11/30/2012 12:03 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Holiday Recipes: Cook With the Seasons

New Media Publishing


What better time than the holiday season to celebrate the bounty of California? To make it easy for you, the Conservancy asked chefs and food producers to share a favorite recipe that features sustainable, seasonal ingredients. From ranchers to fishermen, farmers to chefs, we're partnering with the folks who are producing food that's good for you and the planet.

Think you have the chops to cook these delicious recipes?

Chipotle-braised Panorama Grass-fed Beef Short Ribs
Darrell Wood, Panorama Meats

Butternut Soup with Dungeness Crab
Barton Seaver, chef and National Geographic Fellow

California Brown Rice, Cranberry and Almond Salad
Antonio Villagomez, chef/owner, Cilantro's Restaurant

McGrath Farms Pumpkin Muffins
Natalia Olenicoff, owner, Andrei's Conscious Cuisine

Fresh Cranberry Salsa
Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, Border Grill

Cowgirl Cheesecake
Sue Conley and Peggy Smith, co-owners, Cowgirl Creamery

Solbar Samosas
Brandon Sharp, executive chef, Solbar

South American Squash Stew
Ann Gentry, chef/owner, Real Food Daily

Baked Avocado
Jason Mraz, singer, songwriter, avocado farmer