Honey Nut OH!

June 26, 2011 in Dressings and Sauces , family , Sweets and Treats

We had a super great Saturday!

Started the morning at the Farmer’s Market, where we scored zucchini, eggplant, garlic, blueberries, and raw milk.

(“Like” Left on Amelia on FB, and you can check out the pics!)

Then we came home and entertained our visitor.

Then we made this grain free delicious-ness!

Honey Nut-Oh-La

• Preheat oven to 350.

• Throw assorted nuts into food processor and make them a little smaller. Like on. off. quick.

By assorted, I mean whatever you have in the pantry. I used the following:

1 cup cashews

1 cup  almonds

1 cup pecans

1 cup walnuts

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

1/2 cup pumpkin seeds

1/4 cup golden flax seeds

1 tsp salt

4 oz dried cranberries (sweetened with only apple juice)

• In a small saucepan, stir together approx. 1 cup honey, 1 heaping tablespoon cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon vanilla. Just need to get it warm enough to make honey easy to pour.

• In a large bowl, pour the honey mix over the nuts. Stir well, covering nuts completely in honey mixture.

At this point, you are going to want to eat all the warm honey covered nuts straight out of the bowl.

That’s perfectly normal.

Go ahead.

But just a little.

• Spread on baking sheet and bake at 350 for 10 minutes.Take it out and toss it around a little. Bake another 8 minutes. Check to make sure it is not getting too brown. You don’t want your nuts to burn :)

• Remove from oven, place parchment on a cooling rack for 30 minutes. Crumble or break apart. If bottom side is super sticky, just flip it over and let it sit out a little longer on cooling rack before storing away.

• Try not to eat all in one sitting.


Wait, not done yet!


Next we made salad dressing:

Normally we just mix mustard and ACV together as needed, but I thought I would step it up a notch and make a batch to keep in the fridge.

12 oz dijon mustard

1/2 cup ACV

1/4 cup EVOO

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper


That amount filled about half the jar. Since the dressing is so tangy and flavorful, you really do not need a lot!

Avery also made labels for everything I could think of that needed a label.

Except the light switches.

Shane said that we don’t live in a rental condo and I can not label anymore light switches. We’ll see about that.

When is hunting season, again?

I have the kids completely convinced that Kitchen cleaning and organization is super fun! PLEASE do not tell them otherwise!

Then I made dinner which looked kinda like (a lot better than) this:

I want to tweak the ingredients and try it another time before I tell you about it.

And then we were done and it was still before 6, so i headed to the office for some quiet blog-time!


(Note to self. You do not need to shoot everything at 2.2)



9 Responses to “Honey Nut OH!”
  1. shane says:

    Noooooo! Don’t tweak tonights recipe… It was freakin’ delicious!

    But maybe make more next time. :)

  2. marla says:

    I was thinking it could use some onions!

  3. Danna says:

    LOL! now you have to share.

  4. Alexandra says:

    You two crack me up! :)
    Please share the receipe so I know what to cook tonight!
    Love from Europe, A.

  5. elizabeth says:

    i love those little Ball jars! so cute.

  6. kim says:

    loving the recipes. Im going to try to get started this week. Keep the ideas coming!

  7. Mandy says:

    My sister Kim told me about your website and I absolutely love it! You have great recipes. I have been following the paleo diet for about a week. I have 5 children and am really having a hard time coming up with things we will all eat. Can’t wait to try some of your ideas. I was wondering if you eat dairy. I saw that you purchased raw milk at the farmers market (so impressed they sale it at a market there) but I have noticed that none of your recipes include dairy products.

  8. Lori says:

    I love labels. I also love excel spreadsheets.

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  1. […] Honey Maple Nut-oh-la is from a great healthy living blog called Left on Amelia – the blogger is a photographer I am acquainted with online and she is MUCH more healthy living focused than I, but I do try her ideas to add to my options (hoping that I will get inspired to stay on track I suppose). I made her recipe as is the first time, but since I am not much of a honey lover, I changed it this time to use maple syrup instead. THAT was the most awesomest change!  The only issue I had was the honey stuck to the nut mixture better, as opposed to the maple syrup which was runnier but otherwise it was the same (the mixture just didn’t form big pieces, more like loose sweetened nuts). I also adapted the mix of nuts and seeds to what I had on hand. So play with your favourite combos and I am sure you will love these. […]

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