Almond Cream

Makes 2 cups Ingredients 1 stick unsalted butter, softened ½ cup honey 1 cup ground almonds 2 eggs ½ cup heavy cream Vanilla bean scraped, seeds reserved Directions Mix together in a large bowl the butter, honey, almonds, vanilla seeds, eggs and cream until smooth. Use in tarts that are baked for about 10 minutes […]

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Almond Recovery Smoothie

Makes 4 cups Ingredients ½ cup raw pre-soaked almonds 2 tablespoons whey or soy protein powder ½ cup mixed blackberries, blueberries, raspberries 1 tablespoon flax seeds or oats (optional) 1 banana, chopped 1 tablespoon honey 1 cup 1% milk, soymilk or almond milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup low fat plain or vanilla yogurt […]

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Almond, Black Cherry Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Sandwich

Makes 6 sandwiches Ingredients 12 Almond cookies 1 cup Black Cherry Ice Cream 9 ounces bitter sweet dark Chocolate Directions Place a scoop of ice cream on a almond cookie and place another cookie on top, squeeze down to make a sandwich. Place in freezer on a lined baking sheet for at least 30 minutes. […]

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Apple Bread Pudding with Golden Raisins

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 loaf Challah bread, crusts removed, cut into 1-inch cubes 3 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into ½-inch pieces 1 cup (6 ounces) golden raisins, plumped in hot water for 15 minutes 3 large eggs ¾ cup sugar ¼ teaspoon cinnamon ⅛ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg […]

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Apricot Plout Almond Tart

Serves 6-9 Ingredients 1 stick unsalted butter, softened ½ cup honey 1 cup ground almonds 2 eggs ½ cup heavy cream Vanilla been scraped, seeds reserved 10 apricots, pitted and halved 8 plouts, pitted and halved 2 sheets of puff pastry, white or whole wheat Apricot syrup Directions Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Mix together in […]

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Blackberry Mole

About 6 servings Ingredients 6 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 heaping tablespoons shelled, skinless peanuts 2 tablespoons whole raw almonds 2 heaping tablespoons raw pumpkin seeds (green) 2 heaping tablespoons raw pecan pieces 1 ounce Ancho chili, cleaned, stemmed, seeded (reserve seeds) 1 ounce pasilla chili, cleaned, stemmed, seeded (reserve seeds) 2 garlic cloves, peeled 3 […]

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Blueberry Macaroons with Lemon Buttercream

Makes 1 dozen macaroons Ingredients For the outer shells… 1 cup powdered sugar ½ cup almonds, finely ground (grind in spice grinder or use almond flour) 3 egg whites (stored at room temperature for 6 hours prior) Pinch of salt ¼ cup sugar 2 tablespoons condensed blueberry puree 1 tablespoon minced dried blueberries For the […]

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Blueberry Nut Crispy Energy Bars

Makes 18-20 bars INGREDIENTS 1½ cup rolled oats ½ cup brown sugar ½ cup chopped almonds ½ teaspoon nutmeg 1 cup crispy brown rice cereal ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ cup flax seeds 1 cup brown rice syrup 1 cup dried blueberries ½ cup almond butter ½ cup whey or soy protein powder 1 teaspoon vanilla […]

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Caramel Almond Pear Tart

Makes 1 long rectangular tart INGREDIENTS For pie dough 1 sweet pie dough recipe 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated 1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated 1 teaspoon cinnamon For filling 1½ cups sugar ½ cup pear juice ½ cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup almonds, chopped 2 Bosc […]

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Chocolate Dried Cherry Nut Clusters

Makes about 15 clusters Ingredients ½ cup raw almonds ½ cup raw peanuts ¼ cup pumpkin seeds ¼ cup dried cherries 8 ounces dark chocolate melted Himalayan pink salt Directions In a medium bowl mix together almonds, peanuts, pumpkin seeds and dried cherries. On a baking sheet lines with parchment paper place a teaspoon or […]

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Coconut Curry Sauce with Coconut Jicama Rice

Ingredients For the Coconut-Curry Sauce 2 cups of coconut meat 1½ cups filtered water 1 tablespoon coconut butter 1 thumb size knob of ginger, peeled and minced with micro plan 2 teaspoon ground cumin 2 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon turmeric 2 small chili peppers or other small red chilies, with seeds 1 tablespoons kaffir […]

