Author Archives: Angela S.

What’s Planned for 12/7/17

Prepayments for 12/7/17 are due by Tuesday, December 5th at 12p. Please note this is a projection of what we plan to order.

Our next order will be December 21st. Enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday!

To order online, click here.

NEW! Members may now add Saporito Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars to their orders. To view a full list of current EVOO and balsamic flavors and variety descriptions visit https://saporitoovs.com/. You may add these products to your order using our online order form. (If there’s a flavor you’re trying to order not listed in the online order, please select another item and leave a comment regarding which flavor you are seeking to order.)

FULL AND HALF SHARES- $50/$30 (A MIX OF THE FOLLOWING, ~8 to 12 Items):

  • Spinach
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Green Leaf Lettuce
  • Garlic
  • FL Green Bell Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Onions
  • Fuji or Honeycrisp Apples
  • Bananas
  • Grapefruit
  • Bartlett Pears

FRUIT SHARES – $30 (A MIX OF THE FOLLOWING):

  • Bananas
  • Grapefruit
  • Pears
  • Mango
  • Apples

If a Fruitarian (Fruit, Fruiting Veggies, and Greens) or Low Glycemic Share is desired, please feel free to order it. We will accommodate the best we can.

Please note this is a list of what we project to order. Our final list may change due to availability of produce and funds on day of order.

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Allergy Friendly Pancakes

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You’ll Need:
Dry Ingredients
1 cup All Purpose Gluten Free Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder (Aluminum Free)
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Salt
2 tbsp Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Chips

Wet Ingredients
1 tbsp Flaxseeds
1-2 cups Water
1 tsp Vanilla
1 tsp Vinegar
1 tbsp EVOO
1 tbsp Maple Syrup

  1. Add Flaxseeds and 3 tbsp water to a small bowl and allow to rest for 5 minutes.
  2. Mix dry ingredients (minus chocolate chips) in a medium size mixing bowl.
  3. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. NOTE: Start with 1 cup of water and slowly increasing until mix is of desired consistency.
  4. Add chocolate chips and mix well.
  5. Heat a seasoned cast iron skillet to medium heat.
  6. Add 1/4 cup of mix to the skillet for each pancake.
  7. Flip pancakes when the bottom is visibly cooked and bubbling.
  8. Pancakes are done when they are a golden brown.
  9. Serve as they are, with fruit, or with syrup if desired. (Note, because syrup is already in the mix, pancakes are a sweet bread by taste and may not need additional syrup.)

Homemade Stuffing

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Making your own stuffing can be simple with numerous health rewards as compared to the store bought stuffing mix in a box. Here’s a new recipe I created this Thanksgiving that has the kids begging for more.

You’ll Need:
2 loaves of Bread (Here’s our Allergy Sensitive Bread Recipe.) cut into squares/rectangles
half cup of Saporito Rosemary EVOO
1 tbsp Garlic Powder
3 Carrots, chopped
half bunch of Celery, chopped
1 sprig of Rosemary, Sage, and Thyme from a fresh Poultry Seasoning Mix
3 cups of Water

Directions:
1. Make croutons.
a. Place bread squares into a glass roasting pan.
b. Drizzle EVOO over the bread and stir thoroughly.
c. Sprinkle garlic powder over the bread and stir thoroughly.
d. Bake at 350F for 45 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
e. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

2. Make veggie mix.
a. Cook carrots, celery, and herbs, with 1 cup of water until tender.
b. Allow to cool.
c. Puree half of the mix and then stir it back into the other half of mix.

3. Final assembly of the stuffing. This can happen on the same day or a later day from the first two steps.
a. Add veggie mix to the croutons and stir thoroughly.
b. Slowly add two cups of water (half a cup of water at a time) to the stuffing and stir thoroughly.

4. Bake at 350F for 50 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.

5. Serve and enjoy!

What’s Planned for 11/9/17

Prepayments for 11/9/17 are due by Tuesday, November 7th at 12p. Please note this is a projection of what we plan to order.

Our next order will be December 7th. Enjoy your Thanksgiving Holiday!

To order online, click here.

NEW! Members may now add Saporito Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars to their orders. To view a full list of current EVOO and balsamic flavors and variety descriptions visit https://saporitoovs.com/. You may add these products to your order using our online order form. (If there’s a flavor you’re trying to order not listed in the online order, please select another item and leave a comment regarding which flavor you are seeking to order.)

