Vegetarian Nut Loaf for a Delicious Alternative to the Thanksgiving Turkey (Recipe)

Vintage Vegetarian Thanksgiving Card

How many of you have vegetarian family and friends coming over for Thanksgiving? No turkey? What will you serve? Well, if you like nuts, that’s easy! Vegetarian Nut Loaf is such a classic recipe for the holidays, you could call it a tradition. My first introduction to Nut Loaf didn’t feel holiday-worthy at all. It […]

Posted on November 16th, 2017

Almond Nut Bread for the Holidays (Recipe)

Oooh! It was cold last night. So what did I want to do? Make something yummy in the kitchen! This time it was my favorite Almond Nut Bread with Crystalized Ginger and Dates. Add some cream cheese or almond butter and a nice hot cup of tea and you’re in for a fragrant and delicious […]

Posted on November 9th, 2017

Coconut Almond Granola with Dates (Recipe)

Coconut Almond Granola

The weather is starting to turn, and when it does I always get the urge to fill my home with the aroma of something delicious baking in the oven. But I’m also trying to eat healthy these days so this granola recipe does the trick. Sure, it’s bit sweet but eaten in moderation in conjunction […]

Posted on November 1st, 2017

Drinking the Almond Butter

So, the other morning I was making myself a hot cup of tea. I reached into the refrigerator to get some half and half and found myself pausing when I saw the jar of our Smooth (and delicious) Almond Butter. Hmmm, I thought. What would happen if I added a teaspoon of Almond Butter to […]

Posted on October 17th, 2017

Recipe: Creamy Cashew Soup for a Harvest Feast

Years ago a good friend introduced me to Cashew Soup and it was a revelation. It was creamy — I thought it had milk in it but the recipe is vegan and completely dairy-free. It was easy and took so little time to make I was amazed. And even though it was delicious on its […]

Posted on October 10th, 2017

Apple Almond Farro Salad Recipe, Made With Maisie Jane’s Almond Butter and Sliced Almonds

When the weather starts to turn cooler and our thoughts turn to Fall foods and activities, this author always thinks of apples first and foremost. There’s something so nostalgic about apple harvest time and my favorite recipes come to mind: apple pie, hot apple cider, baked stuffed apples. But, honestly, it’s not quite cool enough […]

Posted on September 25th, 2017

Dessert Ideas Inspired by Maisie Jane’s New Handcrafted Nut Butters

Maisie Jane's Handcrafted Nut Butters

Ready to fall in love? Maisie Jane’s has two new handcrafted nut butters to join long-time favorite Chocolate Hazelnut:  Organic Sea Salted Caramel Cashew Butter and Organic Sea Salted Dark Chocolate Almond Butter! Ask anyone at Maisie Jane’s why you should try them and they’ll tell you how much healthier they are than other commercial […]

Posted on September 14th, 2017

Recipe for Almond Butter Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Chips

The temperatures in Chico, CA, where we live, finally dipped below 100ºF last week and locals cried out “Hooray! Is it Fall? Can we break out the Pumpkin Spice recipes yet?” We don’t know but here at the Hurtado household we didn’t wait to find out. I whipped up a brand new original recipe for […]

Posted on September 10th, 2017

Cook, Bake and Create: 6 Different Ways to Use Nut Butter

Smooth Almond Butter

Maisie Jane’s nut butter is great to spread on toast, dip an apple in, or to eat by the spoonful for a quick protein fix. It’s even better when used in recipes. You can add almond butter to your smoothies or protein shakes in place of peanut butter or try cooking and baking with it. […]

Posted on August 29th, 2017

Chocolate Chips, Oatmeal, Almond Butter: Not Your Average Cookie Bar

chocolate chip almond butter cookie bars

You might have come across this recipe and thought, “Oh, just another cookie bar!” but don’t scroll on by too fast, because these aren’t your average cookie bar. Not only are they a crowd-pleaser because they’re vegan and gluten-free, but they’re also sweetened with just the right amount of dark chocolate chips to satisfy your […]

Posted on August 16th, 2017