I made a recipe for a dip from the American Heart Association for this post. It was full of cucumber and scallions and herbs and toasted chopped almonds, all done in the food processor. Next it said to add fat free or light sour cream to the food processor. So easy but such a waste. It's still sitting in my fridge. I think pulsing the sour cream in the food processor was not a good idea. I'm talking major gag.
I found one of my favorite dip recipes and simply added almonds to it. And it occurred to me that I can do this with so many of my own recipes. So many things would be better and healthier with nutritious almonds in it.
This one is based on a recipe from my favorite Nathalie Dupree cookbook. She calls it Lime and Cilantro Salsa, but it's really a dip.
spices evenly distributed.
My kitchen never will be devoid of any treats, but they have got to be homemade and not loaded with chemicals.
Here's R.H.'s favorite Christmas sweet, a longtime family recipe, maybe from Southern Living, and it has lots of almonds in it. Okay, it has sugar in it too but R.H. has volunteered to eat all of these himself. This one begins as a meringue and ends up tasting like pralines.
and pecan halves, and 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt. Roast in 350 degree oven for
8 minutes and cool.
1 cup of sugar mixed with 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon.
Madge may have grown fat and wear snuffy-brown dresses of woolen snuff, but she's going to get herself on the Mediterranean Diet!
But perhaps I'd better not buy any more Amaretto, even if it does have almonds in it?
Dear readers, here's your chance to share with me ways that you incorporate almonds into your diet--please pass on your ideas!