When I worked in the city, I would walk over the bridge on a Wednesday to the Farmers’ Markets and pick up a brown paper bag filled with a tamari almond/pepita/sunflower mix from the fruit and nut stall.  The bag would sit in my desk drawer, waiting for those occasions at around 3 o’clock in the afternoon when I would want to wander to the staff room and buy a packet of salt and vinegar chips from the vending machine.  Instead, I’d have a handful of this mix – nutty and salty and just as tasty as a packet of chips, but without the guilt that follows.

I hadn’t had any in a long time and had never thought of making it myself but when I saw on one of my favourite inspirational blogs, In Spaces Between how easy they were – I gave it a try.  And I’m glad I did.  You simply dry roast the almonds and seeds in the oven first, then transfer them to a pan with around a tablespoon of Tamari and heat until well coated.

Tamari Mix | brownpaperbelle.comTamari Almond Mix | brownpaperbelle.comTamari Almond Mix | brownpaperbelle.com{Thanks Rachel for the recipe!}

3 Comments on {Guilt Free} Snack Time

  1. hipsterhousehusband
    March 13, 2013 1:02 pm at 1:02 pm (5 years ago)

    That’s awesome! I’ll definitely try this. So what’s the difference between tamari and soy sauce?

    • brownpaperbelle
      March 13, 2013 8:17 pm at 8:17 pm (5 years ago)

      I wasn’t sure myself so looked it up and it appears…not much! But according to one source: Japanese tamari is thicker, darker, and richer than its soy counterpart. There you go 🙂

  2. mtetar
    March 14, 2013 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm (5 years ago)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Be Blessed, Mtetar


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