Because it’s the holidays, and because we are all likely to be consuming copious amounts of sweets this time of year, I hope to offer you a temporary respite from your sugar coma with a salty, savory snack. These salty, spicy, rosemary-infused roasted nuts are so simple to make and will fill your kitchen with the wonderful earthy and woodsy aroma of rosemary as they come out of the oven.I just love the smell of fresh herbs, especially rosemary, and these nuts are loaded with it. Fragrant fresh rosemary springs are finely chopped, a pinch of cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes are added for a bit of heat and some olive oil coats an assortment of mixed nuts that go into the oven to toast and bring out their rich flavor.I like these best with a variety of mixed nuts such as almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts and Brazil nuts, but you can use any nut that you like.Once you start nibbling on these spicy, aromatic mixed nuts you will find resistance is futile, even for the most restrained eater. They’re especially great served alongside slightly nutty cheeses like Gruyèere and Comte, or salty chunks of parmesan.
A healthy adaptation of a delicious nut crunch. This one is very low in carbs, high in protein and has a bucket load of probiotics! Perfect for a guilt free mid morning or afternoon snack and also as your pre or post workout snack
Most North Americans think habanero equals fire. I think habanero equals aromas of tropical fruit and flowers... plus some pretty searing heat. By roasting habaneros along with garlic and blending them into seasoning, we’ve already mitigated their heat without doing too much damage to that beautifully aromatic flavor. Adding a touch of honey soothes the heat to a very manageable glow.
Still scared about using habaneros? Try using two or three serrano chiles (or two small jalapeños) instead.
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I always tell my friends to never test new recipes when entertaining. We were invited to our friends house for a paleo dinner this past Saturday and I was asked to make a paleo dessert. Dessert is really not my favorite as I just love to cook but will bake! I saw all the apples at the market and already had the raw nuts (since I make paleo crunch). I did text my friend as let her know that I was testing a new recipe! She had faith… Well, even I have to admit it was amazing. I guess you could even add chocolate to the nut crust but I decided to keep it just nuts.
After I made this the next day I was still thinking about it and decided to do it again but this time I used a muffin top tin. I even added the figs in with the apples. I love the individual servings. You really need to try this paleo recipes~!
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This chocolate and shortbread combination is perfect for holiday gifts wrapped in festive bags.This recipe is courtesy of the Divine Chocolate Cookbook: Heaven Chocolate Recipes with a Heart and The Rescue Baker.
With just a bit of booze, a kick of spice, and a hint of sweetness, everyday cocktail nuts are easily transformed into this delicious (and addictive!) snack that doesn’t only have to be served during cocktail hour.
I love the crunchy crust on this lamb dish. You could also use thyme instead of the rosemary. I have often used this recipe for a leg of lamb and it works perfectly.
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