Cooking popular take-out dishes like this one at home means you can control the quality of the ingredients, making them far healthier.
Spiced Cashew Cream with Fruit
This cashew mash is slightly sweetened; dip with your favorite fruit.
No-Bake Cashew Brittle Bars
In these crunchy, salty-sweet no-bake bars, a touch of molasses enhances the natural sweetness of cashews, oats, and cinnamon and lends a rich taste to the crisp caramel base.
Cashew Butter Cookies
Rich cookies become richer with cashew butter. Cookies can be baked so they are either soft or crisp.
Indian-Spiced Cashew-Lime Cookies
Brightly colored spice mixes and candy-coated seeds are offered after dinner in many Indian restaurants. We used a mix called red mukhwas to garnish our cube-shaped spice cookies. Look for mukhwas and similar blends at Indian markets. Colored sprinkles and nonpareils can be substituted.
Spiced Ginger Cashews
Want to really spice things up? Make these simple roasted cashews with sugar, ground sugar, and cayenne pepper. A frothy egg white helps the spices to stick the nuts and create an irresistable crunch. Serve warm on a charcuterie board or with drinks for an at-home happy hour.
Vanilla Chia Pudding
Chia seeds are available at health-food stores and online. They're rich in omega-3s, fiber, and antioxidants.
Crunchy Ramen Snack Mix
This spicy snack mix features toasted ramen noodles, nuts, cornflakes and freeze-dried peas.
Bok Choy Salad
If you're looking for a tasty vegetable for stir-fries, grilling, or salads, try bok choy. Bok choy is especially delicious when eaten raw. Just slice it up, toss with a light dressing, and enjoy.
Whole-Grain Breakfast Cookies
Quick-cooking oats form the base of these tender cinnamon-spiced cookies. With buckwheat flour, millet, cashew butter, coconut oil, and fresh raspberries, the treats should keep you well fueled throughout the morning. Think of them as your breakfast bowl to go. This recipe appears in our cookbook, "A New Way to Bake" (Clarkson Potter).