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Peanut butter & jelly re-imagined.

Today has been an awfully weird day for me. Since I’m on the job hunt right now, I have my days to work on my business, and work on blogs for Tales From The Kitch. I thought it was sort of neat that I have the ability to do some mid-day cookery. That was all awesome until a really sharp pain hit my side. I felt like I had just been punched hard on the right side of my abdomen. It was so severe that I could barely stand up – It felt like my legs weren’t working. I made my way upstairs, and I got another sharp pain in the same spot. Almost instantly I felt nauseous and dizzy. I decided to rest up for a bit and I was able to finish this recipe before I felt the same way again. I ended up going to sleep at 2:00, and waking up close to 7. I still have a dull pain in my side, but I can walk around at least. I’m hoping that it’s nothing serious since I don’t really have the means to have a medical emergency right now, but I’m going to rest, and if it gets worse over night, I’ll definitely go see a doctor. I’m just hoping that I feel better tomorrow, and this was maybe one of those weird winter sicknesses.

I did finish this great recipe, and it’s probably the most excited I’ve ever been about something I’ve made.

Not too long ago, I purchased some peanut butter from The Vermont Peanut Butter Company, and some Jalapeno Jelly from a cute Texas company called Kicker’s BBQ! I have been ACHING to do something with both of their stuff. One of my favorite food trucks in Houston stopped touring the area for a while. They made this badass sandwich called the “Wicked PB&J” complete with peanut butter, jalapeno jelly, applewood smoked bacon (I believe), and beef. I miss that sandwich, ALOT – it was my diet infidelity sandwich of choice when I got to go to the Urban Harvest Farmers’ Market and eat every week.

I decided to deviate from that burger just a little. I’ve had this strong desire to try bison. Don’t ask my why; it just popped into my head the other day. I had been snacking on a lot more pork, and fish, and I wanted to broaden my horizons. It also fit into my idea of a re-imagined PB&J – Peanut butter, Bison, and Jalapeno Jelly. Perfect right?

This sandwich is not for the faint at heart, but it is for those people who love to be surprised. You’re not being as adventurous as you think. Peanut butter and bison are almost a natural match. The creaminess and nuttiness of the peanut butter, along with super beefy taste of the bison (yeah, it tastes like a better version of beef, if that’s possible) is really amazing. Not to mention, jalapeno jelly probably isn’t what you think. I’m a real fan of sweet and spicy, and that’s what this jelly is. It’s slightly sweet with a really nice kick (if you’re not into spicy stuff, HAVE NO FEAR, it really isn’t THAT crazy, promise!)

Of course, bison is already really lean, and I bought the 90/10 variety, which gave me room to cook it in the left over bacon drippings. Did I mention that this was definitely for a cheat day?

I couldn’t eat the one I made today because I was feeling so sick. I was bummed because the one I made yesterday totally had me weak in the knees. I gave it to my roommate instead of saving it. I hope he loves it as much as I did.

Check out the recipe below!



The winner of the LARABAR GIVEAWAY is Danielle at Foodosaurusrex.com! I’ll be in touch before the week is over, to get your shipping info :)! Your popcorn snack sounds THE BOMB! Congrats on your LARABARS! I want to see a picture when you get them!


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Mila is the author of Hangry Woman and a type 2 diabetic, trying to navigate her new world. She lives in Texas with her Husband, Bryan, and her pup, Lily. She loves to talk to her readers, so find her on social media and say hello!

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  1. December 5, 2012 / 1:50 pm

    Wahoo!! I’m pumped for the Larabars. Also, this PB&J sounds oddly delicious.

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