California Walnuts Blog

The California Walnuts blog is where we share Culinary Inspiration, tips for a Balanced Lifestyle, our Orchard Orgins and highlight our Holistic Community. We believe goodness stems from the simple things in life. We want to inspire your creativity and remind you to have fun, get out of your shell, and enjoy life to the fullest.

Balanced Lifestyle
August 10, 2020

Fitting California Walnuts Into Your Active Lifestyle

Story time! Walnuts have been one of my favorite snacks for a long time. Honestly, my go-to snack in college was a handful of nuts....
Balanced Lifestyle
August 8, 2020

Nutritious Snacks to Fuel a Weekend Getaway

With the pandemic’s effect on domestic and international travel, your upcoming plans may look different than you expected. Fortunately, adventures can be full of unforgettable...
Balanced Lifestyle
August 8, 2020

Creative Crafting with California Walnuts

If you’re seeking creative ways to stimulate your children’s imagination, the solution might be a little nut in your very own kitchen cabinet. Walnuts are...
Culinary Inspiration
July 29, 2020

Dig in to This Refreshing Summer Salad

Summer salads are one of the most classic side dishes of the season that everyone enjoys digging into. Whether you’re spending a leisurely day lounging...
Culinary Inspiration
July 29, 2020

Back-to-School Snacks to Beat the Weekday Slump

Amid the bright sunshine and warm weather of summer, school is probably the last thing on your children’s minds. No matter what back-to-school season looks...
Culinary Inspiration
July 28, 2020

A Simple Summer Side Dish: Pearl Couscous Salad with Balsamic Glazed Walnuts

Summertime calls for delicious dishes that showcase the season’s best ingredients—like this Strawberry, Cucumber & Pearl Couscous Salad! Sweet and crunchy balsamic glazed walnuts, crisp...
Balanced Lifestyle
July 27, 2020

So Simple, So Good: Fun Ideas for Enjoying Time at Home with Your Kids

Life has definitely proven to be different these days. While most people are spending more time at home than ever before, that doesn’t mean what...
Walnut Community
July 24, 2020

Digest the Latest on Gut Health and Walnuts

More consumers are seeking foods that help manage risk factors and provide digestive health benefits, with 60-70 million people affected by digestive diseases. Good gut...
Balanced Lifestyle
July 23, 2020

Four (Simple) Family Fun Summer Night Ideas

I have waited for this season for nearly a year. Warmer temperatures, no coats needed and carefree days are much of what make summer my...
Walnut Community
July 23, 2020

Global Cuisine’s Influence on Made with Walnut Products

Thanks to travel, technology and innovation, the world is getting smaller and packaged ethnic food categories are more readily accessible than ever before. Global cuisine...
Balanced Lifestyle
July 21, 2020

No Camp? No Problem! 10 Social Distance Summer Activities to Keep Kids Busy

Summer is in full swing and might look a little different for your family this year. With social distancing still in place across the nation,...
Culinary Inspiration
July 15, 2020

Walnut and Mushroom Teriyaki Burgers Are Plant-Based Perfection

Who doesn’t love a satisfying burger come summertime? If you’re looking for a meatless alternative to add to the grill, try this plant-based take on...
Walnut Community
July 9, 2020

Trend Report: Walnuts Pair Perfectly with Savory, Salty, Sweet and Spicy Foods

In the nut world, walnuts have a unique ability to pair with a variety of flavors, from savory to salty to sweet to spicy. How?...
Walnut Community
June 30, 2020

Crunching Our Way Through New Walnut Bars

Food bars that are functional, provide all-day snacking and contain plant-based ingredients are trending with consumers. So why not grab a bar with an ingredient...
Culinary Inspiration
June 30, 2020

Master a New Skill in the Kitchen with Mango Summer Rolls

These Mango Summer Rolls with Walnut Ginger Dipping Sauce are filled with rice noodles and crisp, colorful vegetables and served with a zippy walnut-ginger sauce...
Culinary Inspiration
June 26, 2020

The Ultimate Summer Smoothie Bowl

When the temperature rises in the summer and we find ourselves looking for sweet treats to help cool off, we tend to turn to popsicles...
Walnut Community
June 26, 2020

