Category: Nutrition

2017 Golden Door Cooking School

Cooking school is back this year, and better than ever! We are pleased to announce that one of the most influential chefs in Los Angeles dining, Chef Ludo Lefebvre will be joining us and will be cooking and teaching along side our very own executive chef Greg Frey Jr during the week. Chef Ludo trained in France… Read more »

Brunch Recipe: Citrus Ricotta Pancakes

Spring is the perfect season for a weekend brunch gathering! Bring the Golden Door straight into your home with this light yet delicious pancake recipe. These pancakes are served to our guests for breakfast and now you can treat your friends, family and yourself to the flavors of Golden Door!   CITRUS RICOTTA PANCAKES YIELD 4… Read more »

Spring Farm Fair Event

We have Spring Fever! Join us Saturday, March 25th from 9am to 3pm for Golden Door Farm Stand’s Spring Farm Fair! This event is the kick off to our soon to be regular Golden Door Farmer’s Market Saturdays- Come enjoy the festive farm atmosphere, local food vendors, live music, a kid’s craft, light refreshments and more!… Read more »

Sunshine in a Jar

Check out the latest buzz at Golden Door! We are proud to present the newest addition to our artisanal food family- Wildflower Honey. Our pure, homegrown honey is collected from Golden Door hives tended in our 600 acres of gardens and citrus groves. Executive Chef Greg Frey, Jr. is an experienced beekeeper who is passionate about raising honey bees to… Read more »

Healthy Snacks to keep in the fridge and pantry

By Susan M. Piergeorge, MS, RDN We all have times where we just stare in the fridge or pantry looking for something to eat that can satisfy that hunger. Listed below are some ideas to have on hand and grab in a flash. Be sure to have snacks that include protein, fat and healthy carbs… Read more »

Try Some Turmeric

Did you know that turmeric is a cousin of ginger? Like ginger, turmeric can be utilized in both fresh and powder form. It has a beautiful yellow orange color. Powdered turmeric is somewhat mild in taste with a hint of pepper. Fresh turmeric has the taste, texture and color of a spicy orange carrot. Those… Read more »

Magnificent Magnesium and Your Body

By Susan M. Piergeorge, MS, RDN, Nutritionist Golden Door Did you know that 78% of Americans consume insufficient quantities of magnesium? What makes this mineral so important? At the Golden Door, our guests typically engage in an active fitness program and adequate magnesium is essential. Magnesium plays multiple roles in our bodies. It is a… Read more »

Eat Your Flowers!

In the summer we enjoy the bounty a garden brings. The fruits, vegetables and flowers all just blend together for a beautiful display as well as pleasing our palate. While many fruits and vegetables do start off as flowers, there are a number of edible flowers with nutrition benefits to consider adding to your garden…. Read more »

Golden Door Recipe Restoration: Crab Cakes

An average fried crab cake has about 230 calories with 60-65% fat and nearly 500 mg sodium. At the Golden Door, we believe in keeping our guests well fueled with healthy and delicious meals. From a nutrition standpoint, crabmeat contains quality protein, along with omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins such as folate (B9), cobalamin (B12)… Read more »

Recipe Renovation: Chicken Eggrolls

By Susan M. Piergeorge, MS, RDN, Nutritionist Welcome to our new series of Recipe Renovation! We will regularly be featuring recipes offered on our Golden Door menu or in our cookbooks that feature traditional dishes that have been modified to be healthier while still delicious. Our first recipe is our chicken eggroll offered weekly at… Read more »