Tag: Cranberries

In the Kitchen: Bella Viva Orchards Cranberry Orange Scones

These easy, moist and flavorful scones, featuring Bella Viva Orchards’ Dried Cranberries and Orange Powder, are a snap to assemble. While they’re perfect on the holiday breakfast table, we love ‘em year-round!  Yields: 6 scones Prep time: 25 minutesCook time: 20-25 minutesTotal Time: 45-50 minutes Ingredients: ¼ cup Bella Viva Orchards Orange Powder¾ cup sour cream1 large egg, lightly beaten1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour¾ cup Bella Viva Orchards Dried Cranberries¼ cup + 2 tablespoons granulated sugar1 ½ teaspoons baking powder½ teaspoon baking soda¼ teaspoon fine sea salt¼ cup cold butter, cut into small cubes Topping: About 1 tablespoon whipping creamSprinkling

Apple of Your Eye: Sweet, Tart Autumness!

As the leaves turn color and fall from the trees and the days grow cooler and shorter, it becomes the perfect time for apples. Dried Apples, that is! These chewy guys want to jump into your desk, your kids’ lunch bags and into your kitchen. And the doctor would approve! Naturally fat-free, gluten-free and GMO-free, Dried Apples are high in vitamin C and contain dietary fiber, vitamin B-6 and a bit of potassium and magnesium. Experts tell us that Apples can help promote weight management, bone health, digestive function and pulmonary function. The same sources state that Apples can help stave off asthma and

Behold: The Courageous Cranberry!

Brilliant red, sweet and tart. That’s the courageous Cranberry! These beautiful berries, sweetened just enough to round out that puckerfulness, are screaming to be part of your healthy diet. They want you to think of them when it’s time for breakfast, lunch, snacktime and dinner. They especially want you to think of them now that cooler weather and holidays are upon us. Dried Cranberries are a source of dietary fiber and some calcium, iron and potassium. They’re also GMO-free, fat free and sodium-free. Their claim to fame? Think about antioxidants and bioactive compounds rather than vitamins and minerals. These compounds help promote healthier metabolism,

In the Kitchen: Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti

When you make this recipe featuring Bella Viva Orchards’ Cranberries, Pistachio Kernels and Orange Powder, we’re sure you’ll find they’re worth the extra time to prepare. They’re so easy to make and are perfect as a dessert, teatime sweet or quick breakfast (we won’t tell)! Yields: About 18 biscotti Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes (total) Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes Ingredients: 2 cups flour ½ teaspoon salt 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder 2 eggs ¾ cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons Bella Viva Orchards Orange Powder ½ cup unsalted butter 1 teaspoon almond extract 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup Bella

Berry, Berry Good: Celebrating Nature’s Gems!

Small and jewel-like, who can resist Dried Berries to brighten a meal or snack? Our ruby-hued Dried Strawberries, Dried Cranberries and sapphire-colored Dried Blueberries make tasty and nutrition-packed additions to your diet. Dried, sliced California Strawberries: Experts say they have anti-inflammatory qualities, help promote healthier cholesterol levels, regulate blood pressure and promote artery health (1). They’re a source of vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber and folic acid and can be good for digestive health! And Cranberries: Lightly sweetened to ease the pucker, sources state they’re low in calories and can be beneficial for cardiovascular and urinary tract health (2). Did someone ask for Dried

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,

In the Kitchen: Broccoli Salad

This easy and tasty salad recipe featuring Bella Viva Orchards’ Dried Cranberries, Roasted Salted Sunflower Seeds and Chopped Almonds brings a punch of crunchy greens and good nutrition to spring days. Your whole family will love it! Yields: 4 servings Prep Time: 15 minutes Refrigerate: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: ¼ cup best quality mayonnaise 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons honey or agave syrup Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 2 cups fresh broccoli florets and stems (sliced about ½” thick) ½ – ¾ cup Bella Viva Orchards Dried Cranberries ⅓ cup Bella Viva Orchards Roasted Salted

Fire up the Oven: Your Holiday Baking Essentials Are Here!

When you think of holiday baking, we’ll bet you think about nuts and dried fruits. That’s great, ‘cause we have your holiday baking essentials right here! While there are too many to mention, we’re highlighting just a few of our faves here! Holiday recipes calling for flour get healthier when you use our Almond Flour, which is tasty and has all the benefits of Almonds including being gluten-free, higher in protein and lower in sugar than wheat flour. Substitute it or combine it with wheat flour for extra goodness. Also, perfect for fruitcakes and more, our Natural Dried Muscat Raisins are plump and have

In the Kitchen: Spring Salad

Healthy, Easy, and Delicious Spring Salad: This fresh and delicious spring salad makes the perfect side dish or meal all by itself. Enjoy the sweet and chewy textures of dried blueberries and cranberries along with a crunchy boost in protein from our sliced almonds and sunflower seeds. Your taste buds will thank you for the sweet bursting flavors of fresh strawberries combined with the tasty zing from a homemade balsamic vinaigrette. This salad is sure to add an extra spring in your step! Total Time: 10 minutes Serves: 2-4 Prep Time: 5 – 7 min. Ingredients (Salad): 8 oz. fresh spinach leaves 5 fresh

All About Berries

Gushing with succulent flavor ranging from sweet to tart, berries are bound to leave you feeling refreshed. There are many types of berries from around the world and many have been staples in our diets for centuries. A few of the common varieties most are familiar with include strawberries, blueberries and cranberries. Strawberries Strawberries are highly popular, ranking as the favorite fruit amongst young children in the United States. They are the only fruit that has the seeds on the outside and the average seed count on a single fruit is a whopping 200! The most desired variety is the garden strawberry which is