Mother’s Day is Coming!

Gifts for Mother's Day in the Gift Shop

Don’t forget: Mother’s Day is May 13th. Planning anything special? Maisie Jane’s can help! If Mom lives too far away to visit, send her one of our many wonderful gift packages with her favorite goodies. One of our fun gift boxes makes for a delightful surprise. Or choose a pretty gift basket (a gift in […]

Posted on April 30th, 2018

How Nut Butter Can Help You Go Gluten-free

gluten free

If you’re living with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, navigating the world of what’s gluten-free and what isn’t can be a frustrating experience. For example, oats are typically gluten-free. But what if those oats are processed in a factory used to process other cereals like wheat? Or what if a product like almond butter is […]

Posted on April 27th, 2018

Almond or Cashew Butter Hummus (Recipe)

Almond Butter Hummus

Many years ago I lived just a few short blocks away from a Mediterranean foods restaurant that served wonderful dishes from Greece and the Middle East. One of my favorites was Falafel with Hummus dip, salad and pita bread.  Today I’m more likely to buy frozen Falafel at the grocery store (although this recipe from […]

Posted on April 24th, 2018

Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day

Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day! 48 years ago, on April 22, 1970, millions of people banded together in the United States to demand clean air, clean water, and a healthier approach to how we as a nation treated the environment. Smog had become deadly, our waterways were so polluted some rivers actually caught on […]

Posted on April 20th, 2018

How to Use Nuts to Lower Your Cholesterol

signs to good health

Did your doctor tell you your cholesterol was getting a bit high at your last doctor’s visit? More than 102 million Americans over the age of 20 have total cholesterol levels higher than what is considered healthy.  That’s about a third of the population! And given that high cholesterol increases your risk of heart disease […]

Posted on April 18th, 2018

12 Low Carb Ways to Enjoy Almond Butter

Almond Hummus

Almond Butter is really one of my favorite things to eat! It’s a delicious source of protein, fiber, and heart-healthy unsaturated fats so scarcely a week goes by without me indulging in some shape or form. But because I’m on a low carb diet, and my favorite use for almond butter is mixed with jam on […]

Posted on April 12th, 2018

Low Carb, Gluten-free Almond Meal Banana Pancakes (Recipe)

Almond Flour Banana Pancakes with Blueberries on Top

Today’s recipe for Low Carb Almond Meal Banana Pancakes is one of my own. I’m on a low carb diet right now. But even though I almost never eat pancakes as soon as I went on the diet, my inner carb monster would not leave me alone! I’ve been craving pancakes every morning for breakfast. […]

Posted on April 10th, 2018

Natural or Organic Almond Butter?

Maisie Jane's Nut Butters

If you visit the nut butter section of our online store you’ll notice that you often have a choice between natural or organic. People sometimes say “Natural is good, right? Is something labeled “organic” really any better for you?” But we know what they really mean: “Is organic worth the price?” Great question! And, of […]

Posted on April 5th, 2018

Almonds Are Fruit! Should you Eat Them?

Green Almond Fruit

Did you know that in some parts of the world almonds are eaten as a fruit? It’s true! The nut that we typically eat in the Western world is actually the inner seed of the almond fruit pit, known as a drupe. Almonds are in the botanical family “Prunus” which is the same family as […]

Posted on April 2nd, 2018

Gluten-free Flourless Honey Almond Cake for Easter and Passover (Recipe)

Maisie Jane's Roasted Almonds

My mom used to make a Honey Almond cake like this every year for Easter. Her recipe is gone with the wind, unfortunately, so I looked around the internet for something similar. This recipe from Eating Well Magazine caught my eye. It uses almonds instead of traditional flour which makes it appropriate for both Easter […]

Posted on March 28th, 2018