Newsletter - January 27, 2021

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Video: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - A Vitally, Alive American

Dear brothers and sisters,

Martin Luther King Jr. was streamingly and pulsatingly alive. His words reverberated from the depths of his being. That’s why he has had such a profound influence  and people were drawn to him.

We’ve made a video to commemorate this great American.

Jesse Schwartz PhD
Living Tree Community Foods

Contest: Plan Your Victory Garden - For Renewal, Regeneration and Re-creation

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Brothers and sisters,

This is the time to visualize and plan your springtime Victory Garden.

We invite you to share your sketches of those rows of broccoli, kale, chard lettuce, sweet corn and tomatoes. Go ahead!  Put it together in a video that we can include in our newsletter.

We will award a Gift Card for $300 for the most emphatic submission.

Send the video or a link to it:-

Contest ends on February 1st.

Video:Urban Farms by KCETSoCalConnected

Recipe: Sweet Potato Flatbread (Roti) | Oil-free + Yeast-free

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Easiest, wonderful, delicious and simple sweet potato flatbread or roti recipe made with just two ingredients, no added oil and is yeast-free. It can be eaten as a wrap with either savoury or sweet fillings or as part of a meal with curry or dal. Extra tips included to get much better soft rotis that puff up beautifully when cooked.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sweet potato, cooked, mashed and hot (reheat if using leftover sweet potatoes)
  • More flour for dusting as required


  • Steam or boil the sweet potatoes (with the skin on) until they are very soft. Check with a fork to see if they are cooked and then, take them out of the pan.

  • Allow them to cool for a couple of minutes but try to peel them while they are still quite hot. We need them to be hot or at least warm in this recipe.

New! Items For February

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.

Macadamia Oil (American Grown) – Alive and Organic

Back in stock after a lengthy absence!

This macadamia oil is produced from macadamia nuts grown by family farmers. The trees thrive in the luxurious fertile soil of the isle of Kona, Hawaii.

Imparts a smooth, nutty flavor to foods. It is quite shelf stable. Has a distinct, inviting nutty aroma. Use macadamia oil for salad dressings, light sauteeing and stir frying – anything you’d normally use olive oil for.

Golden Flax Seed Oil – Alive and Organic

Back in stock!

This Cold-Pressed oil has a delightfully nutty, buttery flavor. We think you’ll agree that it’s the best tasting flax oil. Rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6.

Flax lignans are phytonutrients found in unrefined grains, legumes, certain vegetables and seeds. Flax is the richest source of lignans, providing more lignans than most other plant sources. Flax lignan is one of the hottest natural health ingredients in the market place. Flax has been valued for centuries for its good flavor and nutritional properties.

February 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!)
Coconut Oil – Organic and Extra Virgin

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Coconut Oil is Extra Virgin and Unrefined. The flavor is mild with a fresh coconut taste and a strong coconut aroma. The color will vary from white to very light yellow. The oil will liquefy around 80 degrees and then re-solidify with small crystalline structure if cooling rapidly or large crystalline structure if slowly.

California Olives – Organic & Sundried

Living Tree Community Foods California grown organic black olives are a tasty addition to salads. Cured in salt and then sundried and rolled in extra virgin olive oil. Contains sea salt, organic spices, olive oil. These olives contain pits.

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