The Nut Blog

Indonesian Style Almond Butter Glazed Salmon [Recipe]

Indonesian Style Almond Glazed Salmon

This recipe is a replica to the traditional Indonesian Peanut Sauce Maisie was introduced to while visiting beautiful Bali many years ago. She simply replaced the peanut ingredients with Maisie Jane’s tasty and healthier Almond Butter choice. The sauce can also be enjoyed as a dipping sauce to BBQ chicken skewers or drizzled inside rice […]

Posted on April 7th, 2017

Hop on Over to Maisie Jane’s for Your Easter Basket Goodies

Maisie Jane's Easter Basket

Bunnies, bonnets, egg hunts, chocolate, jelly beans and…almonds? When you think of Easter, almonds and nut butter probably aren’t the first things that come to mind, but they are fun, delicious, healthy alternatives to incorporate into the traditional Easter basket. Why not try something new and healthier this year and fill your Easter eggs with […]

Posted on April 6th, 2017

A Healthier Treat for Your Cheat: Almond Butter Cups [Recipe]

almond butter cups

Deciding to eat healthier is always a good thing for your body. The sad part is that it isn’t always good news to your taste buds because sweets are usually the first part of your diet to go out the window. This doesn’t mean that you can never eat sweets again, it just means that you […]

Posted on April 3rd, 2017

Honey Bees Are in Danger and it Could Leave Us Hungry for Almonds

bee collecting pollen on almond blossom

When you think of almonds, the first thing to come to mind probably isn’t bees, but bees are an essential part of the almond-growing process. Almond trees need bees for cross-pollination. Actually, approximately 70% of our food and plants depend on bees, as well as help avoid the need to spray harmful pesticides in the […]

Posted on March 31st, 2017

There’s an Almond for That: The Nut In Its Many Forms

almond milk

Almonds are a versatile nut that can be used as a healthy alternative in just about any form you can imagine. They’re great for eating, crunching, flavoring, topping, drinking, spreading, cooking or baking. It’s up to you to choose which form to use. Whole Almonds These are the types of almonds that many people use […]

Posted on March 27th, 2017

A Twist on an Oldie but Goodie: Almond Butter Chicken Soup [Recipe]

chicken soup with almond butter

Spring is here, but there are still some cold rains left to be had in our section of Northern California. If you’re like most people then that means cold rainy days are in need of a warm and tasty bowl of soup. Chicken soup isn’t just good for your health, it’s also good for the […]

Posted on March 24th, 2017

Make Handcrafted Flavored Nuts Your New Healthy Habit

country herb and garlic almonds

As a kid, you learned the foods that were healthy for you and the foods that weren’t. To learn about them our teachers had us creating our own food pyramids by cutting out and gluing the foods in the correct section of the pyramid. Besides being just a fun activity (and a big break from […]

Posted on March 20th, 2017

How Do You Store Almonds?

Maisie Jane's Natural Almonds

Have you ever reached into your cupboard to grab a handful of almonds for a snack, only to pop them in your mouth and realize they’re stale and chewy instead of fresh and crunchy? Or how about using those almonds stored in the pantry to make cookies, only to find that those warm, freshly baked cookies […]

Posted on March 17th, 2017

Health Benefits of Adding Cashew Nuts to Your Diet [Infographic]

bowl of cashews

At Maisie Jane’s, we talk a lot about almonds, but we go nuts for our cashew products too. Here’s a fun fact: did you know that what we think of as a cashew nut is actually a seed from the cashew fruit known as a cashew apple? Cashews are soft and sweet nuts that are […]

Posted on March 12th, 2017

The Bees Are Back in Town for Almond Tree Pollination Preparation

Almond Orchard Blooms

Did you know that bees need almonds and almonds need bees? Between late February and early March, the orchards that produce Maisie Jane’s almonds burst into bloom with light pink and white flowers in preparation for pollination. This is a crucial time in the almond lifecycle. The Blooms and the Bees Almond trees need the […]

Posted on March 10th, 2017