Monday, December 28, 2015

Happy New Year + Spiced Cashews

Spiced cashews

This Holiday I made several batches of spiced cashews as gifts for family and friends.  To round out the goodie bag, I added a homemade candle and some chocolate bars.  So fun and easy.  I happen to adore receiving homemade gifts – I actually prefer it to store bought items.  I wanted to share my simple spiced cashew recipe with you today.  The combination of spices are endless really, but I like the combo of sweet and spicy.  

As 2015 comes to a close, I want to wish you all a safe and happy New Year’s celebration and a prosperous 2016.  

My New Year’s resolutions continue to be the same goals I work on every year, and every day for that matter  To be the best me I can be!  To put my health first, to work on emotional regulation, to continue working on stress reduction, to spend quality time with my family and friends, to be in nature, to play as hard as I work, to be present, peaceful, and mindful.  Here’s to an amazing 2016!DSC_0069

Happy New Year + Spiced Cashews
  • 2 pounds of organic or conventional whole cashews
  • 1 egg white (optional)
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 5 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix together all the above ingredients (I use my hands).
  3. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and evenly spread out the nut mixture.
  4. Bake for 12 minutes.
  5. Transfer the parchment paper to a large cooking rack. Allow to cool. If the nuts are too sticky when they are cool, bake again on 350 degrees for 3 to 5 minutes.
You can adjust the spice mixture to your preference.
Omit egg white and use 2 tablespoons coconut oil.
Omit honey and use maple syrup or coconut nectar.


The recipe was shared on the following link parties:  Allergy Free Wednesday,  Savoring Saturdays,

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Labels: homemade gifts, Paleo, snacks.


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