I’ve been ravenous recently, and have been really craving nuts to keep me full. I know almonds are among the healthiest of the lot, but, frankly, they don’t taste nearly as good raw as pecans and cashews do. But today I bought a bunch of almonds, coated them in thin, hot syrup of maple syrup, cinnamon, salt, and cayenne, and roasted them for awhile in the oven. After they cooled I tossed them in carob powder. They were delicious! I’ll have to work on reducing the sugar and upping the spice content, but they were a definite hit. Now, if I could just make nuts cheaper . . .