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Christmas Leftovers

Here's a recipe that's great and unique for all the left over Christmas turkey (or Tofurkey!)! It's putting a different and healthy spin on traditional turkey sandwiches and it's recycle delicious food. Make lunch for when the holidays are over a little easier! Eat and enjoy!!Tangy Turkey(or Tofurkey!) and Swiss Sandwiches(Serves about 4)Ingredients:3/4 cup chopped red onion1 tablespoon eSutras Organics Thyme1/2 cup mayonnaise1/4 cup coarse-grain brown mustard8 slices country style French Bread6 tablespoons butter, softened1 pound thinly sliced roast turkey(or Tofurkey!)8 slices tomato8 slices Swiss cheeseDirections: In a small bowl, stir together the red onion, thyme, mayonnaise and mustard. Spread some of this mixture onto one side of each slice of bread. Spread butter onto the other side of the slices of bread.Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Place 4 slices of the bread into the skillet with the butter side down. On each slice of bread, layer 1/4 of the sliced …

Holiday Staple with a Twist

One holiday staple is rolls. Although more prevalent during the holidays, they are served with almost every meal. A good source of protein, complex carbohydrates, high in niacin, riboflavin, and other B complex vitamins, provide good amounts of iron and calcium and whole-grain breads are high in fiber. Try this great recipe and give regular old rolls a healthy and delicious twist! Parmesan Garlic Rolls (Serves 12) Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 cup eSutras Amaranth Flour2 teaspoons of yeast1 1/2 tablespoons eSutas Organics Organic Raw Cane Sugar1 1/2 teaspoons eSutras Organics Lemongrass Fennel Salt1/2 teaspoon eSutras Organics Garlic Powder1/2 cup water1/2 cup milk1 tablespoon butter or margarine, softened1 egg white1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese¼ cup eSutras Organics Golden FlaxseedDirections: Combine 1-1/2 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt and garlic powder in a large mixer bowl. Mix water, milk and butter in a saucepan and heat until very warm (120 de…

Happy Holidays and Happy NewYear!!

eSutras Organics want to wish everyone Happy Holidays and a very special New Year. We want to thank all of our loyal customers who have stayed by us all year, and all of our new customers that are giving healthy living a chance. It’s not easy, but with determination we can keep supplying you and the world with knowledge on healthy eating and products to make it a bit easier to live that life style.  Have a safe and happy New Years and holiday from all of us here at eSutras Organic.  Just to make your holidays a little better remember we’re having a special end of the year sale making your favorite eSutras Organics products on sale all the way until New Year.  Not only is the sale going in our retail showroom, we also have great deal going on online! Our front-page has slashed prices on gourmet gift set’s you won’t find anywhere else. Make shopping easy this year and get a healthy and organic gift for your loved one. Check out the links below for just a small portion of …

SALE, SALE, SALE! Did we mention we're having a sale???

eSutras Organics is hosting a special ongoing End of the Year Holiday Sale Event!! Starting December 14, 2011 until December 23, 2011 we will be having a holiday bazaar in our beautiful retail showroom located at 3333 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, Ill. AND everyday online at www.esutras.com! All of your favorite eSutras Organics natural products are on sale from 15% to 50% off!  We have gifts for the entire family for prices that can’t be beat! From our delicious Holiday Wine Mulling Spice(specially priced for the holiday season!) to our Gourmet Savory Veggies Holiday Gift Set, which features such gourmet items as Gram Reserva Sherry Vinegar and  Artisan Pedro Ximenez Vinegar! Don't miss out on our great Organic Tea Blends, Organic Cold-Pressed Culinary Oils, a wide variety of spices, Kitchenware, unique Holiday Culinary Gift Sets and much much more!! Prices range from as low as $5 to more expensive and unique culinary items perfect for Secret Santa gift exchanges at the office o…

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

As that special holiday gets closer, eSutras Organics is getting a lot more festive!! We re-did our retail showroom putting all of our special holiday baskets and products on full display. Making it easy for you to peruse the products and pick your favorite gift during our blowout sale. Secret Santa is in full swing, and even one of our very own staff members whipped us up a batch of awesome treats to enjoy! We’re having a special end of the year sale making your favorite eSutras Organics products on sale all the way until New Year.  Not only is the sale going in our retail showroom, we also have great deal going on online! Our front-page has slashed prices on gourmet gift set’s you won’t find anywhere else. Make shopping easy this year and get a healthy and organic gift for your loved one. Check out the links below for just a small portion of the sales we have going! ·Savory Veggies Gift Set- Make eating veggies easy and delicious! http://www.esutras.com/index.php/eSutras/…

Who doesn't love cupcakes??

