In a few days, I am going to do one of my favorite things.
Travel. Embrace a new culture. Discovery new places. And taste local foods.
Whenever that happens, I never leave without bringing food with me. Just a little something. I know! It’s a habit. I cannot help it.
No one complains, mind you.
Last March, it’s the lovely island of Tortola that Lulu, my parents-in-law, P. and I visited. We enjoyed a week filled with rest, play and wondrous foods. One that included discovering colorful local fish. I am still thinking about these parrot fish…
It’s exactly what we need at this time of the year too. It’s what we look forward to.
For our trip, I decided to bake a snack. A healthy nutty snack that Lulu helped me prepare. Since we all love nuts in the family, it was fairly easy to have her involved. One nut ended up in the bowl. Another one in her mouth.
So far, we’ve baked two batches together. The first time, we baked dressed in our pajamas. Both of us. And the next time….well, we were simply more presentable.
I will be back soon. With fun images, I hope. And stories and recipes to share.
But for now, I’d better sign off and start packing our bags.
A bientôt !
Enjoy the snack, if you happen to make it. It’s the kind of food that welcomes a lot of variants that follow your imagination. Mine used cashews, pecans, almonds, puffed brown rice and millet. Seeds like flax and pumpkin. With aromas of vanilla and maple.
All crunchy and delicious.
And so easy to prepare.
- 1 cup (20 g) puffed millet
- 1 cup (15 g) puffed brown rice
- 1 cup (130 g) cashews
- 1 cup (130 g) whole blanched almonds
- 1 cup (100 g) pecans
- 1/4 cup (40 g) pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup (45g ) flax seeds
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 large egg whites
- Preheat the oven to 350 F and have a baking sheet covered with a large piece of parchment paper ready; set aside.
- In a bowl, combine the puffed millet, puffed brown rice, cashews, almonds, pecans, pumpkin seeds and flax seeds; set aside.
- In another small bowl, beat the egg whites with the maple syrup, salt and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and stir well.
- Transfer this to the baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Let completely cool. Store in an air-tight container for 1 week.
- 20 g de millet soufflé
- 15 g de riz complet soufflé
- 130 g de noix de cajou
- 130 g d’amandes entières
- 100 g de pécanes
- 40 g de graines de courge
- 45g de graines de flax
- 80 ml de sirop d’érable
- 1/4 càc de sel de mer
- 1 càs d’extrait de vanille pur
- 2 gros blancs d’oeuf
- Préchauffez le four à 180 C et couvrez une plaque de cuisson de papier sulfurisé; mettez de côté.
- Dans une jatte, mélangez le millet et le riz soufflés, les noix de cajou, les amandes, les pécanes, les graines de courge et de flax et mettez de côté.
- Dans un bol, battez les oeufs avec le sirop d’érable, le sel et la vanille. Ajoutez aux ingrédients secs.
- Etalez cette préparation sur la plaque de cuisson et faites cuire pendant 30 minutes. Laissez complètement refroidir. Gardez dans une boîte hermétique pendant une semaine.
Ces mots sont parmi mes préférés. Quelle chose merveilleuse que partir à la découverte d’ailleurs et d’autres…
Bon voyage! I love the abundant light you have in your home by the way. Good for the soul 🙂
Have a great vacation!!
Bea, safe travels to you! What a wonderful snack. I know what you mean about one nut in the bowl, and one in her mouth! Exactly what happens when my daughter helps me out with cooking 🙂
I wish you the loveliest of vacations! This nut snack sounds wonderful, I love pumpkin seeds to death, combining them with maple and vanilla would be absolutely heavenly.
Enjoy! And if you’re going back to Tortola, enjoy it even more 🙂
Can’t wait to see what you bring back!
That looks delish! And bon voyage!
Happy traveling! Those nuts look delicious!
Bon voyage! Amusez-vous bien!
This is getting bookmarked for sure. Thanks for sharing. Happy travels!
Another use for maple syrup, sweet! Gorgeous post, as usual 🙂
I wish you a wonderful holiday!! Awaiting a lot of pictures of food and nice places you`ll visit 😉
Have a wonderful trip! Looking forward to the beautiful photos.