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Creamy Lime-Sickle Trifle

Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1 pint 0% Greek Yogurt 4 key limes zest 1 teaspoon agave nectar 1 vanilla bean pod ½ cup flaked almonds, toasted 1 tablespoon golden flax seeds, ground ½ cup of your favorite seasonal fruit (cherries, berries or mango work great) ¼ cup dried coconut ½ cup of granola 10 ginger […]

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Dulce De Leche Ice Cream with Strawberries & Mexican Chocolate Sauce and Jalapeno Strawberry Sauce

Makes 3 cups ice cream and ¾ cups of each sauce INGREDIENTS 2 cups whole milk 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup dulce de leche 5 egg yolks 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup almonds, toasted and chopped ½ cup fresh strawberries, chopped DIRECTIONS In a medium sauce pan bring the milk, […]

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Earthy, Grainy Rhubarb-Thyme Crisp (Chock-full of Nuts & Seeds)

Serves 6-8 Ingredients ½ cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup whole wheat flour ¼ cup buckwheat flour 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped ½ cup rolled oats ¼ cup quinoa, toasted ½ cup brown sugar ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cubed ¼ cup pecans, chopped ¼ cup almonds, chopped 3 tablespoons pumpkin seeds […]

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Ensalada de Atun & Anchoas (Tuna and Anchovy Salad)

Recipe adapted from the Food of Spain cookbook by Vikki Harris Serves 6 INGREDIENTS ½ cup almonds ½ cup hazlenuts ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil (Spanish) 6 cloves garlic 3 slices white bread, crusts removed, cut into quarters 2 roasted red peppers, deseeded and destemmed 4 tablespoo ns sherry vinegar (Spanish) Juice of 1 […]

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Fresh Herbed Almonds

Serves 6 Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon chili pepper flakes 1 teaspoon lemon zest 2 cups whole blanched almonds 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped 1 teaspoon maldon salt Directions In a medium skillet heat oil on medium high heat. Add chili flakes and […]

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Fruit, Herb & Nut Parfaits

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 tablespoon fresh lemon thyme leaves 1 tablespoon fresh basil leaves, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves, chopped fine ¼ cup honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Greek yogurt, plain or vanilla flavor ½ cup blackberries ½ cup strawberries, cut in half and hulled ¼ cup sliced almonds 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds […]

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Herbed Lamb Kabobs with Garlicky Mint Yogurt & Mustard Mint Pesto

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine ½ cup red onion, chopped fine 2 pounds ground lamb 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh […]

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Honey Crème Fig Energy Bars

Makes 18-20 bars INGREDIENTS 2 cups rolled oats ½ cup chopped dried figs ¼ cup chopped almonds ¼ cup flax seeds ¾ cup whey or soy protein powder ½ cup heavy cream ½ cup whole wheat flour ¼ cup almond oil ¼ cup wheat bran ¼ cup brown rice syrup 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ […]

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Not Your Mama’s Fried Chicken

4 servings Ingredients 1 egg 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, leaves chopped 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon water Salt & pepper ½ cup sliced almonds ¼ cup whole wheat breadcrumbs 3 tablespoons whole wheat flour 8 chicken tenders ¼ cup Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons honey Juice of 1 lemon Cooking spray Directions Preheat oven at 375˚F. […]

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Pear & Almond Clafouti

Serves 6 Traditionally a clafouti is French dessert made with black cherries in an excessively buttered dish in a cakey almond pudding like batter, baked and dusted with powdered sugar. This version is adapted form Julia Child’s clafouti recipe and utilizes almonds and pears. Ingredients 3 bosc pears, cored and sliced thin (peels left on) […]

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Quinoa Apple Salad with Curry Dressing

Serves 4 Martha Stewart INGREDIENTS ¼ cup raw whole almonds 1 cup white quinoa 1 teaspoon honey 1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot 1 teaspoon curry powder ¼ teaspoon coarse salt 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice Freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons dried currants 1 small McIntosh apple, cut into 1⁄8-inch-thick wedges […]

