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Sunbutter is just like a good natural peanut butter, but made with sunflower seeds. It is delicious on its own, but adds an indescribable quality to a curry sauce. This recipe was inspired by a conversation with Sunnie for North Dakota. She told me she loves to add sunbutter to her curry much like some other dishes call for peanut butter.
1 Tbsp. sunflower oil
1 onion, finely diced
One 16-oz. can coconut milk
2 peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices
2-4 Tbsp. sunbutter
Saute diced onion in sunflower oil until almost transparent. Add coconut milk, peppers and zucchini and simmer until vegetables are the consistentcy desired. Add sunbutter and stir to incorporate. Serve hot.
Where can one go if they wanted to see native wild sunflowers in the United States? They are scattered all over the plains and Midwest in ditches and abandoned lots where they are good colonizers, but Loren Rieseberg, a sunflower researcher at Indiana University suggests visiting Prairie Dog State Park in Norton County, Kansas.
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