Three Ingredient Sicilian Almond Granita

Here in California, it’s still sunny and hot in the valley where our almonds grow. Our warm nights have put me in mind of the wonderful frozen desserts I sampled during my travels through Italy, when I was young and could eat whatever—and as much of whatever—I wanted. Grainy granita, rich gelato, fruity sorbetto…molto bene! […]

Posted on August 13th, 2020

From Yuck! to YUM! with Nut Butters

We all say want to eat better. More fiber, more vitamins and minerals, fewer simple carbs and processed foods. But…some of us just don’t dig green veggies. The struggle has been real, until now. Because there are so many amazing things you can do with Maisie Jane’s Nut Butters that taste great and are good […]

Posted on August 10th, 2020

Farm to Table, Now More Than Ever

  Once upon a time, I was a youngster growing up in Brooklyn, New York, in a neighborhood dominated by apartment houses, asphalt and concrete. As such, I never thought about how we got food (other than going to the supermarket), or what food looked like in its natural state. As far as I knew, […]

Posted on August 6th, 2020

HOT Summer Sale Alert!

For your summer snack attacks, fun family gatherings or houseguest gifts, Maisie Jane’s is having a SALE! Show your gratitude to your sister-in-law for her hospitality and the use of her cool pool with beautifully packaged nom-noms everyone will appreciate. Put a stop to “Are we there yet?” syndrome with some healthy road trip snacks […]

Posted on July 31st, 2020

The Harvest Is Coming!

Look at these sweet little nut-buds. The openings, called hull splits, ensure that these will become actual edible almonds very soon. Hull splits are the opening of the almond husks that allow the nut meats to finish developing and dry. Specifically, for all you nut nerds (we resemble that remark): according to The Almond Doctor, […]

Posted on July 24th, 2020

We Scream for Pistachios!

Have you ever wondered why pistachio nuts are green inside? It’s because they contain chlorophyll, the same component found in leafy greens. Goodly green chlorophyll is what helps plants get energy from the sun, which in turn helps them grow and become yummy food for us. So when your family rebels against eating their veggies, […]

Posted on July 21st, 2020

DIY Trail Mix for Back to School and Beyond!

I love to make my own trail mix. There’s nothing wrong with store-bought trail mix, except…there’s often just one ingredient in the mix that doesn’t agree with me or that I don’t truly love. And I know from working with kids over the years (and from being one) that they can be allergic to all […]

Posted on July 17th, 2020

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

Where’s Walnut? In the Dan Dan Noodles

Walnuts don’t stick around long at our house. Sometimes I have to hide them from certain sneaky snackers in order to have enough on hand for a recipe. But as snacks go, walnuts are one of the healthiest choices; protein-rich and with the highest amount of Omega-3 fatty acids (plant-based, the kind that’s ready to […]

Posted on July 7th, 2020

Clean-Out-the-Fridge Chicken, Summer Fruit and Almond Salad

Every June when the stone fruits ripen, I get so excited, I tend to over-buy at the farmer’s market. The result is, we now have a fridge full of colorful berries and all manner of ready-to-eat peaches, plums, pluots, apricots and nectarines. I could freeze much of it for yummy smoothies, but…there’s also that leftover […]

Posted on June 30th, 2020