Culinary Delights at AmaTierra
Fresh from the garden
At AmaTierra, guests can enjoy some of the freshest foods in all of Costa Rica. Our Cuisine is International, with an emphasis on fresh fruits and vegetables, some home-grown in our organic garden.
Guests enjoy family-style meals served on the balcony. We do our best to honor individual dietary concerns. Our dishes are either vegetarian or include fresh fish or hormone-free chicken. We can adapt our menu for vegan or gluten-free diets.
AmaTierra Guest, Kansas, May 2009
"AmaTierra is beautiful. Casitas are nice. Bob & Jill are great. Food EXCELLENT. I needed quiet retreat time and AmaTierra certainly delivered."
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Consultation with a professional herbalist opens a door to self-discovery and new possibilities for helping old problems or temporary illnesses. You will be seen not as a person whose symptoms need covering up, but as a unique individual with underlying causes for your imbalances which are equally unique. A session with owner Jill Ruttenberg, registered AHG (American Herbalist Guild) herbalist will help create a dietary regimen and lifestyle shift, as well as addressing your health problems by using herbal and homeopathic remedies.
What's for Breakfast?
Serving up a variety of seasonal fruits, traditional Costa Rican "gallopinto", fresh farm eggs, whole grain bread and organic coffees and teas, AmaTierra guests feel pampered and satisfied. Leaner options such as oatmeal with goji berries or yogurt & granola with soaked seeds & flax are also available.
A consultation with one of our health professionals can lead you to a diet appropriate for your goals and we can help you get started on detoxifying or making dietary changes.
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What's for dinner?
Our local cooks serve up delicious dishes made with fresh fish, chicken dishes (orange/mango chicken with coriander, served with brown and wild rice is one favorite) or vegetarian dishes such as Spinach enchiladas and Vegetarian Thai Curry over rice. Enjoy a glass of Organic Wine or Costa Rican Beer with dinner, are the only Alcohol served on the property
As our goal is healthful, enjoyable dining, you will feel good about AmaTierra's attention to freshness and wholesome ingredients. A beautiful fresh salad is part of every dinner. We use only healthful oils,(no trans-fats) real butter and local honey, often substituting honey or "dulce" (minimally processed sugar cane) for white sugar. Desserts are homemade and generally light, though we accommodate everybody’s love for chocolate!