As someone who was adopted at birth herself, it gives me great joy to be coming together with an amazing group of bloggers today to celebrate the birth and adoption of Larson Overhiser, Alex, and Sonja of A Couple Cook’s, incredibly beautiful baby boy! Since I am currently on the quest to find answers about my own birth mother, Larson’s story has completely captivated my heart. It’s amazing the ripple effect one tiny little human being can have right?
For Alex and Sonja, who have been waiting for 8 long years to start their family, this is the beginning of the most incredible love story you will ever experience. The incredible gift of raising a child, whether it is your own biologically or through adoption, is unparalleled by any other adventure you can have in life. Your hearts will love deeper while your hopes and dreams soar higher than you ever imagined possible. I’m so grateful for your openness and for your willingness to share your adoption story. It has brought me a breath of fresh air and a renewed excitement to uncover my own truth.
Like any new parents, Alex and Sonja are going to be needing lots of healthy snack recipes to get them through the first few months with a newborn. (I’m pretty sure the first 4 weeks of Kash’s life we survived on energy bars and latte’s alone.) So, today I am sharing one of our favorite savory snacks, coriander and lime scented cashews. These decadent morsels come together in about 5 minutes with only 6 ingredients that more than likely are already sitting around in your kitchen. Which pretty much makes them perfect for both new parents and easy entertaining, right?!
No baby shower would be complete without a gift right?! So, today we are teaming up with our friends at American Kitchen Cookware to give 1 (one) lucky reader our favorite piece of kitchen cookware, their 10-inch Non-Stick Frying Pan! This baby is a workhorse in the kitchen and is a total cinch to clean too, so you can spend less time cooking and cleaning and more time making memories with the ones you love.Print
This is the ultimate snack for entertaining or for just indulging! Try adding the onions raw at the end of the dish for a completely different take on this treat.
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1/2 tsp mild red chili powder
- 3 tbsps cilantro, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 tsp zest and the juice of half a lime
- Dry toast the cashews in a pan on medium heat, about 3 minutes, until turning golden brown in spots. Add the onions, herbs, and lime zest then cook for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and add the lime juice. Toss and serve immediately.
Adapted from a Box of Spice recipe: http://boxofspice.com/2014/04/masala-peanuts/
Check out all of the other amazing snack recipes that are being shared around the internet today as a part of the #ACoupleAdopts baby shower!!
Flourishing Foodie | Avocado and Asparagus Tartines with Basil Pesto
The Full Helping | Individual Strawberry Chocolate Crisps
Snixy Kitchen | Roasted Lemon Mint Pesto Tartines, Two Ways
Making Thyme for Health | Hemp Ranch Hummus
Two Red Bowls | Buttered Eggs on Toast, with Radish & Parsley
Cookie and Kate | World’s Greatest Guacamole
Dolly and Oatmeal | Sunshine Mung Bean Spread w/ Gluten-Free Za’atar Bread
Edible Perspective | Tropical Oatmeal Snack Cookies
Eat This Poem | Red Pepper and Walnut Hummus
Brooklyn Supper | Roasted Cauliflower Tacos with Cilantro-Avocado Sauce
Gather & Dine | Muffin Tin Granola Cups with Lemon Greek Yogurt and Berries
The Fauxmartha | Laura’s Sunshine Crackers
FoodieCrush | Baked Beet Chips
Harvest and Honey | A Healthy Candy Bar