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Tamari-Roasted Nuts

Recipe reprinted with permission from Feeding the Whole Family (third edition) by Cynthia Lair (Sasquatch Books, 2008)

Tamari-roasted nuts are a crunchy addition to any lunchbox.  Sprinkle a few on salads or grains to liven up the flavor and texture.  A jar of these nuts makes a welcome Christmas gift as well.  Tamari and shoyu are naturally-brewed soy sauces that contain no chemicals, preservatives, sugar or MSG.  Shoyu contains wheat, soy beans, water and salt.  Tamari contains no wheat.

1 cup whole raw almonds
1 cup whole raw
1-2 tablespoons tamari or shoyu
teaspoon ground cumin
teaspoon ground coriander
Pinch cayenne (optional)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.  Our oven runs a little hot.  Some may need to crank it up to 325 degrees F.  Place nuts in a baking pan.  Toast in oven until they begin to turn golden and give off a nutty aroma (10-12 minutes).  Mix tamari and spices together.  Sprinkle over toasted nuts; stir and return to oven to dry out (2-3 minutes).  Make sure they are totally dry before removing from oven.  Store in a sealed jar.  Use on
Steel Cut Oats at breakfast, toss into Final Buzzer Fried Rice or Asian Noodle Salad

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Makes 2 cups


Cally Fulton
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October 7, 2008, 2:04 pm

Christina Smith
Great blog! I was wondering if perhaps you have suggestions for cookware. It seems like there are many different opinions as to what is best. These days it is hard to know what is healthy and what is harmful. Stainless steel seems to be the most tried and true, but I am hoping you can give some advise concerning what basics I would need to have a well stocked kitchen. Thanks for your help!
October 7, 2008, 8:17 pm

judy loebl
I love your site! The episodes are funny, the recipes seem great and really simple. I relate to the real life approach to cooking.
October 7, 2008, 8:55 pm

Cynthia Lair
Christina - Great question. I will prepare a blog post about cookware for next week. I love that you are a fan Judy!!!
October 8, 2008, 7:00 am

Angela Morgan
I am so thrilled to have found your brilliant website and cooking show extraordinaire which rivals and surpasses foodnetwork!! Many years ago when I was a new mom living in Kirkland I stumbled across the beautiful Bastyr Campus and their culinary gem--the cafeteria. My son and I spent many a lunch hour sampling all the delicious food and playing in the wonderful play yard below. Cynthia Lair really saved my life with her book which I quickly bought and is now earmarked with many favorite notes. My son was having severe seizures at the time and I was desperately looking for healthy food to give him. I saw Cynthia give a demo at the University and I was hooked. My son is now 12 and has been seizure free for 2 years!! Thank you Cynthia for creating a cookbook and now website for healing the planet. I wish you and your beautiful family many blessings!! Angela Morgan and her son Bodhi now in California
April 13, 2010, 2:30 pm

Janna Jones
Ooh these are fabulous! I brought them to my 1st grader's last class party, and they were devoured (mostly by parents!) Any suggestions for the Valentine's party, which doesn't involve gluten or nuts--maybe even a savory snack? Totally love your family and inspirational and fun recipes!!
February 9, 2011, 10:51 am

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