Nuts about Dad

Hello everyone! As you all know, today is Father’s Day. Have you done anything for your dad yet? If not, don’t worry I have a great gift idea for you, and it’s easy to do! I don’t know about you but my dad loves roasted almonds and loves all things coconut, so I figured why not try and find a way to combine the two? By using coconut oil instead of butter, you can help eliminate the sodium and cholesterol recipes. Almonds are one of the healthiest tree nuts, full vitamin E, calcium, magnesium and potassium, as well as fiber […]

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Quinoa and Almond Salad

Have you gotten into the Quinoa craze yet?  Quinoa, pronouced KEEN-wah, is an ancient, whole grain.  It’s recent spike in popularity is due in part to quinoa being naturally gluten-free.  Meaning, everyone who has Celiac disease or is choosing to eat a gluten-free lifestyle, can enjoy this slightly crunchy grain.  Quinoa is also a complete source of protein and a good source of fiber. Here is a recipe for quinoa, using sliced almonds since today is National Almond Day! Directions: Bring 1 and 3/4 cups water and 1 teaspoon coconut oil, to a boil in a medium saucepan.  Add 1 […]

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Wasabi Almond Salmon

I recently tried Blue Diamond’s new Bold Wasabi flavored Almonds. A delicious snack, but also the inspiration for a new recipe!   Wasabi Almond Salmon:   1 can Wasabi Almonds (6 oz) 1 can unsalted almonds (6oz) 1 egg + 1 Tbsp water mixed in a small bowl 2 salmon filets, 6-8 ounces each, (I like mine with the skin removed) 2 Tbsp Kelapo coconut oil   Put all of the almonds together in the food processor and grind into fine pieces, then pour onto a plate. Brush each side of the salmon with egg mixture, then dredge it in […]

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