I was literally just about to go to the kitchen and have a handful of almonds, when I came across this article. What timing! I have found that six or eight almonds is the perfect snack to tide me over to the next meal. And it looks like the research agrees!
When I was in New York City last week, I stayed with some friends who eat almonds on a regular basis. They buy raw almonds in bulk and roast them. I have to admit that I have not been a fan of plain, roasted almonds in the past. But these were terrific! Either my tastes have evolved, or these were special almonds.
Here are the instructions for roasting your own almonds:
Arrange raw almonds on a baking sheet. Place in oven at 200 degrees F for 4 to 6 hours. Cool. Enjoy!