As some of you might know, I have had some foot surgery and haven’t been in the kitchen a lot the past week. Unfortunately, no regular Jung Suwon workouts for me! And of course, I’ll have to watch what I eat even more as a result.
Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim recommended cashew nuts. As is her style, she just sometimes mentions things along the way. “Try some cashew nuts,” Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim might say, “see how you feel.”
Right off, I liked that idea. I mean, I always give a try to Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim’s suggestions, but this one was really easy – I already love cashews!
I was a bit concerned about the high fat content in nuts – but as it turns out, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim was right on the money even with that: The cashew nut is nick-named the “low fat nut!” Even so, it’s a good idea to not overdo it.
But just a small handful has a lot of nutrition in it! Number one, it’s naturally gluten free and the most allergy free nut there is. Number two, the fat it does have, is good for you! Number three, it has a high amount of magnesium, which we all know is good for the heart. And so the list continues.
Come to think of it, a perfect Jung Suwon post-workout food! Just a small amount gives you a lot of nutrition, and after a hard workout, I don’t like to eat a large amount!
So then, Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim encouraged me to find “more things to do” with cashew nuts – and find I did! I had no idea you can make so much with them – beyond the obvious, like cookies and breads – you can even grind them and make cheese! But before I pass on a recipe for that, I better make it myself first and get it Jung Suwon warrior appetite approved!