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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

May 11, 2014

Supporting Threatened Tropical Forests

WLTeSutras Organics is proud to support threatened tropical forests through donations to organizations like the World Land Trust Action Fund.
It is important to eSutras Organics that threatened wilderness habitats and all their wildlife are protected in areas like Armenia, Bolivia, Borneo, Colombia, Ecuador, India and Mexico.
Our donation to the WLT Action Fund is used for the Trust’s most urgent land purchases and protection projects.
We urge you to learn more about protected threatened areas and to make your own donation to the World Land Trust Action Fund by visiting www.worldlandtrust.org today.