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Newsletter June 25, 2017:

Dear brothers and sisters,

We are pleased to present this delightful recipe by Kelly Lowes. Rejoice in the wonder of what you can create this summer.

With best wishes of good health to you and family,

Jesse Schwartz PhD


Living Tree Community Foods

Video: Strawberry Strudel and Cookies

by Master Live Food Chef Kelly of Raw Gourmet La Vie

Strawberry Strudel and Cookies

Strawberry Filling Ingredients:
2 cups organic ripe fresh frozen strawberries (thawed with juice)
¼ tsp. pink Himalayan salt
¼ tsp. vanilla powder (Living Tree Community Foods)
1 tsp. ginger powder (Living Tree Community Foods)
½ tsp. lucuma powder (Living Tree Community Foods)
½ tsp. maca powder (Living Tree Community Foods)
½ tsp. cinnamon powder (Living Tree Community Foods)
½ cup organic maple syrup
½ tsp. Yakon syrup
3 tbsp. whole psyllium husks

Note: This recipe will not work unless the ripe strawberries are freshly frozen, thawed with the juice.
Place the strawberries into a bowl. Add all of the remaining ingredients to the bowl except the psyllium husks. Take some food handling gloves and mix the strawberries and other ingredients. Break up ¾ of the whole strawberries by hand while mixing. Add the psyllium husks and hand mix those in. Cover the bowl and place it into the refrigerator overnight for 8 hours.

Strawberry Swirl Crème Ingredients:
2 cups fresh Thai young coconut meat
1 ½ cups fresh coconut milk
¼ tsp. pink Himalayan salt
½ tsp. lemon juice
¼ cup organic maple syrup
¼ tsp. liquid vanilla extract
15 drops strawberry medicine flower extract
¼ cup powdered freeze dried strawberries
2 tbsp. sunflower lecithin
1 cup organic melted coconut oil

Place the coconut meat, coconut milk, salt, lemon juice, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and strawberry extract into a Vitamix. Blend until creamy smooth. Test it for smoothness with your fingers. Turn the Vitamix on low and slowly add the melted coconut oil. Use the tamper to blend the oil completely in. Add the lecithin to the Vitamix using the same procedure. Make sure it is evenly mixed in. Take a bowl and pour a layer of coconut crème into it. Sprinkle some strawberry powder onto the layer. Swirl it into the layer without completely mixing it in. Repeat the procedure for all of the layers of crème. Keep going until you run out of crème and strawberry powder. Cover the bowl and set into the refrigerator for 8 hours.

Dehydrated Mulberries Ingredients:
1 cup mulberries (Living Tree Community Foods)

Place the mulberries onto a dehydrator tray without a teflex sheet. Dehydrate them at 115 degrees for 8 to 10 hours.

Candied Slivered Almonds Ingredients:
2 cups slivered almonds.
¼ tsp. pink Himalayan salt
¼ tsp. ginger powder (Living Tree Community Foods)
15 drops Strawberry medicine flower extract
¼ tsp. cinnamon powder (Living Tree Community Foods)
¼ tsp. maca powder (Living Tree Community Foods)
½ tsp. lucuma powder (Living Tree Community Foods)
¼ cup organic maple syrup

Place all of the ingredients into a medium sized bowl. Mix them all together. Place the mixture on a dehydrator tray with a teflex sheet. Make sure the almonds are joined together like a brittle. Do not spread them out too thinly. You will need to break them apart for the garnish later. Place the tray into the dehydrator at 115 degrees for 5 hours. Remove them from the dehydrator and turn them over onto another dehydrator tray with a teflex sheet. Continue dehydrating for another 4 to 5 hours.

Pastry Crust Ingredients:
2 cups organic oat flour
1 cup finely ground soaked and dehydrated blanched almonds
¾ cup whole psyllium husks
1 cup filtered water
¼ cup sesame oil
2/3 cup Call of the Wild White Honey (Living Tree Community Foods)
¼ tsp. pink Himalayan salt
½ tsp. lemon juice

Place the water, sesame oil, honey, salt, and lemon juice in a Vitamix. Blend until evenly distributed. Add the psyllium husk and blend that in. Let sit on the counter for 5 minutes. Place the oat flour and ground almonds into a large mixing bowl and mix together. Pour the contents of the Vitamix into the bowl and mix by hand until evenly distributed. Roll into a ball. Take a teflex sheet and place it on the counter. Sprinkle the sheet with flour. Place the crust onto the teflex sheet. Cut ½ of the crust away. Set aside. Place a teflex sheet over the remaining crust so that it is between two teflex sheets. Take a rolling pin and roll it out flat to 1/8” thick. For detailed directions on creating the pastry casing, assembly, and decoration, follow the video.

This recipe makes 25 cookies and one round pastry.

Video: The Ruth Stout Method of Permaculture

Featured Item: Alive & Organic Almond Butter 16oz On Sale In June!!!

A $22.99 Value – Yours for $19.99!!!

And remember if you buy three jars or more you get an additional 10% discount.

We began making almond butter over 25 years ago. Over the years, we have developed a proprietary process: we make the almond butter slowly, over several days. We slice the almonds and never grind them, which exposes the nut to the least heat possible to keep the flavors and properties of the raw nut intact. We make it frequently, in small batches, so it’s fresh and alive.

We invite you to open a jar and spread our almond butter on a slice of apple. Experience its texture, savor its aroma and taste its whole-bodied flavor.

