Almond biscotti. Photo: Tristan Tristan, Flickr
In light of many recent New Years' resolutions, instead of reaching for a bag of Cheetos, many of you may be snacking on nuts. And almonds are a great choice, being the most nutrient-dense tree nut, providing magnesium, potassium, Vitamin E and -- you guessed it -- a healthy dose of protein.
California provides 80 percent of the world's supply of the crunchy nut, which is often served bare, simply roasted or toasted and salted. Good enough to enjoy on its own, it's also delicious when seasoned -- served spicy with cumin and cayenne in this recipe, spicy-sweet in a honey-sesame crust, or served saccharine, with vanilla, sugar and cinnamon. What's your favorite recipe for spiced almonds? Share it after the jump!