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Saalt Period Cravings Cure-All Cookbook: Volume I

Here at Saalt, we talk periods and period care all day, every day. You can walk into our office at any hour (between 9-5!) and you'll hear us discussing everything from period cups to period cramps.

Almost our entire team menstruates and have experienced the woes that come along with it: pain, discomfort, and… cravings! For me, there is nothing I crave more than homemade, ooey-gooey oh-so chocolatey brownies while on my period. With this in mind, I went around the office and asked, “When you're on your period, what do YOU crave?”

Our team gave some great answers naming everything from McDonald's French Fries to cookies, to ice-cold Coca-Cola. It was hard to sift through all of the suggestions and after a tough few days of taste testing, I am ready to present the Saalt Period Cravings Cure-All Cookbook: Volume I.

Marissa:

Our brilliant Product Development Manager had one short answer for my cravings question, “chocolate!” which is something we at Saalt can get behind.

In honor of her love for chocolate, here is a recipe for Homemade Peanut Butter Cups that give Reese’s a run for their money:

Peanut butter cups

Ingredients

3 tablespoons powdered sugar, sifted
½ cup creamy peanut butter
2 cup chocolate chips, melted
Extras: a pinch of Himalayan Pink salt (lol, get it?) and a dash of your favorite honey
*Makes 6 Peanut Butter Cups

Recipe

  1. Prep muffin tin with 6 liners
  2. Fill one cup with chocolate chips, pour into a microwave-safe bowl and warm for 20-30 seconds
  3. Spread 1 to 2 tablespoons of chocolate at the bottom of each cupcake liner - let cool and set for 6-7 minutes in the fridge or freezer
  4. Put ½ cup PB in a microwave-safe bowl and warm for 20 seconds
  5. Add 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar to warmed PB, stir
  6. Add a dollop of PB to each chocolate liner, spreading amongst bottom generously - let cool and set for 6-7 minutes in the fridge or freezer
  7. Fill one cup with chocolate chips, pour into a microwave-safe bowl and warm for 20-30 seconds
  8. Add M O R E chocolate to peanut butter and chocolate liner - let cool and set for 15 minutes

If you are feeling adventurous you can try these additions:

  • After adding peanut butter to the cups, dollop a thin layer of honey on top of peanut butter
  • Before you let your finished product cool for 15 minutes, add a pinch of Himalayan Pink Salt to warm chocolate

This recipe was taken from Tasty and modified by me, Maddie!

Wendy:

Our triple threat Wendy, who covers Social Media, PR, and Influencer Outreach, loves all things salty and cheesy. I don’t know about you, but salty + cheesy = mac and cheese...always!

One of the easiest ways to make homemade Mac & Cheese is in a crockpot because all you have to do is add ingredients, kick back, relax and enjoy:

Mac and cheese

Ingredients

2 cups uncooked macaroni noodles
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon dry mustard powder
½ teaspoon pepper
3 cups cheddar cheese
1 cup gruyere cheese or additional cup cheddar
1 can cream of chicken soup
½ cup sour cream
½ cup mayonnaise
1 cup whole milk (optional)

Recipe

  1. Boil Macaroni noodles for 5 minutes or until tender
  2. Combine all of the ingredients in a crockpot and let sit for 2 hours on high, 3 hours on low
  3. Stir occasionally

That's it! The simplest, creamiest, most period-craving cure Mac & Cheese recipe...ever.

The recipe is taken from The Cozy Cook and taste tested by me, Maddie!

Michelle:

Finally, for our last recipe in the Saalt Cure-all Cravings Cook Book, I talked to Michelle our fearless Customer Experience Manager. She leads the team that makes the Saalt magic happen. Her craving was a classic: salt and potatoes.

Fun Fact, Saalt is located in Boise, Idaho! Idaho is known for its famous potatoes and we can all agree, they are pretty great in this state. Who doesn't love fried potato, salty goodness?

Roasted potatoes

Ingredients

3 pounds petite red potatoes (scrubbed and halved)
4 tablespoons olive oil
6 cloves garlic (minced)
1½ teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon dried basil
⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons unsalted butter (cut into small cubes)
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease a large baking sheet.
  2. In a bowl, toss the potatoes, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, thyme, oregano, basil, and Parmesan cheese until evenly coated
  3. Lay potatoes out on a baking sheet
  4. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until golden brown
  5. Pull the tray out and sprinkle the butter over the potatoes and stir to melt the butter.
  6. Remove from the oven and toss with fresh parsley.

We got this recipe from The Brown Eyed Baker.

This is only the first volume of our Saalt Period Cravings Cure-All Cookbook. We will be back next month with more cravings and more recipes you need to try!

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