Chef Q&A: Tamra Scroggins

After more than ten years leading the culinary team at Sizzler USA, Tamra Scroggins now joins us as the Director of Culinary at Daily Grill....
Walnut Community
June 17, 2020

Celebrating Walnuts in Candy During National Candy Month

June is National Candy Month! According to the National Confectioners Association (NCA), this is the month to celebrate chocolate, candy, gum and mints, along with...
Culinary Inspiration
June 12, 2020

Summer Snack Hacks to Make the Long Days Simpler

Summer is in full swing, and chances are your schedule is, too. Luckily, a few simple kitchen hacks can help keep your snacking game strong...
Culinary Inspiration
June 10, 2020

Shake Up Your At-Home Cocktails (and Mocktails) with California Walnuts

California walnuts have earned their place at the dinner table, in your afternoon snacks, and in the best desserts and baked goods, but the possibilities...
Culinary Inspiration
June 8, 2020

Your Guide to the Perfect Summer Celebration

Ah, summer. It’s the perfect season to get outdoors and make memories with your family. There’s just something about the season that brings a smile...
Culinary Inspiration
June 4, 2020

Sizzling Dishes to Add to Your Menu This Summer

Summer has arrived, bringing with it warm weather, sunshine, and longer days. With the bright colors and fresh flavors of summer ingredients, the food is...
Walnut Community
June 1, 2020

Feel Full, Physically and Mentally, with Walnuts

Many of us understand, or may have experienced, being “hangry” – that is, the anger or irritability associated with feeling hungry. What’s interesting is that...
Culinary Inspiration
May 27, 2020

A Sweet Snack Spread: Honey Walnut Butter

What’s creamy, sweet, delicious, and just waiting to be added to all your favorite snacks? That’s right, this Honey Walnut Butter has got it all....
Balanced Lifestyle
May 22, 2020

Take a Hike with Walnuts

While we’ve all had extra time to spend at home lately, it’s possible you’ve made your way through your TV watchlist and are ready for...
Culinary Inspiration
May 21, 2020

These Cauliflower Steaks with Walnut Gremolata are Plant-Based Bliss

If you find yourself in need of an effortless plant-based dinner that feels fancy and doesn’t skimp on flavor, try these Roasted Cauliflower Steaks topped...
Walnut Community
May 18, 2020

Classic Pairing of Bananas, Walnuts Thrives Through Evolution

Who doesn’t love a good banana bread with crunchy walnuts? Timeless foods such as banana bread provide comfort in staying the same. However, there’s an...
Orchard Origins
May 14, 2020

17 Things You Never Knew About Walnuts

For all you walnut lovers out there, get ready to celebrate because May 17 is National Walnut Day! With the versatility of California walnuts, there’s...
Culinary Inspiration
May 6, 2020

Trade in your Tuna Sandwich for this Delicious Plant-Based Alternative

This Chickpea and Walnut Salad Sandwich is extremely delicious, filling, and—best of all—packed with delicious plant-based ingredients! Chickpea stands in for tuna in this hearty,...
Walnut Community
May 6, 2020

5 Reasons Food & Beverage Manufacturers Should Use California Walnuts

Why California Walnuts? A white paper from the California Walnut Commission For thousands of years, walnuts have possessed many unique qualities. Today, those distinct attributes...
Culinary Inspiration
May 4, 2020

Put Some Pep in your Power Pairing with Walnuts and Bell Peppers

Bell peppers make a great addition to many kinds of dishes. Add them to stir fry, casseroles, and salads for a pop of color and...
Culinary Inspiration
April 29, 2020

Homemade Red Pepper Hummus is Simpler Than You Think

Hummus is a classic Mediterranean dip that can be found gracing almost any mezze spread or coupled in lunch boxes with fresh veggies and pita...
Culinary Inspiration
April 29, 2020

Snack the Med Diet Way With Walnuts

The Mediterranean Diet continues to be highly regarded, named the best overall diet by U.S. News & World Report for the third year in a...
Culinary Inspiration
April 29, 2020

What’s Your Snacking Style?