This sound like my kind of snack! And perfect for when traveling too! have a wonderful time traveling.
Bon voyage Bea! Have a lovely vacation! Great photos as always and great looking snack. I was just thinking yesterday that I need to try to make granola instead of buying them. Your recipe is perfectly timed! 🙂
De très bonnes vacances à vous tous Béa !
it really nice~
Bonnes vacances et en attendant on patientera en grignotant ce genre de snack que j’adore !
This looks delicious! I reminds me a little of 2 Mom’s in the Raw…but of course not a raw version. I am definitely going to have to try this.
I wish you a memorable travel experience. Enjoy! Am already eager to hear where you are traveling to.
This nut snack looks delicious. And I have to say how very much I love Lulu’s dresses! So cute.
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Have a nice trip, enjoy your time, and we’ll wait for the pictures…
Love Lulu’s smock, Look forward to seeing your holiday shots.
Je voyqge pour toi, mais moins exotique: je suis en visite chez mes parents à Nancy, cette semaine. Je respire un peu d’air de Lorraine pour toi:
A whole year ago you were in Tortola! It seems I have been reading your blog for a long time 🙂 thanks for sharing have a beautiful trip
mmmm sounds lovely and the pictures, as always, enticing and joyful. have a great vacation!
Sounds lovely–especially since the cold seems to be hanging around this year for a long time in New England. But the granola snacks sound even better!
Bea, I have followed your site for over a year and truly love it. You must have a separate out building at your new home for the myriad place settings, plates, etc in every color of the rainbow that you use to produce those perfect shots. There is one thing that I have wrestled with since you talked about Parrot fish about a year back. I lived in a small house in the Bahamas over a number of years. It was in Congotown, which is off the tourist path, but I had many native friends there. One of the things that I was taught was to be very careful of eating parrot fish. They are easy to catch (spear), but they exist by eating the coral in the area. There are many types of growths on the coral which they consume that can cause digestion problems. Locals seem to have logically developed a better tolerance than us visitors, especially the young (I do worry about Lulu). This also holds for barracuda, where you should avoid any longer that 3′. They are near the top of the food chain and can accumulate toxins. There are always better fish (grouper) than parrot fish, for safety’s sake just be careful. I’ve been wrestling with this since last year, but when I saw the reference in today’s blog I decided to stick my 2 cents in. I say this as someone (italian) that has always had an adventurous palate, but sometimes care is needed. best of luck, can’t wait to see/hear about the trip.
Thanks John for letting me know. I appreciate! I was not aware. I was attracted by how beautiful the fish looked. We purchased those from locals. Ate them once.
And yes, a separate room exists for the plates….:-) still need to organize it though.
Have a wonderfukl time on your vacation, traveling is such a new awakiening to inspiration and being in the moment! how i love lulu helping you in the kitchen.
Bon voyage Béa… je suis comme toi, j’adore ça… toujours en attente d’un prochain voyage (rêver du voyage, c’est déjà voyager) et dès mon retour je le revis grâce à mes souvenirs, mes photos, la cuisine dégustée là-bas (je fais toujours des posts à mon retour)… et je pense déjà au voyage suivant… Bises à Lulu (elle a bien grandi!).
I love travel snacks! And I love getting ready for vacation – packing clothes, food, etc. It makes teh vacation start earlier!
Oh, I’m so jealous! I want to travel too 😉
i love this recipe..
I have followed your site for over a year and truly love it. see you later kiss
Just stunning images I want dive into. Enjoy your trip–can’t wait to see what you shoot and what you discover in your local food quest.
I showed my 11 year old daughter your blog
she was very impressed, have fun at tortola it looks amazing
C’est super gourmand ! Je note !!! Bisous et bon week-end !
Hum des barres maison! Bon voyage, j’ai hâte de voir les photos et recettes! ^^
This looks great. My son does not eat fruit which so many granolas contain. He is gluten,dairy and egg free however. Do you have any suggestions as to how to substitute for the egg whites?
oh man, i just have to share this with you… we buy our daughters the same things! three pairs of shoes i’ve counted as well as that kitchen. so funny. great minds. have a fabulous vacation and that recipe looks divine!
