Bake Your Way Around the Globe with Walnuts
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 world! Baking with walnuts is something many cultures have in common, so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite international sweet treats that use California...

Walnut Bliss Balls
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 you could feel good about too? That’s where Walnut Chocolate Bliss Balls come in. With this recipe, dates offer a natural sweetness, in place of...

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 tips and tricks, the most you’ll have to worry about is the guest list! California walnuts help make the menu and decor a cinch, so...
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 to get over your salad slump! This new recipe for a Balsamic Walnut Spinach Salad is the perfect way to add some variety to your...
November 26, 2019

4 Walnut Recipes for the Latest Kitchen Gadgets

So you scored a great deal on a new kitchen toy on Black Friday. Now what? There’s no doubt we’re in a new era of innovative kitchen appliances. Instead of unnecessarily specific kitchen tools like fondue pots and egg cookers taking up precious space in your pantry, there’s a variety...
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 to serve up this week. Whether you’re cooking for the family or a potluck, this dish is sure to please everyone. For a new take...
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 can be as hectic as it is fun. The shopping, wrapping presents, celebrations to attend, and so many meals to prepare. If it’s your turn...
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 if mealtime could be simple? Sometimes you just need a little help — We get it. But unless you have a sous chef at your...
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 keep your dinners exciting and easy to prepare, our pint-sized chefs Pia and Coco are here to show you how to make their Oven Roasted...
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! As a private chef and food blogger, I always encourage my clients and readers to incorporate as many plant-forward recipes into their home cooking as...
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. Grabbing a cup of coffee and something from the pantry will not always be enough to power you through the busy day ahead. When it’s...
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 empty stomach! Instead of reaching for the usual football fare, try thinking outside the goalposts for your game day snacks. The New Nachos Nachos have...
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 the best flavors of the season. From a cozy coffee drink to a lush cocktail to a sweet treat, there’s something for everyone to sip...
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 after work, it can be challenging to prepare a home-cooked dinner on weeknights. When schedules are crazy, takeout is a tempting option, but not always...
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 something important and between meals. You don’t want to be caught empty-handed and, oftentimes, the easy solution is a pre-packaged goods that can be high...
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 whole family will love, and it can be just as hard to think of something to prepare that you didn’t already eat last week! We’re...
August 16, 2019

Meal Prep Ideas to Help You Get Back Into Your Routine

The fall is here, which means slower mornings and relaxed evenings have come to an end. Save yourself some sanity by meal prepping. Planning meals in advance can save money, time, and energy, and it doesn’t have to be overly complicated or take hours to complete! Settling back into a...
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 on the agenda, one thing’s for sure – you’ll need sustaining snacks to help you power through your day. We’ve got three quick and simple...
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 with more nutrient-dense, plant-based ingredient, or simply reducing your carbon footprint by cutting back on animal products. Swapping out one meal per day, or even...
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 swing, consider pairing this juicy stone fruit with walnuts. Walnuts and peaches make for easy entertaining because there’s so much you can do with these...
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 with these fast and easy tricks to make every meal delicious and nutritious. 1. Set an example. Don’t be a short-order cook. Inspire kids to...
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 a delicious combo and can be added to just about any food group. From breakfast to dessert, and everything in between, it’s easy to see...
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 will love! But no matter how you’re spending the nation’s birthday, show your patriotic pride with delicious dishes and colorful desserts in good ol’ red,...
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 you. Our Walnut Romesco Sauce pairs perfectly with both grilled meats and grilled vegetables. That’s right, summer grilling is no longer only for meats. Break...
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 pair walnuts with avocados for delicious dishes around the clock this summer. Whether you’re assembling a quick snack or building a full meal, there’s an...
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, including ALA omega-3 (2.5g), protein (4g), fiber (2g), and magnesium (45mg)! One of our favorite snacks is raw walnuts, plain or sprinkled with sea salt....
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 intimidated by the elaborate masterpieces you may have seen on Pinterest, though. Our easy-to-follow guide will help you craft an effortless party appetizer array that...
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 order it yet, we’re here to clue you in to your soon-to-be new foodie favorite. Because shakshuka is here to stay! Finding its roots in...
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 ranked at the top of the list consistently for the past several years. A Mediterranean diet is based on foods that are commonly eaten in...
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? It’s one of the hardest jobs out there. That’s why we have one special day a year dedicated to celebrating these people. You guessed it....
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 have been given and the colorfully dyed eggs have been found, it’ll be time for the family’s Easter feast. Whether you’re serving the traditional ham...
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 dinner. Unfortunately, this type of meal isn’t always the healthiest. Below are three recipes you can make featuring a variety of grains, vegetables, good fats,...
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 rotation, but you might not have thought to make this dynamic duo the star of your favorite meals. If you enjoy walnuts and mushrooms on...
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 commit to a healthier lifestyle and make small changes to benefit your heart for a lifetime. California walnuts are a heart-healthy1 food, certified through the...
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 for your true love is a special culinary creation, lovingly prepared by your own hands. Whether you’re head over heels in love, or still checking...
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 friend. Candy and flowers are a classic go-to, but if you’re still feeling gift-shopping burnout from the holiday season, a really special way to say...
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 to prepare. You have to go slow, add a little bit of broth at a time, and just keep stirring. It’s been described as the...
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, some people like to think outside of the box when it comes to making their delicious holiday treats. Whether you’re the adventurous baker, the chocoholic,...
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 meat and dairy. Although both meat and dairy might seem like staple ingredients in your dishes, moving to a healthy, plant-based diet doesn’t mean you...
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 delicious dishes without all the double, double toil and trouble. Butternut Squash and Walnut Soup Butternut squash soup is a fall staple for festive gatherings;...
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 your eating habits. To make better choices when you’re in a hurry, consider planning your meals ahead of time. Making use of California walnuts –...
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 you’re looking to make an appetizer, entrée, or dessert, make sure to try this winning combination. Check out these five simple recipes showcasing this fabulous...
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 Day weekend to back-to-school week to the beginning of football season, there are so many great reasons to gather with friends and families to share...
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 possibilities when it comes to tossing a food bowl together. Bowls are typically heartier than your average salad, and they’re easy to prep in advance....
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 dishes. Pour a cold, tall glass of lemonade, grab a pair of tongs, and get ready to fire up the BBQ. We’ll be serving up...
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 oven usage to a minimum and treat ourselves to something on the refreshing side. From fun-flavored ice creams to fruity frozen popsicles, here are a...
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