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April 15, 2014

Oil Pulling 101!


Have you tried "oil pulling" yet? It's the trendy new way to help get rid of bacteria and whiten your smile all at the same time! All you have to do is swish coconut or sunflower oil around your mouth for 20 minutes and...VOILA! Both of our products have gotten rave reviews!


Oil Pulling 101:

• Buy cold-pressed, unrefined coconut oil
• Pull in the morning on an empty stomach. This is also when there’s the most bacteria in your mouth.
• Don’t spit in your sink: And if you do, have Drano nearby. The oil can cause major clogs when it solidifies.
• Have two separate toothbrushes: one for right after swishing and a separate for your daily morning and night brushing routine.
• Swish with hot salt water immediately after oil pulling this will help remove the oil from your mouth.


April 4, 2014



The ground is beginning to thaw, buds make their way up through the soil and the ground comes alive again…Yay for SPRING!  Of course, with Spring here we have Easter coming right around the corner. Since Easter is in two weeks, I selected two of my favorite spring recipes for you, using fresh, seasonal ingredients such as parsley, to create a delicious, healthy, gluten free dishes.   

I’m kind of obsessed with these deviled eggs, and given that Easter is near, what could be more appropriate? They’re easy to make, full of protein and naturally gluten free!  Deviled Eggs are perfectly simple and elegant for a party, and make a great casual everyday gluten free snack for all to enjoy!

 Deviled Eggs
·         5 large hard boiled eggs, cooled and shelled
·         1-2 tablespoons mayonnaise or grapeseed oil
·         1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
·         ¼ cup minced parsley
·         ¼ cup (very finely) diced celery
·         1 teaspoon minced shallots
·         ¼ teaspoon sea salt
·         ¼ teaspoon pepper
·         paprika for garnish

1.     Cut the eggs in half and remove the yolks
2.     Place the yolks in a bowl and mash
3.     Stir grape seed oil, mustard, parsley, celery, shallots, salt and pepper into yolks
4.     Spoon filling into egg whites
5.     Keep refrigerated until serving
6.     Sprinkle with paprika, or if you’re feeling zany, use smoked paprika
7.     Serve
(Makes 10 Deviled Egg Halves)

When I think of spring, I think of carrot cake and cupcakes…so, why not CARROT CAKE CUPCAKES!  These little gluten free Carrot Cake Cupcakes are topped with Cream Cheese Frosting, though if you’re looking for a vegan frosting option, you could go with coconut cream frosting.
Carrot Cake Cupcakes

·         1 ½ cups coconut flour
·         ½ teaspoon sea salt
·         ½ teaspoon baking soda
·         ½ tablespoon cinnamon
·         3 eggs
·         2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
·         ¼ cup http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=elanaspantryc-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B003ZMRBS4agave nectar
·         1 ½ cups carrots, grated
·         ½ cup pecans, chopped




1.     In a large bowl, combine almond flour, salt, baking soda and cinnamon
2.     In a separate bowl, mix together eggs, oil and agave
3.     Stir carrots and pecans into wet ingredients
4.     Stir wet ingredients into dry
5.     Scoop a heaping ¼ cup batter into a paper lined muffin tin
6.     Bake at 325° for 18 to 22 minutes
7.     Cool to room temperature and spread with cream cheese frosting
8.     Serve
(Makes about 10 cupcakes)


March 4, 2014

Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, California!




This week you can find us at the Natural Product Expo in Anaheim, California!  What is the Natural Products Expo? It's the leading trade show in the natural, organic and healthy products industry!  It attracts over 60,000 industry professionals and 3,000 exhibits to the Anaheim Convention Center every year.  It was rated one of the top 200 trade shows in the U.S by Tradeshow Week.

eSutras Organics and Cocoa Cravings will be representing Chi-town in Cali this weekend!  We'll have all your favorites available including our Om Tao Tea, which offers amazing benefits for mind and body!Om Tao Tea helps repair nerve damage caused by stress, and relieves insomia and hypertension. This tea includes western herbs combined with a Balinese blend which consists of 3 different lotuses and is primarily a mind– body relaxing tea. Also, our teas are CAFFEINE FREE! We'll also be featuring our delicious drinking chocolates and cocoa from Cocoa Cravings.  Drink them hot or cold for the perfect taste of chocolaty goodness in every sip.  All of our cocoa products are made with 72% of the finest raw organic cocoa, rich in calcium, potassium and vitamin C! Cocoa Cravings gives your body the vitamins it needs to stay healthy while still tasting like the classic  chocolate taste we've all grown to love.

After the harsh winter we've been having here in Chicago it's time for some  fun in the sun! If you happen to be in the Anaheim area stop by our booth at Expo West for some samples and knowledge on how to keep living a natural and organic lifestyle! 

October 15, 2013

Pumpkins Galore!



Fall is here, Halloween is looming, and Pumpkin Season is in full swing! Whether it's carved scary pumpkins decorating you front lawn or the delicious pumpkin spices infused in drinks and food, pumpkins are here and it's best we make the most of it!

Try this classic recipe (with an eSutras twist!) of Homemade Pumpkin Bread!



                                     Pumpkin Bread 
                                       (Serves about 8)


Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans. Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and pumpkin pie spice. Set aside.
  2.  In a large bowl, beat together sugar, oil, eggs, and pumpkin. Stir in flour mixture alternately with water. Divide batter evenly between the prepared pans.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. For best flavor, store wrapped in plastic wrap at room temperature for a full day before serving.
  4. ENJOY!
Try serving this warm baked good with  a flavored hot chocolate, you can even play around with the recipe and see what works for you!Ccreate a cold weather staple!








October 14, 2013

Wake Up the Week!




Some people are morning people...and some people need a little extra nudge in the morning. For those who need a nudge, eSutras Organics has just what you need... Unique Coffee Sweeteners! Our delicious and unique sweeteners will give your coffee (or tea!) a  tasty addition and give you the perk you were looking for!

Not only does our sweetener kit contain 3 different flavors of sweet treats for you to try, they are also 3 different types of sweeteners!

Chocolate Vanilla Agave - Incredibly easy to use, our Agave Chocolate Vanilla is a great choice for beginners looking to use tasty natural alternatives to sugar for the first time.The purity of natural vanilla, rich flavor of dark cocoa and fruitiness of Agave, makes this gourmet healthy sweetener a classic and must try!


Mocha Sugar - Made with Organic Raw Cane Sugar and pure Arribica  coffee bean extract, this sugar is packed with nutrients and NO artificial additives. Healthy and tastes good, too!

Jaggery - Last and certainly not least, original and authentic Jaggery completes this wonderful set. Made from Cane sugar, Jaggery does not undergo refining or bleaching of any kind, unlike sugar, Jaggery is very rich in minerals, predominantly iron with traces of other mineral salts.