Thank you thank you everyone. I am really excited to leave now….I can feel it happen.
Dawn-Marie, I found this online: “For a replacement for just the egg white, mix 1 tbsp plain agar powder (available from health food stores/Chinese stores etc) with 1 tbsp water. Whip together, chill it and then whip it again.” I have not yet tried it but maybe you can and see how that works?
Lesley, it’s funny! How old are your daughters?
I want to travel too with you
I have just found your blog and am so inspired. Thank you.
I love granola and snacks like this! Looks beautiful & tasty!
bon voyage et vivement ton retour pour découvrir tes récits et tes photos …
Delicious – I’m going to have to find some puffed brown rice! Have a wonderful holiday!
Wish you great holidays!
healthy looking snack
picture of the beach is beautiful
I truly love your healthy snacks with plenty of nuts. Have a wonderful vacation! Buon viaggio!
Wow, these look amazing! I’ll definitely be trying them at some point!
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Yum! I love nuts and your crunchy snack with so many wonderful seeds and nuts looks absolutely scrumptious!! Will definitely have to make this, and what a great idea to take it with you–a special treat from home. Bonnes vacances…
Oh my. What a lovely post. I have such wanderlust right now. I just wrote about it. I will also be taking many trips this summer. Nuts snacks are ideal. Thank you and have a lovely trip!
These look so delicious and crispy. Bon voyage!
Hi Bea! Hope you have a wonderful trip. I made this recipe last night, and LOVE it. I’ll certainly be making a second batch as well! As I didn’t have crisp rice cereal, I used 2 c. of millet puffs and that worked fine. Also added just a dash of cinnamon. Thanks so much for this inspiration 🙂
I just discovered your blog. It is amazing. The photography and your warm style of writing that invites the reader into your world. Congratulations and have a wonderful and well-deserved vacation.
Hello to you! I hope you have a wonderful holiday. I discovered you today and there are two things that I can tell to you: you have a really special gift and your blog is by far the most beautiful that I saw. I discovered that you was in Belle Ile en Mer. I dream to go there too, with my daughter. Could you please be so kind and give me, when you can, some informations about where you stayed during your trip? I wish you a beautiful, peaceful holiday
mmmm! i am making these right now!! however–i noticed that the sunflower seeds are in the instructions, but not the actual recipe! i’m sure they will still turn out…but i wouldn’t mind knowing how much to put in for the future!! thanks, lovely post, and have a great trip!
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I like your blog!
You have very beautiful family… garden …. very colorful and filled with love!
Your site is gorgeous and your food looks so delicious it almost jumps off the pages – yet is soo healthy!
This is on my must try list already…
This looks delish! Always on the lookout for whole food snacks, I’ll be trying this one for sure.
Love this sort of crunchy nutty snack! It looks so good Bea…and Lulu! She is so big already…already the little sous chef 🙂 Have a wonderful trip!
i love your picture and blog.can i ask which camera you use?
I shared this recipe with some of my fb friends who have been looking for fun snack alternatives for their little ones. Thank you!
Great idea for travelling snack! I will do that for my family soon!
Lovely healthy nut snack – can’t wait to see photos from your travels.
I love these kind of snacks. Can I ask you where you got that lovely little kitchen your pretty girl is playing on? Thank you. 🙂
Thanks soooo much for the recipes. I hope your travels were great. I am always looking for new way to see the world. I absolutely love to travel! 🙂
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I just came across this blog, the images of the beach on a very good weather and the yummy snacks captured my fancy. I suddenly thought I also need to have a break out of the very busy schedule. I work in a Dubai-based Real Estate firm and could hardly have time for myself. Seeing these photos made me think that I need to at least get out of the reality even for a day or two. Thanks for sharing your mixed nuts recipe. Will try this for sure!
I truly love your healthy snacks with plenty of nuts. Great and Qaulity pictures.
Hi Béa, This blog post is now 8 years old but still the best one you shared. The last trip you had before this blog post was Tortola. After all these years I am still wondering where you went on a trip when you were writing this?