I cut my price for almonds in half! I'm no chef, nor do I have all day to cook. This was simple enough to do to make the savings worth it. Plus, if you can buy in bulk you won't have to do it as often.
Line a cookie sheet with foil, toss the raw nuts in vegetable oil, spread them in a single layer and cook for 8-10 mins at 350 degrees. The trick is to remove them from the hot cookie sheet after they're done so they won't burn. I just picked up the corners of the foil and placed it on the counter.
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If seeds and nuts are roasted their flavour gets more distinct. Instead of buying them, roast them yourself. Just add them to a frying pan WITH NO FAT and carefully heat them, once they start to turn brown, remove pan from heat and put the seeds and nuts into an airtight container.
All in all this takes about 5 min. You can make a large batch and use whenever you like. I love adding roasted sunflower and sesame seeds to salads and my morning cereal. They also add an interesting flavour to steamed rice.
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