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Newsletter - May 17, 2022

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Video: A Green Drink for the American Spirit

Dear brothers and sisters,

We consider green drinks the enduring legacy of the raw food movement. There is something almost magical about putting lettuce, kale, celery, chard, parsley along with chopped beets, carrots and garlic in a blender. Fill it  with spring water and press the button. Voila!  You have a green soup! It is so alive and beneficial. I make a green drink the center piece of my meals.  

We follow this a talk by Ben with Growveg  for those of us with limited space for growing. Ben shows how to utilize containers for plants and herbs. As always he bubbles with enthusiasm that’s infectious- so no more excuses, let’s get growing, brothers and sisters.  

Then there is a video showing how to make a delightful cheese from almonds.

We follow it with a recipe for gazpacho a traditional raw soup from Spain.

Your comments and suggestions are always most welcome.

Jesse Schwartz PhD
Living Tree Community Foods

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Recipe: Almond Cheese | How to make vegan cheese

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Almond Cheese:

1cup blanched and peeled almonds
2tbsp lemon juice
3tbsp olive oil
1tsp salt
1/2cup cold water
1 clove of garlic

This doesn't make a lot so the cheese I displayed at the end was actually double the recipe.

As for the oil at the end, it was just olive oil and rosemary blended together. Enjoy!

May Victory Garden Sale

10% off this month’s featured items (Remember, if you buy 3 or more of any Living Tree manufactured product, you get an additional 10% off!)
Black Sesame Oil – Alive and Organic

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Black Sesame Oil is Cold Pressed from unhulled, raw black sesame seeds. This is a fragrant and delicious oil. Try it on a broccoli bud or celery stick. It is an energy rejuvenator and a remedy for a tired and aching body. This fragrant oil is also a wonderful moisturizer for the skin.

Sliced Almonds – Alive & Organic

Living Tree Community Foods raw, alive and organic sliced almonds are made from almonds grown by California family farmers. Imagine tossing alive, organic sliced almonds into your salad or as a topping on alive pies and desserts. How about sprinkling on alive soups and green drinks?

Blanched Almonds - Organic

Living Tree Community Foods organic blanched almonds are grown in California’s Central Valley. They feature a slight roasted flavor. These blanched almonds are made from organic almonds grown by Nick, David and Steve Koretoff, California family farmers of five generations.

New! Items For May

California Almond Flour (Blanched) – Alive & Organic

Living Tree Community Foods organic blanched almond flour is produced from raw and alive nonpareil almonds grown by the Koretoff family, California family farmers of five generations. Rejoice in its moist, oily aliveness. What wonderful alive cookies and cakes you will make! Combine with honey, chopped dates and raisins for an alive pie shell. You’ll think of many other creative uses!

Wheat Flour (Hard Red) - Alive & Organic

Living Tree Community Foods Raw, Alive & Organic Wheat Flour is grown in Northwest Oregon. Perfect for baking whole wheat bread. Hard Red Wheat is milled locally at Camas Country Mill in North Eugene. This mill is certified Organic by Oregon Tilth. The milling process does not heat the grain or flour, keeping the volatile oils and nutritional benefits intact and thus making this a raw product.

French Roast Coffee - Organic & Fair Trade

Living Tree Community Foods organic and fair trade French Roast Coffee is a blend of Central and South American coffees roasted dark to produce ebony black beans and a smoky aroma. It is slightly sweet with a clean aftertaste. Medium body. Dark roast.

Roasted in Berkeley, CA

Cane Sugar - Organic

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Cane Sugar is EcoSocial Certified, a fair trade program created by IBD, a 100% Brazilian certifier. This sugar is grown and processed through the award-winning Green Cane Project, thought to be the world’s largest Organic project, with over 14,500 hectares of land Certified Organic.

Avocado Oil - Organic

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Refined Avocado Oil is low in saturated fats and high in monounsaturated fats making it both healthy and multi-functional. Traditionally refined avocado oil has one of the highest smoke points of any cooking oil. This versatility combined with its neutral flavor and healthy fat profile makes it a popular option with chefs and home cooks.

Internship Opportunities at Living Tree Community Foods

Are you contemplating a career in the organic food industry? Why not begin with an internship?!  Work side by side with us in sales, marketing and social media. Get hands-on experience in producing nut butters, oils and chocolates. We will visit family farmers and go backpacking in the High Sierras.

For more information, write to us and send a resume to

Video: How to Make Gazpacho - Easy Spanish Cold Soup with Vegetables by Very Easy Recipes