Savoury Roasted Nuts

These savoury roasted nuts make for a great snack. I keep some in the pantry so I can grab handfuls when I am in the mood. Plus they are great to keep in your car, or in your handbag for when you are craving something salty.

Savoury Roasted Nuts
Savoury Roasted Nuts
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My friends’ father has been in the printing industry his entire adult life. The past ten years have been extremely challenging as more things become digital. It is not only his industry that has been affected, but the paper industry itself. A friend of mine grew up on a paper farm. His parents grew pine trees and each tree had to grow for 30 years before being pulped. In the 1990’s this was shortened to 20 years to cope with the increase in demand for printed material. But now, we consider our environmental responsibility and less is printed. And whereas thinking of inhouse magazines that are now digital does not even scratch the surface of the issue. If only half of our population has a bank account that would mean 30 million statements were printed each month. Plus all the companies that had their bank statements printed.

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Now the banks send everything out electronically, so less paper is needed. The farms grow fewer trees for pulping, and may indeed turn to farming pine trees for wood, which uses different pruning methods. With less paper being needed, and produced, less is available for the traditional printers. And I can see how the price has gone up over the past 5 years. So, my friends’ father has a trifold problem. There is less and less being printed. There are paper supply issues. And his company turnover is not worth keeping the doors open in reality. But there is still enough of a demand that he has work. Just not work that is really profitable. So his biggest question is does he keep the business going for the customers he has had for decades? Or does he close his doors, adding to the increasing unemployment issues?

Savoury Roasted Nuts


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Savoury Roasted Nuts

Make a batch every weekend so that you have a supply on hand when you feel like a snack
Recipe Category: Snacks
Makes enough for: 1 batch nuts
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  • 100 g raw almonds
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • paprika for sprinkling *
  • 75 g raw cashews
  • water in a spray bottle
  • chilli salt for sprinkling **


  • Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  • Place the almonds onto a lined baking tray and drizzle with olive oil
  • Sprinkle the paprika over the nuts and place into the oven for 10 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and tip onto paper towel to drain
  • Place the cashews onto a lined baking tray and spray with water
  • Sprinkle generously with salt and place into the oven for 10 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and tip onto a silpat to cool


* use any spice that you feel like such as cayenne, smoked paprika etc.
** use plain salt or any other flavoured salt you have to hand
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7 thoughts on “Savoury Roasted Nuts

  1. It is not viable to run a company that is not making a profit. Unfortunately, businesses have to move with the changing times. In SA, of course, the economy is shrinking for many reasons.

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