Monday, August 30, 2010

Natural Zing's Super Sale on Olives (Raw, Organic)


Super Sale on Olives (Raw, Organic)

Natural Zing is currently having an AMAZING sale on Peruvian
sundried salt-free olives.  Please see our Super Sale below for details.  Call 1-866-729-9464 or visit Natural Zing online to order today!


Specials:
Free shipping on a case of Peruvian Sundried Unsalted Olives.
Promo Code:Freeshippingolivecase_1110

(offer ends 12/1/2010)

Or

Buy 2 jar of Peruvian Sundried unsalted olives and receive one free

Promo Code:FreeOlivebuy2get1free_910
(offer ends 10/1/2010)


Or

Salt-free Peruvian Olives, 10.5 oz. jar

Sale: $7.99 Regular Price: $11.95
These fantastic olives are unique in the world marketplace! They contain no salt, no oil, no herbs, and have not been cured. They are 100% untouched, natural, sun-dried, ripe certified organic olives from Peru. Each olive is nearly the size of a prune with thick, juicy, tasty, savory olive flesh. This is a premium sundried organic olive grown on the coastal desert plains of southern Peru. Ecologically cultivated, hand-picked & packed with extraordinary care, giving you a healitier choice that tastes the way nature intended. These delicious naturally sun-cured, sun-dried raw organic olives will complement your culinary creations.


To place an order on please call 1-866-RAW-ZING (729-9464).
ORDER TODAY  Click here!

Better hurry before this offer expires!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Simply delightful


I've always wanted to actually eat at Cafe Gratitude, but due to the fact I haven't had the opportunity to take a trip cross country, I just pretend to travel there by making various recipes from the "I Am Grateful" uncookbook. If you don't already have a copy, I highly recommend getting your hands on one.

Lately, I haven't had as much time in my raw kitchen to play around with such recipes, let alone my own, so you can imagine my glee when I discovered Natural Zing had begun selling the I Am Delighted Chocolate Fudge Cookies, as well as the Lemon Coconut Cookies (and don't forget about the thumbprint cookies and granola, too). Unable to make up my mind about which to sample first, I ordered up a package of each.

These are the perfect after-school snack, along with a glass of fresh nutmilk (Helen explains how to make almond milk in this Zing Babies post), but since I couldn't wait for school to start (by the time you read this, it probably will be in session), I opted to bring them with the kids and I to the beach/boardwalk for an end of summer excursion. To see more of our trip (and get the kids' reaction to the taste test), check out my "Cookie Monsters" post on my blog.

Anyway, I have to say that I am very impressed with the presentation. These cookies really do look like professional cookies, as the lemon ones are cut into perfect rounds and the fudge flowers are neatly piped with a candied walnut center.

As for the taste, the simple ingredients (cashews, coconut flakes, agave nectar, lemon juice, vanilla, Himalayan salt and love) in the lemon cookies are quite refreshing, especially on a hot summer day. The amount of lemon was just right.

And, who doesn't like chocolate? These are fudgy, as promised, with a dense, chewy, cake-like texture (think Chewy Chips Ahoy, if you can admit to ever eating those things) and crunchy center. You've gotta love that combo. BTW, they've got "love" in their ingredient list (almond flour, walnuts, macadamia nuts, cashews, agave nectar, cacao powder, coconut palm sugar, dates, vanilla, Himalayan salt and love), too.

To sum it all up, I'd have to say these cookies are simply delightful. You've really gotta try them :-)

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Shannonmarie, a.k.a. "Rawdorable," also posts on her blog of the same name, http://rawdorable.blogspot.com/.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Natural Zing is 100% Wind Powered

,As of mid-July all of Natural Zings facilities are utilizing 100% wind powder for its electricity needs. This wind power is purchased from local wind farms.

Mount Airy, MD -  Natural Zing is pleased to announce that they have committed to purchasing 100% wind energy credits to power their business in all locations, reducing the carbon footprint of the company and helping to cultivate a healthier community. This means that their customers can rest easy knowing that by supporting Natural Zing, they are also supporting clean energy.

Wind energy is making a big difference in America. The wind energy that Natural Zing uses fosters the development of new wind energy and protects air quality.

Since Natural Zing was founded it has strove to create a green business, from using recycled paper for office, catalogs and product labels, to the design of any new facilities.  This is just one more step in the sustainable living/business direction.  Natural Zing's founders and employees take sustainability into nearly every decision we make.  Not just business decisions, but often in their personal lifestyles as well.  In the coming months, Natural Zing plans a new solar powered project that will provide 100% solar power to its main warehouse and solar backup power to its offices.  For other ways Natural Zing has implemented green solutions see http://naturalzing.blogspot.com/2009/04/natural-zings-top-15-green-business.html .

By using wind energy services helped to prevent the harmful effects of traditional energy supplies.
The effects of their commitment are immense, and are a part of Natural Zing’s mission to foster a cleaner environment. By using wind energy, Natural Zing is helping the environment, and also keeping the air clean, preventing the need for new, polluting fossil fuel power plants to meet growing energy needs.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Loving these local lovelies


In the summertime, I keep my diet as simple as possible. I tend to eat fresh local produce in its natural state, enjoying fruits and veggies straight from the garden or from the nearby farmers market.

Last week, I shared one of my favorite ways to jazz up our abundance of tomatoes, while today, I'll share a couple fun ideas for the blackberries I received from a family friend (no, not Jeff, although he and Helen do an excellent job of tending to their own yummy berries, as seen in the above pic). I'm just loving these local lovelies.

To start, it's fun to serve up these mock "caviar" rounds, utilizing the cucumbers that are also in season.

Blackberry "Caviar"
on Cucumber Rounds

cucumbers, sliced into rounds
blackberries, with center removed
sea salt (optional)

Arrange the cucumber slices on a plate, and top with separated blackberries. Add a touch of sea salt, although not necessary (especially if you have good quality ingredients).

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Next up is another recipe that's inspired by the shape of these "bubbly" berries. I added some chia seeds from Natural Zing to mimic the round blackberry pieces. It's such a breeze to make that I call it my Chiaberry Breeze.

Chiaberry Breeze
About 1 cup blackberries, centers removed
1-2 Tbsp. chia seeds
drizzle of agave nectar (or other favorite sweetener)
touch of vanilla
dash of sea salt
1-2 Tbsp. water, as needed

Place the separated blackberries in a small glass. Using a spoon, muddle the berries to remove some of the juice, while still leaving many of the berries intact.

Add the chia seeds, agave, vanilla and sea salt. Stir to combine. This mixture should still be a little runny, so add a little water, if needed.

Refrigerate for about an hour, so it can gel. Garnish with a few whole berries. And, as usual, enjoy!

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Shannonmarie, a.k.a. "Rawdorable," also posts on her blog of the same name, http://rawdorable.blogspot.com/.