This morning I made a trusty snack of mine: dry-roasted mixed nuts, drizzled with coconut oil and coated in spices.
I love the toasty, crumbly texture of dry roasted nuts. These in particular are reminiscent of autumn and Christmas time for me. They remind me of the cinnamon-sugar coated nuts they sold at the zoo in Ohio, when my family went to see the annual Christmas lights. And the the pumpkin pie spice, especially, feeds autumnal images in my mind. Since sugar is no longer an option for me, I add Truvia sprinkles as an ode to the timeless sensation of cinnamon-sugar. No blood sugar spike; all the nostalgic flavor.