We all have a snacking style. It’s that innate sense of flavor that satisfies our emptiness between meals and satiates the rumblings of hungry tummies....
Culinary Inspiration
April 28, 2020

3 Ways to Boost Flavor and Sweetness with Less Added Sugar

Craving comfort foods is normal during this time. But, now more than ever it’s important to ensure we’re filling our bodies with nutritious foods. The...
Walnut Community
April 24, 2020

Versatility of Walnut Butters Shines in Nut Butter Popularity

WB&J sandwich, anyone? No matter how you spread it, walnut butter is a creamy and tasty food. It offers versatility in a market trending toward...
Orchard Origins
April 22, 2020

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

As growers and processors of California walnuts, we feel deeply connected to the Earth. We’ve spent more than a century caring for the land by...
Culinary Inspiration
April 13, 2020

Asparagus, Goat Cheese & Walnut Tart

Savory tarts make a wonderful main course for a light lunch or brunch, and we’ve got a new one for you to try this spring...
Culinary Inspiration
April 8, 2020

Think Beyond the Pantry with Walnuts

Life may feel a little uncertain at the moment, but there are some things we can do to create more stability and better enjoy time...
Walnut Community
April 8, 2020

Made with Walnuts Snacks Take a Bite Out of Consumer Cravings

Sensory Appeal According to the American Psychological Association, our taste buds are chemical sensors that tire quickly. The first few bites of food taste better...
Culinary Inspiration
April 6, 2020

Meet the Perfect Power Pair: Walnuts and Carrots

When you start craving lighter, fresher recipes that will put a spring in your step, there’s no better way to satisfy your palate than by...
Walnut Community
March 19, 2020

Walnuts Provide Flavor, Texture to Plant-Based Foods, Beverages

Plant-based food and beverages are booming and show no signs of slowing. Product development from food and beverage manufacturers has been rapid, and consumers in...
Culinary Inspiration
March 13, 2020

Four Satisfying Walnut & Potato Recipes to Try Today

Walnuts and potatoes really are the definition of a power pairing when you account for how tasty and satisfying both are! They’re smooth, rich and...
Walnut Community
March 11, 2020

Myth Conception: Plant-based Eating and Male Fertility

The key to a healthy pregnancy starts before conception, as aspiring mothers are becoming increasingly aware of how diet and lifestyle choices may influence their...
Culinary Inspiration
March 11, 2020

Spring Forward with Fresh Recipes

The return of springtime brings sunshine, flowers and (our favorite) plenty of fresh produce. It’s one of the best times of the year to rethink...
Walnut Community
March 4, 2020

A Snacking Win for Women: Walnuts

For women who want an edge on wellness, eating the right foods can be simple, especially when you choose nutrient dense choices, like walnuts. Published...
Balanced Lifestyle
February 28, 2020

5 Ways to Add More Nutrition To Your Diet

Let’s be honest, by this time of the year, many of us are starting to slack on our health-focused New Year’s resolutions. However, March is...
Walnut Community
February 28, 2020

Embrace American Heart Month with These Made with Walnuts Foods

February is a special month to celebrate loving each other — and ourselves. It’s American Heart Month, and walnuts fit wonderfully with heart-healthy diets. Walnuts...
Walnut Community
February 24, 2020

New Product Outlook 2020

Walnuts are bursting into the new decade full steam ahead, no longer restricted to just the bakery aisle. They feature a variety of functional benefits,...
Walnut Community
February 24, 2020

Chef Q&A: Venecia Willis

This issue’s featured chef is Venecia Willis, Sr. Culinary Operations Manager for Protein Bar & Kitchen. Before joining Protein Bar in November of 2017, Chef...
Walnut Community
February 10, 2020

Walnuts Cited as ‘Superfood’ Complement to 2020 Diet Trends

Each new year brings a new set of trends, especially in the world of nutrition and dieting. And, 2020 is no different. Adapting a plant-based...
Culinary Inspiration
January 31, 2020