FULL AND HALF SHARES- $50/$30 (A MIX OF THE FOLLOWING, ~8 to 12 Items):

  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Asparagus
  • Savoy Cabbage
  • FL Cucumbers
  • Green Leaf Lettuce
  • Mushrooms
  • Green Bell Peppers
  • FL Zucchini Squash
  • Fuji Apples
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries
  • Kiwi

FRUIT SHARES – $30 (A MIX OF THE FOLLOWING):

  • Bananas
  • Kiwi
  • Pineapple
  • Blueberries
  • Fuji Apples

If a Fruitarian (Fruit, Fruiting Veggies, and Greens) or Low Glycemic Share is desired, please feel free to order it. We will accommodate the best we can.

Please note this is a list of what we project to order. Our final list may change due to availability of produce and funds on day of order.

What’s Planned for 10/26/17 Shares

Prepayments for 10/26/17 are due by Tuesday, October 24th at 12p. Please note this is a projection of what we plan to order.

Our next order will be November 9th.

To order online, click here.

NEW! Members may now add Saporito Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars to their orders. To view a full list of current EVOO and balsamic flavors and variety descriptions visit https://saporitoovs.com/. You may add these products to your order using our online order form. (If there’s a flavor you’re trying to order not listed in the online order, please select another item and leave a comment regarding which flavor you are seeking to order.)

FULL AND HALF SHARES- $50/$30 (A MIX OF THE FOLLOWING, ~8 to 12 Items):

  • Cucumbers
  • Red Peppers
  • Kale
  • Romaine
  • Broccoli Sprouts
  • Butternut Squash
  • Green Cabbage
  • Tomatoes
  • Kiwi Berries
  • Braeburn Apples
  • Bananas
  • Red Grapes

FRUIT SHARES – $30 (A MIX OF THE FOLLOWING):

  • Bananas
  • Red Grapes
  • Pineapple
  • Raspberries
  • Kiwi Berries

If a Fruitarian (Fruit, Fruiting Veggies, and Greens) or Low Glycemic Share is desired, please feel free to order it. We will accommodate the best we can.

Please note this is a list of what we project to order. Our final list may change due to availability of produce and funds on day of order.

What’s Planned for 9/28/17?

Prepayments for 9/28/17 are due by Tuesday, September 26th at 12p. Please note this is a projection of what we plan to order.

Our next orders will be October 12th and 26th.

To order online, click here.

NEW! Members may now add Saporito Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars to their orders. A full list of items is available on our online order form.

FULL AND HALF SHARES- $50/$30 (A MIX OF THE FOLLOWING, ~8 to 12 Items):

  • Gold Beets
  • Green Cabbage
  • Kale
  • Romaine
  • Green Bell Peppers
  • Acorn/Butternut Squash
  • Portabella Mushrooms
  • Tomatoes
  • Banana
  • Fuji Apples
  • Pluots

FRUIT SHARES – $30 (A MIX OF THE FOLLOWING):

  • Bananas
  • Red Grapes
  • Green Grapes
  • Fuji Apples
  • Pluots

If a Fruitarian (Fruit, Fruiting Veggies, and Greens) or Low Glycemic Share is desired, please feel free to order it. We will accommodate the best we can.

Please note this is a list of what we project to order. Our final list may change due to availability of produce and funds on day of order.

What’s Planned for 8/31/17?

Prepayments for 8/31/17 are due by Tuesday, August 29th at 12p. Please note this is a projection of what we plan to order.

Our next orders will be September 14th and 27th.

To order online, click here.

NEW! Members may now add Saporito Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars to their orders. A full list of items is available on our online order form.

FULL AND HALF SHARES- $50/$30 (A MIX OF THE FOLLOWING, ~8 to 12 Items):

  • Gold Beets
  • Green Cabbage
  • Cucumber
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Romaine
  • Green Bell Peppers
  • Yukon Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Bartlett Pears
  • Black Plums

FRUIT SHARES – $30 (A MIX OF THE FOLLOWING):

  • Bananas
  • Red Grapes
  • Green Grapes
  • Bartlett Pears
  • Black Plums
  • Nectarines

If a Fruitarian (Fruit, Fruiting Veggies, and Greens) or Low Glycemic Share is desired, please feel free to order it. We will accommodate the best we can.

Please note this is a list of what we project to order. Our final list may change due to availability of produce and funds on day of order.

What’s Planned for 8/17/17?

Prepayments for 8/17/17 are due by Tuesday, August 15th at 12p. Please note this is a projection of what we plan to order.

Our next order will be August 31st.

To order online, click here.

NEW! Members may now add Saporito Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars to their orders. A full list of items is available on our online order form.

