I just got off the phone with my grandma, who turned 80-years old. She doesn’t look much over 50-years young. Naturally, I enjoy her life-advice.
Voluntarily she described her lunch: A salmon sandwich, hard boiled egg, and a glass of wine. “A good lunch for when you are tired”, she ensured.
Then we had a laugh about how trendy it is to be healthy.
“What happened to beer or wine, and cigarettes as trendy?”, we laughed.
Ironically, I was playing chef–reinventing a candied walnuts recipe… to a “healthier” version, while chatting with her.
Typically these babies are all butter + sugar. Who doesn’t love these things?
My intention was: less dairy, more coconut sugar, and still delicious. Why not?
2tbsp Earth Balance
1/2 cup of coconut sugar
2 cups of Walnuts
1 tbsp of chopped rosemary
Pinch of Himalayan salt
How to make it:
Preheat oven to 350.
In a pot, melt Earth Balance, add sugar, mix/melt for 3-4 minutes. Stir in rosemary and walnuts.
Spread on a greased parchment paper, covered pan. Sprinkle with Himalayan salt. Bake for 10-15.
Remove from oven, spread mixture on a separate parchment paper, (lightly greased) pan. Let cool.
Enjoy! It’s darn good!
Try it with a glass of wine? I must say, I do like wine with lunch. Grandma does know best.