3 Ways to Eat Heart-Healthy with Walnuts this Week

If you’re like most of us, overly ambitious New Year’s resolutions may be long-abandoned by now. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still commit to...
Culinary Inspiration
January 30, 2020

3 Ways to Eat Heart-Healthy with Walnuts this Week

Valentine’s Day may be over, but we’re still all 😍. That’s because February is American Heart Month, a time to adopt heart-healthy habits in order...
Culinary Inspiration
January 30, 2020

3 Ways to Eat Heart-Healthy with Walnuts this Week

When you think of February, pink and red hearts and Valentine’s Day cards probably come to mind. But this festive time of year isn’t just...
Balanced Lifestyle
January 30, 2020

3 Simple Ways to Show Your Heart Some Love this Month

This week, we’ve got one more person to add to your list of valentines: you! With Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month both happening in...
Balanced Lifestyle
January 29, 2020

Your Guide to the Perfect Galentine’s Day

If you’re not familiar with Galentine’s Day, it’s the day before Valentine’s Day, set aside to celebrate friendship. The “holiday” was popularized by Amy Poehler’s...
Walnut Community
January 24, 2020

Private Label Goes Mainstream

Not too long ago, private label foods and beverages were simply known as inexpensive imitations of everyone’s favorite branded products. My how times have changed....
Culinary Inspiration
January 23, 2020

Rock Your Resolutions with Walnuts

After an indulgent holiday season full of sweets, treats, and heavy meals, you might feel ready to hit the reset button. Whether you’re trying to...
Walnut Community
January 9, 2020

Trend Report: Food Bars Continue Healthy Growth as Snack, Meal Replacement

The food bar category continues to show impressive growth, especially when you look at specific segments, such as breakfast/cereal and health/nutrition. In these segments, consumers...
Walnut Community
January 9, 2020

Cereal Companies Include Walnuts to Boost ‘Health Halo’

Walnuts are magically delicious and more and more cereal, granola and oatmeal makers are adding better-for-you ingredients to get consumers’ days off to a healthy...
Walnut Community
December 19, 2019

Walnuts Gain Popularity in Dairy and Dairy-Free Products

The dairy shelf at supermarkets has undergone a bit of a transformation in the last 10 years. The yogurt category has risen, and fractured into...
Walnut Community
December 18, 2019

Popular Flavor Pairings with Walnuts

Grabbing a handful of walnuts is a heart-healthy* way to indulge in nutritional benefits without the guilt. After all, just one ounce of walnuts provides...
Balanced Lifestyle
December 17, 2019

Mastering your Morning Routine in 3 Easy Steps

Whether your morning is filled with a bustling household of children, or you’re simply trying to get yourself to your first meeting of the day—mornings...
Balanced Lifestyle
December 12, 2019

Gift Giving Made Simple with Walnuts

Ditch the long lines at retail shops this holiday season and get creative in your gift-giving by incorporating California walnuts. California walnuts can make holiday...
Orchard Origins
December 10, 2019

The Humble Walnut Has a Gilded History

The humble walnut has a rich and deep history, one that starts far off in Ancient Persia and reaches all the way to present day....
Walnut Community
December 9, 2019

California Walnuts Show Their Savory and Sweet Side at New Products Conference

The 37th annual New Products Conference was an exciting, three-day event, filled with innovations, trends and strategy discussions about the future of food. California Walnuts...
Culinary Inspiration
December 9, 2019

Savory Meets Sweet with These Walnut & Brie Puff Pastry Bites

It’s an age-old question: savory, or sweet? We say, why choose? For the best of both worlds, we have a new recipe that will satisfy...
Culinary Inspiration
December 4, 2019

Warm Up Your Winter with Walnut and Brown Butter Gnocchi

When the weather gets colder and you need a dinner that can warm you up from the inside out, it’s time to turn to comfort...
Culinary Inspiration
December 4, 2019

Bake Your Way Around the Globe with Walnuts

Baking during the holidays is a time-honored tradition. When searching for treats to try this holiday season, take a cue from our friends around the...
Culinary Inspiration
November 28, 2019

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with No-Bake Walnut Bliss Balls

