Rancho La Puerta is renowned for freshly picked produce and nutritious natural foods. We have developed, tested, and proven hundreds of recipes since 1940. Over seventy five years of culinary creativity, experimentation and dietary research have culminated in a superb all-natural diet. Our fresh cuisine provides protein, vitamins, minerals, and probiotics. It is low in fat, sodium, and refined flour and sugar — while high in energy, fiber, and complex carbohydrates. Portions can be abundant thanks to our recipes’ low calorie counts as well as your activity-filled days.
The Ranch’s diet is lacto-ovo vegetarian (no meat or poultry is served) and includes a seafood “catch of the day” five to six times a week for dinner, and several times for lunch. Meals are a balanced offering of fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, dairy, and egg products. Vegans (no foods or other products derived from animals) find it easy to select from our buffets, and vegetarian entrees at dinner are entirely plant-based. Gluten-free dishes are available at every meal.
We follow ‘Slow Food’ precepts. As much as possible, and as attuned to the seasons as we can reasonably be, we procure organic fruits and vegetables from our own extensive organic farm, Tres Estrellas, or from our region’s purveyors who practice sustainable, organic farming. Our decades-old methods are now validated with almost every passing day, from vegetable gardens at the White House to the back yards of millions of home gardeners now embracing “urban farming.” The result is artful, healing cuisine that detoxifies, rejuvenates, and energizes the body.