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We Are Seeking an Alive, Organic Sales Manager

We are seeking a person of spirit: wholehearted and enthusiastic. Someone with first hand experience in sales and marketing of alive, organic and kosher food.

At Living Tree Community Foods we manufacture organic nut butters, oils and chocolates.

We are an ethical business and treat our colleagues and clients with kindness and respect. We have been established for over 38 years. We invite you to visit our website to learn more about our work

Our office is located in lively north Berkeley.

Alive Bonus Program – Heritage Olive Oil and Large 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 June

Chocolate Coconut Barque – Alive & Organic

We invite you to set sail for the expanses as you take a taste of our sublime Organic Chocolate Coconut Barque. Alive, organic coconut embraces the very best alive, organic chocolate in this exceptional treat. We have added organic vanilla powder and coconut sugar to bring out the rich and delicate flavor of our alive cacao. Crispy organic quinoa puffs ensure a slight and satisfying crackle and crunch with each bite! Take a deep breathe, open a pack of Living Tree’s Chocolate Coconut Barque, and relish in the surprising and delightful taste and texture of this unique dessert.




Quinoa Crisp Brazil Nut Bliss Chocolate Bar – Organic

We celebrate the joy of being alive, with Quinoa Crisp, a chocolate with a Brazil Nut Butter center. Our Alive, Organic Brazil Nut Butter is made from Brazil Nuts gathered in the pristine forests of Amazonia. Below that is a layer of alive, organic caramel created from maple sugar, dates, pecans, cacao, maple syrup and honey. Then follows a layer of puffed quinoa.




Breakfast in Berkeley – Almond Blueberry Muesli

Awaken to the snap, crackle and pop of quinoa puffs, the luxuriance of blueberry and the delight of alive cacao! Rouse your creative energies! We invite you to celebrate vitality! Start your day organically with quinoa, almonds, chocolate, Medjool dates, sundried raisins, cranberries, blueberries, flaxseeds, and chocolate blended with Kona Gold Wilelaiki Blossom Honey.




Mango Cheeks – The New Crop Has Just Arrived

They are dried in an evaporative cooling system and the pulp temperature never exceeds 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Moist and Chewy. Very sweet.




Quinoa Puffs – For Your Breakfast Delight!

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. Unlike wheat or rice (which are low in lysine), quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans, making it an unusually complete foodstuff. This means it takes less quinoa protein to meet one’s needs than wheat protein. It is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron.




Flax Seed Flour – Alive, Organic and Grown by American Farmers

High in Fiber, but Low in Carbs. One of the most extraordinary benefits of flax seeds is that they contain high levels of mucilage gum content. Mucilage is a gel-forming fiber that is water soluble and has incredible benefits on the intestinal tract. The mucilage can keep food in the stomach from emptying too quickly into the small intestine which can increase nutrient absorption.




Macadamia 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!




Olive Oil Flavored with Crimson Oranges – Alive, Organic & Dry Farmed

This olive oil offers new, unexpected nuances of flavor that will excite and enhance the palate. The olives and the oranges are co-milled; that is, they are crushed at the same time. A single oil is extracted from the combination. Most flavored olive oils are infused – this or that extract is added. Co-milling results in a product very different from infusing.

Goes well with salads, fish and vegetable dishes.

Excellent for baking and desserts. Ecstatic on vanilla ice cream and with chocolatey flavors.



Olive Oil Flavored with Lisbon Lemons – Alive, Organic & Dry Farmed

This olive oil offers new, unexpected nuances of flavor that will excite and enhance the palate. The olives and the lemons are co-milled; that is, they are crushed at the same time. A single oil is extracted from the combination. Most flavored olive oils are infused – this or that extract is added. Co-milling results in a product very different from infusing.

Goes well with salads, fish and vegetable dishes.

Excellent for baking and desserts. Ecstatic on vanilla ice cream and with chocolatey flavors.



June 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).




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!
Sunflowers dance in the sun; perhaps our newest creation will bring some of that gladness to your table.





Black Sesame Tahini – Alive & Organic

Our Organic Raw Black Sesame Tahini is a glorious, shining black. Made from organic UNHULLED black sesame seeds.The taste is profoundly sesame – robust and enlivening. This is our original creation (others have since tried to copy it). We presented it to the organic food industry at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, California in March 2003. People were delighted, they called it “caviar”!




Spend Summer in Yellowstone with Wild Buffalo: Outreach Positions Available!

(Buffalo Field Campaign) Buffalo Field Campaign is seeking volunteers for our summer outreach program. Volunteers get to spend five days a week camping in beautiful Yellowstone National Park. You’ll spend your days enjoying all that the landscape has to offer, from relaxing in the Boiling River to watching a mama black bear with her cubs. You’ll have the amazing opportunity of seeing wild buffalo during the rut, while helping to do outreach on their behalf. Educating park visitors on the plight of America’s last wild bison is one of the most important parts of what we do here at Buffalo Field Campaign. While tabling you’ll meet and bring the buffalo’s story to people from all over the world. During the five days in the Park, volunteers will share a tent at various campgrounds in and around Yellowstone. When not tabling, adventuring in the park is one of the many benefits of summers in Yellowstone, with plenty of places to hike, swim, and enjoy nature. Volunteers will have two days a week at BFC headquarters near West Yellowstone.

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