Everyone wants a little taste of dessert at the end of the day, but wouldn’t it be nice if that sweet treat was also something...
Culinary Inspiration
November 26, 2019

Holiday Entertaining Made Simple

If you’re hosting a holiday party or dinner this year, you might feel overwhelmed with everything involved in orchestrating the perfect event. Fortunately, with these...
Culinary Inspiration
November 26, 2019

Pep Up Your Spinach Salad with Pomegranates and Prosciutto

Salads can have a reputation for being boring, but that doesn’t always have to be the case. Sometimes a little inspiration is all it takes...
Culinary Inspiration
November 26, 2019

4 Walnut Recipes for the Latest Kitchen Gadgets

There’s no doubt we’re in a new era of innovative kitchen appliances. Instead of specific kitchen tools like fondue pots and egg cookers taking up...
Walnut Community
November 4, 2019

New Ways to Snack with Walnuts

More than half of Americans snack daily, and snacking is actually the most popular way to eat walnuts.1,2 Simply grabbing a handful, raw or toasted,...
Culinary Inspiration
November 1, 2019

Pep Up Your Pesto Pasta with Walnuts

Need some help in the dinner department? The Pint-Sized Chefs are back again with their Spinach Walnut Pesto Pasta – just the recipe for you...
Culinary Inspiration
October 28, 2019

Pasta Potlucks are the New Cookie Swap

You’ve probably attended a cookie swap or a gift swap. But have you ever been to a pasta potluck? Intrigued? Read on! The holiday season...
Culinary Inspiration
October 24, 2019

13 Hacks to Make Your Life Simpler in the Kitchen

Life isn’t always simple. Kids get sick, cars break down, last-minute meetings are scheduled. With all that life throws at you, wouldn’t it be great...
Culinary Inspiration
October 22, 2019

Simple Salmon for a Savory Weeknight Meal

There’s something about a quick and easy, oven-roasted recipe that screams “weeknight meal solution”! But sometimes, those recipes can use a refresh. In order to...
Walnut Community
October 18, 2019

Camp Walnut 2019 Recap

A select group of industry chefs and foodservice media members were invited to join us at the beginning of the month for the 2019 California...
Walnut Community
October 16, 2019

What’s On The Supermarket Shelf? Going Wal-nuts for Halloween

The time-honored tradition of knocking on doors for candy provides more treats than tricks these days, and parents get just as much fun out of...
Walnut Community
October 15, 2019

Healthy Indulgence, Snacking on Display at IBIE 2019

The largest baking industry show in the United States recently took place in Las Vegas, and the California Walnut Commission was on hand to promote...
Culinary Inspiration
October 14, 2019

Fall Meatless Meals

Denisse here from LePetitEats.com. I’m so happy to be working with California Walnuts again to help inspire you to create more meatless meals at home!...
Culinary Inspiration
October 7, 2019

This Overnight Oats Recipe Will Make Your Mornings

For many of us, mornings can be hectic. Just getting yourself together, dressed and out the door leaves little time to prepare a well-balanced breakfast....
Orchard Origins
October 2, 2019

5 Crafts to Keep the Kids Busy Through the Holidays

As the weather cools and the kids are indoors, ignite their natural creativity and curiosity with crafts. With Fall being walnut harvest season, they’re plentiful...
Orchard Origins
September 30, 2019

Walnut Harvest: The Journey to Your Kitchen

Did you know 99% of the walnuts in the United States are grown in California? It’s a long road from planting a walnut orchard to...
Culinary Inspiration
September 26, 2019

4 Home-gating Snack Hacks for Sports Season

Whether you’re watching the big game with your family or hosting a “home-gating” party with friends, you can’t root for your favorite team on an...
Walnut Community
September 20, 2019

What’s on the Supermarket Shelf?

Welcome to our new blog where we’ll be detailing our favorite products on supermarket shelves that are made with walnuts! Each month, we’ll feature food...
Balanced Lifestyle
September 19, 2019

Diet and Reproductive Health – Is there a link?

