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Dear brothers and sisters,

Greetings! We trust that you have had a brilliant Fourth of July and are feeling rested and renewed.

We are pleased to say that recently we’ve made progress in our quest to purchase American grown products,wherever possible. We feel that it is tragic that so many foods that originated here can only be found abroad. Consider, for example, the hazelnut. Most organic hazelnuts, nowadays come from Turkey. This is telling, as the hazelnut is native to the forests of the Northwest. After a considerable search we are pleased to say that we have located a grower in Oregon.

The same holds for sunflower seeds. They are native to the States, but nowadays, nearly all come from China. Here again, after a lengthy search, we have located American grown sunflower seeds. As with the hazelnuts, the sunflower seeds we are now getting, look and taste much better.

The pumpkin too, originated here. After all, what could be more American than pumpkin pie? Yet finding American-grown, organic pumpkin seeds has proven challenging. We simply were not able to locate a source. However, we’ve gotten together with some enterprising people in Oregon and are delighted to say that the pumpkins are growing! The seeds should be ready in November.

Here’s a photo of the pumpkin patch. It’s in the Williamette Valley, in Oregon, one of the most fertile agricultural regions in the US.

Organic pumpkin seeds return to America!

We are pleased to present a video by Master Live Food Chef Chaya Ryvka creating a Strawberry Maple Parfait. This is the fourth and finale video in our four part parfait series.In this video you will learn to assemble a beautiful raw parfait.The other three parts can be found in our previous newsletters or you can visit our channel on YouTube.

Chef Chaya Ryvka’s magnificent videos have been gracing our newsletters for some time. She tells us that she has just entered the Living Lights "5 in 5 Hot raw Chef Recipe Contest".We would like to invite you to vote for her. Here is a link to cast your ballot: http://hotrawchef.com/5in5Vote.html#

Our new products include Organic Fine China Jasmine Green Tea and Organic White Hawaiian Blend. Try making a solar infusion by putting a tablespoon or two of tea in a gallon jug of spring water and leaving it out in the sun for a few hours.

Our Victory Garden sale this month features Milk of Paradise, our cashew/macadamia blend, Coconut Goji Berry Butter, Brazil Nut Butter, Hazelnut Cloud, and Black Sesame Tahini. May we suggest filling peach halves with our nut butters and topping with tiny squares and triangles of our Vanilla Innovation Chocolate Bar.

We delighted to present a summertime recipe,Raw Vegan Blueberry Cheese Cake by Barbara with Rawfully Tempting. It is brimming with aliveness.

Our World Mind, features an article on the serious situation involving the nuclear power plant at Fort Calhoun in Nebraska that is being inundated by flood waters. The author draws an eerie parallel with Japan:

"The unfolding situation at Fort Calhoun reads a lot like the Fukushima disaster. Officials have been downplaying the severity of the situation from the start, and yet it has only continued to get worse, despite their empty promises. First it was the fire, then the loss of power, then the establishment of a no-fly zone around the plant, then the breaking of the berm, and now the apparent flooding of various facilities with no end in sight."

Consider this yet another wake-up call to a nation that has become estranged from its roots. No one is going to do it for you; it’s up to you. In this birth time, it is up to you to teach your fellow Americans to choose life in everything they do.

May you and family prosper in good health,

Jesse Schwartz, Ph.D.
President
Living Tree Community Foods


New! Schizandra Tea, Jasmine Green Tea, Vanilla Innovation Chocolate Bar


Organic White Schizandra Berry Tea

Organic White Schizandra Berry Tea

Organic White Schizandra Berry Tea White Schizandra, an organic China White Peony tea, scented with tangerine, orange peel, and sprinkled with whole Chinese Schizandra berries. Schizandra berry (unique to China) has a cranberry-like flavor, although it is well known in Chinese herbal medicine as the five-flavor berry. Schizandra berries are a natural adaptogen, naturally balancing to the body. The citrus fruit flavors blends very well with the roasted but light flavor of the White Peony tea. Refreshingly delicate, this tea delights the taste buds. Comes in a 3.39 oz package-yields 40 cups


Organic Chinese Jasmine Green Tea

Organic Chinese Jasmine Green Tea

Organic Fine China Jasmine Fair Trade tea. Jasmine tea is one of the best-loved world wide of the Chinese scented teas. This Jasmine tea is a lovely infusion with flowers imbuing the tea leaves with the fullness of pure Jasmine floral scent. Each Jasmine tea is different and this Jasmine has a perfect balance between scent and delicious green tea flavor. Comes in a 3.39 oz package-yields 40 cups


Organic Vanilla Innovation Chocolate Bar

Organic Vanilla Innovation Chocolate Bar

Our Vanilla Innovation is created in Berkeley, California, a wellspring of the human spirit. In Berkeley the portals of cognition reveal continents of insight each day. Twenty-two Nobel Prize winners have taught here. Perhaps Vanilla Innovation will inspire and empower you to restore and heal the nation. Each bar is embossed with a saying by one of the world's mightiest thinkers and on the underside is a "watermark" in the shape of a heart.

