honey & sriracha roasted cashews

Honey & Sriracha Roasted Cashews

I have to admit this post was inspired by a facebook ad from a company selling sriracha cashews.  I wanted some but I knew that it would probably be pretty easy to make my own, and I was right. I found this recipe at an amazing blog by fellow (though far more accomplished!) designer / food enthusiast Jennifer Chong.  These honey and sriracha cashews have a nice subtle sweet and spicy roasted taste without overpowering the natural buttery goodness of the cashew.

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spicy garlic lime edamame

5 Minute Spicy Garlic Lime Edamame

Here is a snack that meets the golden triad of snack standards (yes I just made that up): it is healthy, it is super easy to make, and it is delicious! Also, bonus points because edamame is pretty cheap.

I would recommend making this with unshelled edamame, even though that’s not what’s pictured. It’s still pretty darn good with shelled edamame, but unshelled (still in the pod) just seems to have a better taste/texture when the edamame is eaten appetizer style like this. I only had shelled on hand so that’s what I made.

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spiced cranberry and rum hot drink

Spiced Cranberry & Rum Hot Drink

Here is a great hot drink that’s nice enough to serve to guests over the holidays but easy enough to just treat yourself to on a cold day.  All you do is brew it with a standard coffee maker.

This hot cranberry cocktail has that sweet but tangy cranberry juice flavor mixed in with cinnamon, cloves and if you’re feeling sassy, a little rum.  I am not a huge fan of super sweet beverages so I like how the rum cuts into the sweetness a little bit, but the drink doesn’t taste at all like alcohol. You of course could make a virgin version of this recipe, but if you omit the alcohol, I would not add additional sugar unless you like it very sweet.

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