Almond Cheesecake Spread with Berries

I’ve had vegan cheesecake before and absolutely loved it. The sweetness. The creamy, satisfying mouth-feel. The sweetness. The toothsome crust. Did I mention the sweetness? But oh, the sugar. I’m really, really, really trying to watch my processed sugar intake. But my sweet tooth won’t hear of not having a variety of summer dessert options. […]

Posted on July 9th, 2020

This Independence Day, Celebrate Family Farms

Family farms are so important! In fact, according to the National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the USDA, more than 90% of farms in the U.S. are classified as small family farms. That’s a lot of family love grown into our food supply. But due to factors that include climate change, giant agribusiness and […]

Posted on July 2nd, 2020

Make Dried Fruits and Nuts Part of Your Pandemic Morning Routine

Home on the couch

I know, WHAT routine? If you’re like me, being stuck at home has wreaked havoc with having a schedule. Does my boss care WHEN I get things done and how I’m dressed while I’m doing it? Nope! Just as long as I get things done and look somewhat presentable from the waist up for Zoom […]

Posted on June 18th, 2020

Snacking with Almonds

California Bounty Box

I need to up my snacking game. Somehow under the spell of pandemic lockdown too many store bought cookies wound up in my house! So now I’m in semi-regret. They were good but I don’t even dare step on the scale. Luckily, I know how healthy almonds and almond butter are. But I need some […]

Posted on May 28th, 2020

How Eating Nuts Can Help You Lose Weight

woman measuring waist

Nuts have a lot of fat so how could they help you lose weight? The key is in how packed with nutrition they are. When it comes to picking a food for a between meal snack, don’t reach for empty calories! Choose a nutrient dense food and substitute that for an equally calorie laden choice […]

Posted on May 12th, 2020

Why We Use Steam Pasteurization at Maisie Jane’s

Dry Roasted Almonds

To be perfectly honest, we’d prefer not to pasteurize our almonds at all! But in 2003-2004 there were salmonella outbreaks traced back to a few conventional California almond growers. California produces 80% of the world’s almonds so the idea of global outbreaks originating in California was pretty scary stuff. As a precaution, in 2007 the […]

Posted on March 5th, 2020

What’s Organic in the World of Nut Butter?

Have you ever tried to find organic nut butter at your local grocery store? It’s possible but there usually isn’t much in the way of selection. Maisie Jane’s to the rescue! We don’t just have organic nut butter, we have some truly scrumptious selections to try! My personal favorite is our Organic Sea Salted Dark […]

Posted on March 3rd, 2020

Walnuts for Brain Health

walnut in a shell

Did you know that walnuts have been considered good for brain health since ancient times? As far back as 23-79 CE, there was a concept called the Doctrine of Signatures. By using the same tools of observation and trial and error that scientists are taught to use, early healers looked for various characteristics in nature […]

Posted on January 9th, 2020

Walnuts at Maisie Jane’s

Walnuts

What’s new at Maisie Jane’s? Walnuts! And we’re so excited because when it comes to nuts that are versatile, healthy and delicious, walnuts are certainly near the top of the list! Like our beloved almonds, walnuts are a great source of health-enhancing nutrition. They’re full of antioxidants that fight bad cholesterol and are a better […]

Posted on January 7th, 2020

Could Eating Almonds Give You Fewer Wrinkles?

Woman in a Good Mood

According to the latest research at the University of California in Davis, a daily snack of almonds in place of other nut-free snacks reduced both the width and severity (depth and length) of wrinkles in postmenopausal women. This study was the first of its kind to investigate whether eating almonds would have an effect on […]

Posted on October 17th, 2019