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Superfoods

Superfoods are foods that are very high in nutritional value and thought to provide health benefits and thus good for one's health and well-being. Superfoods may have a high content of antioxidants, vitamins, or other nutrients and are easy to include in everyday meals.

eSutras Organics has a variety ofSuperfoods(nuts, seeds, powders, fruits) for you to choose from including our naturally dried fruit. Widely known as top-quality fruits, our dried fruits come from produce that has been picked at its ripeness, cleansed and trimmed to leave only the best parts.

Thanksgiving Recipes from eSutras Organics

As we approach another Thanksgiving, the team at eSutras Organics collected some of our favorite recipes and posted them to esutras.com for you.  Please join us in a celebration of wholesome, organic ingredients by trying our collection of home-made recipes in your kitchen.

No Bake Pumpkin Pie RecipeApricot Sweet Potatoes RecipeHomemade Apple Butter RecipePeanut Butter Squares RecipeBaked Apples RecipePineapple Cheese Ball Recipe

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 t…

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 & S…

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:

Cajun Spice MixChili PowderHerb and Spice RubOreganoOnion PowderGarlic SaltClove SaltGourmet Dip and DrizzleOrganic Extra Virgin Olive OilMen'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!


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…

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 thei…

Supporting Threatened Tropical Forests

eSutras 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.

Earth Day 2014

Earth Day is today and it's time to celebrate the wonderful planet we call HOME.  Get out there and show your planet some love.  Whether it's going to local parks in your area and picking up, riding your bike instead of your car this week, or something small as turning the lights off when you leave a room!  Here's a look a 40 Tips to go greener at home from the blog site " The Art of Simple", she offers up some quick and easy ways to help our planet on a daily basis! 
 When trying to "go green" there's a few things to be aware of when attempting to live a "greener" lifestyle, check out down below for some more helpful tips:

Know Your Labels: - 100% Organic is truly organic and the most sustainable choice when going organic. This means that no harmful chemicals are used, that animals are raised according to strict standards and that farmland is managed sustainably. There are no hormones used, there’s no irradiation, and genetic modification is…

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.


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 andnaturally 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
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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 perfec…