Sweet Curried Almonds

sweet curried almonds / loveandlemons.com

As a food blogger, I use my stove nearly every day without thinking much about it. It’s easy to take things like multiple burners and good ventilation for granted. (Well, except when Jack cooks – we have to frantically open every window to keep the fire department from showing up).

In other areas of the world, women are cooking over a small fires in enclosed spaces that lack light and ventilation. Their kitchens are filled with smoke, making it difficult (not to mention unsafe) to prepare meals for their families. This Mother’s Day, Equal Exchange is working to donate energy-efficient stoves to hundreds of families in Uganda as part of the Uganda Stove Project. These stoves provide families with better, safer cooking conditions, they also reduce their weekly cost of firewood.

sweet curried almonds / loveandlemons.comsweet curried almonds / loveandlemons.comThe call to action is simple: It’s a giveaway!

Click over to their site to enter to win $500 worth of Equal Exchange products. (Choose from delicious coffee, chocolate, teas, nuts, fruits… whatever you like). For each entry, they will make a donation to the Uganda Stove Project on your behalf. They’re also donating a portion of the proceeds from special Mother’s Day gifts to the cause (like the very pretty Proud Mama coffee pictured below).

Equal Exchange Proud Mama coffee & giveaway

And now for the recipe! I made this curry spiced snack mix using Equal Exchange almonds, honey, raisins and dried mango. A perfect afternoon treat – but I’m warning you, it’s pretty addictive.

Click to learn more about Equal Exchange and the Uganda Stove Project. And happy Mother’s Day!

sweet curried almonds
 
Serves: makes about 2.5 cups
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, melt together the coconut oil and honey. Stir in the curry, (cayenne, if using) and salt.
  3. Pour the spiced oil onto the almonds (you can do this directly on a baking sheet lined with parchment). Toss to coat and spread the almonds apart on the baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until toasted. While the almonds are warm, toss mix them with the raisins, mango and coconut flakes. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Notes
If you're vegan: sub brown sugar for honey

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15 comments

  1. Emma from coconutandberries.com on said:

    Delicious. Curry and sweet stuff go so wonderfully together.
    I adore dried mango too.

  2. This looks so much tastier than store-bought trail mixes. Thanks!

  3. Thank you so much for bringing our attention to such an important cause – and for sharing this recipe which I have just put my oven on to whip up now!

  4. I love equal exchange products. I am a huge fan of their chocolate and coffee but had no idea they sell dry goods too. I will have to be extra careful next time I am in Whole Foods to see if they carry them.

  5. Pang from circahappy.com on said:

    What a wonderful opportunity to do a good deed on a wonderful Mother’s day!!!
    I am very much thankful for this invitation/information. To be aware of other people’s hardship & to help out are the best things to do on the day such as this and everyday after this, and I am so glad to be part of it.

    Btw, you know I ALWAYS love your recipe & your photos. I don’t leave comments often, but that is how I feel about your blog 🙂

  6. What a wonderful initiative for improving cooking conditions. I witnessed this kitchen environment first hand in the remote highlands of Guatemala while doing research there, and I’m happy the issue is gaining more awareness and resources. And wow, these curried almonds look amazing with the mango bits. I can’t get muchi curry powder here in Switzerland. If I mixed my own starting with a generic sweet curry blend as a base, do you have any suggestions for particular add-ins? Thanks!!

    • jeanine from loveandlemons.com on said:

      That’s amazing, (sounds like an interesting research trip, for sure).

      The spices in my muchi curry powder are: turmeric, cumin, ginger, black pepper, coriander, fenugreek, garlic, celery seed, cloves, cayenne pepper, caraway, white pepper, and mace… which is a lot but I’m sure you could combine the first few on the list for a similar flavor (even just turmeric, cumin, salt and pepper, would be delicious).

  7. This is such an excellent cause! People usually underestimate the dangers of cooking in an unsafe environment and that is just unacceptable! I know for a fact that I’m going to be munching on these curried almonds every few hours because they look and sound DELICIOUS!!!!!!!! Need to make a batch ASAP! 😀

  8. Gail Shingler from 2sistersshare.bligspot.com on said:

    Beautiful and intentional post! A touching reminder to support the “sisterhood” in thought and deed! Thank you!

  9. I love equal exchange products. I am a huge fan of their chocolate and coffee but had no idea they sell dry goods too. I will have to be extra careful next time I am in Whole Foods to see if they carry them.

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  10. This is such an excellent cause! People usually underestimate the dangers of cooking in an unsafe environment and that is just unacceptable! I know for a fact that I’m going to be munching on these curried almonds every few hours because they look and sound DELICIOUS!!!!!!!! Need to make a batch ASAP! 😀

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  11. Brooke from mystrollerreview.com on said:

    Thankyou so much. I had no idea whatsoever of this equal exchange product idea or of the troubles that these people face. Cooking is something I take for granted. Thanks again for the heads-up and for this recipe that I am going to do today.

  12. Mo on said:

    I made this mix last night, absolutely delicious! I even added a small handful chopped up to my oatmeal this morning with fresh peaches. Wow, it added a new dimension to my normal breakfast!

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