The South Arm Older Adults Cooking Club met up for another cooking session in February.
The first recipe that Michelle introduced was Roasted Almonds with Herbs. You can try this recipe with different nuts like walnuts, hazelnuts and pecans.
Here are the benefits of almond shared by Michelle; source Wikipedia.
Almonds are a rich source of Vitamin E, containing 26 mg per 100 g. About 20% of raw almond is high quality protein, a third of which are essential amino acids. An ounce of almonds contains 12% of necessary daily protein. They are also rich in dietary fiber, B Vitamins, essential minerals and monounsaturated fat, one of the two fats which potentially may lower LDL cholesterol. Typical of nuts and seeds, almonds also contain phytosterols, associated with cholesterol lowering properties.
- 1 1/2 teaspoons hot water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups raw almonds
- 3 thymes sprigs, leaves only
- handful of parsley, finely minced
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
The parsley and thyme were from Michelle’s garden. You can try other herbs like rosemary, sage, marjoram, etc.
Source: The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters