I am so excited to have my first giveaway! You may remember my 25th anniversary post - well, in it I mentioned Jordan almonds, and somehow the folks at Oh! Nuts read it and contacted me...long story short, they very kindly let me choose some items to taste-test AND have offered a giveaway for one lucky reader!
Oh! Nuts is a New York-based business that was started in 1992 by the husband and wife team of Yehuda and Ity Klein. They have four locations, carry everything from bulk nuts, dried fruits, chocolate, candy and coffee to gift baskets, are all Kosher and best of all, have a great website for those of us who do not live in the NYC area!
After a lot of deliberating - truly, there was so much that looked great - I chose raw almonds, light raw walnuts and, to mix things up a bit, dried papaya. Now I'll be honest here - I love raw almonds. But sometimes, in buying them in the bulk section at my local grocery store, I've gotten some that were almost rancid. So I was really pleased by the fresh taste of the Oh! Nuts raw almonds - they were crisp, crunchy and oh so good! I parceled them out into snack-sized Ziploc bags for some handy grab-and-go snacks - great protein and a healthy fat.
As you may have heard, walnuts are the new "super food" - so I have been trying to incorporate them into my meals more often. The light raw walnuts are great! I toasted them in a non-stick pan on my stove top and have made some yummy meals with them - the first was a gorgeous strawberry/walnut salad...and the next was Patti's Quinoa Walnut Cranberry Salad! Both were great, and it was so handy to have a pound of walnuts shelled and ready to use!
Lastly, the dried papaya - oh man, is it ever good! I got it intending to chop it up and toss it into salads, but so far all I've done is nibble on a spear (or two). Yum times eleventy-billion!
And now, it's your turn! One lucky reader will win the bulk item of their choice, courtesy of Oh! Nuts - all you have to do is go