Almond Flax Banana "milkshake" Smoothie
This thick creamy smoothie is a great desert or decadent breakfast.
Antioxidant Winter Salad
This salad is satisfyingly crunchy and sweet tasting. All raw, all fresh, just what you need for a perfect winter salad!
Arugula Pine Nut Pesto
*Tip* You can use walnuts, sunflower seeds or even hemp seeds for the base of this pesto. Experiment!
Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffins
You can have muffins for breakfast, dessert, snacks or whenever you like to eat them; they’re delicious!
Blackberry Chia Jam
Don't let making jam cause you to be nervous, this recipe is really easy to make!
Blueberry Vanilla Cashew Cream
The base for this recipe came from Dr. Ben Kim's website. It creates a thick, creamy, absolutely amazing dip for fruit (pears are yummy), or use it as a substitute for...
Breakfast Cereal +
Need a breakfast you don't need to think about? The addition of Rancho's Breakfast Mix to your regular cereal offers a great nutrition boost with convenience.
Breakfast Mix Granola Bars
These granola bars are very easy to make and are a great snack to have on hand for when you're on the go or having a busy day.
A meat alternative you can make ahead of time for burgers, chili's, soups and whatever else you can think of!
Carrot Cake Energy Bars
This is one of my favourite afternoon coffee break snacks - lightly sweet, it's moist and chewy, with nuts and eggs for protein. I confess that I also sometimes add a thin...
This mouth-watering gravy is wonderful on meats, vegetables, or to add flavour to any meal. It's also easy to get creative, so mix in some new flavours to your palate's...
Cashew Parsley Dip and Spread
Great for dipping veggies in and as a spread for toast, sandwiches and crackers.
Chai Chia Pudding
Make this chia pudding the night before and you'll have a delicious and nutritious snack ready for whenever you're hungry.
This chia seed drink is wonderful for those times when you need a little boost. Using green tea gives you just a bit of caffeine without the full kick of coffee, and the...
This chocolate syrup is great for making a cool glass of chocolate milk, a mug of hot chocolate, or pour it over ice cream!
This is a great summer salad . It's easy to transport and keep fresh, making it perfect for potlucks, picnics and any time you need a healthy lunch on the go.
Cranberry Orange Energy Balls
This is a fantastic snack to take when you're exercising and you need that little energy boost to keep you going! Tested on an 8 day hike this summer!
This homemade granola recipe uses lots of nuts, seeds and dried fruit to create a delicious breakfast cereal.
Dark Fruit Cake
This recipe has no artificial colours or additives and is dense and moist, like fruit cake should be.
Date & Walnut Bread
This bread reminds of winter, but is a delicious alternative to the usual banana bread or even coffee cake. Enjoy warm with a hot drink and a slice of butter for a truly...
A dessert that's been around for many years, and for good reason! Using barhi dates instead of the traditional deglet or medjool gives this dish a whole new flavour.
Uncooked goodness super food style. These little guys can be substituted very easily! Raisins or cranberries easily take the place of Incan berries; walnuts, slivered or...
This crunchy, flavorful mixture can be used in many different ways. Traditionally served with bread and olive oil for dipping, it's also great for sprinkling on salads,...
Eat More Bars
This is a delightful healthy candy and especially nice for those who are allergic to peanuts as it is very good made with almonds and almond butter.
This recipe is quite adaptable and we often change up the ingredients but we always keep the dates, almonds, orange juice and cinnamon in them no matter what the other...
Flavourful Pie Crust
Pie crust is often quite bland, lacking much in the way of character, take your pie crust up a notch in flavour by adding nuts! They bring a whole new depth to the dish you...
Need breakfast on the go? What better way then to put it into a easily transportable wrap!
Garlic Scape Pesto
This recipe is a great way to use garlic scapes, you can also add other herbs in to your preference as well. Dill, parsley, and cilantro are all great additions for adding...