FULL AND HALF SHARES- $50/$30 (A MIX OF THE FOLLOWING, ~8 to 12 Items):

  • Cauliflower
  • Corn
  • Celery
  • Red Peppers
  • Green Peppers
  • Kale
  • Romaine
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Champagne Grapes
  • Gala Apples

FRUIT SHARES – $30 (A MIX OF THE FOLLOWING):

  • Gala Apples
  • Cherries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries

If a Fruitarian (Fruit, Fruiting Veggies, and Greens) or Low Glycemic Share is desired, please feel free to order it. We will accommodate the best we can.

Please note this is a list of what we project to order. Our final list may change due to availability of produce and funds on day of order.

What’s Planned for 8/3/17

Prepayments for 8/3/17 are due by Tuesday, August 1st at 12p. Please note this is a projection of what we plan to order.

Our next order will be August 17th.

To order online, click here.

NEW! Members may now add Saporito Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars to their orders. A full list of items is available on our online order form.

FULL AND HALF SHARES- $50/$30 (A MIX OF THE FOLLOWING, ~8 to 12 Items):

  • Asparagus
  • Beets
  • Red Peppers
  • Green Peppers
  • Cucumbers
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Kale
  • Red Leaf Lettuce
  • Strawberries
  • Champagne Grapes
  • Gala Apples

FRUIT SHARES – $30 (A MIX OF THE FOLLOWING):

  • Gala Apples
  • Cherries
  • Strawberries
  • Green Seedless Grapes

If a Fruitarian (Fruit, Fruiting Veggies, and Greens) or Low Glycemic Share is desired, please feel free to order it. We will accommodate the best we can.

Please note this is a list of what we project to order. Our final list may change due to availability of produce and funds on day of order.

Daily Detox Tea

Detox teas are commonly used to help with digestion, to relieve headaches, and as laxatives. But some have a running history of helping fight disease. I recently learned about one such tea while studying natural methods for fighting cancer in The Truth About Cancer Docuseries. With a little bit of digging, I realized there are several wonderful stories about the Essiac Tea including many powerful testimonials.

Renee Caisse, a Canadian nurse, first learned about Essiac Tea in 1922 through a patient she was treating. This English woman claimed to have been diagnosed with breast cancer in 1890s and chose to seek natural treatment. That’s when she met an Indian Medicine Man who taught her how to make a specific herbal tea that was known to cure cancer. Long story short, Caisse began using this tea with her aunt and other patients over the years with great success. You can read more about Caisse at HealthFreedom and  EssiacFacts.

On a personal detox journey myself, I decided to add Essiac Tea to my lifestyle. To buy it commercially is quite expensive, so I looked into other options. I quickly discovered all of the ingredients are readily available through Herbco.com and the process of making it is quite simple. The Truth About Cancer has the recipe posted too, alleviating guesswork in creating my own.

Taken straight from The Truth About Cancer website, I ordered:

  • 1 ½ pounds cut burdock root
  • 1 pound powdered sheep sorrel
  • ¼ pound powdered slippery elm
  • ¼ pound powdered Turkish (Indian) rhubarb root (You will only need 1 oz per batch.)
  • 50 large seal-able tea bags
    Note, this makes 3 lbs of tea!

After my ingredients arrived, I mixed them into a large bowl (only using 1 oz of Turkish rhubarb root) on my porch. These fine powders create quite a dust cloud when mixing, so don’t do it in your kitchen. You may also prefer to wear a mask.

Next, I measured out 1 oz of tea into each tea bag. To seal them, I applied a hot iron for 20-30 seconds. It was a very simple process.

Finally I placed tea bags in a few gallon size zip lock bags for easy storage in my cupboard.

 

To make Essiac Tea, cut open 1 tea bag and pour tea into a stainless steel pot with  10 cups of water. Bring the water to a rolling boil for 15 minutes and then let steep for 8-12 hours. After steeping, pour tea into glass storage containers and place into the refrigerator. When you are ready to drink it, warm the tea or bring to a gentle boil before serving. This is a rather strong tea, and you may prefer to dilute it before warming. Take 8 oz of tea and dilute with 3 cups of water (or however you wish). Note, when serving, just serve the liquid leaving the sludge/powders behind.

The general guideline is to drink a half ounce of tea a day, working up to one ounce along with plenty of water. This guideline is based on brewing the tea bag with 4 cups of water. Caisse advised not to drink more tea and expect a better/faster result. However, in my experience, you can safely drink entire batch over the course of a week with plenty of water to generate a gentle laxative affect. If you do this, a loose stool may result throughout the week, so stay near accessible facilities.

I’ve personally found this detox tea to be a pleasant addition to my overall detox lifestyle. Though I have never used it to fight disease, I enjoy the testimonials and appreciate the potential for it to prevent disease.

In good health,
~A