Spiced Almonds

I am absolutely going to watch the Presidential debates, starting with the one on Wednesday (October 3rd). I love politics, I love voting and I consider it my patriotic duty to do so because in the United States of America we have the right to vote and in so many places in the world that’s not the case. I also don’t understand people who don’t vote. Even one vote makes a difference, if only to the voter, for having taken some action instead of doing nothing and feeling as if his/her opinion was unnecessary or worthless. It isn’t. VOTE on (or before, if you can) election day. But, back to the debates. We are having people over to watch. That means food.  For this first debate my company is coming after dinner. We need something crunchy, because when you get all steamed up, either because your guy is saying something great or the other guy is saying something you find hateful, it’s best to have something crunchy to bite your teeth into. Sure, popcorn and chips. But I am making spiced nuts. The spice will help us get our vigor up. Also, almonds are healthy. I read it in this article, among others. And they help your body metabolize carbs better. Spiced Almonds 1 teaspoon curry powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon pinch cayenne pepper salt 2 cups whole almonds 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon orange juice Mix the curry powder, cumin, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and a sprinkle of salt together in a small bowl. Place the almonds in an unoiled sauté pan over medium heat and cook for about 3 minutes or until the nuts are lightly toasted. Add the spice mixture and stir it in. Pour in the vegetable oil, honey and orange juice. Cook, stirring constantly for about 3 minutes or until toasty brown. Remove from the pan and let cool. Makes 2 cups

I am absolutely going to watch the Presidential debates, starting with the one on Wednesday (October 3rd). I love politics, I love voting and I consider it my patriotic duty to do so because in the United States of America we have the right to vote and in so many places in the world that’s not the case.

I also don’t understand people who don’t vote. Even one vote makes a difference, if only to the voter, for having taken some action instead of doing nothing and feeling as if his/her opinion was unnecessary or worthless.

It isn’t.

VOTE on (or before, if you can) election day.

But, back to the debates. We are having people over to watch.

That means food. 

For this first debate my company is coming after dinner. We need something crunchy, because when you get all steamed up, either because your guy is saying something great or the other guy is saying something you find hateful, it’s best to have something crunchy to bite your teeth into.

Sure, popcorn and chips.

But I am making spiced nuts. The spice will help us get our vigor up. Also, almonds are healthy. I read it in this article, among others. And they help your body metabolize carbs better.

Spiced Almonds

1 teaspoon curry powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

pinch cayenne pepper

salt

2 cups whole almonds

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 tablespoons honey

1 tablespoon orange juice

Mix the curry powder, cumin, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and a sprinkle of salt together in a small bowl. Place the almonds in an unoiled sauté pan over medium heat and cook for about 3 minutes or until the nuts are lightly toasted. Add the spice mixture and stir it in. Pour in the vegetable oil, honey and orange juice. Cook, stirring constantly for about 3 minutes or until toasty brown. Remove from the pan and let cool. Makes 2 cups