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

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

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

Delicious Vegan Almond Butter Sauce for Vegetables and Noodles

Vegetables and noodles with almond sauce

One of my perennial New Year’s resolutions is to eat more veggies! This year I might even succeed at it because I have discovered the key to potential success: make it something I look forward to! And that means finding ways to make meals that fill me up by adding adequate protein and taste really […]

Posted on January 24th, 2019

Warm Up with Nut Butter Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

I love when it gets cold enough for my favorite hot drink. Nothing feels better than coming home from a day skiing or hiking in the nippy winter air and sipping hot chocolate with friends around the fire. Add a splash of brandy or other suitable liqueur and that’s even better! But have you tried […]

Posted on January 10th, 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

Dark Chocolate Almond Cookies (Vegan and Gluten-Free Recipe)

Chocolate Almond Cookies

It’s cookie baking season! Could it really be holiday time without homemade cookies? But what about the gluten-free people and vegans on your list? Well, have no fear, Maisie Jane’s is here! Today’s recipe is sure to satisfy the chocolate lovers in your family but it uses almond flour instead of wheat so it is […]

Posted on December 20th, 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

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