ cup raw cocoa

In a food processor using the “S” blade, process the apricots, persimmons and macadamias, add in cocoa and pine nuts and continue to process to a smooth butter, or if you prefer, process just enough for a nutty chewy texture.

Sara Pettitt L.Ac.

Pacific Acupuncture and Wellness Center

Even without persimmons, this Raw Apricot Butter tastes pHabulous! Maraline
Yield: 1 1/2 cups. Keeps for up to 1 week in the refrigerator. Never lasts more than a night in my house
Sara Pettitt L.Ac.

Pacific Acupuncture and Wellness Center
14650 Aviation Blvd. Suite #225
Hawthorne, CA 90250

Helping our patients reach their optimal health with the ancient Chinese art of Acupuncture, and the best of modern alternative health care.

Rustic Ciabatta Sammys (Vegetarian)

This is a hearty sandwich (sammy).

Oven 400 degrees (prewarm oven)

Rustic Ciabatta Rolls (fresh is nice) Pre warm rustic ciabatta rolls for 5 minutes)

Chop mediterranean olive mix (buy seeded) into a fine mince, adding some olive oil to allow easier spreading (OR use olive tepenade)

Spread  Tepenade mixture on one side of roll and Tofutti (or real cream cheese if you prefer) on the other.

You can just have the sammy this way, or you can add “grilled or stir fried eggplant”, see below.


Wash, slice 1/2 in thick rounds of eggplant, dry and salt with unbleached sea salt, let sit 10 minutes.

Using olive oil, pepper, spices of choice, coat your eggplant pieces.

Grill in your couertop grill or pan “stir fry” (med-high heat but keep the veges moving) for about 8 minutes.

Sit the grilled eggplant on top of the olive tepenade mixture, let cool (only enough that cream cheese won’t melt) Serve open!

Wow!! Either way, with or without eggplant this is pHabulous!

Also, some people will prefer scrambled eggs instead of cream cheese and eggplant.