Category: Recipes

In the Kitchen: Bella Viva Orchards Fig, Almond and Ricotta Toasts

This Mediterranean-inspired appetizer recipe, featuring Bella Viva Orchards’ Certified Organic Dried Black Figs and Certified Organic Raw Almonds, is easy enough to make on a weeknight and special enough to be served for company. By using Dried Figs, you’re packing an extra concentrated punch of sweet, earthy flavor. Yields: 12 small toasts Prep time: 5 minutesCook time: 15 minutesTotal Time: 35 minutes (includes cooling time) Ingredients: 1 cup Bella Viva Orchards Certified Organic Dried Black Figs (about 12)¾ cup water½ cup Bella Viva Orchards Certified Organic Raw Almonds, roughly chopped½ cup whole milk ricotta cheese (fresh is best)12 slices thin baguettePinches of flaky sea

In the Kitchen: Currant Cream Scones

These rich scones, featuring Bella Viva Orchards’ Organic Zante Currants, are easy to make – and even easier to eat! We’ll bet this recipe will find its way to your kitchen for many breakfasts and tea breaks. Yields: 6 scones Prep time: 10 minutesCook time: 20-25 minutesTotal Time: 30-35 minutes Ingredients: 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour2 ½ teaspoons baking powder¼ cup granulated sugar¼ teaspoon fine sea salt¼ cup cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes½ cup Bella Viva Orchards Organic Zante Currants½ cup whipping cream1 large egg plus 1 large egg yolk (reserve the egg white for egg wash), lightly beatenTurbinado sugar, for sprinkling

In the Kitchen: Bella Viva Orchards Peach Cherry Crisp

This easy tasty recipe, featuring Bella Viva Orchards’ Certified Organic Dried Peach Slices, Certified Organic Dried Cherries and Certified Organic Pecans, is sure to bring summer sunshine to your family and friends any time of the year. You can feel good about using more fruit to thicken the crisp, too! Yields: 6 to 8 servings Prep time: 25 minutesCook time: 35 minutesTotal Time: 1 hour Ingredients: For fruit filling:5 cups Bella Viva Orchards Certified Organic Peach Slices, divided1 cup Bella Viva Orchards Certified Organic Dried Cherries, halved3 cups water¾ cup granulated sugarZest of 1 lemonJuice of ½ fresh lemonPinch Kosher salt For streusel topping:¾

In the Kitchen: Orange Cheesecake

This recipe, featuring Bella Viva Orchards’ Certified Organic Orange Chips and Orange Powder, will make you a superstar at your next special occasion gathering. The crust and cheesecake and the Orange Chip topping can be made a day ahead and kept separated until the day of service. Yields: 12 servings Prep time: 30 minutesCook time: 55 minutesInactive time: at least 3 hoursTotal Time: at least 4 hours 25 minutes, including cooling times Ingredients: For the topping:24 Bella Viva Orchards Certified Organic Orange Chips1 cup water1/2 cup granulated sugar¼ cup fresh orange juice For the crust: 1 ¼ cups graham cracker crumbs¼ cup granulated sugar1/3

In the Kitchen: Pear, Date and Almond Fingerprint Cookies

This easy no-bake recipe, featuring Bella Viva Orchards’ Certified Organic Dried Pears, Certified Organic Medjool Dates, Certified Organic Raw Almonds, Almond Flour and Almond Butter, is a flavor-packed recipe that will keep your oven off and your taste buds on! A plus? They’re a vegan, GMO-free and gluten-free sweet treat for the whole family! Yields: 1 dozen cookies Prep time: 25 minutesCook time: 0 minutes!Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients: For the cookies: 1 cup roughly chopped Bella Viva Orchards Certified Organic Dried Pears½ cup roughly chopped Bella Viva Orchards Certified Organic Medjool Dates¼ cup roughly chopped Bella Viva Orchards Certified Organic Raw Almonds¼ cup

In the Kitchen: Apricot-glazed Pork Chops with Toasted Almonds

This recipe, using Bella Viva Orchards California Tangy Apricots and Raw Almonds, will make you want to get outdoors and fire up that grill! You’ll want to keep an extra bag or two of our Almonds and Apricots on hand for enjoyment when you’re spending time inside or on the go. Bring on the sunshine and bring on the happy flavors! Yields: 6 servings Prep time: 2 to 4 hoursCook time: about 30 minutesTotal Time: up to 4 hours, 30 minutes Ingredients: For brine:8 cups water½ cup kosher salt½ cup granulated sugar For glaze*:½ cup Bella Viva Orchards California Tangy Apricots¾ cup water1 large

Organic Cherries: A Jubilant Addition to your Day!

May’s a busy time ‘round here, with the season’s early fruits being harvested. Among those early harvests are our Certified Organic Cherries. We invite you to take a moment to imagine being in the middle of a lush Cherry orchard watching these beautiful orbs being plucked from the trees just as their sugars reach that perfect level. Does it make you feel jubilant? Good! We hope so. They’re incredible. They’re organic. They smell heavenly in our drying yard. And they’re ready for you to enjoy right this moment. Now, that’s what it’s all about!

In the Kitchen: Almond Flour Blueberry Pecan Cookies with Cacao Chips!

One bite of these Martino family favorites and you’ll be hooked on these super-flavorful gluten-free cookies, featuring Bella Viva Orchards Almond Flour,  Certified Organic Dried Blueberries and Pecans. Even wheat flour eaters will want to mark this as a sure make-again recipe! Yields: 3 dozen cookies Prep time: 15 minutesCook time: 24 minutes (total)Total Time: 39 minutes Ingredients: 3 cups Bella Viva Orchards Almond Flour, packed1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon fine sea salt4 ounces unsalted butter (1 stick), softened¾ cup brown sugar, packed½ cup granulated sugar2 large eggs2 cups Bella Viva Orchards Dried Blueberries2 cups bittersweet 60% cacao chips1 cup Bella Viva Orchards Pecans,

In the Kitchen: Peach Glazed Salmon with Almonds

Sweet, crunchy wholesomeness in every bite! Enjoy this recipe for Peach Glazed Salmon with Almonds featuring Bella Viva Orchards amazing Organic Dried Yellow Peach Slices and Raw Almonds. Add a nice green salad and cooked brown rice and you’ve nailed it at dinnertime!  Yields: 4 servings Prep time: 15 minutesCook time: 18 minutesTotal Time: 33 minutes Ingredients: For glaze:½ cup Bella Viva Orchards Certified Organic Peaches¾ cup water1 large garlic clove, minced¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or more, if desired)1 teaspoon soy sauce½ teaspoon Dijon mustardJuice of ½ fresh lemon For Salmon:4 salmon fillets, skinless, about 6 to 8 ounces each1 cup Bella

April at Bella Viva Orchards: A Penchant for Organic Peaches!

You could say we’re proud of our Certified Organic Peaches. Like beaming parents would be proud of their talented, well-behaved child! With plenty of humility sprinkled in, we’d say our Certified Organic Peaches are deserving of that pride. And we trust that those of you who know them would agree wholeheartedly. So, what’s up with that pride, you may ask. Well, for starters, our Certified Organic Peaches are grown in an estate orchard that’s been in our family since 1987. Lots of love goes into feeding the land, nurturing our trees and perfecting our practices to bring you the biggest, sweetest and most aromatic