Tea Spiced Pecans

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by Chris on October 13, 2011

spezie/spices

If you’re following Andrew‘s challenge, you’re learning a ton.  I know I am!  The posts have undeniably helped me with October Unprocessed.   While I could list the important points that I have internalized, the key (for me) has been planning. My recent Nashville trip was super difficult to go unprocessed, so I am counting it as my “interrupter” weekend.  I did the best I could, regrouped quickly when I arrived home, and planned my week’s noshes.

I am a picker, a snacker, a nosher.  I am more apt to pop something in my mouth several times throughout the day than I sitting down to a meal.  So, grab and go’s are an essential part of any regimen if I am going to be successful.  Easiest?  Nuts. I can gobble up from dry roasted nuts faster than a bird flying to its prey.  But, there needs to be a limit, so portioned out snack bags help me contain my fervor. Most times, with almonds or walnuts, I allot for 1 oz. portions, but that may vary for other’s nutritional needs.

Dry roasting nuts is much easier than it may sound.

 

Nuts proved to be a life saver on my recent road trips. For many of us, road trips can be detrimental on eating, and all eating/nutrition rhyme or reason flies out the window. From drive thru windows to Gas-Mart stops to a small town grease pit, “unproccessed” seems like it is a cuss word. These spice toasted pecans were my fast food avoiding snacky snack.

Even though I usually dry roast using the procedures above, a non-blogging friend mentioned tossing nuts in egg white and sugar before cooking.  hmmm….interesting!  You know I had to try.  The result was a batch of addictive, now-you-see-them now-you-don’t nuts. Since my first attempt, I have made these nuts several times and look forward to switching the flavors up a bit when I grab hold of some more loose teas.

Do you like spicy nuts?  How to you roast them and with what flavors?

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Cassie l Bake Your Day October 13, 2011 at 2:44 PM

I love, love, love pecans. What a great way to kick them up a bit. I’ve been following the October Unprocessed a little but not as well as I wanted to. I try but it’s difficult to cut out all processed things!

DessertForTwo October 14, 2011 at 12:05 AM

I absolutely love this idea! And I am so loving the tea you gave me–thanks again! You’re the sweetest!

I’m dreaming about making this for my coworkers, with different teas to suit their personalities. A spicy chai tea for one, a sweet fruity tea for another, etc. Ooh! Holiday gifts!

Kate October 14, 2011 at 8:57 AM

Planning is the key to success in so many areas. And it’s always good to have planned snacks on hand.

tami October 15, 2011 at 10:03 AM

these were so amazingly delicious. i’m with christina – i totally see these as holiday gifts!

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