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Quinoa Morning Cereal

Serves 2 INGREDIENTS ½ cup red quinoa 1½ cup water ¼ cup chopped almonds ½ cup blueberries, fresh or dried 2 tablespoons maple syrup (more if your tooth is sweeter than mine!) 1 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated 1 teaspoon cinnamon, freshly grated DIRECTIONS In a medium saucepan, add the quinoa and the water, and begin […]

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Smoked and Spiced Almonds

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 1½ teaspoons almond oil 2 teaspoons canola oil 1½ cups blanched almonds 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1 teaspoon Maldon sea salt ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper PREPARATION In a sauté pan, add oil and almonds over medium heat, and almonds and toast until golden. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon, and season […]

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Strawberry Almond Granola

Makes approximately 4 cups Ingredients 3 tablespoons unsalted butter or olive oil ½ cup maple syrup 2 ½ cups old fashioned oats ⅓ cup whole wheat flour ½ cup light brown sugar ½ cup sliced raw almonds ¼ cup flax seed meal ½ tablespoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup sweet vanilla dried strawberries Directions […]

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Strawberry Basil Cream Macaroons with Sugar Fried Basil Leaves

Makes 1 dozen macaroons Ingredients For the outer shells… ¾ cup powdered sugar ¾ cup almonds, finely ground (grind in spice grinder or use almond flour) 3 egg whites (stored at room temperature for 6 hours prior) Pinch of salt ¼ cup sugar 2 tablespoons condensed strawberry puree For the basil cream 1 cup basil […]

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Strawberry Quinoa Cookies

Makes 2 dozen cookies Ingredients 1 cup black quinoa ¼ cup rolled oats 1 cup all purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking powder 1/3 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon flax seeds ¼ cup almonds, chopped fine 1/3 cup almond oil ½ cup sugar ¼ cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract ¼ cup […]

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Almonds and Strawberry Vinaigrette

Serves 4-6 A lovely savory way to enjoy peak berries and even more enjoyed alongside a glass of cold sparkling white or rose wine! Ingredients 4 cups baby spinach leaves 1 medium or small red onion, halved and sliced thin 10 medium strawberries, quartered 1 cup Bulgarian feta, crumbled 1 cup almonds, toasted and sliced […]

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Tomato Macaroons with Lemon Olive Oil Savory Buttercream

Makes 1 dozen macaroons For the outer shells… 1 cup powdered sugar ½ cup almonds, finely ground (grind in spice grinder or use almond flour) 3 egg whites (stored at room temperature for 6 hours prior) Pinch of salt ¼ cup sugar 2 tablespoons tomato powder (recipe follows) 1 tablespoon dried basil For the lemon […]

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Whipped Greek Yogurt Parfait

Makes 4 servings INGREDIENTS 1 cup Greek yogurt ½ cup whipping cream 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 crisp apple, diced 1 ripe pear, diced ¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted DIRECTIONS Place yogurt, whipping cream, honey, and dried spices into a cold mixing bowl. […]

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White Chocolate Lavender Peach Macaroons

Makes 1 dozen macaroons Ingredients For the outer shells… 1 cup powdered sugar ¼ cup almonds, finely ground (grind in spice grinder or use almond flour) 3 egg whites (stored at room temperature for 6 hours prior) Pinch of salt ¼ cup sugar 2 tablespoons white cocoa powder 2 tablespoons crushed dried lavender flowers For […]

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White Gazpacho

Serves 6-9 Ingredients 4 euro or hot house cucumbers, peeled and chopped 2 pounds white (green) grapes, halved 1 cup white balsamic vinegar 1 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 cups raw almonds 1 cup Greek yogurt Salt & pepper to taste Directions In a food processor, combine the cucumbers, grapes, ½ cup white balsamic […]

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Whole Wheat Linguini with Parsley Lemon Almond Pesto & Roasted Almonds

Serves 2 INGREDIENTS ¼ pound whole-wheat linguini, cooked 2 cups fresh parsley leaves 2 cloves garlic ¼ cup almonds, raw 1 tablespoon lemon zest ¼ cup lemon juice ¼ cup olive oil Salt ½ cup almonds, whole and roasted DIRECTIONS Cook the pasta as per pasta directions. In a blender place parsley, garlic, almonds, lemon […]

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