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Newsletter December 3, 2018

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Recipe: Raw Lemon Ginger Chia Cheesecake

by Unconventional Baker


Humor me here for a minute and let’s play a matching game. When you think of a lemon dessert, what else goes with it? Poppyseed maybe? That’s kinda where I immediately, almost mindlessly go. I made this little cake to celebrate a friend’s birthday a while back, and I wanted to pair the beautiful, sweet tanginess of lemon with something other than the obvious (Not that I’ve got anything against the humble poppyseed, it’s still lovely, but I was just wanting something a little more…exciting I guess).

So, what goes with lemon, ISN’T poppyseed, but is reminiscent of those delicate little sprinkles? What imparts teeny bursts of texture to your dessert but is fresher, and in my opinion more interesting than poppyseed….yep, CHIA 🙂 Add some ginger for good measure, and you’ve got one simple, fresh, and absolutely delicious raw cheesecake on your hands.

Ingredients
Crust:

¾ cups raw almonds
1 soft medjool date, pitted
1 tbsp coconut oil, softened
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp maple syrup

Filling:

¾ cup raw cashews, pre-soaked and strained*
5 tbsp fresh lemon juice (I used meyer lemons)
zest of 1 lemon
3 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp coconut oil, liquefied
1 tsp ground ginger (spice)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
⅛ tsp turmeric (spice)
1 tbsp chia seeds

Optional Toppings:

Some of the crust mixture for making balls. A few slices of lemon, a fresh rosemary sprig (thyme would work well too), a bit of chia seeds for sprinkling.

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Alive, Organic Bonus Program – Organic Nuts and Free Shipping


New! Items For December

Tomato Halves (California Grown) – Dried Organic & Salt Free – New Crop!


We are delighted to offer you a tomato grown in California and free of salt. Previously we were offering tomatoes to which salt was added as a natural preservative.

The tomatoes are dehydrated for 1-8 hours at 180F. If the day time temperature is greater than 100F and humidity is low, then this step is skipped. The tomatoes are dried in the sun for 1-4 days. They are then dried at ambient temperature for an additional 3-10 days.

We suggest soaking overnight. They will blossom into saucer shapes. Pour off the soak water, then rinse in a strainer under a faucet. Toss into salads or pasta! Place them around a bowl of Living Tree Alive Olive Oil as a dip. Your friends will delight in these hors d’oeuvres.

 

Macadamia Nut Butter – Alive & Organic


Our Organic Macadamia Butter has a rich, milky flavor that will delight your tastebuds.

 

 

 

 

Macadamia Nuts Whole (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!

These include per 100 grams: 410 mg potassium, 200 mg phosphorus, 120 mg magnesium, and 64 mg calcium. Selenium, iron, manganese, copper and zinc are present in small amounts. Macadamias contain significant amounts of a broad range of vitamins including Vitamin E as tocopherols and tocotrienols, B1 (thiamine), B5 (pantothenic acid), B6, B2 (riboflavin), niacin and folate. They also contain phytosterols.

 

Brazil Nut Butter – Alive & Organic


Our rich and exotic Brazil nuts will amaze you with their power-packed nutrients. The Brazil nut is the most potent known food source of Selenium, an immensely beneficial mineral found in the soil. Eating only one to two Brazil nuts per day can provide all of the selenium one needs!

Brazil nuts grow in the rain forests of Amazonia and are gathered by native peoples there. The Brazil nut tree is enormous, reaching a height of 100 to 150 feet or more and can live a long life of 500 to 800 years! The trees grow very slowly, taking as long as 10 to 30 years before producing nuts. All Brazil nuts are wildcrafted as the tree can not be domesticated.

 

 

 

Brazil Nuts (Whole) – Alive & Wildcrafted


The Brazil nut grows in the rain forests of Amazonia and is gathered by native people. The Brazil nut tree is enormous, reaching a height of 100 to 150 feet or more. It can also live a long life of 500 to 800 years. (The trees grow very slowly, taking as long as 10 to 30 years before producing nuts.) All Brazil nuts are wildcrafted, the tree can not be domesticated.

