Chile Honey Almond Chicken Kebabs

Almond Chicken Kebabs

Here’s a grown-up version of a dinner treat I loved as a kid: chicken fingers on a stick! How fun is that? It’s the perfect dinner idea for summer if you ask me. But this version is made with a crushed almond and breadcrumb coating and served with a spicy but sweet dipping sauce so […]

Posted on August 13th, 2019

Chocolate Almond Popcorn Squares

Chocolate Almond Popcorn Squares

When I was a kid I LOVED Rice Crispies Squares! “Can we make some, mom? Can we make some?” I’m sure I drove her crazy. Today as an adult, of course, this is not the slightest bit interesting. However, what about the same idea (sort of) made with popcorn, almond butter, chopped dried apricots, and […]

Posted on July 31st, 2019

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Banana Bread

I have 2-3 over-ripe bananas in my kitchen right now. Don’t we all? I swear that yesterday those bananas were just fine, but at this time of year they get ripe too fast for me to keep up with them. Now I know that on Hawaii people say bananas aren’t worth eating until they look […]

Posted on July 23rd, 2019

Almond Peach Cobbler

Almond Peach Cobbler

Did you know that almonds and peaches are related to each other? They are both part of the botanical family Prunus that includes almonds, peaches, plums, cherries, and apricots. One way you can remember that is that—similar to peaches— what we call the almond nut is actually the seed inside the stone (or pit) of […]

Posted on July 12th, 2019

Almond Butter Crunch Cookies

Almond Butter Crunch Cookies

What’s your favorite kind of cookie? When I was a kid it was peanut butter cookies. I even remember learning to make them myself in kindergarten—I was so excited! My favorite part was squishing the cookie dough down with a fork to make a cross-hatch pattern. (That made it art!) I begged to make peanut […]

Posted on June 30th, 2019

Almond Crusted Mango Pork

Almond Crusted Mango Pork

It’s officially summer in Chico—not by the calendar but by the 100ºF heat! And that’s when my dinner thoughts turn to fruit and simple dinners of salad topped with some kind of tasty meat that can be made on the backyard grill. Today’s recipe can be made in the oven if you’re not a fan […]

Posted on June 18th, 2019

Flourless Italian Chocolate Almond Cake

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Many years ago my mother’s friend Gayle brought the most delicious chocolate cake I had ever tasted to a party at our house. She said it was an Italian Chocolate Almond Cake. It was so rich and full of flavor! Everyone slowed down to savor every bite while making “mmm-mmm” noises. It was the hit […]

Posted on June 6th, 2019

Energy-Boosting Layered Chia and Almond Pudding Parfaits

Chia and Almond Pudding Parfaits

A tasty dessert that’s also good for you? Absolutely— when you have almond butter and chia seeds! Today’s recipe for Layered Chia and Almond Pudding Parfaits combines wholesome ingredients with no added sugar besides what’s in the fruit and those that are a good source of protein and a variety of other nutrients. First a […]

Posted on May 30th, 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

Try Almond Muesli for a Delicious Nutritious Breakfast

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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