I decided to experiment with a friend's recipe. Marcia always has such great ideas and we both get joy out of talking food, in all of it's amazing forms and configurations. Some of these conversations of food start as early as 10am but most transpire in the late afternoon hours when lunch is a memory and dinner needs some consideration.
The last convo was on baking for the holidays. She has a wonderful recipe for them and I listened carefully to what her secret was for such a great treat. I also when and did a little research for what might be a nice mix.
I came up with what I feel is the best blend of flavors and texture.
Sweet and Spicy
3 cups total of almonds, cashews, pecans, and pumpkin seeds (organic where possible)
1/3 cup organic maple syurp
2 tbsp organic paprika
1 tbsp organic cinnamon
Sea salt to taste
Mix everything in a large mixing bowl and spoon onto baking sheet. Put in a 250* oven and bake for 35-45 mins. ( you will know if the syurp on the baking sheet flakes of when scraped with a spoon.)
Even better, after I made this batch, I noticed I had a big chunk of ginger! Yeay ginger!!!! An even better recipe minus the paprika add as much ginger as you like but I used 4 tbsp of fresh grated ginger.