A tiresome week - pan roasted nuts for a speedy and delicious snack that will revive your mood, if not your energy
This week has been a rough one. I've been feeling so tired, and having insomnia, don't know if it's the cold or if my energy levels have dropped for whatever reason, but I have been havig a very hard time sleeping and focusing on anything other than reading. Even my cooking has been down to throwing stuff into a pan and letting it cook by itself on the stove, it's easy and tasty and healthy, plus, hardly any worked involved and right now, that suits me just fine!
The one thing I have been having loads of fun with is Kimberly's from The Little Plantation blog Instagram challenge. I talked about it last week here at the blog, and I have been racking my brains over certain themes, to the point that just this week I had all the images for the second week challenge ready and chosen, but was unhappy with one of them. Still, I couldn't come up with another idea, so I let it rest, even though I was cringing at the thought of posting said picture next week.
Enter thursday morning and I am faffing around my living room, waiting for kiddo to get ready for school, when I suddenly notice the light that hit the little corner where I normally photograph for this blog. It was so moody, so dreamy, so dramatic even, I just knew I had to photograph under it. Enter this wild idea in my head for a photo to use in said challenge, and there I am, running off after props and things so I can bring to life what my brain constructed in my mind.
After I finished, I was really happy with the results, and now I am not cringing at the thought of posting that particular photo this upcoming week. It reflects me, I believe, and my personal style, it also feels so organic and raw, and it took a single dash of light falling in from the window to immediately salvage something I thought was lost! What a rush that was. Much like I felt when I photographed this recipe, I was very stoked with the light, and in the end, felt that these photos really did justice to something so good and yet so simple.
This is my kind of snack. Nuts. I usually eat them raw and unseasoned, but I wanted to try something out, and just plunged right in! My son and husband adored it, and now I know I will have to do this again pretty soon! Here's what you need:
- 1 cup raw cashews and almonds
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper - or a bit more if you like it hot!