I like natural peanut butter-- but hate that it separates. Is there anything I can do to prevent it?
Stirring separated peanut butterin the jar is a messy nuisance. Here's a better way to handle it. When you bring home peanut butter with oil floating on top, store it upside down. That allows the oils to seep back up through the solids. Once the solids start appearing at the surface, simply rotate it again. The only trick is to keep it in the front of the cabinet so you remember to rotate it now and then.
The Asian Peanut Dip pictured here is a versatile recipe that uses natural creamy peanut butter.