With 12% of women and 9% of men in the US experiencing infertility1, or the inability to become pregnant after one year of trying, the...
Culinary Inspiration
September 19, 2019

3 Fall Drinks That Are Better Than a Pumpkin Spice Latte

Denisse here from LePetitEats.com. This fall I teamed up with California Walnuts to create some seasonally-inspired beverages! These three walnut-based drink recipes capture some of...
Culinary Inspiration
September 18, 2019

Take on Takeout with Homemade Honey Walnut Shrimp

We get it. Whether you’re shuttling the kids around from school to extracurricular activities or trying to do your grocery shopping and a yoga class...
Culinary Inspiration
September 12, 2019

Homemade Granola Bars are the Snack You’ve Been Missing

Everyone’s been there: that unfortunate time of the day when hunger creeps up on you, your stomach is growling, but you’re in the middle of...
Balanced Lifestyle
September 11, 2019

How to Pack a Lunch that Fits Your Lifestyle

Have you ever had that kind of lunch break where you’re able to decompress, release the stress of the busy morning, and have some quality...
Culinary Inspiration
September 9, 2019

6 Recipes Under-30 Minutes to Conquer Weeknight Dinners

Ever feel like the weeknight struggle is real? Sometimes it’s hard to find the time to put a balanced meal on the table that the...
Walnut Community
August 28, 2019

Chef Q&A: Eric Ernest

Meet Chef Eric Ernest, Executive Chef and Associate Director of USC Hospitality and the driving force behind its culinary vision and strategy. Prior to entering...
Walnut Community
August 28, 2019

Flavor Experience 2019

We just concluded another exciting year at the Flavor Experience conference in Newport Beach, CA with California Walnuts as a Pinnacle Sponsor. This unique industry...
Balanced Lifestyle
August 19, 2019

Power Up Breakfast with California Walnuts

You’ve probably heard the old saying “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” too many times to count. And while all meals are...
Culinary Inspiration
August 16, 2019

Meal Prep Ideas to Help You Get Back Into Your Routine

Planning meals in advance can save money, time, and energy, and it doesn’t have to be overly complicated or take hours to complete! With a...
Culinary Inspiration
August 14, 2019

3 Ways to Snack with Spiced Walnuts

Where will Fall take you? Football games, pumpkin patches, or even just the flurry of daily activities as school starts back up?! No matter what’s...
Culinary Inspiration
August 7, 2019

Making Your Meals Meatless

There are so many reasons to incorporate meatless meals into your life – increasing the amount of colorful fruits and vegetables in your diet, cooking...
Culinary Inspiration
August 1, 2019

Walnuts and Peaches: Summer’s Perfect Pairing

The bountiful summer season brings a decadent array of seasonal, farm-fresh fruits and so many ways to enjoy them. While peach season is in full...
Culinary Inspiration
July 30, 2019

7 Simple and Delicious Tips to Make Healthier Family Meals

It can be a daily struggle to keep the whole family eating well, especially with picky eaters in the house. Keep the whole gang happy...
Orchard Origins
July 15, 2019

6 Walnut Crafts to Try with the Kids This Summer

If you’re staring down the days of summer wondering what to do with your kids to keep them off of screens, yet entertained, the answer...
Culinary Inspiration
July 11, 2019

Walnuts and Berries: A Nutrient-Rich Power Duo

California walnuts and berries may just be most perfect food pairing ever. There, we said it. The berry sweetness and savory crunch of walnuts make...
Culinary Inspiration
June 28, 2019

The Ultimate 4th of July Celebration

The 4th of July is filled with potlucks, picnics and pool days, so celebrate the day with a spectacular spread all your friends and family...
Culinary Inspiration
June 25, 2019

2 Ways to Grill with Walnut Romesco Sauce

Fire up the BBQ for grilling season! But before you turn to the standard burgers and brats, we’ve got a new summer grilling idea for...
Walnut Community
June 20, 2019

Walnuts at the Tipping Point in Foodservice: Azar Launches Walnut Crumbles at NRA

New product alert! We are excited to partner with Azar Nuts to debut a brand-new plant-based culinary product, its nature Walnut Crumbles! Launched in Chicago...
Culinary Inspiration
June 19, 2019

