Stephanie Meades is a Northern Illawarra resident who happens to know a lot about health.
She’s an exercise physiologist, nutritionist, rehabilitation consultant, a health and wellness coach and best of all, a food writer!
Stephanie is also a keen volunteer at Flame Tree Food Co-Op in Thirroul and has kindly agreed to share some of her amazing, healthy recipes here with us!
Hope you enjoy!
Salt and Vinegar Cashews
Stuck at home with the boys in bed, I decided to experiment with
what I had in the cupboard. So I combined a handful of cashews with apple cider
vinegar (I’m in love with this condiment at the moment) and a sprinkle of salt
and popped them into the oven for 20 minutes. What I ended up with was beyond
craving satisfying….it was even better than what I had craved for in the first
hot summer’s afternoon for the adults, or can be enjoyed by the handful by the
kids as a perfect mid afternoon snack. Other inspired ideas for use include
topping salads for some added texture and saltiness, add to an antipasto plate
as an alternative to traditional mixed roasted nuts or top off a beautiful
satay dish with an extra taste kick by sprinkling a few of these babies on
in our pantry for a quick ‘go to’ snack for the whole family and has been a
favourite with friends during recent BBQs, so I feel obliged to share the
recipe so others can share in the experience. Be warned – make these in small batches
as they are seriously addictive!!!
but you could use Celtic sea salt or table salt if that’s what you have)
the apple cider vinegar to allow them to soften and break down the outer layer
of the nut and absorb the delicious tangy apple cider vinegar.
and let them dry slightly before adding the salt (5-10 minutes).
nuts onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and sprinkle with salt. Rustle
the nuts around on the paper to make sure they have a good coating.
for 20 minutes or until browned to your liking. It is important to turn or
shake the cashews half way through cooking to make sure they crisp up on both
whilst they are roasting.
before either serving or storing in an airtight container. They will crisp up
further as they cool down.
just created yourself a healthy alternative to traditional salt & vinegar