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October 24, 2014

Enjoy these five pumpkin products from eSutras Organics



It is cooling off outside, the leaves are falling and pumpkins are in season. Pumpkins are one of the most popular field crops cultivated around the world for its fruit and seeds. They are rich in antioxidants and vitamins. Enjoy these five pumpkin products from eSutras Organics.

Drinking Chocolate: Pumpkin Pie

Rich pumpkin pie-spiced hot chocolate is the perfect warm beverage to drink on a cold winter evening or after playing in the snow. A spice mixture typically comprised of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves, pumpkin pie is a must have for the holiday season during fall and winter. Just the right amount of pumpkin pie flavor to satisfy and delightfully rich cocoa with coconut sugar — what else do you need?

Pumpkin Seeds

You can eat them raw (like lots of us do!) or you can soak them and add them to a litany of recipes! Add to protein shakes or sprinkle on top of a salad. Try blending raw pumpkin seeds with fresh basil and olive oil for a raw pumpkin seed pesto that can add flavor to pasta, sandwiches or other dishes!

Pumpkin Pie Spice

Pumpkin Pie Spice can be an easy fix to any pumpkin pie recipe! Add to recipes as an organic and tastier alternative to allspice, or sprinkle on top of the finished dessert as a crowd pleasing garnish. Aromatic and unique this spice will add to any holiday pastry dish. We also carry Pumpkin Pie Spice with no salt added.

Peppermint Power Up Food Topping

eSutras Natural Peppermint Power Up is a delicious food topping that's is packed with healthy and organic fruits, nuts, and chocolate. The energizing and refreshing power of mint is balanced with the amino acid trytophan in the pumpkin seeds that convert to serotonin in your body, possibly giving you a better night’s sleep. Pumpkin Seeds also have high levels of protein which can make you feel fuller and may stabilize blood sugar. Help support your immunity with the anti-oxidant, nutrient dense, energy boosting mix! You can add a table spoon to your cereal for breakfast, create a sweet and crunchy salad, or perk up you smoothie flavor with this invigorating and healthy snack!

Holiday Baker’s Gift Set

eSutras Organics Holiday Baker's Kit contains every seasoning imaginable for all your baking needs this time of year! These spices are unique and useful in almost every holiday dish. This kit contains Ginger, Blue Poppy Seed, Clove Powder, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Nutmeg Powder, Cinnamon Bark Powder and Anise Seed Powder. Spice up pies, cakes, mashed potatoes, and even your Thanksgiving Day turkey! This kit makes a great gift, too.

August 27, 2014

Happy Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday!

When we think of eating healthy we generally think of veggies and fruits.  But, who said eating healthy has to be boring? You only live once and might as well eat whatever makes you happy, but do it in a healthy way!

I found two recipes that I'm sure you'd enjoy.  One is for those who have a sweet tooth and the other has more of a citrus and tangy flavor for those of you who like things a little spicy!



RECIPES:

Edamame hummus
1 bag frozen shelled edamame, thawed
2 tbsp, Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil
2 tbsp. tahini
2 garlic cloves
3 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. ground coriander or some fresh cilantro
1/4 tsp. cumin
2 tbsp. coarsely chopped fresh herbs (optional--I used rosemary, thyme, and basil)

Instructions:
Combine edamame, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, and herbs in food processor. Process until smooth. Drizzle olive oil through feed tube, continuing to process until oil is fully incorporated. Season with salt to taste and serve!


Coconut Almond Sweet & Salty Popcorn

1 tbsp. melted coconut oil
1 tbsp. almond butter
2 tbsp. chopped almonds
2 tbsp. shredded coconut
1 tsp. stevia
A pinch rock salt

Instructions:
Mix together and pour over plain popcorn & put in freezer 10 min to harden.
This serves 2. Popcorn is actually a healthy snack as long as it isn’t loaded in butter and salt. It packs a lil protein & fiber too!

June 13, 2014

Father's Day!


Father's Day arrives a little earlier this year (June 15th), so I rounded up ten of my favorite dad-friendly products. We all know that dad loves a good burger or brat.  Well, why not give him the tools to make grilling this summer MORE DELICIOUS with our custom blend of spices from eSutras!  We have have a special "Men's Tea" blend for dad's who are tea lovers at heart.  Check out my picks below and really SPICE up Father's Day this weekend! 

