Wednesday, February 12, 2014

I Heart Almonds

In honor of American Heart Month 2014 and, of course, Valentines Day, here's one of my favorite quick snacks. Almonds are a tasty, healthy snack.

This is a fast way to roast almonds. The amounts for all of the ingredients is completely adjustable. The time required for roasting depends on the amount of almonds.

Microwave Smoked Paprika Almonds

1/2 cup raw almonds
(I get the big bags at Costco)
olive oil in a spritzer
smoked paprika

Place the almonds in a plastic container with a tight lid or a ziploc bag. Spritz with olive oil to cover. Sprinkle with a good bit of paprika and some salt. Cover and shake to cover the almonds evenly.

Spread almonds on a microwave safe tray or plate. Microwave about 2 minutes, until almonds are hot and fragrant. Let cool and enjoy.

On a side note, but also heart related, I'm teaching my daughter to drive. Emma is my sweet 25 year old. She has Aspergers and tried learning to drive in her teens, but it didn't take. Now she seems more motivated. As a college graduate, she sees the advantages all to well, the independence it provides and the edge it might give in her ongoing job hunt. She's really doing quite well, but the heart of every parent teaching their child to drive(no matter the age or circumstances) gets a workout. 

Have a happy Valentines Day and take care of your heart every day. Eat right, exercise, pray and love well. 

Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. ~ Psalms 37:4

Linda <><


  1. I can attest to the heart jumping out of your chest while teaching your child to drive.