As that special holiday gets closer, eSutras Organics is getting a lot more festive!! We re-did our retail showroom putting all of our special holiday baskets and products on full display. Making it easy for you to peruse the products and pick your favorite gift during our blowout sale. Secret Santa is in full swing, and even one of our very own staff members whipped us up a batch of awesome treats, using eSutras Organics very own products, to enjoy!  She made Cream-Cheese Lavender Honey Frosted Cupcakes with eSutras Organics Lavender Sugar Topping! A delicious treat (shown in the picture above) we all loved!            She used a simple cupcake recipe and turned it into a delectable and unique dish everyone must try.  The frosting was the best part, made from  8 oz. cream cheese, 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1/3 cup honey,  a few drops of food coloring,  1 tblspn of lavender buds Sprinkle of eSutras Organics Lavender Finishing Sugar.
She took an ordinary treat and made a dis…

eSutras Organics Holiday Sale Event!!

eSutras Organics is hosting a special ongoing Holiday Sale Event!! Starting December 15, 2011 until December 23, 2011 we will be having a holiday bazaar in our beautiful retail showroom located at 3333 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, Ill. All of your favorite eSutras Organics natural products are on sale from 15% to 50% off!  We have gifts for the entire family for prices that can’t be beat! From our delicious Holiday Wine Mulling Spice (specially priced for the holiday season!) to our Gourmet Savory Veggies Holiday Gift Set, which features such gourmet items as Gram Reserva Sherry Vinegar and  Artisan Pedro Ximenez Vinegar!
Don't miss out on our great Organic Tea Blends, Organic Cold-Pressed Culinary Oils, a wide variety of spices, Kitchenware, unique Holiday Culinary Gift Sets and much much more!! Prices range from as low as $5 to more expensive and unique culinary items perfect for Secret Santa gift exchanges at the office or for the culinary aficionado in the family! We h…

An Apple A Day!

We’ve all heard the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” And while that specifically may not be true, it is true you should include fruits and vegetables in your diet daily. Fruits and vegetables give you many nutrients that are important to your health. Dark-colored berries contain proanthocyanidins which are potent antioxidants. Antioxidant seeks out and eradicates free-radicals to help slow aging, and fight cancer.  Carrots and sweet potatoes have high levels of beta-carotene which the body converts into vitamin A, which is important for healthy skin and eyes.  Spinach is a good source of vitamin A, vitamin C, iron and calcium. Almost all fruits and vegetables supply the body with fiber needed for cholesterol regulation. Whether you eat them raw or cooked, steamed or stir-fried, or whole, fresh and organic produce is the best option. Frozen is also good because the nutrients are fairly well preserved by freezing. ·         Emphasize vegetables in your meals…

Diabetic? eSutras has the thing for you!

Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. This high blood sugar produces the classical symptoms of polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst) and polyphagia (increased hunger). There are several different types of diabetes: ·Type 1 diabetes:  Results from the body's failure to produce insulin, and presently requires the person to inject insulin. (Also referred to as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, IDDM for short, and juvenile diabetes.) ·Type 2 diabetes:  Results from insulin resistance, a condition in which cells fail to use insulin properly, sometimes combined with an absolute insulin deficiency. (Formerly referred to as non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, NIDDM for short, and adult-onset diabetes.) ·Gestational diabetes:  When pregnant women, who have never had diabetes before, …

Looking For Light Lunch?

Want something light and healthy for lunch? eSutras Organics has just the recipe! Lunch shouldn’t be a heavy meal slowing your body and brain down the rest of the day. And yes, we all know a homemade lunch is a bit a harder than taking the easy way out and grabbing something quick and greasy from  a fast food joint, but it always costs you —in either your wallet and your waistline. eSutras Organics is giving you a simple and delicious recipe that will make lunch a little easier. Try a light salad with brain-boosting nuts, and a homemade dressing  to give the rest of your afternoon a fresh start!
Healthy Lunch Salad (Serves 2)
Ingredients: ·1 tablespoon eSutras Organics Extra-Virgin Olive Oil ·1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar ·1 teaspoon dijon mustard ·½ teaspoon eSutras Organics Whole Pepper (ground before using) ·½ cup chopped tomatoes ·½ cup chopped onion ·½ tablespoon chopped cilantro ·1 orange or 2 clemintines, zested, then peeled and sectioned ·2 cups leaf lettuce, torn ·2 tablespoons…

