April 21, 2017

Here are 10 reasons why you should eat prunes:
 

Healthy Bones

Your bones are living, growing tissue that are affected by your diet and exercise. When you eat a well-balanced diet that includes prunes, your body will maintain and rebuild bone mineral density. As a yogi, bone health is especially important to keep your bones strong so you can continue a r...

April 21, 2017

PREP TIME

5 mins

COOK TIME

5 mins

TOTAL TIME

10 mins

SERVES

2 cups

Crunchy pan-toasted almonds with hints of spicy chili and zesty lime - these are positively addictive! So quick, easy, and healthy too!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups whole Diamond of California Almonds

  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • 1-2 teaspoons chili powder (depending on how spicy you prefer)

  • 1 teasp...

April 19, 2017

Almonds Deliver a Massive Amount of Nutrients

The almond is the edible seed that grows on the tree Prunus dulcis, more commonly called the almond tree.

Almonds are native to the Middle East, but the United States is now the world’s largest producer.

The almonds we buy at the store have usually had the shell removed, revealing the edible nut inside.

They ar...

April 19, 2017


Triple Almond Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 2 cup sugar

  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar

  • 1 cup vegetable/canola oil

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp almond extract

  • 4 1/2 cups flour

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 tsp cream of tartar

  • 2 cups sliced almonds

  • 1 (6oz) package toffee bits

  • additional sugar for rolling coo...

April 19, 2017

APPLE CRANBERRY WALNUT SALAD

PREP TIME

10 mins

TOTAL TIME

10 mins

SERVES

4-6

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 cups salad (I used a combination of arugula and baby spinach, any spring green mix will do)

  • 1 red apple

  • 1 green apple

  • 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped (such as Diamond of California)

  • ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese

  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries

     Coupons

    ...

April 18, 2017

Prunes are nature’s most unhip fruits. Perceived as dry and wrinkly, they elicit snickers and jokes about old people and regularity. But cast the bad reputation aside, and you’ll see that they’re unsung jewels. Sweet as candy, they’re also packed with fiber and vitamin A. They’re not leathery either; prunes are some of the moistest, softest dried fruit...

April 18, 2017

Fruit purees can be used successfully to replace some of the fat in baked goods.


 

Prune Puree
Puree 1/2 cup pitted prunes (or equal amounts of prunes and dried apples) and 1/4 cup water in a blender or processor until smooth. The dark color and strong flavor of this fat replacement make it best suited to chocolate-based or heavily spiced baked goods. 

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