Heal Your Gut with Almonds!

happy belly

Did you know that every living thing on the planet could not survive without the microbiology that lives in our bodies along with us? Most of us grew up being terrified into thinking we need to avoid microbes like the plague . . . because, you know, the Plague! Some kinds of bacteria and other […]

Posted on May 13th, 2019

Almond Blossom And Swallow by Walter Crane

Almond Blossom and Sparrow wallpaper by Walter Crane

It’s May which means Spring has come and is almost gone in Chico! Well, not really but, certainly, the almond bloom season is done. But I do love bloom season and there are plenty of birds singing outside my window right now. So that brought to mind this famous wallpaper design by Walter Crane called […]

Posted on May 9th, 2019

Eat the Right Amount of Almonds Every Day

right portion of almonds

The right amount? What does that mean? Well, everyone knows by now that almonds are a great source of nutrition and make the perfect snack. Almonds are full of protein and good nutrients like magnesium and vitamin E. They have lot of healthy fiber and beneficial fats. Research has shown that they can help you […]

Posted on May 2nd, 2019

Try Almond Muesli for a Delicious Nutritious Breakfast

muesli

Could muesli be making a comeback? I hope so! I was introduced to this unusual nutritious and delicious breakfast treat many many years ago and then stopped seeing it in the store. It was seen as a “hippie” thing, I guess, and went out of vogue. Or maybe, because Americans love everything sweet, it just […]

Posted on April 29th, 2019

Boost Brain Health with Almonds Every Day

Dry Roasted Almonds

Chances are good you know someone with Alzheimer’s Disease or some other form of dementia. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 5.8 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s. It’s the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. And if you’re like me, you don’t want to go that way if you don’t […]

Posted on April 25th, 2019

CINNAMON ALMOND PASTRY SWIRLS

Cinnamon Almond Pastry Swirls

Is there anything more luxurious than a slow weekend brunch with cinnamon rolls or some other yummy breakfast pastry and a hot cup of coffee? And I really value the delight of a baked good fresh from the oven that smells and tastes so good it entices everyone out of bed to join me. These […]

Posted on April 18th, 2019

Almond Dairy Alternatives—More Than Just Almond Milk

If you’re allergic to dairy products or have adopted a vegan lifestyle, I know you must have searched for replacements for some of this culture’s favorite foods. Life without cheese? How would I live?! Coffee without cream? Blech. I need dairy alternatives! Honestly, I know I could manage without this but since I discovered how […]

Posted on April 9th, 2019

Almond Farming is a Family Affair

Hurtado Family

Did you know that according to the 2012 USDA Agricultural Census, there are around 6,800 almond farms in California? Almost 75% of those farms are just 100 acres or less—most are under 50 acres. And even though California produces 100% of the U.S. almond supply and more than 70% of the almonds produced worldwide, 91% […]

Posted on April 4th, 2019

Almond Apricot Sauce for Fish or Meat

Almond Apricot Sauce on Pork Medallions

Looking for a way to liven up broiled meat or fish? I have been! I eat WAY too many stir fries and other sauteéd dishes. I also want to eat more fish but don’t really like it unadorned. Today’s recipe is a delightful combination of almonds, apricot, scallions, lime, and ginger. It’s so easy and […]

Posted on March 28th, 2019

Maisie Jane’s is Snack Opportunity Central

Snack Opportunities form Maisie Jane's

It’s time to think of Maisie Jane’s as your go-to place for healthy—and just plain delicious—snack opportunities. We have so many to choose from. I thought I’d count the ways you can bring little moments of enjoyment of life to your daily routine! Wait, should I say something more about that first? Well, I’ve been […]

Posted on March 26th, 2019