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Newsletter December 11, 2017:

Video: BFC Speaks Out for Wild Buffalo at Interagency Bison Management Plan Meeting

Dear brothers and sisters,

We feel privileged to present this magnificent video. Here you are- the people of this great land- standing up for the buffalo. The once endless herds of wild buffalo have been reduced to a remnant-the last surviving herd is in Yellowstone National Park. They are harassed and slaughtered continually. The men and women of the Buffalo Field Campaign are their spokesmen.With what fervor they speak on their behalf! Their vitality and spirit is a portent of the coming renewal and regeneration.

Please watch the video.We would so appreciate your comments.

Please accept my best wishes for good health, prosperity and success to you and family,

Jesse Schwartz PhD
Living Tree Community Foods

Recipe: Pumpkin Hummus

by Master Live Food Chef Kim of Kim’s Cravings

I’ve been snacking on this pumpkin hummus the past few days and it sure gets tastier over time. I recommend making this a day before your holiday party and letting the flavors meld together. And you are going to make this for your next holiday party, right? Okay, good!

I especially enjoy the savory spices of cumin and chili powder combined with the light sweetness of the cinnamon and pumpkin puree. It’s not overly pumpkiny, but has just enough to give it a faint cinnamon sweet with a little heat from the cayenne. This pumpkin hummus is seriously the best!

This easy appetizer makes for a flavorful festive looking component to a family-style food spread on the holiday table for gatherings or parties. Hummus is naturally gluten-free, vegan and nutritious; making it a crowd-pleasing hors d’oeuvre option.

Pumpkin Hummus

Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Serves: 8, ¼ cup servings


½ cup pumpkin puree
1 (15 oz.) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
½ lemon, juiced
2 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons tahini
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
½ teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste as desired
½ teaspoon ground cumin, plus more to taste as desired
½ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper

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Featured Item: California Olive Gift Pack – Alive & Organic

The Mission Olive goes back over 250 years in California history. It has depth of flavor. In this gift pack, we include Mission Olives, 11 ounces, Mission Olives stuffed with pepper, 8 ounces, and Mission Olives stuffed with garlic, 8 ounces. We invite you to the sun filled taste of times of long ago.

A $31.37 value, yours for $28.98.

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Don’t forget to check out our other Alive & Organic Gift Packs!

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

New! Items For December

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. 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.






Boreal Dulse Flake Energizing Mix – Back!

Starting with Dulse from the pristine waters of Iceland, we’re added pumpkin, sunflower, sesame and black sesame meal.
We suggest sprinkling it on everything you eat. The dulse flakes are harvested by Grettir Hreinsson, a live food afficionado. Gathered in a remote part of Iceland. Dehydrated below 83 degrees, Fahrenheit. We’ve added California almonds, Oregon pumpkin seeds as well as sunflower and sesame seeds.



Peaches (California) – Sundried & Organic – Back!

Organic and Sundried! Moist and chewy.





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 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.

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!)

Almond Butter 8oz – Alive & Organic

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.





Coconut Butter – Alive & Organic

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





Cashew Butter 8oz – Alive & Organic

Sundried cashews have been transformed into a butter that retains its quintessential cashew flavor. Try it on apple slices, celery sticks or a wedge of persimmon.





White Kiawe Blossom Hawaiian Honey – Alive and Organic

Our rare, certified organic Kiawe Blossom Honey is gathered from an isolated Kiawe forest on the island of Hawaii. The deep tap roots of the Kiawe trees have reached an underground aquifer of fresh water that flows down from the volcanoes. This forest is in a desert and no other vegetation has tapped the aquifer, allowing the bees to collect Kiawe nectar of exceptional purity and quality.




More than half of U.S. youth are OBESE by age 35

(Natural News) Children who are extremely obese have only a one in five chance of being of normal weight as adults. Unfortunately, current estimates place around 4.5 million children in the United States being overweight.

According to a report released by researchers at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts that was published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday, November 30, over 57 percent of children in America will be obese by the time they reach the age of 35 if existing trends in weight gain and unhealthy eating habits persist.

It also said that half of the more than 57 percent of children who will become obese by the age of 35 will start getting fat while they were still children. For currently obese children, the stakes double: three out of four two-year-olds are forecast to still be obese at age 35.

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