Month: March 2019

NEW Products: Easter Gifts Abound!

With Easter and other spring holidays upon us, we’re excited to introduce our NEW Lemoncello Almonds and Mint Chip Malt Balls! Our whole California-grown Almonds are toasted and coated in lemony white chocolate and our Mint Chip Malt Balls are addictive marble-sized malt balls with a dark chocolatey minty-green coating (yum)! For your convenience, we offer a phenomenal selection of hand-assembled Gift Crates, Gift Baskets and Gift Trays! Or, to DIY, just mix and match from our great products, including those new Lemoncello Almonds and Mint Chip Malt Balls. Sweet tooth? Grab these new products in 2-pound bags! Add dried fruits, nuts and chocolates

It’s Springtime: And It’s National Pecan Month!

It’s National Pecan Month and time to bring sweet and nutty Pecans into your Spring diet! Often a default filler for winter pies, we’re thrilled to celebrate them when the weather’s nice, too. Bella Viva Orchards’ Shelled Pecans, Organic Shelled Pecans and new Pecan Pieces are perfect additions to a health-conscious diet as much as a baker’s dream pantry. Whatever your dietary style is, get out those Pecans and eat! Pecans are rich in antioxidants, long-touted as good for the heart and cholesterol regulation. They’re also a source of vitamin E, thiamin, zinc, manganese and copper – nutrients that help regulate blood sugar and

Raisin’ the Roof: Nature’s Little Gems Are Ready

Whether you’re a baker, a hiker or a biker, Bella Viva Orchards Raisins are a great addition to your diet. They’re plump and sweet and ready to use in your favorite springtime meals and snacks. All of our Raisins are perfect for baked treats and much more! Check out our wide variety of Raisins, including natural and organic! We bet you’ll want to try ‘em all! Raisins are GMO-free and fat-free and are a source of dietary fiber, iron and calcium. This means they can help boost the digestive system, promote healthy bones and increase iron levels(1). Because of their nutritious virtues, they’re a

In the Kitchen: Carrot, Raisin and Pecan Cupcakes

These easy cupcakes featuring Bella Viva Orchards’ Almond Flour, Pecans and Raisins are packed with flavor and are sure to be a hit any time of the year. For Easter, try decorating them with our pastel-hued Jordan Almonds and purchased sugared Easter decorations. The frosting can simply be applied with a spatula if desired. Somebunny’s gonna love these! Yields: 18 cupcakes Prep Time: 30 minutes for cupcakes, 15 minutes for frosting Cook Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 1 hour Total Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes Cupcake Ingredients: ½ cup Bella Viva Orchards Almond Flour ¾ cup all-purpose flour ½ + 1/8 teaspoon baking soda

Crazy for Cranberries: Sweet and Perky!

Cranberries – in springtime? You bet! At Bella Viva Orchards, we’re lovin’ our Cranberries and are tossing these ruby red beauties into all kinds of dishes and we know you’ll do the same. We believe these tangy and sweet berries have well earned their place at the springtime table! We’ve given our Dried Cranberries and Dried Organic Cranberries just a kiss of added sweetness to balance out their natural tartness and the results have been great. So great that you’ll be popping them in your mouth straight from the bag if you aren’t adding them to your hot cereal, scones, spinach salad, trail mix,

An Apple a Day: A Good Habit

It’s National Nutrition Month and it’s a great time to bite into Dried Apples to help keep the doctor away! They’re nutritious and fun to eat – and easy to include in your diet! You can eat ‘em just as they are or add some to your favorite apple-friendly recipes like your morning oatmeal, cookies or a sweet and savory compote at dinnertime. They’re virtuous! Dried Apples are a source of dietary fiber, potassium, vitamin C and calcium and are GMO- and fat-free. And Apples contain pectin, which can help regulate cholesterol and benefit the digestive system (1). A plus: There’s nothing added at

Petal to Plate: The Promise of Fruits and Nuts!

Here in the Central Valley the trees are alive with millions of blossoms, buzzy bees doing their pollinating jobs and the promise of an abundance of fruits and nuts on each branch. Springtime here means that California’s getting ready to produce a great array of fruits and nuts to be enjoyed throughout our country – and many parts of the world! The cycle of Petal to Plate is the result of a loving partnership between mankind and Mother Nature. You could say we need each other. About the Petals: ‘Round here the orchards are filled with trees in varying stages of bloom. Near February,