NutsI was so happy to discover that plant fat is actually good for our bodies! (See my post on "fat.") I have always liked nuts, but have generally refrained from eating them because of their high calories. They are still high in calories, but the fat they contain is the kind that our bodies NEED and know how to handle. It doesn't generally get stored as fat - yay! So, I keep myself limited to 2 tablespoons per serving (I use a coffee scoop to keep tabs on the serving size)
So, I keep raw nuts in my freezer all the time. I like to toast them myself, so that I know that nothing strange goes into them. (Did you know that most nuts are deep-fat fried? How weird is that? So, if there's any "oil" in the ingredients label, you'll know what's happened.) It's really easy to roast them in the oven, and it makes my house smell great; plus, nuts taste better when they've been roasted.
Almonds, Pecans, Walnuts, Cashews, Macadamias, Brazil, Peanuts... I like most kinds of nuts (I discovered that I don't care much for pistachios, however). And, I use different varieties to keep my tastebuds (and body) happy!
By the way... I need some input. Are PINE NUTS actually nuts? Do they come from pine trees? Are they nutritious? I've had them in prepared dishes, but I've never used them on my own. Any suggestions?