Lately I’ve been consumed with all the little details involved with getting married and taking The Husband’s name. You know, things like getting a new social security card and updating all my accounts and adding him to my health insurance and renewing my passport in my married name.
It’s daunting. And exhausting.
I thought I had an idea of what it entailed, but it turns out I was in no way prepared. (Even though my sister warned me numerous times!) And half of these places require a certified copy of the marriage license (which cost $2.50 each and we had to wait two weeks before we could even request any) that I’m not sure I’ll even get back. So I don’t know how many copies I’ll need and really I’m wondering if just a regular copy of the certified copy suffice because seriously – who would fake a marriage license?
Wait – don’t answer that.
So anyway – when I get stressed I snack. I know, stress eating is a huge no-no and I’ve gotten a lot better at it, but something I just need a little something something.
Particularly a little something something that involves tangy lime and spicy cayenne. All combined into a healthy nutty protein bomb.
Ta-dah! And have I mentioned these are SUPER easy to make? And addicting. They are really addicting. As in I turn around for a second only to turn back and find an empty container on the counter and The Husband staring back at me with a totally guilty look on his face and a dusting of chili powder on his lips.
Good thing I took the pictures before that happened, huh? 😉
Seriously though. These are such a great twist on regular old cashews – and you can try out endless flavor combinations with spices and nuts. Rosemary sea salt almonds? Sure! Curried pistachios? Why not!
CHILI LIME SPICED CASHEWS
yields: 2 cups cashews
prep time: 5 minutes
cook time: 45 minutes
2 cups raw, unsalted cashews
2 tbsp lime juice
3 tbsp chili powder*
1 tsp cayenne pepper*
1 tsp kosher salt
Preheat oven to 250 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together lime juice, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and kosher salt. Add the cashews and toss until all cashews are equally covered with the wet mixture. Spread cashews onto a baking sheet (single layer, evenly distributed) and bake until dry – approximately 45 minutes. Turn the cashews every 15 minutes to ensure even baking.
* These cashews had a pleasant hit of heat to them, but you can easily tweak the amount of spice based on your spice tolerance.