Spicy Tamari-Glazed Walnuts


2 cups raw walnuts (or preferred nut)

1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)

1 1/2 tablespoon earth balance

1 tablespoon Tamari (or soy sauce)

1/4-1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (to taste really)

a few grinds of black pepper


*Heat frying pan on medium. Add nuts. Toast 5-7 minutes, shaking the pan to prevent burning and to toast lightly.

*Just when you smell the nuts, turn the heat to low. Add brown sugar, earth balance, Tamari, black pepper, and cayenne. Stir to combine. Turn off heat.

I ate these warm as a snack, which was just wonderful.  Then for dinner, I topped a mashed Japanese sweet potato (which was white and reminded a lot of yucca) with them, which rocked my world as well. Tomorrow, I’m going to crush them up a bit and serve them with roasted asparagus. Oh, the possibilities are endless!