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  • Chicken and broccoli decorated for the holidays
    Chicken and broccoli decorated for the holidays
    If you're participating in a "pot luck" dinner or office party this holiday, you may be concerned about making something that's not the "same old thing". We often tend to run into that problem when planning for a...
  • Christmas ar Casa de Cuisine: Cream of Almond Soup
    Christmas at Casa de Cuisine: Cream of Almond Soup
    It is that time of the year again. Winter and the holidays are a time when soups become a staple of the kitchen. There is nothing quite like sitting down at the table and enjoying a hot bowl of homemade soup with some freshly baked bread. For many...
  • Simple and delicious gluten free pie crust
    The easiest gluten free pie crust of all time
    Still wondering how to put together the perfect gluten free crust for that delicious Thanksgiving pie? Look no further. This almond and coconut crust has a flavor similar to shortbread but with far less calories. And it's gluten free! With...
  • Tips to Surviving Thanksgiving without Bloating
    Tips to Surviving Thanksgiving without Bloating
    As we gleefully enter into binge food eating season let's take a moment to reflect on all the regret we felt last year. Though the pumpkin pie was great and the turkey was delicious. There is really no need to wreck yourself and feel guilty...
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    Modesto almond farmer learns the hard way not to ignore environmental laws
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it has penalized the owner of a proposed almond orchard for destroying nearly 33 acres of wetlands near Merced, California. Edward Lynn Brown, from Oakdale, California, who did...
  • Homemade almond eggnog
    Homemade almond eggnog: Pour a glass to celebrate National Nut Day
    Almond eggnog is wonderful to add in a cup of coffee or even blended into a homemade smoothie. Almonds are one of the best nuts on the market as far as nutrition is concerned. They are high in protein, fiber, vitamin E, calcium, niacin, magnesium...
  • Tuna and noodles, a classic standard
    Tuna and noodles, a classic standard
    There are many recipes that have stood the test of time. Some of those are the "classic standards", including meatloaf, fried chicken, pot roast and pork chops. There are scores of recipes for these favorites and they remain favorites up...
  • Almonds are heart-healthy
    New study supports daily almonds as part of a heart-healthy diet
    There is always some new study that comes in that cites the foods that are bad for people to eat. It is always nice when a study comes out that touts something good for you to eat.Recently, a study came over the PRNewswire that was published in...
  • Kind Healthy Snacks
    Kind Healthy Snacks nuts, spices & much more!
    Finding a satisfying and healthy snack can be a challenge for most. KIND Healthy Snacks have introduced new and exotic flavors including Caramel Almond & Sea Salt and Dark Chocolate Mocha Almond to their Spices line (more details below). The...
  • Almonds
    15 Ways To Power Up With Almonds
    Have you heard that almonds could do wonders for your body and health? If you have, then you are on the right track, but if this fact is new to you then you are missing out.Whether or not the almond nut is your favorite nut or not, the facts do...
  • Clover cover crop
    Soils and bees benefit together from cover crops
    The last few posts on these pages have touched on the pressures on what some might call the most important asset of any farm: healthy soil.Good soil may be threatened by a number of different factors, but one of the most serious is erosion. When...
  • Almonds
    Benefits of Almond Milk - a Natural Fat Burner!
    Almond milk, technically, it is not milk by definition because it is not produce from mammary glands of the mammals. Almond milk comes from almonds, which is plant-based. The almond milk is a milk-like product having the texture similar to milk,...
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    Almond enriched diet lowers cardiovascular risk factors
    Almonds keep blood vessels healthy reducing the risk of heart diseaseVascular dysfunction is one of the major causes of cardiovascular (CV) mortality and increases with age. Vascular dysfunction is a disorder of the vascular system characterized...
  • An All-American 4th of July: Almond Butter Melts
    An All-American 4th of July: Almond Butter Melts
    I think my favorite holiday may be the 4th of July. It gives me a chance to not only run around grilling to my hearts content without people thinking I am a mad man playing with fire and knives, but it gives me a chance to delve into what is...
  • Toned Tummy
    Eat these Foods for a Flatter Tummy
    Bikini season is just upon us and no one really wants to spend a day on the sand wrapped in a cover up. Keren Gilbert MS, RD, Founder and President of Decision Nutrition™ believes that a diet rich in hydrophilic or “water-loving”...