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Newsletter February 19, 2017:

Video: Start Your Springtime Victory Garden – Now!

Dear brothers and sisters,

Do not wait until Spring – start your garden now! Plant your lettuce, chard, spinach, parsley and tomatoes!

All you need is a tray of living soil and a south facing window.

Its all a sort of alchemy, you know, wherein heirloom vegetable seeds are brought to life with water, air, soil and sunshine.

Think of it! Your Spring garden in a single tray. By the incantation of your planting you are affirming that this America shall yet be restored, renewed and reinvigorated.

With appreciation and respect,

Jesse Schwartz PhD
President
Living Tree Community Foods

Recipe: Persimmon “Cheesecake” and Coconut Cream “Cheese” Frosting

by Barbara Kessler of Rawfully Tempting


I am extremely grateful for the blessings in my life…for the people near and dear to me…and for the gift of Living Food! This Pumpkin-like Cheesecake, along with the amazing Frosting added a sweet bit of bliss to an already perfect day! This dessert has been enjoyed by ALL sorts of foodies!

While I didn’t get this out on time for Thanksgiving…here it is for the upcoming holidays and New Year!

Creamy Persimmon Cheesecake

Ingredients for Pecan Crust
1 cup pecans (soaked overnight and dehydrated until dry)
1/2 cup almonds (soaked overnight and dehydrated until dry)
6 medjool dates
1 teaspoon vanilla (2 drops Medicine Flower Vanilla Extract)
1/8 teaspoon sea salt


Ingredients for Cheesecake
6 persimmons, pulp
1 1/2 bananas
1/3 cup Irish moss paste (optional)
6 Tablespoons white chia seeds -dark will darken color, but can be used.
1 cup cashews – (soaked 2 hours)
4 drops Medicine Flower Vanilla Extract (or 1 teaspoon vanilla)
1 teaspoon lucuma powder (optional)
7 Tablespoons grade B maple syrup (or your fav. sweetener)
1/2 cup water (as needed to blend)
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup cacao butter, chopped and melted
3 Tablespoons coconut butter (or oil)
1 Tablespoon psyllium husk powder (optional)

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Featured Sale: Pecan Butter – Alive & Organic

We are putting our Pecan Butter on sale for the month of February!

It is now $11.99 – down from $13.99!


Our pecans are grown on a family farm in Texas and blended with a little Pink Himalayan Salt. Try our Organic Pecan Butter straight on fresh crunchy vegetables. It’s also delicious mixed with your favorite soup or finely shredded cabbage, zucchini and carrots. Use one tablespoon per serving.

Our sesame seeds are mechanically hulled.

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Featured Item: Almond Oil – Alive & Organic


Created in Berkeley from almonds grown by a California farming family of five generations.

Our Living Tree Alive, Organic Sweet Almond Oil is made from California almonds grown by family farmers. Not only is it a magnificent salad dressing, but it is a sensuous and aromatic massage oil.

Sweet Almond Oil has long been known as being beneficial for health and beauty.

It is rich in Linoleic Acid (up to 28%!). Linoleic Acid is an essential Omega-6 fatty acid. Additionally, it is rich in naturally occurring Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, and is high in mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids, proteins, minerals, and glycosides. The result is a unique oil that leaves skin feeling healthy protected and nourished. Use this oil as an alternative to lotions and experience its healing properties!
It is high in vitamin D and E as well as minerals like magnesium and calcium.
Use in recipes as you would use olive oil.

Imagine! A salad dressing from Living Tree Almond Oil, Black Sesame Oil and Olive Oil.

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Almond Oil for Hair Growth – Does It Help Block DHT?

(A Magnificent Article from Our Correspondents in the UK)

Almond oil is an oil, obtained from the seed of the almond fruit, which is composed of a combination of monounsaturated, polyunsaturated, and saturated fatty acids.

Used in a variety of industries, from cosmetics to culinary to medicine, almond oil is a highly prized oil and used throughout the world.

Comprised of both omega-9 (oleic) and omega-6 (linoleic) fatty acids, almond oil is beneficial in the treatment of various medical conditions.

