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

Asian Style Broccoli Almond Chicken [Recipe]

Asian Style Broccoli Chicken

Dinner time. You’ve worked all day long and the idea of just kicking back on the couch with your feet up sounds like heaven — BUT you need to eat. The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about what to eat is what do you have in the fridge and cupboard – or […]

Posted on July 17th, 2017

Are Almonds All They’re Cracked Up to Be?

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Almonds get a lot of attention as a healthy, nutritious snack that’s easy to take on the go. If you’re trying to stay healthy, you might wonder if they offer everything people say. You have a lot of choices when it comes to the food you eat, and you want to make the right ones […]

Posted on June 28th, 2017

4 Different Ways to Process Almonds

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When you pick up your fresh bag of almonds or scoop that first teaspoon from the brand new almond butter jar, the last thing you’ll think about is the way those almonds were processed. But today, especially in our food conscious society, it’s important to know not only what you’re getting in your food, but […]

Posted on May 17th, 2017

There’s an Almond for That: The Nut In Its Many Forms

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Almonds are a versatile nut that can be used as a healthy alternative in just about any form you can imagine. They’re great for eating, crunching, flavoring, topping, drinking, spreading, cooking or baking. It’s up to you to choose which form to use. Whole Almonds These are the types of almonds that many people use […]

Posted on March 27th, 2017

How Do You Store Almonds?

Maisie Jane's Natural Almonds

Have you ever reached into your cupboard to grab a handful of almonds for a snack, only to pop them in your mouth and realize they’re stale and chewy instead of fresh and crunchy? Or how about using those almonds stored in the pantry to make cookies, only to find that those warm, freshly baked cookies […]

Posted on March 17th, 2017

7 Reasons to Go Nuts on National Almond Day!

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Sandwiched in-between National Gumdrop Day (February 15) and National Cabbage Day (February 17) is National Almond Day (February 16)! You might think that almonds sound about as exciting as gumdrops or cabbage, but there are many reasons to go nuts about almonds! Keep reading to learn how almonds can help your heart, health and any […]

Posted on February 15th, 2017

Get the Skinny on How Almonds Can Help You Reach Your Weight Loss Goals

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Watching your waistline this new year? Maybe you’ve got a few extra pounds to lose or you want to revamp your whole diet, whether for weight loss or for a generally healthier lifestyle. Trying to find healthy foods and snacks that will actually help you shed extra weight can be challenging, and there’s no easy […]

Posted on January 25th, 2017

26 Amazing Facts About California Almonds

Maisie Jane's Almonds

Almonds are small nuts that pack a big crunch full of health benefits. Learn the ABCs about California almonds and why they’re one of the state’s best crops. Almond Butter – Smooth and creamy (and comes in crunchy varieties too!) almond butter is a healthier alternative to peanut butter, especially if you have peanut allergies. Bees […]

Posted on January 18th, 2017