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Rosemary Almonds

I’m not a huge fan of raw nuts, but on the Whole30 that is a good quick snack when needed. I bought a giant bag of almonds at Sam’s Club and wanted to season & roast them somehow. Most of the roasted almond recipes out there are for amazing cinnamon sugar almonds – which I obviously would have loved to do, but alas could not. But I did find this one with rosemary and a kick of pepper. They are delicious and easy to make!

gather what you need

gather what you need

toss it, spread it, bake it

toss it and spread it

Rosemary Roasted Almonds


  • 2 C whole raw almonds
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary (I cheated and used dried)
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • dash of cayenne pepper


Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place almonds in a large Ziploc bag, drizzle in the olive oil, and toss to coat.

Sprinkle rosemary, paprika, salt and cayenne into bag and toss to coat.

Spread almonds into a single layer and bake for 20-25 minutes or until lightly toasted.

Let cool and store in an airtight container. Or I divvied mine up between snack size Ziploc bags.

[adapted from Go Dairy Free]

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Les Misérables

#20 from my 30 before 30 list is done: see 2 new plays/musicals! I try to find fun things for my mom and I to do together around town – painting, pottery, wine tasting, shows, etc. And her birthday needed to be extra special. We both LOVE the movie Les Misérables but I had never seen the stage production. And luckily the local professional theater, Aurora, was doing it on her birthday!

The story is such a huge production – so many settings, locations, time spanned – I was curious as to how it would come across on a stage, especially a smaller one. And let me tell you – I was completely blown away. Since it’s a professional theater, the talent was amazing. But it’s a small theater so it’s an intimate show. If you’re in Atlanta or east of the city, I highly recommend any show at the Aurora Theater – the couple of times I’ve been there have both been great. Les Mis is still one of my favorite shows, movies, and soundtracks and I’m so glad I got to see it with my mom!