Eat Almonds for a Good Night’s Sleep

Feet sticking out from the bed covers

The other night it seemed like I just could not fall asleep. I tossed and turned for hours! I finally gave up, realized I was little hungry, and looked up what foods might help me get to sleep. Guess what was on the top of the list: almonds! Just a small handful of almonds can […]

Posted on January 22nd, 2019

Healthy Food for a Healthy Planet

Almond Orchard

Did you know that an acre of almond trees grows 450 pounds of protein and 260 pounds of fiber and the “good” monounsaturated fats that helps keep your heart healthy? But the trees don’t only have healthy food value—they can have health benefits for the environment as well. In fact, a well-managed almond orchard could […]

Posted on January 17th, 2019

Snacking in the New Year

Almonds and Oranges Snack

I commit to eating healthy this year and ENJOYING it! How about you? I learned something recently. Trying to make myself work at things when I’m off the clock doesn’t motivate me nearly as well as intending to enjoy doing the exact same thing. That means I look forward to it instead of thinking of […]

Posted on January 15th, 2019

Orangutans Love Maisie Jane’s Nut Butters—No Palm Oil!

orangutan

Here’s another reason to love Maisie Jane’s nut butters: we don’t add palm oil to any of our products! And that should make the orangutans happy because the big demand for palm oil has led to the destruction of their natural habitat. In various parts of the world—Indonesia in particular—the natural landscape has been clearcut […]

Posted on January 8th, 2019

Healthy and Delicious Thai Sweet Potato and Parsnip Soup (Recipe)

Thai Sweet Potato-Parsnip Soup

If your New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier, you might be interested in today’s recipe for vegan Thai Sweet Potato and Parsnip soup. It contains three of the most nutritious foods you can eat and does so in the most delightful way. Thai cuisine is quite definitely my favorite ethnic food. Spicy hot and […]

Posted on December 31st, 2018

New Year’s Resolution: Almonds and Almond Butter for a Heart Healthy Lifestyle

roasted almonds

Oh yes, it’s New Year’s Resolution time again! This year I’m switching my intention away from “losing weight” to doing so combined with a heart-healthy lifestyle. What does that mean? No smoking, not drinking alcohol to excess, getting enough exercise (being moderately physically active at least 20 minutes a day), and choosing a diet low […]

Posted on December 27th, 2018

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Coconut Cream Pie with Almond Crust (Recipe)

Pumpkin Coconut Cream Pie with Almond Crust

Last week I had a severe hankering for Pumpkin Pie! I just couldn’t wait for Thanksgiving anymore so I decided to give in to the craving. And I’m so glad I did—we enjoyed it so much at our house! Talk about comfort food! But first, I had to appease the part of myself that’s attempting […]

Posted on November 21st, 2018

Gluten-Free Comfort Food: Almond-Crusted Schnitzel with Noodles (Recipe)

schnitzel

“Cream colored ponies and crisp apple strudels Door bells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings These are a few of my favorite things . . . When the dog bites When the bee stings When I’m feeling sad I simply remember my favorite things […]

Posted on November 13th, 2018

Maisie Jane’s California Sunshine Products is 25 Years Old!

25 Year Anniversary

Happy Birthday to us! Happy Birthday to us! This month marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of Maisie Jane’s California Sunshine Products! It all started when Maisie was just 17 and was raising sheep for a Future Farmers of America (FFA) project. At the time her family had been growing almonds for three generations and […]

Posted on October 23rd, 2018

Creamy Vegan Tomato and Butternut Squash Soup with Cashew Butter

Soup

Chico weather is SO weird these days. Summer was hot, hot, hot and I’ve been longing for relief. Finally, Fall arrived and the temperatures plummeted 20 degrees overnight! Almost immediately afterwards we were deluged with rain. People are complaining but not me! I love it when the season changes and I get to shut the air […]

Posted on October 11th, 2018