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.

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…
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…
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…
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,…
Holistic 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…
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…
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…
Holistic 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…
Holistic 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…
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…
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…
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…
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?…
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…
Holistic 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…
Holistic 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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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