Both of these omega fatty acids are vital to human health, and they play a crucial role in a variety of human body processes.

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Alive, Organic Bonus Program – Heritage Olive Oil and Medjool Dates


Celebrate the Coming of Spring with a Spirit of California Gift Pack


Contains the following treasures made in the spirit of California:-

Living Tree Alive, Organic Heritage Olive Oil – One 250ml Bottle
Living Tree Alive, Organic California Olive Oil – One 11oz Jar
Living Tree Alive, Organic John Muir Chocolate Bar – One 2oz Bar
Living Tree Alive, Organic Vanilla Chocolate Bar – One 2oz Bar
Living Tree Alive, Organic Cayenne Chocolate Bar – One 2oz Bar

In a flip top box, packed in natural hardwood strands. 100% biodegradable, clean, non-allergic and dust-free.

Retail Cost: $64.34 – Yours for: $58.99

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New! Items For February

Pineapple Rings – Organic


Beautiful slices. What wonderful fruit salads you’ll make!
As a symbol of hospitality, the pineapple has a cultural association with the idea of—welcome—and has been used traditionally as a gift when meeting someone new in cultures all over the world.
Pineapple also has many health benefits and is loaded with calcium, potassium, fiber, and vitamin C, and is rich in manganese, a trace mineral the body uses to build bone and connective tissues.

 

 

 

 

Honey Dates – Alive & Organic


Grown by family farmers in Southern California.
Honey Dates are a very unique date that is grown from seed as opposed to being clonally propagated from cuttings as are most dates. This means that each Honey Date is unique. Different trees produce variations that are smooth, light, moist and melt in your mouth. Always delicious but never exactly the same.

 

 

 

 

Deglet Noor Dates – Organic and Machine Pitted


These organic Deglet Noor Dates are a golden-amber color with a translucent skin. A semi-dry date with a delicate flavor. Deglet Noor means “Date of Light.”
These machine pitted dates are great for cooking, baking or salads, and excellent when stuffed with cream cheese. They ship well and keep well. Great for traveling and backpacking – and school lunches too!

 

 

 

 

February 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!)

Milk of Paradise – Cashew & Macadamia Butter


We have combined creamy cashews and buttery macadamias to make you ecstatic. We’ve added a touch of our Call of the Wild Honey and a pinch of Royal Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt. Try it on a slice of apple!
The macadamia nuts are gathered by family farmers deeply committed to sustainable and regenerative agriculture in a locale, isolated and remote, on the Big Island of Hawaii.

 

 

 

 

Olio Nuovo Olive Oil – Alive, Organic & Dry Farmed


Olive oil aficionados! This is the moment you’ve been waiting for all year!
Olio nuovo is here! The first expression of the olive harvest!The first pressing! The ultra-green first bottling of the new crop! Skimmed from the vat before the sediment has settled, olio nuovo has a creamy texture and heightened notes of fruit, grass and pepper.

 

 

 

 

Pecan Butter – Alive & Organic


Our pecans are grown on a family farm in Texas and blended with a little Pink Himalayan Salt. Try our Organic Pecan Butter straight on fresh crunchy vegetables. It’s also delicious mixed with your favorite soup or finely shredded cabbage, zucchini and carrots. Use one tablespoon per serving.

 

 

 

 

Coconut Butter – Alive & Organic


Our alive coconut butter is created from alive coconut. Savor its fragrance. Ponder its texture.

 

 

 

 

Black Cumin Seed Oil – Alive & Organic


Black Cumin (Nigella Sativa) is a powerful medicinal plant and the oil is a concentrated essence.The healing properties of the seeds have been regarded as a cure-all down through the ages. They have been found in Egyptian tombs.

The seeds contain over 100 chemical compounds, including oleic acid, linolenic acid, protein, Vitamin B, calcium, zinc, and iron. They have been used to heal upset stomachs, colds, infections, and fatigue, boost immunity, and help with other ailments.

 

 

 

 


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: jesse@livingtreecommunity.com

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