Almond or Cashew Butter Hummus (Recipe)

Almond Butter Hummus

Many years ago I lived just a few short blocks away from a Mediterranean foods restaurant that served wonderful dishes from Greece and the Middle East. One of my favorites was Falafel with Hummus dip, salad and pita bread.  Today I’m more likely to buy frozen Falafel at the grocery store (although this recipe from […]

Posted on April 24th, 2018

12 Low Carb Ways to Enjoy Almond Butter

Almond Hummus

Almond Butter is really one of my favorite things to eat! It’s a delicious source of protein, fiber, and heart-healthy unsaturated fats so scarcely a week goes by without me indulging in some shape or form. But because I’m on a low carb diet, and my favorite use for almond butter is mixed with jam on […]

Posted on April 12th, 2018

Low Carb, Gluten-free Almond Meal Banana Pancakes (Recipe)

Almond Flour Banana Pancakes with Blueberries on Top

Today’s recipe for Low Carb Almond Meal Banana Pancakes is one of my own. I’m on a low carb diet right now. But even though I almost never eat pancakes as soon as I went on the diet, my inner carb monster would not leave me alone! I’ve been craving pancakes every morning for breakfast. […]

Posted on April 10th, 2018

Gluten-free Flourless Honey Almond Cake for Easter and Passover (Recipe)

Maisie Jane's Roasted Almonds

My mom used to make a Honey Almond cake like this every year for Easter. Her recipe is gone with the wind, unfortunately, so I looked around the internet for something similar. This recipe from Eating Well Magazine caught my eye. It uses almonds instead of traditional flour which makes it appropriate for both Easter […]

Posted on March 28th, 2018

Honey Almond Butter Chocolate Tart (Recipe)

Smooth Almond Butter

Today’s recipe created by Joy Wilson of www.JoyTheBaker.com, for the Almond Board of California looks, omg, amazing! It would make a special dinner all so much more memorable! Imagine a shortbread cookie tart filled with our yummy almond butter combined with honey-sweetened heavy cream and cream cheese. I could stop and say “YES” right there! But […]

Posted on March 16th, 2018

Vegan Queso Dip Made with Cashew Butter (Recipe)

What to eat with queso

It was so warm in Chico a couple of weeks ago that I thought Spring had surely arrived! It reached 80ºF one day and happy people rushed outside to enjoy the unseasonably warm temperatures. But silly me! Last week the temperatures plummeted and it became cold. Icy cold. Ice on the trees cold! And nothing […]

Posted on February 26th, 2018

Salted Caramel Cashew Butter Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Nut Bread

Have you tried our new Organic Sea Salted Caramel Cashew Butter yet? It’s a delicious blend of sea salt, brown rice syrup, and organic dry roasted cashews. It’s Non-GMO Project Certified, Vegan, Wheat-free and Gluten-Free and made in our plant that does NOT process peanuts so it’s a great indulgence for your health-conscious lifestyle. . . […]

Posted on February 15th, 2018

Almond Aphrodisiacs for Valentine’s Day

heart shaped dinner plate

Since Valentine’s Day is coming, love is on my mind! Did you know that in ancient times almonds were believed to be an aphrodisiac? Sugared or Chocolate Almonds are used as wedding favors not just because they’re so tasty. In ancient Greece, newlyweds were gifted with almonds so they’d be blessed with children. In the Bible […]

Posted on February 8th, 2018

Happy Tu B’Shevat from Maisie Jane’s

“The almond tree is blooming And the golden sun is shining, Birds atop each roof Bless the arrival of the festival. Tu B’Shevat has arrived.” Happy Tu B’Shevat to all our Jewish friends—it’s the Jewish Birthday of the Trees! And the symbol of this holiday is the Almond Tree. In ancient times, the Jewish people […]

Posted on January 30th, 2018

Almond-Based Frangipane and King Cake (Recipe)

A friend on Facebook recently asked “Does anyone know where I can buy King Cake in New England?” She was missing her old home in New Orleans but the only answer she got was to make her own. So I became curious. What is King Cake? And why would she say it was so important […]

Posted on January 5th, 2018