Newsletter - February 24, 2021

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America! The Almonds are Blossoming! 3 Day Sale - Starts Sunday 2/28

Amidst the drear of winter, a miracle is occurring. The great Central Valley is a sea of white! The almonds are blossoming!              

We see it as a sign and portend. You will persevere. You will see us through. You will renew, regenerate and redeem this great land.

You will build here a garden for the American spirit.

In celebration of this triumph of aliveness we are offering our almond butter, almonds and almond flour at a substantial savings. The sale will begin Sunday morning and end Tuesday evening.

Please accept our best wishes for good health, prosperity and success,

Jesse Schwartz PhD
Living Tree Community Foods

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Recipe: Black Bean Macadamia Brownies // Oil Free Whole Food Vegan Recipe

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Fudgey gluten free brownies made with a secret ingredient-BLACK BEANS!


  • 2 cans black beans, salt free, drained and rinsed
  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup plant based milk
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chunks
  • ½ cup macadamia nuts, chopped.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Add the black beans, cocoa powder, oats, sea salt, plant based milk, almond butter, vanilla, and baking powder to a food processor. Process until everything is well blended and somewhat smooth.
  3. Stir in the chocolate chips and the macadamia nuts.
  4. Pour into a greased baking pan, lined with parchment paper in the bottom.
  5. Sprinkle some more chocolate chips on top.
  6. Place in the oven for 18-20 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool completely before removing from the pan and cutting.

New! Items For March

Pineapple Rings – Organic

New crop! 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.

Macadamia Nuts Whole (Hawaiian) – Alive & Organic

We are delighted to say that our Hawaiian macadamia nuts are back. Quality and flavor are superb.

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

Buckwheat Groats - Alive & Organic

Buckwheat Groats are buckwheat seeds that have been hulled. Subtly flavored when raw, buckwheat develops an earthly, nutty taste when roasted, long used as a tasty cereal-type grain called kasha.

This gluten-free grain can be substituted for wheat, oats, rye or barley. You may also grind it into a flour to use in buckwheat pancakes or combine with wheat flour to use in baked goods.

March 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!)
Black Sesame Tahini – Alive and Organic

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Black Sesame Tahini is created in Berkeley, California from alive, raw organic black sesame seeds grown by family farmers. We make it by slicing raw black sesame seeds into a luxurious spread then adding organic black sesame oil. An excellent source of calcium.

Golden Flax Seeds (Whole) – Alive & Organic

Living Tree Community Foods raw, alive and organic are larger and softer than the more usual dark brown flax seed. They have a mild nutty flavor that enhances food or drink. These beautiful seeds are so nutritious. Grind in your seed mill or coffee grinder and sprinkle on everything you eat.

California Almond Flour – Alive & Organic

Living Tree Community Foods organic almond flour is produced from raw and alive nonpareil almonds grown by the Koretoff family, California family farmers of five generations. Rejoice in its moist, oily aliveness. What wonderful alive cookies and cakes you will make! Combine with honey, chopped dates and raisins for an alive pie shell. You’ll think of many other creative uses!

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