Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Raw Food July 4th Recipes Great for Entertaining!


A fun and patriotic dessert that will set off fireworks in your mouth!

  • 2 pints fresh blueberries
  • 2 pints fresh raspberries
  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar

Blueberry Syrup

Place 1 pint of blueberries in a blender with 1 teaspoon of agave and puree. Pour into a fine mesh strainer, to remove skins and seeds. Syrup will be a bluish/purple.

Raspberry syrup

Place 1 pint of raspberries in a blender with 1 teaspoon of agave and puree. Pour into a fine mesh strainer, to remove seeds. Syrup will be a bright red. For decorating ease, place syrups in squirt bottles.

Coconut sheets

Place coconut, butter and agave in food processor fitted with S-blade and process until mixture begins to stick together. Remove blade and macaroon mixture, placing on a sheet of wax paper laying over a small, transferable cutting board. Layer another piece of wax paper on top of mixture and gently press with palm of hands. With rolling pin, begin to roll out a 12×12 inch square coconut sheet about ¼ inch. Place cutting board into refrigerator or freezer until firm (appx 15 min). Remove, and cut into 9- 3” X 3” squares.
Place one square on “white” serving plate, layer with blueberries, place another square atop of blueberries and layer with raspberries, and then top with one more square. Drizzle and decorate with fresh blueberry and raspberry syrup. Makes 3 servings. *Recipe compliments of Diana Stobo.*
Wild rice is actually a grass, not a grain. It’s an aquatic seed that’s found mostly in the upper fresh water lakes of Canada, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota in North America.   I enjoyed wild rice the other morning to help fuel my cardio workout later that day.
I like to soak wild rice in at least double the amount of water for 2 or more days. Rinse and change soak water at least 2 to 3 times each day. Soaked wild rice will never get as soft as when it’s cooked, but that’s what I love about it. It has a chewy, hearty mouth feel that’s really satisfying, especially when my body’s craving some complex carbs.
This simple, quick, delicious recipe is made with just a handful of ingredients.
Sprouted Wild Rice with Corn and Tomato
Makes 2 servings

  • 1 1/2 cup soaked wild rice (started with 1 cup + 2 cups soak water)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon jalapeno pepper, deseed, dice, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl. Toss to mix well.
Will keep for 3 days in fridge.
**Recipe courtesy of Ani Phyo & can found in her books here.**

Sunny Hummus
makes 3 cups
4 cloves garlic
1½ cups raw sunflower seeds, soaked for 4-6 hours in pure water, drained and rinsed well
½ cup raw sesame tahini
½ cup lemon juice
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup water
¾ teaspoon Himalayan salt
olive oil, paprika and/or parsley to garnish, if desired
Place garlic cloves in the food processor fit with the s-blade. Process to chop finely. Add all remaining ingredients (except garnishes) and process until smooth. Scrape into a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with paprika and chopped parsley.
Original recipe courtesy of Natalia - Author of Pure Pleasures Luscious Live Food by Natalia.

Raw Sunflower Seed & Hemp Patties
This delicious raw recipe can be used as a super healthy alternative to the more traditional Memorial Day burgers that many will throw on the grill this coming Monday. It is a very simple dish - easy to make, pleasing to the palette and each serving will give you a healthy blast of living energy.
If you wish, you can dehydrate the patties for 3-4 hours in a dehydrator for a slightly more 'burger-like' texture.
For the patties:

1 1/2 Cups of sunflower seeds
1/2 Cup of hemp seeds
1/4 Cup of chopped basil
1 grated carrot
1 grated beet
1 scoop of Organic Green Powder
A pinch of pink Himalayan salt
A pinch of pepper
For the sauce:
2 ripe tomatoes
1 small onion
A pinch of pink Himalayan salt
Soak the seeds overnight in a bowl of water.  Rinse and blend in a food processes with the rest of the ingredients. For the sauce simply blend the ingredients together in a high speed blender.   Form the seed mixture into small patties and serve on a bed of lettuce with some slices of avocado and a little of the tomato sauce for added flavor.
**Recipe courtesy of MegaFood. Buy their products here.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Carbon Neutral Shipping

 Natural Zing has been partnering with UPS since our founding in 2003.  Not only has their service been great and rates been competitive they have also won several green business awards.  They have a new green program called, Offset Scope 3 Emission with Carbon Neutral Shipping, that Natural Zing will start utilizing this week.   To offset the carbon emissions, UPS buys carbon offset credits through a process verified by the SGS Group (UK) and certified by the Carbon Neutral Company. 

