Posted by on Apr 14, 2011 in Recipe | 2 comments

For the people who are into healthy eating, nuts make a great snack! They’re rich in protein and just bursting with bunch of other healthy nutrients that I know nothing about, but best of all, just a little handful can fill you right up and ward off cravings. I love stocking up on giant boxes of mixed nuts when we shop at BJs, but lately I’ve wanted to try a different variety. So if you’re a fan of garlic and roasted nuts then this is the recipe for you. It’s so quick and easy that the only way you could possibly mess it up would be to…well, forget it’s in the oven!

But before that…

A few days ago, my sister was blabbing and I were chatting when she asked me if I thought she should get her hair cut short. So, without thinking, I said that if she got it cut short I’d give her $50. Initially, I was thinking there’d be no way that she’d get her hair cut short! My sister’s always kept her hair long! The shortest she’s ever got it cut was probably around mid-back! Obviously my wallet and its $50 were safe. Right?

Yea, big mistake on my part for not thinking this through. I forgot that my dad likes to refer to her as our family’s grubby little loan shark. She’d probably rub pennies together if she thought it’d spark another penny into existence (okay, I exaggerate, it’d probably have to be at least a quarter). So, upon realizing my blunder, I attempted to salvage the situation by saying that she had to get it cut to at least shoulder length and get some wacky highlights to boot.

We eventually settled on her getting it cut shoulder length with the hair being shorter in the back, and highlights in the front in a color that’s easy to see but not screaming hot flamingo pink.

So here it is folks, I’m putting it all up onto the internet so that everything is now semi-permanent and she can’t trick me into more than $50. However, for those of you who would like to try and convince my sister to back out of this silly bet and save me the $50 or possibly offer even better suggestions as to how my sister should get her hair cut, feel free to find us on our new Facebook Fan Page and give a shout-out. =]

(But I know you’re all nice people who would rather I be able to save $50 than see my sister with some wacky hairdo. Right? Right?)

Garlic Roasted Mixed Nuts


  • 1 bulb garlic
  • 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup raw walnuts
  • 1 cup raw pecans
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 2 tbsp honey

Note: Depending on how garlicky you want your nuts, use more or less to your preference. For nuts, just pick out your favorites and mix it up! Make sure the nuts are raw (not roasted, unsalted).

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Place your choice of nuts into a bowl (or a large freezer ziplock bag). Finely dice all of your garlic and add to the nuts.

In a separate small bowl, melt the butter and honey together. Pour over the garlic and nuts and toss well so that everything is coated evenly. 

Spread the coated nuts over a baking sheet. I usually cover my baking sheet with parchment paper or nonstick foil for easy cleanup. Pop it in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes or until the nuts are golden brown.

If your oven doesn’t bake evenly, then you may want to babysit it to prevent any burnt nuts. Just flip the tray in the middle of the baking time so that both side bake evenly.

~ AJ ~

Photographs taken and provided by AnnMarie Hwang


  1. May-14-2011

    Wow,, That is awesome!!

  2. May-14-2011

    Thank you for a great post.

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