Recipe: Rosemary Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Mixed Nuts

This is one of my favorite holiday treats! (ok, being honest, cookies are the favorite – but this is one that comes with a little nutritional boost!) A little salty, a little sweet, and a little spicy – all rounded out with hint of Christmas pine, and rich comforting maple.

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In addition to being lower sugar than most holiday treats, a 1/4 cup serving of these provides healthy fats, copper, manganese, magnesium, and phosphorus.

Rosemary Sweet 'n' Spicy Mixed Nuts

  • Servings: 10
  • Difficulty: moderate
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Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups Mixed Nuts, unsaltedIMG_20171218_155651608
  • 2 Tbs chopped fresh rosemary, or 1/2 Tbs Rosemary powder
  • 1 pinch Cayenne powder
  • 2 Tbs Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbs Purse Maple Syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 Tbs Butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Spread nuts onto baking sheet, bake 10 minutes
  4. Remove nuts and let cool
  5. While cooling, melt 1 Tbs butter. Set aside
  6. Mix remaining ingredients to make sauce
  7. Pour nuts into a large bowl and stir in melted butter, tossing to coat.
  8. Add sauce and toss to mix evenly
  9. Spread nuts back onto baking sheet, and bake 5 minutes. Stir, and bake another 5-7 minutes until golden and bubbly
  10. Cool for about 20 minutes; serve warm

Serving Size: 1/4 cup

You can heat the sauce mixture on the stove top over low heat to thicken it up. Then instead of a nice sauce, it becomes a thicker syrup and makes this treat more like a brittle.

 

Recipe from http://www.DublinDietitian.com

Rosemary Nuts

Have a great holiday season, however you celebrate!

Tapochau Tonic

Happy weekend!  I hope yours is going as well as mine.

My Saturday was full of fun relaxation, and I finally got some time to focus on yoga, meditation, and studying my books for yoga school.

And Sunday has been a wonderful day, so far, as well!  I got up early and hiked all the way up Mt Tapochau with the dog, Kodama.  She was a trooper.

Coming back down the mountain, I could tell my joints were getting tired, as walking downhill on loose gravel was quite trying for my knees.  So I whipped up this omega-rich, joint-soothing, re-hydrating, healing PUFA-fat filled, 110% manganese smoothie after I got back:

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Tapochau Tonic

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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IngredientsDSCN1914

  • 1 young coconut (water and meat)
  • 1 medium banana
  • 2 Tbs hemp seed
  • cinnamon for garnish
  • Ice optional

Directions

  1. Put it all in a blender, and blend away!
Recipe from http://www.DublinDietitian.com

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