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These baked vegetarian enchiladas created by Rancho La Puerta’s Executive Chef fairly ooze with a delicious sauteed filling of chard, cheese and onion for a light and healthy main course.
January 12, 2018 | Spa Index
You’ve decided to enroll in a residential weight loss program at a destination spa or weight loss retreat — that’s taking action. Deciding which program is best for you can be challenging.
January 8, 2018 | Spa Index
Chef Dan Richer was nominated by Rancho La Puerta guests to teach at La Cocina Que Canta. When he came to The Ranch, Chef Dan offered hands-on culinary experiences where guests prepared farm-to-table dishes under his direction. Dan’s clean cut and approachable teaching style kept the evening light and fun. Dan Richer is known for his fresh assembly of succulent salads and mouth-watering pizzas at his popular New Jersey restaurants, Razza Pizza Artigianale and Arturo’s Osteria & Pizzeria. He considers himself the anti-chef, trying to do less to the ingredients while allowing the meals he prepares to represent his philosophy of curating dishes of…
July 6, 2016 | Spa Index
Inspired by a book of summer recipes from Italy, this savory Strawberry Risotto is surprisingly delicious, not at all cloying as one might suspect. The berries impart a pleasant tannic quality, as in wine-like, staining the risotto a pale rose color. Rice is traditional, but this is also delicious made with farro, an ancient wheat grain popular in Italy.
May 6, 2016 | Spa Index
Rancho La Puerta’s Salmon entree marries the rich taste of fish with sweet smoothness of a glaze. The delectable citrus flavors bring out the best in the seared salmon.
May 6, 2016 | Spa Index
One seldom needs an excuse for chocolate, but with Valentine’s Day around the corner, these Rancho La Puerta Spa Quinoa Walnut Brownies are a tasty, hand-crafted, chocolatey, and gluten free bit of deliciousness for your favorite Valentine.
February 11, 2016 | Spa Index
June 28, 2015 | Spa Index
Serve this chocolate sauce over fresh fruit, a frozen dessert, or a slice of bread. It will satisfy your most intense chocolate craving.
March 18, 2015 | Kitchens Spa Index
Beneath its rough skin, jicama is pearly white, mildly sweet, and addictively juicy and crunchy, especially with a squeeze of lime. Slice it into elegant julienne and mix it with red cabbage and shredded carrots from the garden. Limes and grapefruit sparkle in the exotic citrus-based dressing.
March 9, 2014 | Spa Index
This is a healthy, spa-version of chocolate-flavored banana bread, courtesy of Rancho La Puerta.
December 10, 2013 | Spa Index
This is Rancho La Puerta’s agave-sweetened take on a traditional Swedish treat — Saffron Buns.
August 30, 2013 | Spa Index
This recipe Rancho La Puerta Spa Lasagna is full of flavor but not full of fat. It’s a regular cold weather staple for our staff.
February 1, 2013 | Kitchens Spa Index
This delicious and nutritious Butternut Squash Soup with Onions and Apples is perfect for the Autumn and Winter seasons, healthy enough for the spa enthusiast, and elegant enough for your dinner party table.
October 22, 2012 | Spa Index
This salad dressing by Rancho La Puerta is a lovely citrus vinegar and oil recipe perfect for your summer salads, fish and seafood. It combines orange juice, oil and vinegar and wonderfully flavorful herbs — basil, cilantro, and thyme.
May 24, 2009 | Spa Index