New! Alive, Organic Almond Flour, Organic Blue Cornmeal, Organic Pitted Sundried Olives

Alive Cashew Butter - Created from Sundried Cashews from Bali
Organic Almond Flour
- Gluten Free
Organic Quinoa Spaghetti - Gluten Free
Organic Blue Cornmeal- Stoneground
 Living Tree Organic, Vermont Maple Syrup-Dark, Amber
California Olives - Organic, Sundried, Pitted, and ready to eat!

 


Victory Garden Sale
10% off, Additional 20% discount for 3 jars
[or any multiple]

Hazelnut Cloud
Milk of Paradise - Organic Macadamia, Cashew Spread 8oz

Milk of Paradise - Organic Macadamia, Cashew Spread 8oz

A creamy blend of organic macadamias and cashews. You will be delighted!

"Weave a circle around him thrice and close your eyes with holy dread for he on honeydew has fed and drunk the milk of paradise"

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

We have created a nut butter from cashews and macadamias that is ecstatic, enlivening, and so yummy good!

Hazelnut Cloud
Organic Coconut, Carob, Cacao, Goji Butter

Organic Coconut, Carob, Cacao, Goji Butter

Starting with coconut oil and sesame seeds, we’ve added carob and cacao, as well as Goji Berries, sundried raisins, Living Tree Alive Olive Oil, Brazilian Honey, agave nectar and a dash of Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt. The carob and cacao powders give it a rich chocolate flavor.

Hazelnut Cloud
Organic Brazil Nut Butter

Organic Brazil Nut Butter

Our rich and exotic Brazil nuts will amaze you with their power-packed nutrients. The Brazil nut is the most potent known food source of Selenium, an immensely beneficial mineral found in the soil. Eating only one to two Brazil nuts per day can provide all of the selenium one needs!

Starting with our alive, organic and wildcrafted Brazil nuts, we have added sesame seeds, our unique sesame oil, Brazilian honey and a dash of Royal Himalayan Pink Crystal Salt.

Hazelnut Cloud
Hazelnut Cloud - Alive and Organic! New!

Hazelnut Cloud - Alive and Organic! New!

For many years I've been a fan of the creative nut butter blends you've come up with. I've tried them all, and Milk of Paradise was always my favorite.
Well, move over Milk of Paradise! My new love is Hazelnut Cloud. It has everything I adore beginning with cacao which is married to hazelnuts, almonds, and vanilla for a rich chocolatey flavor that has me obsessing,waiting with baited breath until I can sneak another spoonful. I was a bit worried that the honey would cause a blood sugar spike, but it doesn't. I'm able to enjoy something sweet that's also loaded with antioxidants, chia seeds, and the Living Tree Community love-vibe. You've outdone yourselves.
Put Hazelnut Cloud in a gallon jar, and I'll buy it!"

Bunny
San Francisco

"Hello dear people at Living Tree Community!
As always, thank you for doing what you do for farmers and for delivering such delicious and healthy food to us.
Thank you also for your "Hazlenut Cloud" gift. It is absolutely delicious and the texture of it is really great.
Thank you!"

Mrs. Floyd

Black Tahini
Organic Raw Black Sesame Tahini 8oz

Organic Raw Black Sesame Tahini 8oz

I bought a jar of your regular tahini, and it immediately became my favorite. But, no longer! I decided to try your Black Tahini for its increased nutrient profile and was amazed at the flavor and creaminess of it. I've have tried other brands of both regular and black raw tahini and yours is in a class by itself. I like it especially in a smoothie made with coconut water, carob/cacao, bananas and mesquite, or one with water, ground flax, bananas and grapefruit. I also love 'regular' hummus made with home-cooked organic garbanzos (all other ingredients being raw) and can't wait to try your Black Tahini in that. Thanks for this amazing product."

Sincerely yours,
Stephanie K.


