Guys, I’m having a love affair. With honey roasted nuts. I don’t know if it’s the countless times I’ve smelled them in NYC or because every one of my Blue Apron orders has them, I’m loving them right now. And the fact that they’re easy to make and relatively healthy is a total bonus. Whip them up right before company comes so the house smells good and you have something to snack on.
9 oz container Aurora walnuts (I mean, you know us a little by now. Use whatever brand you’d like!)
3 tbsp honey
Dash of cinnamon for some spiciness, or a dash of salt for some sweet and salty action
Set your oven to broil and grease a medium sized cookie sheet. In a large bowl, mix together the walnuts and honey until fully coated. Spread the coated walnuts on the cookie sheet and sprinkle with cinnamon, salt, or whatever your creative mind comes up with! Roast the walnuts for approximately 15 minutes or until they begin to brown. Serve hot for a little NYC flavor, or they can be wrapped and stored for a couple of weeks.
Listen up here, I know this title may be shocking to some of you as this is a blog about recipes, but we all have those moments that we are just too tired or bored with our go-to meals that we need a little help from the outsiders. Below are some suggestions for the times where we can’t be bothered with grocery lists, grocery store lines, and just the whole thinking of how and what to make.
First batter up is, Blue Apron – Their claim to fame is: “A better way to cook. Fresh ingredients, great recipes delivered weekly to your home”.
Our second contender (by the way this is in no specific order, definitely not in terms of preference either) is Plated – which is similar to the above in that they want you to: “Cook something extraordinary tonight. Chef-designed recipes & fresh ingredients delivered to your door”.
Last is this little gem that I referenced in my weeknight dinner recipe. It somehow got buried in the rambling of my blog post, Fresh 20 – means shopping for 20 Ingredients in 20 Minutes to prep the entire week’s meals. It takes an hour at the start of your week to save you valuable time during busy weeknights.
I don’t want to hear any of you ever sigh and say “I just can’t”. Good food doesn’t have to be a pain in the butt. Get your A game on and check out one of these sites to help you eat well with minimal effort.