           My Spice Picks:

  1. Cajun Spice Mix
  2. Chili Powder
  3. Herb and Spice Rub
  4. Oregano
  5. Onion Powder
  6. Garlic Salt
  7. Clove Salt
  8. Gourmet Dip and Drizzle
  9. Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  10. Men's Tea


Don't forget to use promo code"fathersday14" at checkout this weekend to receive 20% off your purchase at checkout!

                                                   Happy Father's Day!



May 23, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!


                                                 Happy Memorial Day Weekend! 
                                                       
Long weekends such as Memorial Day means cookouts, spending time with family and friends, and the anticipation that summer is almost here!  How will you be spending your memorial day weekend?  We're looking forward to cooking some good BBQ and relaxing on the patio with an iced cold beverage (margarita for me)!

I wanted to share one of my favorite dishes that I will be preparing this weekend for my Memorial Day cookout!  If you're looking for something delicious, and at the same time isn't time consuming try making Zesty Italian Pasta Salad.  It's simple to make and can feed a large group of your hungry friends and family.

This has to be one of my favorite summer salads (so yummy)! You can make it with plain noodles or with tri-colored noodles; pretty bow pasta. I prefer colored noodles because they add a little more color to the dish. You can make this salad with all your favorite veggies! If there is one you don't like; you can leave it out it's up to you. Some like to add cheese or pepperoni but I prefer just veggies. So whatever your preference is, go crazy!

Ingredients                          

  • I pkg colored noodles1-2 medium tomatoes
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1/2 cup green pepper
  • 1/2 cup yellow pepper
  • 1/2 cup red pepper
  • 1 can black olives
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 1 small bunch of broccoli
  • 1 bottle Zesty Italian dressing
  • 1 tsp of eSutras Sea Salt
  •                                                                                1 tsp of eSutras Black Pepper
  •                                                                                1 tsp of eSutras Chili Powder

This weekend we're having a MEMORIAL DAY SALE!  Use promo code "remember14" at checkout to receive 20% off your entire purchase this weekend! Promo code will be valid through Monday, May 26th!

Have a fun and safe weekend, everyone!

May 15, 2014

Benefits of Olive Oil!

                                                            Benefits of Olive Oil

Do you have a favorite ingredient that you love to cook or bake with? An ingredient you just can't live without? 

Well, one of our favorites is our Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and here's some reasons why!

Our Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil comes from a 600 year old olive oil farm in Italy. A product of Italian sustainable agriculture. Extra virgin olive oil has been proven, and is approved by the FDA to reduce weight and help maintain heart health. eSutras Organics Extra Virgin Olive Oil is extracted from the cold pressing of organic olives by traditional methods that guarantee all the pure nutrients and full taste of a freshly pressed oil. 
Here are some of the many health benefits of using olive oil:
Cancer: The phytonutrient in olive oil, oleocanthal, mimics the effect of ibuprofen in reducing inflammation, which can decrease the risk of breast cancer and its recurrence. Squalene and lignans are among the other olive oil components being studied for their possible effects on cancer.
Heart Disease: Olive oil helps lower levels of blood cholesterol leading to heart disease.
Oxidative Stress: Olive oil is rich in antioxidants, especially vitamin E, long thought to minimize cancer risk. Among plant oils, olive oil is the highest in monounsaturated fat, which doesn’t oxidize in the body, and it’s low in polyunsaturated fat, the kind that does oxidize.
Blood Pressure: Recent studies indicate that regular consumption of olive oil can help decrease both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
Diabetes: It has been demonstrated that a diet that is rich in olive oil, low in saturated fats, moderately rich in carbohydrates and soluble fiber from fruit, vegetables, pulses and grains is the most effective approach for diabetics. It helps lower “bad” low-density lipoproteins while improving blood sugar control and enhances insulin sensitivity.
Obesity: Although high in calories, olive oil has shown to help reduce levels of obesity.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: Although the reasons are still not fully clear, recent studies have proved that people with diets containing high levels of olive oil are less likely to develop rheumatiod arthritis.
Osteoporosis: A high consumption of olive oil appears to improve bone mineralization and calcification. It helps calcium absorption and so plays an important role in aiding sufferers and in preventing the onset of Osteoporosis.
Here is a simple and delicious recipe where Extra Virgin Olive Oil is the star! 
Ingredients:
  • 1-2 ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced
  • Half white (or red) onion (sliced)
  • Fresh mozzarella cheese (sliced)
  • Cilantro leaves, whole or coarsely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons of Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper