Spice Up Your Snacks with These Trending Flavors
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....

Walnut Tostadas Meatless
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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