The best low carb chocolate hazelnut spread and a great tool for saving recipes on the internet. Check out Yummly!
Saving recipes on the internet can be a little like entering the Bermuda Triangle. Sometimes things go in and they never, ever come out, and it leaves you scratching your head. Where ARE they? Where, oh where, did you save them to? You may have bookmarked them and now can’t find the bookmark. Or you pinned it to one of your many Pinterest boards and can’t remember which one. Or you saved it to your wall on Facebook and now it’s nowhere to be seen. You look everywhere you can think of where you might save a recipe and it never turns up. It’s the mysterious black hole of internet recipes.
For a while there, you may have been using Ziplist and you were able to save the recipes from All Day I Dream About Food right into a ziplist recipe box. But that became defunct in December of last year to the dismay of many a blogger and blog reader. They gave fair warning to allow people transfer all those recipes to another place for safekeeping, but still, it was frustrating. Ziplist was convenient and easy to use so it was a shame to see it go the way of the dodo.
It’s no surprise that something has come along to fill the recipe-saving void left by Ziplist. It’s called Yummly and I know some of you have already discovered it because quite a number of my recipes have already been uploaded to Yummly by readers. I only discovered it myself when I started to see some inbound traffic from yummly.com. Upon checking it out, I discovered that it could be a great replacement for people who relied on Ziplist, or any other recipe-saving feature. You can set up your own categories (or collections, as they are called), to help you find your saved recipes a little more easily.
But it’s also a whole lot more than your own personal online recipe box. It’s also a great tool for discovering new recipes and searching for recipes based on the ingredients you already have. It provides cooking time and some recipes contain nutritional counts, but do be forewarned that these aren’t always reliable (I found one of my recipes with the carb count WAY off, bit for the most part, they look fairly accurate). You can also check out the profiles of publishers (bloggers such as myself) to find all their best recipes on Yummly. And for all you creative cooks, you can even add your own recipes to the database.
If you’re interested in saving recipes via Yummly, all you need to do is set up a personal profile. I’ve installed the Yum button on all of my posts, so any time you want to save one of mine, you simply “Yum” it and it gets added to your recipe box. If you’re on a blog or website that doesn’t have a Yum button, you can install their bookmarklet on your browser and use that instead. All very simple!
And now here’s a recipe you might want to save (or YUM, as the case may be). I decided that my homemade sugar-free Nutella needed its own landing page. I am using it SO often these days in any number of recipes (check them all out below), and I have plans for many, many more. Plus it’s just so darn good eaten right out of the jar with a spoon!
Homemade Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
- In a food processor or high powered blender, grind hazelnuts until finely ground and beginning to clump together.
- Add 2 tablespoons oil and continue to grind until nuts smooth out into a butter. Add remaining ingredients and blend until well combined. If the mixture is very thick, add an additional tablespoon oil.
Serves 6. Each serving has 4.74 g of carbs and 2.72 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS = 2.02 g.
Food energy: 158kcal Total fat: 18.23g Calories from fat: 164 Cholesterol: -- Carbohydrate: 4.74g Total dietary fiber: 2.72g Protein: 3.33g
Great uses for your low carb, sugar-free Nutella: