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Friday, November 21, 2014

Feelin' Nutty

Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't...but when do you NOT feel like a cashew? Eating cashews is like eating peanuts or potato chips. Eat one and the urge for more has just begun. Add to that desire the fact that cashews are among the world's healthiest foods. All this time you have been staying away for one reason or another, now you can set all that aside and look on the healthy side of the cashew. Feelin' nutty? Grab a bowlful of cashews and snack away or plan a menu item with cashews as a main ingredient!

November 22 is...

Cashew butter, cashew chicken, salad toppers and stir-fry ingredient, this delicately flavored nut is a favorite healthy snack that can be found in your local market year round.  Cashews are great for holiday parties, and now you can also amaze your friends with these fun facts. Enjoy!
http://lifeofthepartyalways.com/cashews-the-crazy-nut/Whether you like them plain, salted, roasted or coated in sugar, cashews are a delicious treat. The story behind the cashew is fascinating. Have you ever thought about how cashews grow and where they are mostly harvested. The image at the left shows the 'cashew apple'. The drupelets at the bottom of each apple are harvested and go through an intense process to produce the edible cashew which is housed inside.
The love of cashews does not stop with snacking. There are an abundance of recipes that are enhanced with the delicate flavor of the cashew. Perhaps you will discover one to surprise your friends and family. Here are a few starters...

 Roasted Cashew Butter (Recipe)


Cashew Chicken for Four (Recipe

 Tuna Cashew Casserole (Recipe)

 Chinese Chicken Cashew (Recipe)

 And for dessert...

Chocolate Cashew Pie (Recipe)


Is your mouth watering yet?

yum, yum, yum . . . yummy!

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