Sea Veggies : A Natural Source of Iodine
10% off

Sundried, Wildcrafted, Flaked, Seven Sea Veg Mix
Purchase Sundried, Wildcrafted, Flaked, Seven Sea Veg Mix
Icelandic Dulse
Purchase Icelandic Dulse
Alive, Organic Hemp Seed Butter
Purchase Sundried, Wildcrafted, California Ocean Ribbons
Alive, Organic Hemp Seed Butter
Purchase Silky Sea Palm; Tender, Sun Dried from the Mendocino Coast


World Mind
Latest on the World Mind

Video: Master Live Food
Chef Chaya-Ryvka making
Maple Strawberry Parfait

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Chef Chaya Ryvka Maple Strawberry Parfait: Part 3 Assembly

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created by Chef Chaya-Ryvka thelivingvision.com Chaya@thelivingvision.com Maple Strawberry Parfait

created by Chef Chaya-Ryvka
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In your glass container carefully and in order of appearance layer:
  • vanilla shortcake crumbles
  • maple whipped cream
  • sliced or diced strawberries
  • strawberry maple syrup
  • maple whipped cream
Then start from the top of the list again.
How many layers you get will depend on the depth of your glass.
For the final layer or topping, decorate with:
  • dollop of maple whipped cream
  • half a strawberry
  • a pinch of the crumbles
  • and optionally a swirl of the strawberry sauce

Voila! Beauty in a cup ~ Enjoy!

Raw Vegan Blueberry Cheesecake

Created by Barbara with Rawfully Tempting and with her kind and generous permission

What a light and pleasant surprise. This cheesecake is so light and refreshing, and a great summer snack. Blueberries are loaded with rich antioxidants and because this dessert is raw, you reap the benefits in a big way! According to new studies, there is evidence that blueberries may also improve memory and cognitive functions. So enjoy this delicious dessert without guilt!

Blueberry Cheesecake

Crust
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 3 Tbsp. almonds, soaked for 6-8 hours
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp cacao powder (optional)
  • 3/4 cup Medjool dates, chopped

Filling
  • 1 1/2 cup cashews, (soaked 2 hours)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 6 Tbsp. grated cacao butter, melted
  • 2 tsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 Tbsp. raw honey (or agave), to taste
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract (alcohol free) (or 3 drops Medicine Flower Vanilla Extract)
  • 2 Tbsp. Irish moss paste (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp sunflower lecithin(emulsifier)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. psyllium husk powder (to thicken ,if needed)
  • 1 pinch sea salt
Topping
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp. clear agave (or honey)
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp shredded coconut for garnish
Preparing Crust

Add nuts to food processor until finely ground. Add dates and salt, and process until it balls up and add pulp.

Sprinkle bottom of 8" spring form pan with a bit of almond meal.

Press dough into pan, creating a very thin crust.

Preparing Filling

Put grated or shaved cacao butter along with coconut oil in a metal bowl. Either melt in dehydrator or place over a smaller metal bowl, filled with hot water and allow to melt.

Combine all ingredients except the lecithin and psyllium in a high speed blender until creamy. Add lecithin and psyllium and mix well. It should be very thick and creamy.

Spoon into crust and refrigerate 2-4 hours to allow cake to firm and set.

Prepare Topping

Place blueberries in a bowl. Gently stir in ingredients, except for coconut. Pour onto top of cake while still in pan. Sprinkle with coconut and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.

To Serve:

Gently remove cake from pan.

Store in refrigerator for 2-3 days or freeze for several weeks.



Living Tree Discounts and Bonuses

John Muir Trail Mix

We have created a organic mix of nuts, dried fruit, and edible seeds to honor John Muir, one of America's great prophets.It’s a combination of nuts, edible seeds and dried fruits, namely, organic almonds, organic cashews, organic walnuts, organic pecans, organic pumpkin seeds, organic sunflower seeds, organic sun dried raisins, organic sun dried tomato slices, organic bananas and organic plum halves, organic coconut flakes, organic mesquite (powder), organic carob (powder) and organic cacao (powder).


*With a Purchase of You Get a Free Bonus of
$50 4 oz. John Muir Trail Mix
$100 8 oz. John Muir Trail Mix
$150 12 oz. John Muir Trail Mix
$200 16 oz. John Muir Trail Mix
$300 20 oz. John Muir Trail Mix
$450 **Free Shipping plus 24 oz. John Muir Trail Mix

Remember you receive a 20% discount on all Living Tree Nut Butters, Olive Oils, Olives and Honey with a purchase of three jars or any multiple of three of any one item.

Extra Bonus For Orders Over $150
Heart ‘n Sol-Almond, Cashew, Walnut Halvah

Free Shipping on purchases over $450 within the continental USA.

Glorious Elders and Nursing Mothers get a pound of Organic Thompson Seedless Raisins - Free! Just let us know in the "Comments" on the Shopping Cart.


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