Guys (let’s be real: ladies), I’m really into snacks. Extra crisp apple slices, crunchy celery sticks, a handful of almonds — something with a satisfying texture and lots of flavor. You might not agree that celery has a lot of flavor, but I actually love it. Celery and lettuce are actually two of my favorite crunchy foods, because I’m weird like that. Another thing I love? Pretzels.
Plain pretzels can be pretty boring and store bought flavored pretzels are usually loaded with weirdo ingredients I try to stay away from. Plus, not many are gluten free, dairy free, etc so I they’re not something I can put out at a party — which is a pretty important quality for me in a snack. I love making flavored pretzels at home (See Vegan Ranch and Sweet Mustard!) so when a craving struck for something spicy and reallllly garlicky, I knew just what to make. Everyone else craves garlic, too, right?? Plus they go perfectly with beer. Or in a beer mug, apparently.
Side note: It’s Josh’s birthday next week and we’ve been trying to think of a way to celebrate on Saturday. Our original plan was to float lazily down a river in a tube with some beer (for the lady) and some kind of whiskey drink (for the gentleman) but elevated E. coli levels in the river shut that plan down FAST. Anyone have a killer idea for a birthday celebration? He’s turning 26, which is practically 30, and more or less rounds to 50, so we’re basically going to pick up an AARP card on our way home. Have to do something crazy fun before we commit to a live of being old 😉