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It's just nuts!
Vol. 10 No. 4

Eat it hot for breakfast and/or chilled for dessert. You've got two days' worth of treats with Oat Cuisine's French Toast Pudding with Ginger Pecan Granola, above.

Everybody loves banana bread at breakfast, and it makes a great addition to a brown-bag lunch. Take it up a notch with this recipe from Pollen Ranch: Banana Walnut Bread with Divine Desserts, above.

If you have this salad at breakfast, it will certainly start your day off with good protein and Vitamin C. Peanut and Orange Salad, above, is dressed with Zena's SASS.

The delicious ways to use endive grown by California Endive Farms are almost endless, including Avocado, Endive and Pistachio Salad, above.

Both sweet and savory, there are a myriad of uses for Taylor Brothers Farms' organic dried plums (aka, prunes), such as Citrus Bulgur Salad with California Dried Plums and Pistachios, above.

Both walnut pieces and walnut oil from La Tourangelle Artisan Oils give a rich flavor to Beet, Orange and Walnut Salad, above.

Fabrique Délices' Country Style Chicken Terrine with Pistachios, above, is perfect served with slices of baguette or rustic bread, and accompanied by a California Cabernet, Merlot, or Pinot Noir.

Jill Silverman Hough developed this recipe for Pete's Living Greens, using their Live Gourmet Upland Cress: Chicken and Watercress Salad with Almonds and Feta, above.

Pat Gage, founder of Engage Organics, says "We serve Barley with Spinach and Walnuts, above, in a crock pot at demos. It’s a great traveler and a party favorite."

Almonds and all sorts of other really good stuff make up Keep It Real Food's No-Grain Granola, below.

Laguna Salt's Red Chipotle Honey Almonds, below, will wake up your taste buds for sure!

New from Marlo's Bakeshop: Gluten- and Dairy-Free Banana Bread Biscotti, below, made with bananas, caramel-y maple, and toasted walnuts.

Wherever you go, you can always have a nutritious meal in your pocket with Hero Bar, below: raw cashews, seeds, freeze dried kale and other good stuff.

All three flavors of Not Yer Momma's Granola are loaded with nuts. Their Original, below, has more than 3 pounds of nuts for very 5 pounds of oats. Also try Blueberry Ginger or Cardamom Apricot.

Hazelnuts and chocolate are a classic combination, which come together in the unique Cookie Brittle from Holly Baking: Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle with Hazelnuts, below.

Shelley's Biscotti has developed many unique and tasty flavors of biscotti with nuts, including Pistachio Hazelnut Biscotti with Dark Chocolate, below, and Apricot Walnut.

Cocoa Parlor's Dark Jungle organic, premium chocolate bar, below, is made with wild Ecusdorian peanuts. Jungle Peanut is a milk chocolate version. Simple Pleasure is a hazelnut chocolate bar.

Use Maisie Jane's Organic Sliced Almonds to make Couscous and Shrimp Salad with Tangerines and Almonds, below.

Boncora Biscotti is carrying on the legacy of Bonnie Tempesta with three varieties of biscotti, pictured above: Almond, Chocolate Dipped, and Triple Chocolate.

New from Napa Cakes Panforte: award-winning Apricot Almond Biscotti, above, made with sun-dried Blenheim apricots, peaches, nectarines, dates, and California almonds. Dessert, healthy snack, or paired with fine cheeses and charcuterie.

Organic, raw almonds go into Solstice Canyon almond butters, including Cardamom and Clove Almond Butter, used to make this luscious Banana Tart, above.

Feel free to experiment with the unusual flavors of Buttermilk's Pancake Mixes: Red Velvet, Ube (Purple Yam), and Green Tea White Chocolate. Among the possibilities are Red Velvet Cupcakes, or Green Tea Almond Cookies, above.

Sonomic's Almost Vinegar Gewürztraminer is the secret ingredient in this easy-to-make Goat Cheese and Almond Appetizer, above. Placing the toasts on edible flowers lends a lovely, bright color to the platter.

Flaky filo filled with almonds and walnuts, lightly sweetened and sprinkled with freshly ground pistachios, are what make the Baklava, above, from Desserts on Us so irresistible.

Whether homemade or store-bought, cookies become more elegant and lots yummier in this recipe from Toffee Talk for Toffee-Dipped Cookies, above, made with Crumble Mumble, little bits of toffee, chocolate and four kinds of nuts.

Celebrate the woman who's both savvy and sweet with Hottie Biscotti's Savvy Sweet Salted Caramel Biscotti, above. Creamy caramel and rich milk chocolate over an almond biscotti, topped with a dash of sea salt.

The real butter frostings from The Frosting Queens are so versatile. Use them to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles, above, and then dip the truffles in chopped peanuts and/or mini chocolate chips.

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