Life can be and is so many things . . . even a bit nutty! At least, a little at times. When life seems to get a little crazy, a bit confused, a tad out of control, downright wrong . . . one can’t help but feel a “some kinda” nuts! Right? I am not alone . . . in this feeling. From one nutty girl to another nutty person, this is normal and fleeting. Trust me . . . feeling nutty passes because it always does. Unless . . . oh no, you are really nuts. I’m NOT . . . but what is a girl to do in a nutty moment? Duh . . . eat nuts, of course! Well, that is my remedy for today. A simple remedy for a temporary state of being.
Now it’s into the kitchen with a bag of raw almonds. WAIT . . . If I’m feeling a little crazy & wild, it’s time to turn those raw and bland almonds into a more explosive and expressive form of themselves. A transformation from raw to something a bit more savory, salty, sweeter and a lot more crunchy.
So let me ask you, “Are you, too, feeling a little bit nutty?” Whether your answer is “yes” or “no”, these Honey & Mustard Roasted Almonds are a handful of nutty goodness. And a handful of goodness whether nutty or not is still goodness! Let’s start roasting up a batch of almonds, shall we?
Honey & Mustard Roasted Almonds
makes 1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 cups raw almonds
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons ground yellow mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoons coarse sea salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, stir together all ingredients. Toss almonds until all are evenly coated.
Spread almonds in a single layer on baking tray and bake for 10 minutes until fragrant, stirring once about halfway through cooking time. Keep a close eye on nuts to ensure they do not burn.
Remove from oven. Toss around and loosen. Allow to cool completely before eating. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
To enjoying a crazy, beautiful life that might just be a bit “nuts” at times . . . one Honey & Mustard Roasted Almond at a time! Hugs, M.