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

Why I Love Almond Butter – It’s Savory and Sweet!

Organic Smooth Almond Butter

The other night as I was adding our Maisie Jane’s Smooth Almond Butter to sliced cooked bananas and mangos, I found myself wondering “should I add a little chile pepper to this or a sweet spice like nutmeg or cinnamon?” I went for the chile pepper—it was awesome and went perfectly with a little yogurt […]

Posted on October 2nd, 2018

Creamy Vegan Almond Pesto and Ways to Use it

Vegan Almond Pesto

It’s almond pesto season! Well, it has been for awhile but I just woke up to the fact that I’ve been missing out on one of my favorite things to eat in the summer and there’s still time to remedy that! If you have a nice crop of basil or spinach threatening to go to […]

Posted on September 4th, 2018

The Wonderful Weird and Delicious Cashew

  The first time I saw a cashew growing in a garden beside the side of a road in Hawaii, I stopped dead in my tracks. “What on Earth is that crazy looking thing?!!!” There on a very handsome looking tree were bright red and yellow bell-shaped fruits with a bulging curved “bell clapper” like […]

Posted on August 30th, 2018

Sweet Potato Fries with Spicy Almond Butter Dip

Sweet Potato Fries with Spicy Almond Butter Dip

Almost everyone loves french fries but have you tried sweet potato fries? They’re my new favorite! First, they’re so delicious! That mildly sweet taste blends so well with salt and other spices that they’re a real treat to eat and lots of fun. But guess what? If you’re a diabetic or trying to eat lower […]

Posted on August 21st, 2018

Hot Summer Days are Perfect for Ajo Blanco (Recipe)

Ajo Blanco — Almond Soup

 It’s officially summer in Chico, CA and that means the temperatures have been soaring to above 100ºF. Yikes! Time for something cool and refreshing for dinner. How about some cold Almond Soup? Doesn’t sound good? Then you haven’t tried Ajo Blanco, a traditional Andalusian soup from southern Spain! This soup dates back almost seven centuries […]

Posted on June 26th, 2018