Granola Snack Cookies
These are a great on the go breakfast or snack, low in sugar and high in nutrients they leaving you feeling full and satisfied.
This tried and true recipe has been enjoyed by many at Rancho Vignola's Harvest Events!
Honey Roasted Walnuts
These are great to snack on, or to add some extra crunch and a bit of sweetness to your salads.
I always have a batch of hummus in the fridge to use as a dip, spread and taste enhancer for many dishes!
Macadamia Sun Dried Tomato Mash
To view our video on how to make this Macadamia Sun Dried Tomato Mash, and ideas on how to serve it, see the video below.
Give this very tasty recipe a try; we’ve already enjoyed it with veggies, sandwiches, meats, crackers and cheese!
Moroccan Chickpea & Vegetable Tagine
This Moroccan tagine highlights a perfect marriage of sweet and savory flavours.
Nut Butter Freezer Fudge
This super easy to make fudge is great after dinner dessert or mid day sweet snack!
Pecan or Walnut Maple Pie
Maple and walnuts are an ever popular match in the culinary world, and for good reason, it's delicious! Impress your friends with a new take on a the traditional pecan pie.
Pecan Pate is a great potluck dish or an awesome dinner party starter. Serves well with raw veggies or crackers AND makes a mean sandwich spread! Don't have pecans? Walnuts...
Poached Stuffed Pears
A must try dessert when fresh pears are in season, it makes it even better then it already is.
Pumpkin, Cottage Cheese and Nut Pancakes
We never need a excuse to make these pancakes, everyone loves them.
Rancho's Breakfast Mix Oatmeal
Richard's simple way to make a quick and nutritious breakfast for yourself or a whole family.
Ricardo's Candied Pecans
These pecans are perfect on salads, to snack on or get creative for a world of possibilities!
Sesame Snack Bars
These sesame bars are a great back to school snack for kids, or work snack when you're busy and on the go!
Shanda's Power Bars
These bars are simple to assemble and chock-full of good, healthy ingredients that help fuel busy lives.
Spanish Spiced Almond Tapa
Fried almonds (almendras fritas) are an authentic tapa in Spain ~ the almonds are traditionally deep fried and then salted (definitely) and spiced (frequently) and served...
Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble
I love adding the nuts to your traditional crumble topping, it adds a great flavour boost!
Stuffed Apricots- Kaymakll kuru kaylsl
This is a simple and unusual dessert. Mascarpone, sweet cheese or very thick cream can replace the hard to find Turkish kaymak.
Stuffed Winter Squash
A great recipe for a cold day, and the left overs are arguably even better (if you have any left!)
Sue's Savoury Nuts
Have you ever had a potluck to go to and you just can't find something simple to make? Or maybe you are having folks over for dinner and you want to have some snacks out...
Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
If you’re looking for more ways to save time in the kitchen while making nutritious food, try making some hummus....
This smoothie is a great tasting, filling, energizing and good for you easy breakfast.
Sweet & Spicy Walnuts
Sweet & Spicy Walnuts is one of those recipes that I just love for entertaining. It is fast, easy and delicious. I can whip them up and have them in the oven in under 10...
The Great Divide Fig and Apricot Conserve
We love this recipe and every time we serve it, we get demands for a copy. Make it, try it, fall in love!
Triple Citrus Electrolyte Drink
This refreshing drink is great for replenishing your electrolytes after exercising or anytime you feel like you need a boost. The chia seeds offer fiber, protein, minerals,...
Vanilla Bean Almond Milk
You can't even compare store bought almond milk to this, once you've tried it fresh you'll never go back! It's much more creamy, not to mention nutritious, and the addition...
Vegan Chocolate Mousse Pie
This is a decadent dessert, though more then a few people have been known to have a slice for breakfast!
Wonderful Fruit Cake
I have made this for several years and it has been very popular. I haven't tried it with eggs, but I am sure it would be just as good.