Well, I suppose it is about time to share with you all here that I am about to embark on a fun little adventure. Over the next three months or so I will be traveling in my itty bitty travel trailer wherever the wind takes me. I will be taking my best friend, CJ (@CJtheGoldenBoy) and this Turmeric Trail Mix.
The timing couldn’t be better. August 31st is National Trail Mix Day and I will be heading out to the Pacific Northwest very soon! So I threw this together to satisfy those crunchy cravings I always get while on the road.
I like to use the turmeric because of the anti-inflammatory properties that it has. After a day on the trails, it’s good to wind down in the hammock with a salty snack. The plus comes when that snack will also help decompress your body.
Making your Turmeric Trail Mix
What’s great about this recipe is that it is something you can make on the road, at camp, or at home and take with you. But for some, I know that at camp, or in the van is HOME. So this is one for all the road warriors and van lifers out there.
I start with a base of roasted, unsalted or lightly salted nuts that I pick up at the grocery store. Pick your favorites or use my recipe below, the real goodness comes from the seasonings. I toss the nuts in a pan with the lightest drizzle of olive oil.
I use just enough to coat the nuts, but not make them greasy. This is adding more healthy fat in and giving the seasonings something to stick to. Toast them tossing in the pan for about 5 minutes until warmed through.
Add in your seasoning blend and continue to toss for 3-5 more minutes. This allows all the flavors to combine well and the spices to open up.
Turmeric Trail Mix
- 8 oz can Cashews lightly salted
- 8 oz Pumpkin Seeds raw
- 8 oz Almonds un or lightly salted
- 8 oz Pistachios lightly salted
- 1/8 t Cayenne
- 1/2 t Ancho Chili Powder
- 1/4 t Cumin
- 2 T Turmeric
- 2 t Salt
- 1/8 t Pepper
- 1 T Olive Oil
- 11.5 oz Apricots quartered
- 8 C Popped Pop Corn
- I start with a base of roasted, unsalted or lightly salted nuts that I pick up at the grocery store. Pick your favorites or use this recipe.
- Toss the nuts in a sauté pan over medium heat with the olive oil.
- Toast them tossing in the pan for about 5 minutes until warmed through.
- Add in your seasoning blend and continue to toss for 3-5 more minutes.
- Let the nut mixture cool completely.
- Add in the apricots and popcorn and mix to combine.
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MY FAVORITE KITCHEN TOOLS!
Here are a few links to some of my favorite kitchen tools! You get a car, YOu get a car, YOU ALL GET A CAR…in my best Oprah voice
These Rösle Silicone Tongs are a little pricey but they will last you the rest of your life and are the softest in your hand. This is important for someone like m that cooks so much. It reduces strain, I have 4 sets in my kitchen!
These are my FAV Nordic Ware Sheet Pans, every kitchen should have at least 2 sets of these! I think I have at least 4 of each of these.
This is my favorite pressure cooker, the Fagor is the same concept as the “Instant Pot” but easier to use in my opinion, if you don’t have one you NEED one, it will be your best friend in the kitchen!
A sharp knife is the most important tool in the kitchen, these Japanese steel “Shun” knives are my favorite! And this is a great starter set to build on. Once you try them you will be in love so use this as a foundation you can build on for years to come.
This Scanpan 11″ skillet is just the right size for almost anything you will need to cook and my best friend and a real workhorse in my kitchen, it’s also a great deal at $99. Scanpan is the best in the world for healthy cooking. It is coated with a proprietary ceramic titanium coating that is durable while allowing you to use fewer fats and oils when cooking. It is a coating only they use. I could talk all day about my love for these pans, message me if you want more info. Here are some other sizes that are available if you are looking to outfit your kitchen with some new goodies. 8″ & 10″ Skillet setor 8″ Skillet, I still need this one for my kitchen Also, I don’t really know how to cook small so the 12.5″ is my other fave!
This Tovolo jar scraper has to be my single favorite kitchen tool, it is definitely the most used tool in my kitchen. If you are NOT a gadget person, this is the only necessity I say is a MUST beyond the wooden spoon.
A great wood spoon is essential, this Olive Wood one is my favorite, I have more than I can count. But can you really ever have too many?
A food scale can be a very important tool in your kitchen, this one is the one I use every day!
If you love Joanna Gaines as much as I do then the ‘Magnolia Table Cookbook’ is a must in your kitchen, get a copy HERE!
Check out this great product for your mason jar, the Ergo Spout lets you turn any jar into a pourable pitcher. Get yours here! I love making my homemade salad dressing and keeping them this way in the refrigerator.