Month: October 2014

3 Workout Pains NOT to Ignore

Suffering from exercise induced aches and pains is almost an unavoidable reality to most everyone who has ever worked out. Pain is one way our body communicates with our brain, and with so many moving parts we are bound to feel something unpleasant sooner or later. Growing up around a boxing gym I was conditioned… Read more »

Chocolate Avocado Ganache Recipe

In honor of National Chocolate Day, we are sharing this delectable Chocolate Avocado Ganache Recipe! Enjoy this easy to make dessert with healthy ingredients. Dark chocolate in particular has health benefits for our brain, skin and blood vessels. And the avocado possesses healthy vitamin E along with mono and polyunsaturated fats. It can be served… Read more »

Golden Door Masoor Dal Recipe

An Indian dish named after the split pink lentils used in the dish, Masoor Dal is a favorite for our vegetarian guests and omnivores are pleasantly satisfied by this hearty meal. We use jarrahdale pumpkins for this recipe, a beautiful blue-grey pumpkin used often for decorating but it’s also the incredibly tasty. Bright orange flesh… Read more »

October: How Nature Helps Us Age Well

“An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” Thoreau’s words echo throughout the gardens and trails here at Golden Door.  As a hike leader for the past 16 years, I continually hear guests say the 6AM hike is their favorite activity.  It’s especially dramatic this time of year, when we begin our… Read more »

Golden Door Fig Jam Dot Cookies

Looking for a healthy cookie recipe? This guilt-free Jam Dot cookie is a signature snack at the Golden Door, and long-time guest favorite! These cookies are fast and fun to make and can be filled with your favorite kind of Golden Door Preserve or Marmalade. The lush sweetness of the figs shines through in this simple preserve…. Read more »

Introducing Golden Door’s New Skin Care Line

Find your #GoldenGlow with our brand new beauty products & skincare line! We are thrilled to announce today the launch of our new Golden Door branded products which includes beauty & skincare offerings inspired by our biodynamic gardens and organic groves. “We are excited to add a Beauty & Skincare collection to the line of Artisanal Food creations available at our online destination,” said… Read more »

October is Apple and Cranberry Month

It’s that time of year for the beautiful colors of fall. It’s also a change of seasons in our produce. October welcomes in apples and cranberries. Both are packed with nutrition, flavor and versatility in cooking. They can be stewed, baked or added to salads. Each on their own or combined make for a delicious… Read more »

Ginger Honey Tea

Most people fear honey bees, but Greg Frey Jr. loves getting up close. Greg is not only the executive chef at Golden Door, but is also the resident beekeeper. Honey bees are essential to the pollination and survival of some of Californian’s favorite food crops—almonds, avocados, apples, citrus. Greg is passionate about harvesting fresh honey for… Read more »