Make Your Own Almond Biscotti

Almond Biscotti

Is there any tradition more delightful than enjoying a lovely espresso coffee drink served with a crunchy almond biscotti? I don’t think so! Biscotti, also known as cantucci, are twice-baked Italian almond biscuits invented by pastry chef Antonio Mattei in the nineteenth century. His original recipe used no form of yeast or fat but today most biscotti recipes […]

Posted on September 20th, 2018

Creamy Vegan Almond Pesto and Ways to Use it

Vegan Almond Pesto

It’s almond pesto season! Well, it has been for awhile but I just woke up to the fact that I’ve been missing out on one of my favorite things to eat in the summer and there’s still time to remedy that! If you have a nice crop of basil or spinach threatening to go to […]

Posted on September 4th, 2018

Sweet Potato Fries with Spicy Almond Butter Dip

Sweet Potato Fries with Spicy Almond Butter Dip

Almost everyone loves french fries but have you tried sweet potato fries? They’re my new favorite! First, they’re so delicious! That mildly sweet taste blends so well with salt and other spices that they’re a real treat to eat and lots of fun. But guess what? If you’re a diabetic or trying to eat lower […]

Posted on August 21st, 2018

Frozen Almond Butter and Gingersnap Crust Pie

Frozen Almond Butter Pie

Did you know that Maisie Jane’s sells the best homemade pies in town? Yes! Auntie’s Almond Butter Pie, Chocolate Hazelnut Creme Pie, Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake and three different kinds of ice cream pie. (My favorite is the Java Crunch.) If you live near Chico, CA come on by our sweet little country store at 1324 Dayton […]

Posted on August 7th, 2018

Indian Dal with Almond Butter (Recipe)

Indian Dal with Almond Butter

Last night I rediscovered my love for Dal, an Indian staple food made from lentils or other legumes. It’s kind of like a soup although I often just ladle it over some rice and dig in! What I like about it is the comforting nutritious quality of the dish. You can make it as spicy […]

Posted on July 26th, 2018

Almond Popsicle Treats for Summertime Fun!

Nutty Fudge Bars

The temperatures have soared into the triple digits here in Chico, as it does every summer. That means it’s homemade popsicle time! I discovered how easy it is to make homemade popsicles last year when I came across some popsicle molds at the local Dollar store. Puree your favorite fruits, add yogurt, coconut milk or […]

Posted on July 12th, 2018

Celebrating the Red, White and Blue with Fruit Pizza with Almond Crust (Recipe)

Fruit Pizza with Almond Crust

The Fourth of July is coming and I just had to share this recipe! Wouldn’t this Red, White and Blue Fruit Pizza look wonderful on your picnic table? Delicious, too, and gluten-free with a tasty coconut almond crust! Fruit Pizza, of course, isn’t a pizza at all in the traditional sense. It uses something more […]

Posted on July 1st, 2018

Hot Summer Days are Perfect for Ajo Blanco (Recipe)

Ajo Blanco — Almond Soup

 It’s officially summer in Chico, CA and that means the temperatures have been soaring to above 100ºF. Yikes! Time for something cool and refreshing for dinner. How about some cold Almond Soup? Doesn’t sound good? Then you haven’t tried Ajo Blanco, a traditional Andalusian soup from southern Spain! This soup dates back almost seven centuries […]

Posted on June 26th, 2018

Three Delicious and Easy Ways to Use Cashew Butter

Have you tried our Creamy Cashew Butter or Organic Cashew Butter yet? Almond and peanut butters are the king and queens of the nut butter world—everyone knows how wonderful and versatile they are. So sometimes lesser known cashew butter gets overlooked. But cashews and cashew butter are so good for you and so useful, you […]

Posted on June 21st, 2018

Make Your Own Almond Milk for Yummy Smoothies

Have you discovered almond milk? I love it! It’s a dairy- free, soy-free choice that is great for vegans or anyone wanting to try something new. But, for me, the store bought varieties sometimes leave a lot to be desired. I’m on a low-carb diet and almonds are very low carb so that would seem  […]

Posted on June 14th, 2018