snacking with spice

Hey y'all! Just a short and simple snack post this week, as I gear up for my big Sauté + Rosé Takes New York post!

Have you ever been hungry and not known what you want? You just stare at the fridge, knowing that you want something to munch on but haven't the slightest idea of what you're craving. I wanted something healthy, instead of going for the barbecue chips or Hot Cheetos. Maybe something sweet, maybe a little spicy and definitely crunchy. I'm working from home this week, and that ritual of me in front of the fridge and then pantry and back to the fridge happens all to often. I started looking around to see what I could snack on and found some cashews. PERFECT! They're heart healthy (heart disease runs in my family on both sides) and they've been shown to lower blood pressure! I started snacking away but they quickly lost their luster and I though, DUH, just add some spices! That's exactly what I did. 

Here's what you need: 

  • 1 cup unsalted roasted cashews (or your favorite nut)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil 
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper 
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange zest

Start by heated the oil in a small sauté pan, and just when it's melted completely add the nuts! Toss until the nuts are coated with the oil and immediately add the cayenne pepper, onion powder, and garlic salt. Toss for about a minute, until the spices are fragrant and fill the kitchen. Remove from the heat and add to a serving bowl.


Zest the orange over the nuts and enjoy! I love them warm, but cooled they're perfect for travel. Every time I make these I plan on taking them to the office, but they never leave the kitchen!