Newsletter - November 2, 2021

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Video: Something is Happening, and You Don't Know What it is, Do You, Mister Darwin?

Dear brothers and sisters,

We are pleased to share with you some thoughts on Darwin and the evolution of living things. The mechanics that Darwin posits are quite straightforward: – Wholly random and chance variations occur and those that are useful are maintained  through “natural selection” or “survival of the fittest”. That  all of life including  man has arisen by chance, has dominated thought for the last 150 years. It appears that we have here a new religion and evolution is its name.It purports to explain design without a designer. New forms of life arise from a purely undirected process.

It all seems rather intuitive but three discoveries pose difficultiesFirst, it appears that the universe came into existence a finite time ago. Moreover, it appears to “fine tuned”-as Nobel prize winning physicist Charles Townes has said, "This is a very special universe: it's remarkable that it came out just this way. If the laws of physics weren’t just the way they are, we couldn't be here at all. The sun couldn't be there, the laws of gravity and nuclear laws and magnetic theory, quantum mechanics, and so on have to be just the way they are for us to be here". 

The third discovery is the information in even the simplest living cell. It is coded in its DNA in a four character digital code.

But where did this information come from?  Darwin is of no help here. Natural selection presupposes the existence of already living things and a mechanism of self-replication. It has nothing to say whatever about the origin of the information in the first living thing.

Chemistry and physics are of no help here either.

Information always arises as a product of mind.

Furthermore, instead of the gradual, tree like structure of evolving life  by Darwin there have been sudden explosions of new life.The most dramatic occurred in the Cambrian epoch beginning about 530 million years ago when most major groups of animals first appeared in the fossil record. Later, many other explosions of new biological forms- the first insects, turtles, dinosaurs, sea reptiles, birds, flowering plants mammals and other major groups also appear abruptly in the fossil record. In each case, building these new forms of life with their anatomical novelties would've required massive "explosions" of new genetic information.Where did the information  come from? Who wrote the digital code?

The origin of living things remains a profound mystery, and we are part of the mystery.

It seems incumbent upon us to lead lives of radical amazement.

Jesse Schwartz
President

Living Tree Community Foods

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Recipe: Almond Flour Keto Bread with Yeast

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This Easy Keto Bread Recipe with yeast provides the best airy, soft bread crumbs and delicious real bread flavor. Bonus, this almond flour bread with yeast has only 3.6 grams of net carbs per slice, and it’s also gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo-approved.

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup Lukewarm Water
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons Active Dried Yeast optional, this adds a lovely flavor.
  • 1 teaspoon Maple Syrup or inulin - no Sugar will be left in the recipe, this feeds your yeast.
  • 2 large Egg Whites
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil or melted coconut oil, avocado oil, almond oil, or melted butter
  • 2 ½ cups Almond Flour
  • ½ cup Whole Psyllium Husk
  • 2 tablespoons Flaxmeal
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F). Line a 9x5-inch loaf pan. Cover with parchment paper. Oil the paper and pan with olive oil. Set aside.

  • In a small mixing bowl, add active dried yeast, maple syrup, and lukewarm water. The yeast 'eats' the sugar to delivers gas, and no sugar will be left in the recipe. Set aside 10 minutes to proof.

 

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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!)
California Heritage Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Living Tree Community Foods California Heritage Olive Oil is rich in antioxidants. We invite you to rejoice in its robust, sharp flavor. Experience how its pungency enhances the flavors of food.

Our Heritage Olive Oil is created from olives harvested from Mission variety olive trees planted in the spring of 1913. Imagine! 108 year old olive trees are still producing bountifully! The olives are dry farmed.

Almond Cashew Brazil Nut Innovation Butter – Alive and Organic

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Almond Cashew & Brazil Nut Innovation Butter is created in Berkeley, California from a combination of alive, raw organic nuts high in selenium. Starting with almonds grown by California family farmers, we’ve added Brazil nuts and cashews for smoothness and spread-ability. The flavors of the nuts are accentuated by our organic Hawaiian Native Forest Honey, organic raisins and pink crystal salt. It is produced slowly, in small batches, to give it a wondrous, creamy texture.

Cashew Butter - Alive and Organic

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Cashew Butter is created in Berkeley, California from raw, sun dried and organic cashews. We make it slowly, in small batches, to give it a wondrous, creamy texture. Created to retain the quintessential cashew flavor. Try it on apple slices, celery sticks or a wedge of persimmon.

New! Items For November

Yellow Cornmeal - Organic & Whole Grain

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Yellow Cornmeal is grown in Oregon and stone-milled in Burlington, Washington. Established in 1974, the mill is a small family-run business aligned with Hummingbird values - supporting local growers, aiming to supply high quality wholesome foods, focused on organic, and expanding their gluten-free flours.

Oat Groats - Organic

Living Tree Community Foods organic oat groats are whole oats with only the outer husk removed. Oats have more protein and healthy fats, and less carbohydrates than most other whole grains. This grain is high in beta-glucans, which work to stimulate the immune system. Oats contain more soluble fiber than any other grain.

Golden Flax Seeds (Whole) – Alive & Organic

Back in stock!

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.

Zinc Cantata Selenium Sonata – Alive and Organic

Back in stock!

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Zinc Cantata Selenium Sonata is created in Berkeley, California from a combination of alive, raw organic nuts and seeds high in zinc and selenium. Featuring brazil nuts, a selenium rich nut; almonds, cashews, pumpkin seeds, a zinc rich food; sunflower seeds and sesame seeds. The flavors of the nuts and seeds are accentuated by our organic Hawaiian Native Forest Honey and a touch of organic maple sugar. It is produced slowly, in small batches, to give it a wondrous, creamy texture.

Cherry & Honey Filled Chocolate Bars - Organic

Living Tree Community Foods Organic Cherry & Honey Filled Chocolate Bars are a true delight. We make chocolate from scratch and fill it with a smooth cherry and honey mixture. Kids and adults alike will love it.

Opportunities at Living Tree Community Foods

Sales Manager - We are seeking a sales manager; ideally with 3-5 years of experience in the food industry. Perfect for someone in empathy with alive, organic foods.

Internship - If you are contemplating a career in the organic food industry, why not begin with an internship. Work side by side with us in sales and marketing. We also offer hands-on experience in making nut butters, oils and chocolates.

For more information, write to us and send a resume to jesse@livingtreecommunity.com

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