Nuts are full of heart healthy fats. A simple toasting will bring out their full flavor. I love to take a baggie of toasted almonds to work with me for snacking. They have the crunch that I want and they’re healthy too. Can’t beat it. Here’s how to toast your own.
1/2 cup almonds
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Spread the nuts out on a baking sheet.
- Toast the nuts in the oven until they are lightly browned, about 8-10 minutes. Do NOT burn.
- Cool and store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Calories Per Serving: 100 (about 19 almonds)
This hearty chili will please even the carnivores in your house.
1 small onion, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, chopped
3/4 cup chopped celery
3/4 cup dry red wine or water
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup tomato paste
2 Vegetable Flavor Bouillon Cubes
1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
2 cans (15 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 can garbanzo beans, drained
- Cook onion, pepper, celery, wine and garlic in large saucepan over medium-high heat until vegetables are tender.
- Add tomatoes with juice, water, tomato paste, bouillon, cilantro, chili powder and cumin; stir well.
- Stir in kidney beans, corn and garbanzo beans. Bring to a boil; cover. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes.
(Makes 6 Servings)
Calories Per Serving: 210
Easy Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe
1 c. margarine
1 c. sugar
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Cream margarine, sugar and eggs. Mix dry ingredients; add to cream mixture. Add flour until dough is firm. Chill dough. Roll on floured board 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Cut out cookies. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.