Jeweled Cauliflower Rice with California Figs

Cauliflower rice is all the rage right now for good reason. If you’re trying to cut back on carbs or following a keto or paleo way of eating, then swap out rice for cauli rice. Full of fresh herbs, bold flavor and crunchy texture, Jeweled Cauliflower Rice with Orchard Choice and Sun-Maid California Figs is perfect for celebrations but easy … Read More

January 2018 Fig Focus

California Fig & Pecan Breakfast Cookies Who doesn’t love cookies? These easy breakfast cookies incorporate wholesome ingredients for a delicious way to start the day. If you can’t find almond flour, you can try using almond meal. Instead of Scottish oats, you could also use rolled oats to make these breakfast cookies. California Fig & Pecan Breakfast Cookies Makes 2 … Read More

December 2017 Fig Focus

Happy Holidays! This month’s feature recipe, Cal-Mediterranean Fig Granola, is full of goodies that we associate with the Mediterranean and California – figs, olive oil, oranges and nuts. When you’re looking for something homemade to offer as gifts this holiday season, consider our luscious and healthful snack or breakfast treat. Some additional recipes perfect for holiday gift giving featuring our … Read More

November 2017 Fig Focus

Taste It, Savor It–Healthy Holiday Entertaining Tips: If you don’t have small appetizer-size skewers use longer ones and thread 2 pieces of each ingredient onto each. Cut dry salami into 4 (¼-inch) slices. Then cut each slice into 4 quarters. Mediterranean Appetizer Skewers with California Figs Ingredients for marinade Marinate California Figs and cheese Ingredients ready to skewer Mediterranean appetizers … Read More

October 2017 Fig Focus

California Figs are Perfect for Fall This fall, treat friends and family to a delicious meal of Roasted Pork Chops with Balsamic Figs, Potatoes and Gorgonzola. A cozy fall dish that is made in a single ovenproof skillet. Buy your Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice and Sun-Maid California Figs online at our Valley Fig Growers California Fig Store. Tips: If you … Read More

September 2017 Fig Focus

California Figs Make It Great Moroccan Sweet Potato & California Fig Salad Our delicious hearty salad, featuring Orchard Choice and Sun-Maid California Figs, can be made a day ahead and allowed to marinate in the refrigerator. Bring to room temperature before serving. Instead of individual servings, you can arrange the salad on a platter over a bed of baby spinach … Read More

August 2017 Fig Focus

Pickled California Fig Summer Salad with Farro, Nuts and Seeds August is prime time for picnics, barbeques and outdoor gatherings that call for cool, sharable salads. Of course, you could make potato salad or coleslaw, but how about something new to grab the crowd’s attention? This salad stars quickly pickled Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs, greens and a variety … Read More

July 2017 Fig Focus

Summer Celebration What’s better than Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs and chocolate? California Figs, chocolate AND raspberries!  We’ve teamed them up in a shortcake dessert that’s perfect for a July 4th party or any summer celebration. Whipped cream enriches and moistens the chocolate shortcakes and is blended with Greek yogurt to make a creamy topping. The topping has a … Read More

June 2017 Fig Focus

It’s Dad’s Turn for Breakfast in Bed with California Figs Wow dad with a special breakfast this Father’s Day. Our savory, oven-baked pancake, sometimes called a Dutch Baby, includes cheese, herbs and thinly sliced Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs. If dad loves bacon, toss that in too! Preparation is easy. You whirl the pancake batter ingredients in a blender … Read More

May 2017 Fig Focus

Treat Mom to a Taste of the Mediterranean Pamper mom with a sweet treat on Mother’s Day. She may think you’ve whisked her to the Mediterranean, maybe the isle of Capri, with this special cake that features lemony Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs, almonds and olive oil. You can serve it for brunch, dessert or as a tea-time snack. … Read More

April 2017 Fig Focus

Cal-Med Chickpea Stew with California Figs, Tomatoes, Rosemary and Feta The flavors in this Mediterranean-inspired stew harmonize like a well-tuned orchestra. Piquant flavors from the capers and feta are offset by the natural sweetness of California Figs. Dried beans and peas are celebrated these days as a source of plant-based protein, dietary fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals. We’ve included … Read More

March 2017 Fig Focus

California Fig and Oat Soda Bread Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an Irish soda bread made with rolled oats – a very Irish ingredient – and California Figs. Our bread is a cross between the classic Irish brown soda bread and the richer, American version.   The name soda bread comes from the rising action of baking soda mixed with … Read More

February 2017 Fig Focus

It’s Love at First Bite Try something new for a special Valentine’s Day dinner. Parchment-Baked Chicken with Caramelized Onions and California Figs is our suggestion. Bring unopened packets to the table and let each diner snip open the puffed parchment envelope. Aromas and cooking juices are trapped in the packet creating an appetizing taste experience. Onions caramelize best when allowed … Read More

January 2017 Fig Focus

Welcome 2017! Our focus this year will be on California Mediterranean. We’re starting off our monthly recipe series by giving Nachos a Mediterranean spin. We layered crisp pita chips with a salsa of California Figs, olives, bell peppers and tomatoes and a mix of feta and mozzarella cheeses. Warmed in the oven, the cheese melds together the ingredients into an … Read More

December 2016 Fig Focus

California Fig & Cheese Appetizer Balls This deliciously easy appetizer is our answer to the question – What should I make for the holiday party this year? This recipe is versatile, simple, and a real crowd-pleaser. Have fun with cheese and topping combinations. A classic is blue cheese and California Figs rolled in chopped, toasted pecans, but other combinations are … Read More