Bringing Home the Cashew

Cashews growing on a tree

Did you know that Americans eat 90% of the world’s cashew crop? We’re crazy about them! And for good reason: they’re delicious! AND nutritious. And, even though, I typically just eat them by the handful, they’re wonderfully versatile to cook with, too. So you’d think that the United States would be # 1 in growing […]

Posted on May 21st, 2019

Sticky Spicy Almond Butter Tofu (Recipe)

Sticky Spicy Almond Butter Tofu

I haven’t posted a recipe from Blissful Basil in awhile. But they have a delicious-sounding recipe featuring almond butter right now so I thought this was the perfect time to re-introduce this wonderful resource for vegans and others searching for plant-based, healthy and delicious recipes to add to their diet. And this one for Sticky […]

Posted on May 16th, 2019

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

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

Whatever Happened to Red Pistachios?

Roasted Salted Pistachios

Do you remember red pistachios? I do! In fact, when I was a child pistachios were considered a treat because they were expensive, almost always imported, and they all had shells that were dyed red. Now, I don’t miss the red color—it always distressed me. But I’ve always wondered: why were they dyed red and […]

Posted on April 11th, 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

Enjoy the Legendary Cashew Nut

Have you ever seen cashews growing on the tree? They are so weird-looking! The seed (what we call the “nut”) actually grows outside the bell-shaped fruit— like a clapper on the bell. Understandably, people have been curious about why they grow that way. In the Philippines there is even a popular folk legend about it: […]

Posted on April 2nd, 2019

Bring In the Wealth of Pistachios

Pistachios

Did you know that if you dream of eating pistachios that you’re dreaming about wealth or prosperity? Yup! Especially if you come from the Middle East, the region where pistachios originated, eating pistachios is associated with blessings of all sorts. If the pistachio is mature, it could mean easy money is coming your way. If […]

Posted on March 15th, 2019