Chicken Almond Loaf

Here’s a tasty chicken dish made with an unusual ingredient — almond pulp. After making Homemade Almond Milk, I was left with a cup or so of soft, moist almond pulp. Wanting to make the best use of this ingredient, I was struck by the idea of including the soft, moist almond pulp as a…

Almond Date Mousse

This ultra simple dessert is not only delicious and smooth — it’s vegan.  What began as a mistake ended up a surprisingly lovely dessert! After making my Homemade Almond Milk, I used it to make a warm beverage, sweetened with dates.  While it tasted good, the texture was too thick — all wrong for drinking. …

Spinach with Smoked Almonds and Dates

I got a deep green bunch of spinach in my CSA box today, and developed this savory salad to bring out the best in this peak of season green. I love how the rich flavor of smoked almonds (think bacon without the mess or saturated fat) pairs well with the gentle sweetness of dates and…