Walnuts and Avocados: A Winning Combination

Avocado season is upon us! But there’s so much more to this fruit (yes, fruit) than just guacamole. We’re breaking down all the ways to...
Culinary Inspiration
June 12, 2019

Spice Up Your Snacks with These Trending Flavors

Walnuts make a fantastic snack. They’re crunchy, filling and go with just about everything. Plus, one ounce of walnuts is a powerhouse of important nutrients,...
Balanced Lifestyle
May 31, 2019

Easy Ways to Train Your Brain Daily

Whether you are 21 or 71 years old, it’s important to actively work towards maintaining your brain health. Keeping your brain in tip-top shape can...
Balanced Lifestyle
May 24, 2019

Food & Mood: Exploring the Link Between Diet and Depression

Since it’s Mental Health Awareness Month, now is the perfect time to think about the many ways we can nourish and support our own mental...
Culinary Inspiration
May 23, 2019

Your Guide to the Perfect Summer Cheese Board

Summer means picnics, parties and gathering with friends and family—all great reasons to master the art of the perfect cheese board for entertaining! Don’t be...
Culinary Inspiration
May 15, 2019

Shake up your Shakshuka with Walnut Muhammara

You might have seen shakshuka popping up on brunch menus everywhere lately and wondered what it is. For those who haven’t been curious enough to...
Culinary Inspiration
May 10, 2019

The Beginner’s Guide to the Mediterranean Diet

You’ve probably heard of the Mediterranean diet, named the top diet of 2019. In fact, according to US News and World report it has been...
Culinary Inspiration
April 29, 2019

Pint Size Chef: Mother’s Day Donut Magic

Can you name a job that requires you to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for no pay and no days off?...
Walnut Community
April 15, 2019

The Future of Product Development on Display at Natural Products Expo West

Natural Product Expo West, the largest natural and organic products event in the world, hosted 86,000 people from 136 countries last month. They all came...
Orchard Origins
March 29, 2019

How to Compost at Home

California Walnuts is a huge fan of the environment, and if you’re someone who cares about the environment too, loves to garden, or has a...
Culinary Inspiration
March 29, 2019

How to Plan an Eggstraordinary Easter Feast

Easter is almost here! So if you haven’t planned your big brunch or dinner yet, it’s time to hop to it! After the Easter baskets...
Walnut Community
March 25, 2019

Exploring Walnuts & Mental Health

More and more, consumers are looking for foods beneficial to overall wellness, including both body and mind.1 This comes at a time when the CDC...
Walnut Community
March 20, 2019

Dramatic Changes in the Eating Habits of American Millennials

According to the Department of Agriculture, in 2016, for the first time, Americans spent more of their food budget (50.2%) eating out than at home....
Balanced Lifestyle
March 1, 2019

6 Ways to Incorporate More Exercise Into Your Day

How often do you exercise? Exercising your body is one of the best things you can do to keep your health in top shape. The...
Balanced Lifestyle
February 28, 2019

5 Songs You Need to Add to Your Cooking Playlist

Every culinary adventure begins in a similar fashion. You find the perfect recipe, go to the store to get all the necessary ingredients, and you’re...
Culinary Inspiration
February 27, 2019

3 Meals Under 500 Calories

When it comes to fueling your body during a busy week, we’re often tempted to blindly reach for quick and convenient meals for lunch or...
Culinary Inspiration
February 26, 2019

Power Pairing: Walnuts + Mushrooms

Looking for a match made in culinary heaven? How about the amazing power-pair that is walnuts and mushrooms? Both are probably staples in your grocery...
Culinary Inspiration
February 1, 2019

Heart-Healthy Recipes for American Heart Month

February is famous for its emphasis on everything hearts. So this month, we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month! It’s the perfect time to...
Walnut Community
January 31, 2019

Good Fats are Back!

