Sweet & Spicy Walnuts

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This is such an exciting day for two reasons. 


1. I'm finally sharing a recipe! I've been slacking as of late - just showing you pictures of breakfast. I haven't made dinner in...like three weeks. That will be changing soon because...


2. Evan gets home today! Wait, didn't he already return from India? Well, yes. And then he left three days later for a bachelor party. Needless to say, I'm excited to really have my husband back - I've missed him!


So onto that recipe...




Those may look like regular ol' walnuts, but they're not! Honey and cayenne? Sweet and spicy? I'm in!




Sea salt, cumin, coriander and cayenne make for a delicious combination!




I use this Hawaiian Red Sea Salt from Trader Joe's, and I love it. I know we're supposed to be concerned with our sodium intake, but my goodness. This salt is wonderful!




I found this recipe for Spiced Walnuts on Whole Living - a Martha Stewart site. I changed the recipe just a bit (completely forgot about the sugar, to be honest!), and they turned out to be a perfect snack. 


Enjoy these walnuts - and those wonderful omega 3 fatty acids. :)


Sweet & Spicy Walnuts


Ingredients:
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons olive oil
2.5 cups walnut halves & pieces
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon cayenne


Directions:
In a large skillet, heat honey, olive oil and one tablespoon water over medium heat. Add in walnuts and toss to coat. 


Sprinkle in the remaining ingredients - and heat for about 3-5 minutes, stirring constantly. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet and cool for a few hours. 


*I stored mine in a tupperware container...I finished them off in three days. :)


What's your favorite kind of  nut (or seed)?


I kind of forgot about walnuts, until I made this recipe! However, I'm all about pistachios!

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