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The Season of Giving Is Upon Us

By: Erin Paly

Ahhh. December is here, which means twinkling Christmas trees decked out with tinsel and ornaments, the fragrance of pine and gingerbread in the air, and Hanukkah menorahs and Kwanzaa kinaras glowing in kitchen windows. There is nothing quite like it!

So, with the holidays just around the corner, we wanted to share with you all a unique and festive recipe starring our wonderfully fragrant spice blends.

Keep reading to discover the recipe!

For some of us, the holidays are not about religious faith at all, but about taking time to spend with loved ones and to practice gratitude for the blessings in our lives. Whatever they mean to you, the holidays are an exciting time, meant to be fully enjoyed.

Preparing food can be one of the most cherished parts of the holiday season. But with family and friends to socialize with and so many fun holiday activities to partake in, who has the time or energy to stand at the stove cooking for hours on end? If you still want to whip up a delicious, healthy, home-cooked dinner, but are looking for an option that will save you both time and headache, try using one of our spice blends to help you create an amazing ethnic meal with minimal effort! We have 16 mouthwatering blends to choose from.

Our spice blends also make useful and colorful additions to holiday presents, white elephant gifts, or stocking stuffers for the special people in your life who love to eat and cook! There’s no one who doesn’t appreciate a thoughtful gift – from your closest friends and family members to your personal trainer, Amazon delivery person, or your kids’ school teachers! Spread a little holiday cheer this season by gifting Karen’s Spice Kitchen spice blends!

Find our full list of spice blend options on our website:, and shop for yours today!

Sweet & Savory Spiced Nuts

These nuts are a delicious treat and make a great homemade gift. Put them in a decorative box or in a jar with a ribbon around it. Or place a bowl of them on the dining room table as an appetizer for all to enjoy when entertaining guests!

You will need:

  • 1 large egg white

  • 4 cups raw nuts (almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, walnuts, macadamias or a mixture of any of these)

  • 1/3 cup sugar

  • 1 packet Karen’s Spice Kitchen spice blend (use any of these: Shrimp Curry, Veggie Curry, Beef Madras, Bobotie, Butter Chicken, Tikka Masala, Chicken & Chickpea Curry)

What to do:

  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

  • In a medium sized bowl, beat the egg white with water until frothy.

  • Add nuts and mix until coated with the egg white.

  • Put the nuts into a zip-lock bag and add the spice packet and the sugar. Shake well until the nuts are coated with the spices.

  • Spread the nuts evenly on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in 300 degree oven for 30 minutes. Toss the nuts when they come out so they are separated.

  • Allow nuts to cool completely. Can be stored in a zip-lock bag or frozen.

Happy cooking! And Happy Holidays to all!




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