January will always mean the start of New Year’s resolutions, the most popular of which are losing weight and eating healthier. While this may pose...
Walnut Community
January 31, 2019

Chef Q&A: Grant Morgan

Meet Chef Grant. As the Director of F&B for Velvet Taco, he is overseeing the aggressive expansion from 9 open restaurants to 40 over the...
Culinary Inspiration
January 30, 2019

3 Simple Ways to Surprise Your Sweetheart

How do you show your love for your sweetheart when Valentine’s Day rolls around? Let us count the ways! We believe the perfect Valentine’s gift...
Culinary Inspiration
January 30, 2019

4 Must-Try Breakfast in Bed Recipes

Valentine’s Day is a fun time to celebrate with the people you love – whether it’s a romantic partner, a family member or a best...
Orchard Origins
January 22, 2019

The Walnut Growing Process

Have you ever wondered how walnuts are grown? It’s a long road from planting a walnut orchard to delivering fresh, delicious walnuts straight to your...
Orchard Origins
January 16, 2019

Starting Your Own Herb Garden is Easier Than You Think

Have you ever wanted to start your own herb garden at home, but thought it might be too difficult? Don’t worry, you don’t need a...
Balanced Lifestyle
December 21, 2018

New Year, New You? Why You Don’t Have to Reinvent Yourself in 2019

The beginning of a new year is meant to symbolize rebirth, fresh starts and reinvention, but honestly, that’s a lot of pressure to put on...
Orchard Origins
December 19, 2018

California Walnut Grower Stories – Carl Cilker, Cilker Orchards

Let’s start with talking about how you became a California walnut grower. I kind of grew up with it, as our family’s been in the...
Balanced Lifestyle
December 15, 2018

Why Vision Boards are “In” in 2019

As 2018 draws to a close, many people are reviewing the past year in preparation for the one ahead. January is famous for resolutions. But...
Culinary Inspiration
December 11, 2018

Pint Size Chef: Risotto for Rookies

Risotto is an Italian rice dish that exudes decadence with its velvety texture, and known as much for its exquisite taste as it is difficult...
Balanced Lifestyle
December 11, 2018

How to Stay Healthy During the Holidays

‘Tis the season for whipping up famed family holiday recipes and serving special, homemade holiday desserts. With so many treats surrounding us this time of...
Balanced Lifestyle
December 10, 2018

Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday

A study examining people’s stress levels during the holiday season found that 31% of Americans describe the most wonderful time of the year as “frantic.” It can...
Culinary Inspiration
November 5, 2018

6 Types of Dessert Lovers

During the holidays, most people tend to steer towards traditional dessert recipes. Pumpkin pie, fudge, gingerbread houses, and sugar cookies are all popular standbys. However,...
Culinary Inspiration
November 4, 2018

Plant-Based Eating Made Simple

As the name implies, plant-based diets simply feature more plant foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and nuts, rather than foods from animals, such as...
Culinary Inspiration
October 24, 2018

Trick-Or-Treat Yourself

This Halloween, trick-or-treat yourself to the savory flavors of spooky season! We’re going to show you how you can turn your everyday appetizers into hauntingly...
Culinary Inspiration
October 22, 2018

Meal Prep for Beginners

There are many benefits to meal prep. Planning meals in advance saves you valuable time throughout the week, but also allows you to carefully consider...
Culinary Inspiration
October 12, 2018

Power Pair: Walnuts + Pears

Walnuts and pears make great partners for sweet and savory recipes alike. They complement each other beautifully due to their opposing, yet balancing features. Whether...
Culinary Inspiration
September 23, 2018

Getting Creative with Fall Flavors

September is arguably one of the most beautiful months of the year, especially as the sun-soaked days of summer give way to fall. From Labor...
Culinary Inspiration
August 26, 2018

Why The Food Bowl Trend is Here to Stay

From grain to buddha to macro, poke and acai, meals in bowls are all the rage. Quick, versatile and packed with nutrients, there are endless...
Culinary Inspiration
August 23, 2018

3 More Reasons to Break Out the BBQ this Summer

Summer is here and that means BBQ season! There’s something about cooking food outdoors that makes it taste better. But, grilling isn’t limited to meat-based...
Culinary Inspiration
July 14, 2018

Sweet Summer Treats to Help Beat the Heat

During these sweltering summer days, we’re all about anything that will help us stay cool. And since it’s plenty hot outside, we prefer to keep...
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