Nuts & Seeds

Nuts and seeds are a smart, nutrient-dense option when you need fuel with great flavor. You can sprinkle them over yogurt or oatmeal in the morning to add crunch and they both make delicious alternatives to peanut butter (actually a legume) when blended up. Or upgrade a bowl of soup or a salad for dinner with a small handful. Food & Wine gives you the best recipes that feature seeds and nuts in brittles, salads, desserts and more.

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Our Favorite Recipes That Start with a Can of Coconut Milk

Sweetly scented coconut milk adds creaminess and depth to everything from chicken-and-rice to luscious cake.

18 Peanut Butter Recipes We Adore

The beauty of peanut butter is that it can lean sweet or savory. We love pairing it with chocolate for a peanut butter cup-inspired dessert; it also makes a tasty sauce for burgers. Read on for those recipes and more peanut butter dishes to try.

Sesame Seed Allergy and Food Label Changes—What Parents Need to Know

Though sesame seed allergies affect a lot of children and babies, it's often hidden on ingredient lists. That may be changing!

Blueberry, Lemon and Coconut Cake

This simple butter cake can be topped with any kind of in-season fruit you may have on hand. Try strawberries in spring, figs in fall or poached pears in winter. This summer version is bursting with fresh blueberries, lemon and coconut. You can use either fresh or frozen berries for this cake, but don’t defrost before using if frozen is all you have, or their juices will seep into the cake batter. Slideshow: More Cake Recipes 

Wine Bar Nut Mix

This fantastic sweet-savory mix of pecans, almonds and walnuts from The Casual Vineyard Table, by Carolyn Wente and Kimball Jones, makes a great gift.

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Toasted Fazzoletti with Chanterelles and Hazelnuts

Pugliese peasants used to make pasta from burned wheat. Now, chefs are toasting flour to give pasta a rich, nutty flavor. Chef Chris Pandel creates handkerchief-like squares and serves them with butter-sautéed chanterelles. Slideshow: Great Vegetarian Pastas 

Chia-Seed Pudding

As chia seeds soak in almond milk, they create a tapioca-like pudding.Irresistible Pudding Recipes

Spiced Candied Almonds

Inspired by the candied nuts sold at carts throughout New York City, these not-too-sweet toasted almonds have a great crackly shell.  Slideshow: More Almond Recipes