It’s Official: We Refuse to Cook Breakfast This Week

There was a time when my friends back east used to ask me, “So, how’s sunny California?” And I’d reply, “I have no idea. I don’t live there.” My home is actually in a coastal fog belt. Usually I’m freezing in the summertime.  Ah, for the good old days of 50-degree mornings. These past few […]

Posted on August 20th, 2020

A “Souper” End of Summer Meal: Almond Gazpacho

Three digits in the valley today, sigh. But soup is still on the menu. Heirloom tomatoes are now in season and I can’t stop buying or eating them! When they get too soft to slice, I make gazpacho, the Spanish cold soup that’s like a salad in the blender, but better. The addition of ground Maisie […]

Posted on August 17th, 2020

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

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

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

One Pan Breakfast Banana Cake with Almond Sauce (Recipe)

What’s your favorite thing for breakfast? Mine is some kind of waffle or pancake with bananas mixed in. It smells so good when those bananas heat up, I just can’t wait to dig in. And in recent years I’ve added to the nutrition and taste with Maisie Jane’s Almond Butter heated and drizzled on top.  […]

Posted on June 23rd, 2020

Gluten Free Almond Brownies (Recipe)

Today’s recipe was created by Tina Haupert, for the Almond Board of California. The reason it caught my eye is because when I went low carb and gluten-free a few years ago I really enjoyed some of the recipes I tried using almond flour and I really love brownies. I don’t know if you could […]

Posted on June 11th, 2020