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Health, Home, and Happiness: Crispy Almonds, Pecans, etc

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Crispy Almonds, Pecans, etc


We love Nourishing Traditions' directions for crispy almonds. They're very easy healthy snacks. I get the 3-pound bag of almonds at Costco ($9.99 here) and dump them in a bowl. Cover with 2 Tablespoons of sea salt, and then fill the bowl with filtered water. Let soak overnight, drain, and spread on a cookie sheet. Put in the oven on the lowest setting (mine is 150) for about 24 hours, or until crispy. The salt and soaking make the almonds not too salty, and easier to digest. We do the same with pecans and it pulls out the slight bitterness that you expect from eating pecans. We buy one or two bags of nuts at Costco once a month and eat them as snacks all month long. I love them in muffins, breads, and cookies too.

These are okay for The Maker's Diet phase one.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI-I would avoid the Costco almonds. It has been a requirement since 2007 that all almonds be pasteurized.(But they still label them as raw.) There is a steam method and a chemical method. With the chemical method, they use Propylene Oxide which is a known carcinogen. Organic almonds are not allowed to be pasteurized by the chemical method. In order to get truly raw almonds as recommended by Sally Fallon, you need to get them at a farmer's market.

November 5, 2009 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Cara said...

That's good to know. I didn't realize they pasturized with anything other than heat! I'm going to have to look into organic ones.

November 5, 2009 at 12:49 PM  

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