Almond or Cashew Butter Hummus (Recipe)

Almond Butter Hummus

Many years ago I lived just a few short blocks away from a Mediterranean foods restaurant that served wonderful dishes from Greece and the Middle East. One of my favorites was Falafel with Hummus dip, salad and pita bread.  Today I’m more likely to buy frozen Falafel at the grocery store (although this recipe from […]

Posted on April 24th, 2018

Low Carb, Gluten-free Almond Meal Banana Pancakes (Recipe)

Almond Flour Banana Pancakes with Blueberries on Top

Today’s recipe for Low Carb Almond Meal Banana Pancakes is one of my own. I’m on a low carb diet right now. But even though I almost never eat pancakes as soon as I went on the diet, my inner carb monster would not leave me alone! I’ve been craving pancakes every morning for breakfast. […]

Posted on April 10th, 2018

Gluten-free Flourless Honey Almond Cake for Easter and Passover (Recipe)

Maisie Jane's Roasted Almonds

My mom used to make a Honey Almond cake like this every year for Easter. Her recipe is gone with the wind, unfortunately, so I looked around the internet for something similar. This recipe from Eating Well Magazine caught my eye. It uses almonds instead of traditional flour which makes it appropriate for both Easter […]

Posted on March 28th, 2018

Honey Almond Butter Chocolate Tart (Recipe)

Smooth Almond Butter

Today’s recipe created by Joy Wilson of www.JoyTheBaker.com, for the Almond Board of California looks, omg, amazing! It would make a special dinner all so much more memorable! Imagine a shortbread cookie tart filled with our yummy almond butter combined with honey-sweetened heavy cream and cream cheese. I could stop and say “YES” right there! But […]

Posted on March 16th, 2018

Vegan Queso Dip Made with Cashew Butter (Recipe)

What to eat with queso

It was so warm in Chico a couple of weeks ago that I thought Spring had surely arrived! It reached 80ºF one day and happy people rushed outside to enjoy the unseasonably warm temperatures. But silly me! Last week the temperatures plummeted and it became cold. Icy cold. Ice on the trees cold! And nothing […]

Posted on February 26th, 2018

Salted Caramel Cashew Butter Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Nut Bread

Have you tried our new Organic Sea Salted Caramel Cashew Butter yet? It’s a delicious blend of sea salt, brown rice syrup, and organic dry roasted cashews. It’s Non-GMO Project Certified, Vegan, Wheat-free and Gluten-Free and made in our plant that does NOT process peanuts so it’s a great indulgence for your health-conscious lifestyle. . . […]

Posted on February 15th, 2018

Almond Aphrodisiacs for Valentine’s Day

heart shaped dinner plate

Since Valentine’s Day is coming, love is on my mind! Did you know that in ancient times almonds were believed to be an aphrodisiac? Sugared or Chocolate Almonds are used as wedding favors not just because they’re so tasty. In ancient Greece, newlyweds were gifted with almonds so they’d be blessed with children. In the Bible […]

Posted on February 8th, 2018

Ways to Use Cashew Butter in a Vegan Diet

Cashew Butter is an awesome addition to anybody’s diet. But if you’re vegan and haven’t tried it yet, you’re in for a special treat! First, it’s delicious! It’s a great source of protein and healthy fats and has ample amounts of B Vitamins and magnesium. But what makes it truly spectacular for a vegan diet […]

Posted on January 25th, 2018

Vegan Cheese Spread Made from Nuts (Recipe)

Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to go vegan? Good for you! A vegan diet can help you lose weight and improve your health as well as being good for those whose hearts just can’t handle eating any more animals. But, if you’re like me, one of the biggest stumbling blocks for giving up […]

Posted on January 16th, 2018

Almond-Based Frangipane and King Cake (Recipe)

A friend on Facebook recently asked “Does anyone know where I can buy King Cake in New England?” She was missing her old home in New Orleans but the only answer she got was to make her own. So I became curious. What is King Cake? And why would she say it was so important […]

Posted on January 5th, 2018