thyme fried almonds

Things that take almost no effort to make but are so much better (and more impressive) than their store-bought counterparts.

chocolate bark

Melt chocolate, pour it out, cram anything (within reason) you love on top of it before it sets.

curry-spiced cashews

I started making these spiced cashews on Sundays, in anticipation of a new episode of Mad Men. I hope you make these nuts for equally epic but lighter events.
sour chili peanuts

sour chili peanuts

These are just toasted peanuts in a little sauce. Not the star of the show but a fine little thing to eat between bites.
fruit and nut chocolate bites

fruit and nut chocolate bites

I have to tell you I'm not a big fruit and chocolate person. I like fruit + nuts, and nuts + chocolate but I don't like dried fruit in my chocolate bars. However, this is different.

a very LA salad

Don't turn your nose up if you're "so over" these sprouts. This is a salad to love long-term.