Holidays Sales and Events!!

eSutras Organics is hosting a special ongoing Holiday Sale Event!! Starting December 9, 2011 until December 21 we will be having a sale in our beautiful retail showroom located at 3333 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, Ill. All of your favorite eSutras Organics natural products are on sale from 15% to 50% off! Don't miss out on our great organic tea blends, organic culinary oils, spices, kitchenware, holiday gift sets and much much more!! The sale will be Monday through Friday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., so get here while you can! You don't want to miss out on these great deals! Roam through our site for a full listing of our awesome products!
We are also attending an awesome fair here in Chicago! We will have a booth at the Green Family Holiday Fair Fundraiser on December 9 & 10th! It will be at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum! Visit the site to get tickets! Come out and see us!! The party Friday evening from 6:30-8:30 will be fun!  Admission is free, and everyone will …

Stressed?

You can get lots done when you’re brain and body is working in sync with each other. During the week responsibilities and loads of work can weigh you down. The first day of the week can start out fresh, but by Wednesday the work and stress can have piled up to amounts that are hard to handle. Stress is one of the worst things your body can go through. Stress is a normal physical response to events that make you feel threatened or upset your balance in some way. When you sense danger the body's defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight” reaction, also known as stress response. Stress response isn’t a bad thing it can help you stay focused, energetic, and alert. In emergency situations, stress response can save your life – giving you extra strength to defend yourself, for example, or spurring you to slam on the brakes to avoid an accident. But stress has its down sides, too. It can affect you mind, body, emotions, and be…

Spread The Word!

eSutras Organics is broadening our horizons with new partnerships with more popular stores! Not everyone knows about our amazing site or the great deals we offer every day. It’s not easy to get people to get out of their old and unhealthy habits, especially if it’s all they are exposed to.  We understand that getting people to start on the long road to health consciousness means we have to make ourselves more visible. If someone has no information or any idea their habits are causing serious health problems, or that there are solutions to these problems, we can’t expect them to change. Thant’s why we are using more popular sites to get the word out! Not only are we selling our great products on our site, but we are branching out for more exposure on other really neat sites! Check us out on other sites such as: ·www.sears.com ·www.ethicalcommunity.com ·www.gourmetfoodmall.com ·www.abesmarket.com ·www.ecobold.com ·www.dillpicklefoodcoop.com · All of these great sites are helping g…

Try Something New and Different!

Mulligatawny is an Indian soup. It was probably the first Indian dish to go global! The name ‘Mulligatawny’ is a transliteration. It is derived from the Tamil language which literally means black pepper water. It essentially consists of tamarind water seasoned with ground spices like turmeric, pepper, and cumin. The pepper and tamarind combination gives the soup a hot and soothing taste. Mulligatawny has some medicinal qualities to its credit too: ·Tamarind aids in digestion. ·Turmeric is known for its numerous health benefits that include, according to the devoted fans of the spice, preventing certain types of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. ·Pepper relieves many of the symptoms of cold and congestion. It also soothes a sore throat. Here’s a great recipe for this classic soup:
Mulligatawny Soup Ingredients: ·3 tablespoons eSutras Organics Cumin Seeds ·3 tablespoons eSutras Organics Coriander Seeds ·2 tablespoons eSutras Organics whole Black Pepper (ground first!) ·2 tablespoons Tam…

Chocolate Delight!

Are you a chocolate lover? eSutras Organics has tons of different types of chocolate for all chocolate lovers, despite dietary restrictions! The chocolate sold at regular stores has lots of unpronounceable chemical ingredients, and synthetic sugars that have little or almost no health benefits. Not eSutras Organics chocolate! Cocoa consumption is associated with decreased blood pressure, improved blood vessel health, and improvement in cholesterol levels, among other benefits. Due to polyphenolic flavonoids, cocoa has the potential to prevent heart disease. Flavonoids are antioxidants that are commonly found in fruits, vegetables, tea, wine, and coffee. So don’t feel guilty about indulging in one of our tasty, organic treats! Here are a few of our great cocoa treats: ·eSutras Organics Cocoa Powder (Raw- Organic) - Cocoa powder is made when chocolate liquor is pressed to remove three quarters of its cocoa butter. The remaining cocoa solids are processed to make fine unswe…

Ways to beat that cold weather!!

