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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Packing for a Trip

We're heading to Michigan tomorrow for a wedding. It's a very quick trip - we're both busy with work and life - so we'll be back on Sunday.

We've done these trips before, for other family functions, and it's always important to carry some snacks. Everybody's happier when there is something to munch on. Tonight, I did a little prep work and made some roasted almonds and some granola for the trip. And I bought some dark chocolate almonds at Trader Joes. This is our road food.

Sweet and Salty Almonds

1 lb. raw whole almonds, skin on
2 Tbls honey
2 tsp canola oil
3 Tbls tamari
2 Tbls turbinado sugar

Preheat oven to 325
Roast almonds for 10-15 min, until they smell nutty and are toasted.
In a large heavy skillet, heat the honey, oil and tamari until bubbling, then toss in roasted almonds and cook until dry.
Toss into a bowl, sprinkle the sugar over and stir around until well and very lightly coated.
Spread on a parchment lined sheet pan to cool.


Jennifer Hess said...

Safe travels and have a wonderful time! And say hi to my home state for me :)

Virginia Burton said...

I make spiced nuts every fall, but have always had trouble getting spices to stick to the nuts. I'll bet using honey will solve that problem! Thanks for the great tip!