Summertime in the Almond Orchards

Almonds Cracking Open in July and August

One of the nice things about living in Chico, CA is how closely connected almost the entire community is to the lifecycles of our local produce. Nuts, of course, are a big deal in this area and the almond orchards draw people out to the countryside throughout the year. One of my favorite times is […]

Posted on July 10th, 2018

Summer is the Time for Snack Packs!

Maisie Jane's Snack Packs

Summer is time for snack packs — bring them on a hike, bring them on a picnic, bring them to the beach! Each of our 1.13 oz bags of flavor and fun are the perfect size to take with you anywhere and provide a wallop of nutrition in every one. Plus they’re all-natural, kosher, gluten-free, and […]

Posted on July 5th, 2018

Celebrating the Red, White and Blue with Fruit Pizza with Almond Crust (Recipe)

Fruit Pizza with Almond Crust

The Fourth of July is coming and I just had to share this recipe! Wouldn’t this Red, White and Blue Fruit Pizza look wonderful on your picnic table? Delicious, too, and gluten-free with a tasty coconut almond crust! Fruit Pizza, of course, isn’t a pizza at all in the traditional sense. It uses something more […]

Posted on July 1st, 2018

Make Your Own Almond Milk for Yummy Smoothies

Have you discovered almond milk? I love it! It’s a dairy- free, soy-free choice that is great for vegans or anyone wanting to try something new. But, for me, the store bought varieties sometimes leave a lot to be desired. I’m on a low-carb diet and almonds are very low carb so that would seem  […]

Posted on June 14th, 2018

The Optimum Number of Almonds to Eat in One Day

signs to good health

Before we dive into how many almonds would constitute a healthy snack, I couldn’t help but share this cute little video. How many almonds can a chipmunk stuff in his mouth? More than I ever thought! In one of last week’s blog posts I wrote about how scientists discovered that eating 2 oz of almonds […]

Posted on June 12th, 2018

How Almonds Can Help Control Diabetes

Maisie Jane's Snack Packs

Diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in the United States. As of this writing, it is thought that 29.1 million Americans have the disease and up to 8.1 million may be undiagnosed and unaware of their condition. And it is thought that 1 out of 3 people in this country has pre-diabetes—when blood sugar is higher than […]

Posted on June 5th, 2018

Roast Salmon with Orange Gremolata and Almonds (Recipe)

Roasted Salmon with Almonds

I made salmon dipped in almond meal for dinner last night and it was SO delicious I thought I’d share the recipe with you. But it’s barely a “recipe.” Take your fish, dip it in a beaten egg, and then in almond meal. Then bake it or fry it or grill it and enjoy! But […]

Posted on May 29th, 2018

What’s for Dessert? California Shortbread Bars! (Recipe)

California Shortbread Bar

Old-fashioned shortbread is one of my favorite desserts—easy to make, easy to eat, and a nice simple base for toppings or dipping into nut butter or other delectable treats! But now that I’ve been introduced to California Shortbread Bars, I might never go back to my old stand-by! Imagine shortbread layered with chocolate and chopped […]

Posted on May 17th, 2018

What’s Awesome About Cashew Butter

Organic Sea Salt Caramel Cashew Butter

We talk a lot about our almond butters here at Maisie Jane’s—after all it is the healthiest nut butter of all! But sometimes we’re in the mood for something a little different. So we looked around and fell in love with the cashew and cashew butter! Cashews are really good for you. At 5.6 grams of […]

Posted on May 10th, 2018

Nuts in May (Song or Nursery Rhyme)

May Day Maypole Dance

Here we go gathering nuts in May, Nuts in May, nuts in May, Here we go gathering nuts in May, On a cold and frosty morning. Who will you have for nuts in May, Nuts in May, nuts in May, Who will you have for nuts in May, On a cold and frosty morning. We’ll […]

Posted on May 4th, 2018