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Going Nuts for The Swag? Try A Recipe from Executive Chef Jake Schmidt

April is here, and we are sad that we will not be welcoming guests up to 5,000 feet to enjoy all The Swag has to offer. So we want to give you a taste of The Swag that you can enjoy in your own home!

In the coming weeks, we will be sharing recipes from our Executive Chef Jake Schmidt and our Chef de Cuisine DeeAnn Rose. We will also share other recommendations, tips, and content to hopefully help transport you to our mountaintop hideaway while you stay safely at home. First up is a recipe from Executive Chef Jake Schmidt for simple snack to spice up your day!

During this season of social distancing, we hope you are able to enjoy the outdoors in a healthy, responsible manner. Even though we can’t welcome you to our trails, we hope you are able to get a breath of fresh air and get moving! Whether you need a snack for your walks or your home office, Jake recommends his Curried Cashews.

The Swag Recipe: Curried Cashews

Ready in roughly 1 hour
Serves 6 or more people


1 lb unsalted cashews
1 tbsp thai green curry paste
1 tbsp tamari
1 egg white


  1. Preheat oven to 300℉
  2. Whip 1 egg white until frothy.
  3. Whisk in the thai green curry and tamari until fully incorporated.
  4. Fold the mixture over the cashews.
  5. Place mixture on parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  6. Bake for roughly 45 minutes.
  7. Stir every 5 to 10 minutes while baking until the crust is fully adhered.

Tip from Executive Chef Jake Schmidt

Be very attentive when stirring, as this is a very important step in the baking process.