I cook with nuts once in a blue moon, but I’m going to start incorporating them more into my recipes because of the delicious flavour and texture they add. Plus they make ordinary dishes….extraordinary!
I tried Fisher Nuts for the very first time this past weekend. If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen I was cooking/baking up a storm! There was no special occasion though. I just wanted to try a few new dishes and my daughter, Bridget was in the mood to be my cooking helper.
Fisher Nuts carries a wide range of nuts for both snacking and cooking. You can find nuts like almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, and more! I tried out three packages of their cooking nuts: Fisher Chef’s Naturals Slivered Almonds, Fisher Chef’s Naturals Pecan Halves and Fisher Chef’s Naturals Walnut Halves & Pieces.
I was brainstorming different ways I could use these nuts in our everyday meals. How do these ideas sound to you?
- Pecans on Maple Oatmeal
- Maple Walnut Pancakes
- Banana Nut Bread (with walnuts)
- Chef Salad Topped with Pecans & Almonds
- Salmon with an Almond Crust
- Broccoli Salad withPecans
- Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Slivered Almonds
Green Beans Almondine is SO simple!! It’s basically just green beans, butter and slivered almonds. It makes such a pretty side dish don’t you think?
The almonds provide a delicious texture to the dish. I actually had requests from both John and my 8 year old to make this again.
I’ve made Pecan Pie many times before and it’s always been one of my all-time favourite pies. When I saw the 3 Nut Pie, I knew that was the one I wanted to make. It’s basically a Pecan Pie, but with more nuts! It has pecans, walnuts and almonds- yum!
Bridget got her hands on the Pecans and was eating them straight out of the bag. I had to pry them away from her so I’d have some left for the recipes. However, I did sneak a few myself. They are addicting!
Want to try Fisher Nuts for yourself? Find a store that carries them near you.
Fisher Nuts and Alex Guarnaschelli are hosting a #gno #SimpleTwist Twitter party on Tuesday, December 11th from 9-10pm EST. Chef Alex will be tweeting her tips and answering questions throughout the party. Visit Mom It Forward for more info about the party and make sure you enter their giveaway for a Cooking with Nuts Holiday Prize Package.
One reader is going to win a Cooking with Fisher Nuts Prize Package that includes:
- Fisher Chef’s Naturals Slivered Almonds
- Fisher Chef’s Naturals Pecan Halves
- Fisher Chef’s Naturals Walnut Halves & Pieces
- Food Network 5-Piece Stainless Steel Measuring Cups
- Food Network Silicon Spatula
- OXO Whisk
- Wood Cutting Board
Disclosure: I am working with Fisher to share Chef Alex Guarnaschelli’s recipes and create my own original recipes using Fisher Nuts and tools they provided. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.