What UPS has been doing recently to reduce emission?
 By using rails, which requires four times less energy per ton mile than tractor trailers,UPS has drastically reduced emissions from package delivery.
  • UPS began using rail in 1966 and now is among the largest corporate users of rail. In 2008, UPS saved one million tons C02 by shifting from truck to rail.
  • Shifting from air to ground vehicles (trucks and rail): In 2008, UPS saved 2,027,279 metric tons of CO2.

 UPS Airlines operates the least carbon-intensive (CO2 lbs/ATM) fleet in the U.S. package
delivery industry.
  • In 2008, UPS’s carbon intensity factor was 1.23 CO2 lbs/ATM. 
  • In additionto leading the competition in this metric, UPS is pursuing an aggressive CO2 intensity reduction target of 20% from 2005-2020. This represents a planned 42% improvement between 1990 and 2020.

Did You Know?
* UPS package cars are painted brown to reduce the need for washing and have a semitransparent
top to allow in light.
* UPS Package Flow Technology optimizes routes for drivers to reduce left-hand turns and has
eliminated more than 100 million miles since 2003.
* UPS was founded in 1907, and began testing an electric vehicle in 1935.
* UPS has tested and used hybrid-electric, hydrogen, and hybrid hydraulic vehicles for
more than a decade.

Friday, June 24, 2011

June 24th Kelp Promo

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Free Kelp Shaker or Kelp Noodles with any order.

Promo Code: Freekelpshaker6/24/11

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Retail orders only. Only one promo code per order.

Offer expires 6/25/2011.

Summer Book Sale 20% Off

Summer is a great time to catch up on your reading.  This is an excellent time to try out new raw recipes, share recipes at summer gatherings or learn about new ways to improve your health.

Take advantage of Natural Zing's Raw Food Summer Book Sale offering 20% off cover price.  Find these great books on our website.

Becoming Raw
14 Days of Fasting
Pure Pleasures (Staff: Jenn's Favorite)   
Sproutman's Kitchen Garden
Hippocrates Life Force
Rawsome  (Staff: Helen's Favorite)
Get Naked Fast
Survival 21st Century (Staff: One of Jeff's Favorites)
Living on Live Food
The Live Food Factor
Raw Knowledge
Super Power Breathing
Salt Your Way to Health
Spirulina: Nature's Superfood

We have over 100 titles in our catalog, these are just a few of the ones on sale.

Sale expires 7/15/2011.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Superfood Food Storage

Now available from www.NaturalZing.com you have high quality superfoods and organic raw foods for a deeper pantry or long-term food storage.    Three good reasons for storing food are:  1) It saves you money.  2) It is prudent to have extra food on hand i.e. a “deeper pantry”.   3) Food supply issues could be affected by weather, natural disasters and a bad economy.  

Have you noticed food prices rising?  We have and you will soon.  So there is no better time than now to save on some of your favorite high quality, highly nutritious superfoods and organic foods.   Buying in bulk already reduces the per pound price greatly and by extending the shelf life with vacuum sealing really allows you to save as prices increase due to inflation.  The effect of  the “just-in-time” delivery system that keeps us fed in this country, results in most communities have, at most, a total of three to five days’ worth of food on hand in their local grocery stores and supermarkets at any given time.  In other words, if delivery trucks stopped rolling into town and everyone then went down to the store to buy what they needed, the stores would be stripped bare in no time at all. 

Two ways to buy:
1.       Bulk
2.       Vacuum sealed (custom service: email us with a list of items you would like vacuum sealed).

Most “long-term food storage” products on the market are filled with chemicals.  All of our foods are 100% non-GMO.   They are either organic or wildcrafted (grown wild in nature), and are the highest quality foods with high nutritional content.
Our product line is expanding each week, with new items coming on board such as _________________.
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Current Food Storage Products:
Organic Chia Seeds
Goji Berries
Cacao Nibs
Golden Flax Seeds
Himalayan Salt
Spirulina Tablets
Chlorella Tablets
Palm Sugar

And many more bulk items: See our Bulk section!
See our Food Storage Seeds section!