Cold weather got you cold and down? Warm up with several of our tea and mug combos! eSutras Organics has our specialty tea blends with amazing 100% china clay ceramic with food grade coating. They come in a variety of colors, too! They make the perfect gift or even the perfect accessory for you. Try any of these great combos we offer:
·eSutras Organics Om Tao Tea and Mug Combo - A body and mind balancing Tea Blend, containing sedative herbs, including lotus. ·eSutras Organics Immuni Tea and Mug Combo - This incredible tea will help
Support your body's own regenerative mechanisms to fight infection and degeneration from within. Helps reduce your risks for common diseases and make the immune system stronger. ·eSutras Organics Herbal Medley Tea and Mug Combo  - Our tea is made from the finest herbs and a proprietary blend of spices. This is a splendid choice for simply relaxing. This tea has peppermint, spermint, passion flower, tulsi, rose petal, lemon, orange, lemongrass…

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Great gift ideas? eSutras Organics has them! From adorable kitchenware gift sets to gourmet food gift sets eSutras has it all! We have gifts in all price ranges, too; so getting that special someone the perfect gift won’t put a huge dent in your pocket book this holiday season. Plus eSutras Organics products are organic, recyclable, or fair trade. Most quality items like these can retail for nearly twice what we offer! We want everyone to enjoy our awesome products, so almost everything is a great and reasonable price.  Here are a few amazing gift Ideas for anyone in the family: ·         eSutras Organics Savory Veggies Gourmet Gift Set - No more dreading eating vegetables. Give boring vegetables some spice with our Savory Veggies Kit. It contains our fine organic Thyme (5 oz), Garlic (5 oz), Rosemary (5 oz), and Onion Flakes (5oz). It also has our cold-pressed Olive Oil (16 oz), rich in omega-3, and (1) Gram Reserva Sherry vinegar and (1) Artisan Pedro Ximenez vinegar. …
eSutras Organics has lots of products we’re proud of, an during this frosty holiday season we want you to experience the full array of products you can use to your benefit . From essential oils to sickness preventative teas we have a whole slew of products you can use during winter that will make it that much more enjoyable! Here’s a list of a few essentials:
·eSutras Organics Immuni Tea – Fight the cold with eSutras Organics ·eSutras Organics Calendula Essential Oil - Makes an excellent base for salves, facial creams and many other natural cosmetics. Gentle, cooling, and soothing. Calendula oil is the most successful oil for assisting us with dry and damaged skin, skin inflammations. It’s exceptional for those with sensitive skin. Contains certified organic Calendula flowers, and infused in certified organic Olive Oil and a pinch of Vitamin E oil. Perfect for the dry skin the cold winter air causes! ·eSutras Organics Calamus Extract Capsules - In the ancient healing tradit…

Recycle Your Food!

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday! All month long there have been tons of Thanksgiving ideas written about and I hope they proved useful over this great holiday weekend!  Thanksgiving may be over, but one thing about the holiday which will linger weeks after is the most delicious…LEFTOVERS! So much food is made during this holiday it’s impossible not to have a small feast to munch on for a while after the special day is over. Here’s a recipe you can use most of your leftovers in, and it will be just as delicious as the meal you prepared on turkey day!
Thanksgiving Leftover Casserole (Serves about 8)
Ingredients: 3 tablespoons butter2 tablespoons eSutras Organics Amaranth flour12 oz. milk1 cup water1/4 teaspoon eSutras Organics  curry chili salt1/4 teaspoon eSutras Organics ground black pepper1/4 teaspoon eSutras Organics  onion powder2 tablespoons butter1 cup finely crushed dry bread stuffing  (seasoned with 1 tablespoon of eSutras Organics Greek seasoning)1 cu…

New Gift Sets for the Holidays!!

eSutras Organics is known for our great organic botanicals, culinary oils, essential oils and lots more. But we now have a whole new variety of gifts for the upcoming holiday season! From gourmet food gift kits to professional style kitchenware items you can’t go wrong when getting a gift for a loved one with our brand new line of products!
Kitchenware Gift Sets: ·         eSutras Organics Dinner and Drinks Storage Kit - This awesome kit comes with three vintage-styled coffee, tea, and cocoa containers. Each container has ribbed siding giving these 316 (top grade) low carbon stainless steel an old-school touch. "Tea", "Coffee", and "Cocoa" is inscribed along the outside of the containers to add an adorable and informative touch. It also comes with a tall, stainless steel pasta holder perfect for keeping your uncooked pasta fresh and unbroken.  A very attractive set that requires minimal care, since it won't chip or easily rust and it takes…