Bring In the Wealth of Pistachios

Pistachios

Did you know that if you dream of eating pistachios that you’re dreaming about wealth or prosperity? Yup! Especially if you come from the Middle East, the region where pistachios originated, eating pistachios is associated with blessings of all sorts. If the pistachio is mature, it could mean easy money is coming your way. If […]

Posted on March 15th, 2019

What’s for Breakfast? Nut Butter!

Pancakes drizzled with Almond Butter

For me, nut butters have become part of my perfect breakfast! They’re nutritious—full of protein, vitamins, minerals and helpful fiber and fats. But who am I kidding, that’s not the only reason I eat them! Have you tried Maisie Jane’s new line of flavored handcrafted nut butters yet? They’re delicious! More like dessert than something […]

Posted on February 28th, 2019

Nut Lovers Live longer!

Mixed nuts in a bowl

Did you know that according to several studies, such as this one from the New England Journal of Medicine, it has been consistently found that people who eat nuts regularly live longer than people who do not. It is not completely clear why this is true, but it has been observed that eating nuts is […]

Posted on February 21st, 2019

Maple Baked Salmon with Chopped Almonds (Recipe)

Maple Baked Salmon with Almonds

The health benefits of salmon are not the first thing I think of when I decide to pick some up for dinner. Wild caught, deeply colored, salmon is probably my favorite fish to eat. But in case you needed an excuse to make this delicious baked fish marinated with a sweet and salty orange, maple […]

Posted on February 19th, 2019

Make Nuts Part of Your Plant-Rich Diet Plan

bowl of cashews

The benefits of adopting a plant-rich diet has been in the news a lot these days. Although there has been a swing in recent years to low carb diet plans, common wisdom before that was to reduce meat and dairy consumption to help lose weight, support heart health, and lower cholesterol. What’s the truth? It’s […]

Posted on January 29th, 2019

Delicious Vegan Almond Butter Sauce for Vegetables and Noodles

Vegetables and noodles with almond sauce

One of my perennial New Year’s resolutions is to eat more veggies! This year I might even succeed at it because I have discovered the key to potential success: make it something I look forward to! And that means finding ways to make meals that fill me up by adding adequate protein and taste really […]

Posted on January 24th, 2019

Eat Almonds for a Good Night’s Sleep

Feet sticking out from the bed covers

The other night it seemed like I just could not fall asleep. I tossed and turned for hours! I finally gave up, realized I was little hungry, and looked up what foods might help me get to sleep. Guess what was on the top of the list: almonds! Just a small handful of almonds can […]

Posted on January 22nd, 2019

Snacking in the New Year

Almonds and Oranges Snack

I commit to eating healthy this year and ENJOYING it! How about you? I learned something recently. Trying to make myself work at things when I’m off the clock doesn’t motivate me nearly as well as intending to enjoy doing the exact same thing. That means I look forward to it instead of thinking of […]

Posted on January 15th, 2019

Healthy and Delicious Thai Sweet Potato and Parsnip Soup (Recipe)

Thai Sweet Potato-Parsnip Soup

If your New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier, you might be interested in today’s recipe for vegan Thai Sweet Potato and Parsnip soup. It contains three of the most nutritious foods you can eat and does so in the most delightful way. Thai cuisine is quite definitely my favorite ethnic food. Spicy hot and […]

Posted on December 31st, 2018

New Year’s Resolution: Almonds and Almond Butter for a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

roasted almonds

Oh yes, it’s New Year’s Resolution time again! This year I’m switching my intention away from “losing weight” to doing so combined with a heart-healthy lifestyle. What does that mean? No smoking, not drinking alcohol to excess, getting enough exercise (being moderately physically active at least 20 minutes a day), and choosing a diet low […]

Posted on December 27th, 2018