Wednesday, March 12th, 2014.

Almonds Every Which Way

More than 150 Healthy & Delicious Almond Milk, Almond Flour, and Almond Butter Recipes

By Brooke McLay

 Thanks to their versatility, almonds have become a key ingredient in vegan, Paleo, gluten-free, low-carb, and other alternative diets as a substitute for grain flours and dairy. Almonds can reduce heart attack risk, lower bad cholesterol, help build strong bones and teeth, provide healthy fats, and aid in regulating blood sugar and insulin after meals, making them a superfood worth incorporating into our daily routines.

In Almonds Every Which Way, Brooke McLay guides readers through every meal of the day (and then some) with more than 150 almond flour-, almond milk-, and almond butter-based recipes. Brooke’s recipes range from breakfast (everything from Vegan Almond Butter Pancakes, to Thai-Style Breakfast Burritos) to dinner (including Almond Milk Alfredo, Fried Chickpea Salad, and Primal Power Meatballs). Brooke also puts a twist on familiar classics, such as AB & J Quick Bread Bites or Stealthy Healthy Mac and Cheese. Whether it’s curling up with some Almond White Marshmallow Hot Cocoa, spreading a little Enlightened Artichoke Dip on your Almond Crunch Crackers, or impressing friends with a box of Almond Cookie Dough Truffles, this book offers helpful tips, alternative methods, and ingredient substitutions to help almond-based cooking fit into any lifestyle.

Complete with helpful codes that show how each recipe fits into diet parameters (including signs for dairy-free, gluten-free, grain-free, paleo, vegan, and vegetarian), and a section devoted making the basics—almond milk, flour, and butter—from scratch, Almonds Every Which Way helps both beginner and experienced home cooks incorporate this “wonder nut” into their diets.

Brooke McLay is a freelance food writer, food photographer, and recipe developer for Betty Crocker, Good Cook, General Mills,, and Disney’s blog, Babble. You can visit her personal blog at She lives with her family in Salt Lake City, UT.