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Newsletter January 2, 2017:

Video: Plan Your Victory Garden – Now!

Dear brothers and sisters,

It is more important than ever for you to get growing.We urge you to plan a victory garden of veggies,fruits and flowers.

Plan a Victory Garden by way of saying “yes!” to life.
Plan it as an expression your faith in the people of this land.
Plan a Victory Garden by way of healing this American earth.
Plan a Victory Garden in your backyard to provide you and your family with vibrantly alive kale,parsley,lettuce,celery,beets,spinach and chard. Plan a Victory Orchard in your front yard with heirloom apples, pears, peaches, apricots, plums and nectarines.
Plan a Victory Garden to express your certainty that one day Hetch Hetchy will be restored.Full fathom five it lies-a valley comparable to Yosemite in grandeur and beauty- beneath a man-made lake.
Plan a Victory Garden because you know in your heart, that one day, Detroit will be a garden for the human spirit.

Start your compost pile now. Keep a least two garbage bins in your kitchen-one for food scraps and one for everything else. The food scraps go into your compost pile along with soil, cow and chicken manure. Think of it as the digestive organ of your garden. Tend it with care.
If you don’t have a garden, we urge you to join a community garden.
Do wait to plan your garden. Now is the time.
What abundant harvests you’ll have!

We take pleasure in presenting an excellent video replete with planning tips.

May you and family prosper in good health,

Jesse Schwartz PhD
Living Tree Community Foods

Recipe: Smokey Black Bean Sweet Potato Burger

by Master Live Food Chef Rachel Carr

Having a good veggie burger recipe in your back pocket is always great thing! I am very picky about my veggie burgers-my preference is that they be firm and not mushy. I like to be able to throw them on the grill and get a nice char without them falling apart.

This recipe is packed with protein from the black beans and oats, and flavor from the sweet potato and spices. The smoked paprika (one of my favorite spices!) gives a nice smokey and mildly spicy flavor.

For the burger patty:

1 Tablespoon olive oil
1½ cups chopped onion
2 cans black beans, drained
2 cups cooked sticky rice
390g roasted sweet potato flesh (about 1 large sweet potato)
8 prunes
2½ cups organic GF rolled oats, milled in a food processor
2½ teaspoons garlic powder
½ teaspoon black pepper
3-4 teaspoons salt
4 teaspoons smoked paprika
3 teaspoons chili powder
3 teaspoons ground cumin

For the burger:

8 burger buns
1 small head lettuce
2 tomatoes
1 red onion
1 package follow your heart sliced cheese
dijon mustard

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Featured Sale: Tahini 16oz – Alive & Organic

We are putting our Tahini on sale for the month of January!

It is now $13.99 – down from $17.99!

We want you to rejoice in its creamy texture of our tahini. We attribute its texture to two things – our production process and the quality of our sesame seeds.

We do not grind, rather we slice the sesame seeds,let them rest overnight and then slice again. Mix with one of our honeys and you have halva, a Middle Eastern delight!

Our sesame seeds are mechanically hulled.

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Alive, Organic Bonus Program – Heritage Olive Oil and Medjool Dates for the Month of December

New! Items For January

Quinoa Puffs – Organic & Gluten Free

Just the thing to wean kids (and adults) from sugary breakfast cereals. Just add almond mild for a magnificent treat. You’ll delight family and friends with this stepping stone on the way toward raw. Quinoa was of great nutritional importance in pre-Columbian Andean civilizations, being secondary only to the potato, and followed in third place by corn.





Hazelnuts – Alive & Organic

Our Organic Raw Hazelnuts are grown on a family farm in Aurora, Oregon named Meridian Orchards. Meridian Orchard is a beautiful 80-acre Organic orchard filled with regal hazelnut trees. Owner, Jim Birkemeier, continues to pioneer unique natural methods for attaining high-quality, Organic hazelnuts and for strengthening the disease resistance of the trees.





Coconut Oil 1 Gallon Bucket – Alive & Organic

Available in an economical one gallon, 128 ounce, food grade, sturdy plastic bucket. We invite you to do the math – the savings are considerable.
Living Tree Raw Organic Coconut Oil is made from fresh coconuts. The flesh is chopped and placed in an expeller press. The temperature of the coconut flesh and the emulsion does not exceed room temperature. The coconut milk emulsion has the water “spun” out of the oil using a centrifuge.





Jujubes – Alive, Organic Chinese Date Apples

Imagine Ziziphus jujuba on your festive table! Astonish and delight friends and family with a delicious fruit they do not know. Grown for you by Judith Redmond, magnificent California family farmer.






Hemp Hearts – Alive & Organic

Hemp hearts are a nutrient dense source of protein, essential fats, and antioxidants.
We suggest you add to soup, salad or vegetable dishes. Sprinkle onto cereal, oatmeal or yogurt. Add to desserts. Add to smoothies. Sprinkle onto almond or cashew butter spread on a slice of apple or pear.
Sprinkle in sandwiches or wraps.





Ohi’a Lehua Blossom Honey

We invite you to experience the lilting, floral flavor of the essence of Ohi’a Lehua blossoms.
A white honey, luxuriously thick and wondrously spreadable.
Mix with almond or cashew butter and spread on a slice of apple for an ecstatic experience.







Lake Baikal Siberian Pine Nut Butter – Alive & Organic

These pinenuts nuts are wildcrafted from trees in a pristine wilderness, the Siberian taiga. This is the most extensive virgin forest in the world. We invite you to experience the taste of the primordial!

Siberian pine nuts are quite different from the pine nuts you find in stores. The latter are imported from China and are a species of Korean pine nut, Pinus Koraiensus. Siberian pine nuts are a different species, Pinus Sibirica. They are the fruits of a majestic and beautiful tree.

January 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!)

Hemp Seed Butter – Alive & Organic

Hemp Seed Butter is one of nature’s richest sources of complete protein (35%) and Omega-3 and Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids (40%).
Hemp seeds offer a high concentration of omega 6 and omega 3 in a ration of about 3:1. This exceeds the ratio recommended by health authorities and compensates in part for omega-3 deficiencies in the rest of our diet.





Sunflower Butter – Alive & Organic

For your delight we have slowly sliced organic sunflower seeds into a butter that goes well on apple slices as well as celery and carrot sticks. Try adding chopped raisins and dates too–what hor d’oevres you’ll make!





Pistachio Butter – Alive & Organic

This delightful and fresh nut will nourish your body and your taste buds! Our pistachio butter is made from pistachios grown by California family farmers in the rich, alluvial soil of the wondrously fertile Central Valley. We add our raw Black Sesame Oil and sesame seeds to organic pistachios and season them with honey and a dash of Royal Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt.





Become a Living Tree Business Partner

Are you an experienced entrepeneur who would like to participate in the boom in organic foods? Are you a “hands-on” sort who can’t wait to steer a business towards success after success?

We manufacture alive, organic nut butters, oils and chocolates in Berkeley, California. We support family farmers. We have been established for 38 years.

For further details contact us:

What Happens When You Eat Too Much Peanut Butter – Dr Mandell

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