Roasted Almonds with Nori and Sesame
ROASTED ALMONDS WITH NORI AND SESAME
FOOD AS MEDICINE
Sea vegetables have 10-20x the minerals as land vegetables due to the mineral deficiency in our soils. Rich in iodine, a trace mineral many are deficient in, sea vegetables aid in tonifying the thyroid gland which can help with weight loss and optimizing metabolic function. Sea vegetables have a unique mucilaginous polysaccharide fiber that provides a gel-like ability to detoxify, balance hormones, and protect the GI tract from food sensitivities. It’s ability to gel paired with chlorophyl and other pigment rich antioxidants can successfully reduce inflammation. Use nori as a sheet for hummus and veggie or turkey roll-ups beyond sushi and add rehydrated seaweed such as hijiki or dulse to salads. Try adding a kombu sheet to your pot of beans next time you are cooking them to reduce gas and bloating from the phytates while increasing mineral absorption. Coast of Maine makes seaweed shakers that can be used in addition to sea salt on all savory dishes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Tear the nori into small 1/2 inch pieces and place in a medium bowl along with the almonds. In a separate bowl, combing the kelp powder, sesame seeds, sea salt, turmeric, chili and cayenne. Combine the sesame oil, coconut aminos and honey if using in a small bowl and pour over the almonds. Sprinkle with the dry mixture and toss to coat. Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper in a single layer. Bake 12-15 minutes until liquid is absorbed. Cool and store in mason jars.
Makes 12 servings
Nutrition per serving (without honey): 187 Calories, 17g Fat, 7g Carbs, 7g Protein
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