Tammie Ortlieb

Lush Gourmet: Your New Favorite Snack

Tammie Ortlieb
Lush Gourmet: Your New Favorite Snack

Building on a long-time secret family recipe, Lush Gourmet founder, Bisera Urdarevik, creates small batch, handcrafted, 100% natural peanuts and almonds that are sweet, spicy, salty, to die for snacks. Bisera uses no artificial ingredients, no preservatives, and builds on her professional culinary training. Lush nuts—just almonds/peanuts, pure cane sugar, and spices. That’s it! 

You can find them in 3-ounce packs, .8-ounce minis, or sampler packs. Flavors include:


  • Dark Cocoa Chili
  • Coconut Lavender
  • Coconut Orange Peel
  • Rose and Pink Peppercorn


  • Hot Curry
  • Original
  • Coffee Mini
  • Dark Cocoa Chili


  • Third Coast (Coconut Orange Peel almonds, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, dried mangos, raisins)
  • True North (Dark Cocoa Chili peanuts, pecans, dried cherries, banana chips, and coconut chips)
  • Two Six Nine (Salt & Pepper peanuts, wasabi peas, sesame sticks, sunflower seeds, almonds, and cashews)

We sampled the Coconut Lavender and Dark Cocoa Chili Almonds. Let's just say both bags were finished in the time it took to write this article. We're certain Lush nuts will be your new favorite snack food.

Those attending VegOut Kalamazoo’s March Mixer at the Wine Loft will enjoy a complimentary pack of Lush Nuts. 

Click here to get your tickets now!

Photos courtesy of Lush Gourmet.

Cofounder and content creator, Tammie also maintains a personal blog at lifeloveandpixiedust.blogspot.com. Her writing has been featured in VegNews, VegFamily, WOW! Women on Writing, and various other non-veg sources. She is author of Outside the Lines: Essays on Poverty, Possibilities, and the Power of Love as well as Freeing My Inner Blonde. Professor, writer, and mother of four, she confesses she really just wants to make people smile, look at pretty things, and read until her brain explodes.