To tide me over between forgotten meals, though, are these Smoked Paprika Roasted Almonds from Ashley at Edible Perspective (scroll to the bottom of the page and, uh, don't mind the butter...)
Tossed with spices, salt, and oil and then roasted in the oven for half an hour, these are probably the easiest snack you can make while still having it be pretty impressive. And addictive.
I try not to snack on nuts straight too often because of the fat content and when I do, they're raw. However, these are a nice treat. The almonds get crunchy in the oven and the flavorings can be adjusted. I scaled the recipe back to 1 cup, and it might have thrown the spices off a little because these mostly tasted spicy (hot) to me rather than smoky from the paprika.
Nothing a few more shakes can't help...
They're also really pretty, I think, and would make a nice holiday (or whenever) gift.
What's your favorite nut?