Steak Fajita Salad with Seasoned Almonds

Have you ever checked out the wonderful selection of flavored almonds that Maisie Jane’s carries? So many delicious choices! I usually think of them as the perfect snack but, honestly, I’d be neglecting my duties to never tell you about how to use them to turn a humdrum recipe into something special. And today’s recipe […]

Posted on June 2nd, 2020

Vegan Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (Recipe)

Today’s recipe comes courtesy of our friends at Blissful Basil, the place to go for wonderful, healthy, plant-based recipes! I got a kick out of her reason for not including this recipe in her cookbook: “Does the world really need another chocolate chip cookie recipe?” Well, maybe not, but a vegan almond butter chocolate chip cookie? Sure! […]

Posted on May 21st, 2020

Almond Blondies (Recipe)

Blondies were a childhood favorite of mine. I was one of those weird kids who preferred them to brownies! And I especially loved it when I got to help make them and added whatever fun ingredients we had in the house. These days I prefer healthier additions than I would have chosen back then—there are […]

Posted on May 7th, 2020

Thai Quinoa Bowl

Okay, we’ve all been binging on carbs and Tiger King for awhile now. I don’t know about you but for me, it’s a beautiful day and it’s time to get off the couch! I need a little fresh air and sunshine—at a safe social distance—and something healthier to eat! And whenever I think of “healthier […]

Posted on April 21st, 2020

Carrot Cake Almond Pancakes (Recipe)

Looking for something fun for breakfast? This recipe for Carrot Cake Almond Pancakes with Strawberry Cream Cheese fruit sauce should do the trick! It was created by Emily Richards, cookbook author of Get in the Kitchen and COOK for the Almond Board of California. Carrot Cake Almond Pancakes Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour […]

Posted on April 9th, 2020

Almond Cheesecake Swirl Brownies (Recipe)

Feeling a bit stressed? It’s time to get baking! Apparently, baking to relieve stress is a thing now. It keeps your mind focused on what you’re doing and not on the news. It lets you work with your hands and relax your mind while enjoying the sight and smells of items so many of us […]

Posted on March 30th, 2020

Mexican Skillet Dinner with Buttery Cornbread

I am a big fan of one pot or one skillet meals! It just makes life so easy and yet it feels nurturing to me as well. Lately, I’ve been eating a lot of Mexican dishes. In fact, I’ve been on a nachos for dinner streak. But this looks even better. It’s like a mild […]

Posted on March 10th, 2020

Honey Almond Florentines with Candied Orange (Recipe)

Today for lunch (don’t judge me!) I was indulging in my favorite cookie in the world: honey almond florentines! I have a healthy whole grain kale-ridden meal in the microwave, too. But before I made that choice, I thought “Oh, I’ll just have one while I making something better to eat.” I love the lacey […]

Posted on February 27th, 2020

Balsamic Almond Butter Dressing

Was your New Year’s resolution to eat more vegetables? Yeah, mine was, too. The latest Food Pyramid guide recommends 3-5 servings of vegetables a day! And, certainly, every nutritionist agrees that the simple change of eating more vegetables is good for everything from heart health to weight loss. Unfortunately, I feel doomed to fail at […]

Posted on January 28th, 2020

Spicy Gumbo with Almond Butter

It’s stew season! And if you like your stew on the spicy side, you’ll love this recipe from New Orleans. This fragrant and colorful gumbo is the perfect way to warm up on a cold winter evening. Traditionally made with meat, I like soy sausage in this for a more heart-healthy vegan treat. Spicy Gumbo […]

Posted on January 14th, 2020