Anyone who has ever visited New York City has experienced the wonderfully intoxicating aroma that wafts from the Nuts-4-Nuts carts all over the city. Heck, even if you haven't been to New York City surely you've had the delicious taste experience that is a honey roasted nut!
Before I was a health-conscious vegan I could easily sit down and put away an entire can of Planters honey-roasted peanuts or several bags of these street-cart nuts native to my hometown. I'd love to say I lost my taste for them but I haven't. Every time I find myself in a quickie mart I'm tempted to indulge... and bitter, cold days in New York make me ache for these nuts, too.
Luckily I share this honey-nut-obsession with Nick, HH's intern, who suggested we try to recreate the taste with chickpeas. That boy is a genius! When he visited me a few weeks ago we got busy working on this recipe. It took a few trials to get it right but when we did... what a pay day!
You're going to go nuts for these "nuts," I promise.
And after my melancholy post yesterday, allow me to divert you to a very raw (and hilarious) interview of me done by a close friend from college, Bandina. (It's up)