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Newsletter May 7, 2017:

Mothering Gift Box

In Celebration of Mothering, Springtime and Aliveness we offer a Mothering Gift Box of the following items:-

“Some like it Hot” Chocolate Bar – Alive and Organic inspired by Isadore Duncan, iconoclast, feminist and founder of modern dance.

Almond Butter – Alive and Organic 16oz.

Medjool Dates – Large, Alive and Organic

Mango Cheeks – Alive and Organic


A $59.36 Value. Yours for $47.49. A discount of 20%.



Mothering Gift Pack


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Recipe: RAWganoff – Mushroom Stroganoff (Nutless)

by Master Live Food Chef Barbara Kessler of Rawfully Tempting

Another really quick and easy throw-it-together meal. I LOVE zucchini noodles. There are so many creative ways to serve them. I was on my own for the week and didn’t feel like fussing in the kitchen. I literally threw this meal together in a matter of minutes. It’s a keeper!

Mushroom Stroganoff
2 medium tomatoes
1 – 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
1/2 avocado
1/4 tsp each, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder
1/8 tsp sea salt
pinch cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
1 Tbsp hemp seed
1/2 orange bell pepper, coarsely chopped
1/2 red bell pepper , thinly sliced (for garnish)
3 cups mushrooms, sliced (best to mix two different types of mushrooms)
1/2 small red onion, chopped (set a bit aside for garnish)
3/4 cup broccoli, sliced

In a blender, mix tomatoes, fresh parsley, basil, avocado and other spices. Mix until creamy.

Blend in nutritional yeast and hemp seed.

Add orange bell pepper, onion, broccoli, and mushrooms and pulse blend, leaving mixture a bit chunky. (set aside a small amount of each for garnishing)

Taste and add additional herbs or cayenne, per your preference.

Serve over spiralized zucchini (see link on bottom of page) or kelp noodles. Top with extra veggies. Add red bell pepper for color.

Tip: If using kelp noodles, rinse and soak in lemon water for at least one hour prior to serving to soften noodles.

Place in dehydrator at 115 degrees for 30 – 60 minutes if you’d like to warm this.

Suggestion: If you have more time, you can marinate some of the garnish toppings in a bit of oil and nama shoyu, and dehydrate at 110 degrees for 1-2 hours. It makes the veggies a little more tender and brings out the bright colors you get when stir frying – without destroying the enzymes!

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Featured Item: Almond Butter 16oz – Alive & Organic

Some questions to ask when purchasing almond butter:-
Where are the almonds grown? Is it the verdant and wondrously fertile Central Valley of California or Sicily and Spain?
Who grows the almonds? Are they California family farmers who have been on the land for five generations or are they migrant laborers? Are organic standards the same in Sicily or Spain as they are in California?
Is the almond butter made over two days or is it just a single pass through the machine?
When the almonds are processed, is the almond butter imbued with self-conscious spirit or is it merely a commodity, a lifeless “thing” or object?
What about taste? Does the almond butter have depth of the flavor? Does it have character? Can you sense it’s aliveness?

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Alive Bonus Program – Heritage Olive Oil and Gold-Tipped Medjool Dates for the Month of May

Heritage Olive Oil has a polyphenol (antioxidant) content of 404 parts per million compared to 222ppm for most other olive oils.

New! Items For May

Macadamaia Butter – Alive & Organic

Yes! Brothers and sisters! Alive, Organic Hawaiian Macadamia Butter is back! Our Organic Macadamia Butter has a rich, milky flavor that will delight your tastebuds. Created from Alive, Organic Hawaiian Macadamia Nuts.




Macadamaia Nuts (Hawaiian) – Alive & Organic

Macadamia nuts contain a significant level of protein, comprising essential and non-essential amino acids. Our macadamias are crisp, fresh and alive!




Gold Tipped Medjool Dates (California) – Sundried & Organic

These beautiful dates are a vitalizing treat as a dessert or snack. Firmer and with more depth of flavor. Pack them along when traveling or hiking. Its easy to remove the pits and use for a wealth of culinary applications. Great addition to school lunches.




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.




Large Medjool Dates (California) – Sundried & Organic

These medjool dates are magnificent. Just the thing to lift the drear of winter. Rejoice with them! Share with friends and family.




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!)


Pumpkin Seed Butter – Alive & Organic

A delightful pumpkin seed spread made from American pumpkin seeds. Very nourishing and energizing. A balanced source of good protein. High in zinc, a mineral that aids the healing process. Delicious, nutritious, nutty-flavored pumpkin seeds have diuretic properties; diuretics clearly help reduce heart attacks and strokes, an American Journal of Cardiology study says (Wall St.Journal,1/4/05,p.1).




Coconut Butter – Alive & Organic

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





Walnut Butter – Alive & Organic

We make our Organic Walnut Butter by slicing raw walnuts into a luxurious spread then seasoning it with a little Royal Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt. Try this delicious Walnut Butter on apple slices or carrot sticks, with a few raisins or a little honey drizzled on top.




Roasted Almond Butter 16oz – Organic

For those who enjoy the heightened flavor afforded by roasting, we carefully roast and grind a mixture of organic almonds. We do not add oil or preservatives. Like the Raw Almond Butter, this is a tremendous source of energy. Living Tree Community Foods Roasted Almond Butter is ideal to bring on camping trips.

10 Healthy reasons to add flax seed to your diet

(Natural News) Flaxseed is one of the oldest crops that humans have cultivated. It was initially grown in the U.S. by colonists for use in textile production. Years of research have shown that flaxseed and its byproducts contain high levels of essential vitamins and minerals, making the crop a staple superfood in various diet schemes. An article in lists down 10 health benefits of consuming this superfood.

1. High nutrient content – This superfood is touted for having high levels of essential nutrients. According to the article, one tablespoon of ground flaxseeds contain 1,597 mg of omega-3 fatty acids. This serving also contains significant amounts of vitamin B1 and B6, magnesium, phosphorus and calcium as well as folate, iron, and proteins.

2. Rich omega-3 levels – Flaxseeds are known to be packed with alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a type of omega-3 fatty acid commonly found in plants. Omega-3 is essential for maintaining heart health. A study published in the journal Circulation found that people who had higher ALA levels had a reduced heart attack risk than those with lower levels. Another review showed that higher ALA consumption was tied to a 14 percent reduction in heart disease risk. The findings were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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China’s Appetite Pushes Fisheries to the Brink

(NY Times) JOAL, Senegal — Once upon a time, the seas teemed with mackerel, squid and sardines, and life was good. But now, on opposite sides of the globe, sun-creased fishermen lament as they reel in their nearly empty nets.

“Your net would be so full of fish, you could barely heave it onto the boat,” said Mamadou So, 52, a fisherman in Senegal, gesturing to the meager assortment of tiny fish flapping in his wooden canoe.

A world away in eastern China, Zhu Delong, 75, also shook his head as his net dredged up a disappointing array of pinkie-size shrimp and fledgling yellow croakers. “When I was a kid, you could cast a line out your back door and hook huge yellow croakers,” he said. “Now the sea is empty.”

Overfishing is depleting oceans across the globe, with 90 percent of the world’s fisheries fully exploited or facing collapse, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. From Russian king crab fishermen in the west Bering Sea to Mexican ships that poach red snapper off the coast of Florida, unsustainable fishing practices threaten the well-being of millions of people in the developing world who depend on the sea for income and food, experts say.

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