Brazil nuts are rich and creamy, and similar in texture to coconut.

 

 

 

Jujubes – Alive, Organic Chinese Date Apples


Ziziphus jujuba Chinese date apples are here! Experience their refreshingly pleasant flavor. They’ve been cultivated in China for more than 4,000 years. Jujubes are red outside with a crispy texture, edible skin, and a sweet-tart flavor. Grown for you by Judith Redmond with Full Belly Farms, an outstanding family farmer here in California.

Jujuberries contain a wide array of nutrients, including magnesium, potassium, copper, niacin, calcium, manganese, phosphorus, and iron. They contain 20 times more vitamin C than any citrus fruit, strengthening the immune system and fighting infections, which may be why they’ve been used medicinally for millennia in many cultures, as a tea for sore throat, for example.

 

Black Cumin Seed – 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.

 

 

 

Hawaiian Native Forest Honey – Alive & Organic


Our Native Forest Honey is alive with beneficial enzymes and intact grains of pollen and propolis.. Its rich, slightly fruity taste and silk texture complement, but don’t overwhelm, other flavors and ingredients. Its taste reflects the bouquet of tropical blossoms whose nectar the bees collect as they forage in high-elevation forests and valleys. A sonata with high notes of floral and fruit.

Gathered by a family of two generations of beekeepers. They tell us: Both our philosophy about working with the bees, which we regard as a partnership, and our organic regulations ensure that we interject ourselves as little as possible into the daily activities of the bees and allow them to do what they do so superbly. Hawai’i’s lush and varied vegetation, available year-round, provides the variety and supply of pollens, nectars and propolis that are ideal for bee health.

Do not feed honey to infants under one year of age.

 

Featured Sale – 20% Off

Eight Fruit Heirloom Olive Oil 250ml – Alive & Organic


20% Off! $11.99 (was $14.99)
Sale through Monday December 10.
Experience the taste of primal California, with this deliciously light oil created from eight heirloom olive varieties – Arbosana, Sevillano, Lucca, Frantoio, Mission, Arbequina, Manzanillo and Intrana. The result is an oil with a mild, smooth buttery profile.

Eight Fruit Olive Oil is created for you by the Makela family. They arrived in California in 1778. Decades later, in 1855, their Great, Great Grandfather, Jules Goux, planted the first commercial olive grove. Today, the tradition continues with the tenth generation who are still growing organic olives on their family’s fertile land and making a magnificent olive oil.

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December 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!)

Spirit of Berkeley – Alive, Organic Berry Bar


A delightful combo of cranberries, blueberries and raisins in a deep chocolate ambience.

Created for you with devotion in Berkeley, California, home to one of the world’s great universities. A wellspring of creativity and innovation; a birth place of ideas whose time has come.

 

 

 

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).

 

 

 

Garlic Stuffed California Olives – Organic


These garlic stuffed olives are created for you by the Makela family. They arrived in California in 1778. Decades later, in 1855, their Great, Great Grandfather, Jules Goux, planted the first commercial olive grove. Today, the tradition continues with the tenth generation who are still growing organic olives on their family’s fertile land.

 

 

 

Pepper Stuffed California Olives – Organic


These pepper stuffed olives are created for you by the Makela family. They arrived in California in 1778. Decades later, in 1855, their Great, Great Grandfather, Jules Goux, planted the first commercial olive grove. Today, the tradition continues with the tenth generation who are still growing organic olives on their family’s fertile land.

 

 

 

We Welcome Investors

Demand for organic food is booming. Last year sales of organic products jumped 11% to more than $39 billion. Also, the number of US organic farmers and processors has grown by 250% since 2002, when the natural organic program began. Indeed, organic food production has more than tripled since that time.

Thanks to your kind support, we too are growing. We wish to hire more teamworkers and to purchase tools and equipment. We are seeking long term, stable capital. If taking a strategic position in the organic food industry appeals to you, let’s talk!

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President
Living Tree Community Foods

jesse@livingtreecommunity.com

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