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Moses Benny 06-21-2010 01:09 PM

Recipies for walnuts
 
Hi,

I was looking at the different nutritional profiles for nuts and was pretty impressed by the fact that the fat/carb/protein ratio for walnuts. They have a good amount of fat and protein and are relativly low in carbs vs other nuts and seeds. But, they don't taste so great because they have a pretty sharp flavor compared to the more mild flavor of almond, for example.

Does anyone have any good recipies about how to make them taste better? I was reading that you can fry them in butter and cinnamon, which sounds pretty good. Any other recipies or experience doing what I mentioned above?

Thanks.

Walker Fenz 06-21-2010 01:16 PM

Re: Recipies for walnuts
 
These look tasty: http://www.elanaspantry.com/vanilla-roasted-walnuts/

As do these: http://www.walnuts.org/walnuts/index...piced-walnuts/

For fun I googled walnuts and paleo and stumbled on this, yum. Many recipes here include walnuts:

http://www.paleofood.com/baked.htm

All links wfs

Jamie J. Skibicki 06-21-2010 01:31 PM

Re: Recipies for walnuts
 
depending on how paleo you are I really like

plain yogurt
sliced strawberries
blueberries
crushed walnuts

Moses Benny 06-21-2010 01:49 PM

Re: Recipies for walnuts
 
Thanks.

Yeah, im looking for something that I can just keep at my desk so those vanilla walnuts sounds great. Any expereince with the Agave Nectar? Does in not affect insullin as badly as sugar?

Albert Chang 06-21-2010 05:43 PM

Re: Recipies for walnuts
 
Depends on what you get. Agave nectar will have a mixture of glucose and fructose.

http://www.naturalnews.com/024892_fr...od_health.html
http://www.sweetsavvy.com/sweeteners...Agave%20Nectar
http://thisprimallife.com/2009/08/ag...friend-or-foe/
http://paleodivas.blogspot.com/2009/...ve-nectar.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agave_nectar

I would skip the agave nectar and just stick with maple syrup or honey if you really need some sort of sweetener. Personally, I haven't had any issues going on without either of them.

All WFS

Richard Aldrich 06-22-2010 01:12 PM

Re: Recipies for walnuts
 
I do a few things,
I spread avacado on a plate, push walnuts into the spread then glaze it with honey.

Another option is a banana, since it won't spread as easily i'll slice it, put a walnut on each slice and put a drop of honey on top.

I'll put apple butter or peanut butter in a small flat dish and again layer it with walnuts and some honey.

I treat myself to this when i think of it, which is only a few times a year.


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