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An Edible Gift: Sesame Curry Cashews + video
December 10, 2015 in Appetizer · Paleo · Vegan · Videos · Winter · 14 Comments

Sesame Curry Cashews {paleo, vegan}Some people have a knack for giving the best gifts. Full of surprise for the person on the receiving end, a perfect fit for the things they enjoy, or something special they’d never buy for themselves. I on the other hand lack in this department, which is why if you’re getting a package from me, it will most likely contain food, which to me, signals love.

In my eyes, edible gifts are the best kind of gifts. They’re thoughtful and personal by definition, and who doesn’t love something delicious to nibble on?

With that in mind, and a timely coffee date with my talented friend Jennifer Simonson, we decided to work on a fun video collaboration to share these Sesame Curry Cashews with you.

While holiday cookies are always a treat, these curry roasted cashews are a lovely change of pace. They’re easy enough for anyone to make, full of savory spice and everything nice. Dressed in clear jars and rustic red twine, I think this salty snack is the simplest form of a package with meaning.

Sesame Curry Cashews : an edible gift
Sesame Curry Cashews {paleo, vegan}This recipe is multi-dimensional in flavor, where you actually taste the nuts, the seeds, and the warm spices in every bite. And shhh….. nobody would know it, but they’re paleo, vegan, and gluten-free.

I have to say, I love their appearance just as much as the medley of happiness on my tastebuds.

Sesame Curry Cashews: roasted with coconut oil, a healthy snack.
With sesame and cumin seeds giving them a spotted coat, along with a golden hue from the curry powder, they’re quite eye-catching. Besides being a fun holiday gift, they double as a quick appetizer for any time of year – ideal for those times you’re stumped on what to bring to a party.

Sesame Curry Cashews {paleo, vegan}And don’t be surprised if half the batch disappears as you’re spooning them into the jar. Hence the reason I make a double batch every time. ☺

Sesame Curry Cashews: our favorite healthy snack.Hope you’re all enjoying the holiday season, and if you make this recipe, tag it #heartbeetkitchen on Instagram!

Sesame Curry Cashews {paleo, vegan}

makes 2 cups of nuts
A quick note: not all of the sesame & cumin seeds will stick, but they infuse the cashews as they roast. If you have some left in the jar when you finish eating the cashews, they are a delicious soup topping, or to sprinkle on toast with mashed avocado.

2 cups of raw, whole cashews
1 1/2 tablespoons melted coconut oil (olive oil will work too)
1 scant tablespoon curry powder (2 1/2 teaspoons to be exact)
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
3/4 teaspoon fine salt

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Put cashews into a bowl, then drizzle with coconut oil and stir to coat. Add remaining ingredients and stir to coat completely, scraping the bottom of the bowl.

Spread onto a parchment lined baking sheet, then bake for 12-14 minutes, until lightly browned and aromatic. (Watch carefully so they don’t burn.) Remove from oven and let cool completely, as they will continue cooking as they come to room temperature. Will keep in a sealed glass jar for 1 month.

Sesame Curry Cashews {paleo, vegan}Sesame Curry Cashews {roasted with coconut oil}

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14 thoughts on “An Edible Gift: Sesame Curry Cashews + video

  1. traci | vanilla and bean

    I’m with ya, Amanda. Food Gifts = Love. My grandmother, every year without fail, would give all her kids and grandkids homemade jam and fudge. I looked forward to that each Christmas. It was the best gift out of them all every year! These cashews are just fabulous! I’d make it with beloved coconut oil too. What a great gift idea! And your video! Congratulations! I loved watching it and seeing the smile on your face at the end! xo

  2. Tessa | Salted Plains

    This video is so great! I love it. I am all for an edible gift that can double as something to bring to a party (my issue this evening!). I think these lovely cashews will need to be made! Have a great weekend, Amanda! xo.

  3. Faith (An Edible Mosaic)

    Yes!! There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that edible gifts are the best kind of gifts. It really shows someone that you care. These spiced nuts are right up my alley – I could happily munch on them all day! And bravo on your video – you did an incredible job!!! xoxo

  4. Alison @ Food by Mars

    HUH! Amanda, these are making me hungry – the flavors are on point and so healthy, I love it. I’m making maple trail mix as homemade gifts for people… but now I’m making this AND that for a variety because it looks so amazing. Love it.


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