Saturday, April 17, 2010

Food for Thought Giveaway: Keto Slim Shake & Bars

Now that spring is here and we shed those extra layers of clothing, some of us find ourselves newly motivated to lose a few extra pounds.  If you find yourself in that category enter this week's sweepstakes which includes Nature's Plus Keto Slim Protein Shake and KetoSlim Protein Bars.    Sure, you have to eat right and exercise, but this tasty duo will assist your efforts!  The KetoSlim shake contains critical vitamins and minerals, critical metabolism support, green whole food blend, flora and enzymes.  It is a "precisely calibrated formula that replinshes what your body demands for energy, weight management and total well-being."    Ready to jumpstart your weight loss efforts?  Enter today by leaving your name and email address in our comments section.    Drawing will be held next Saturday, April 24th!

This Week's Sweepstakes Winner!

Congratulations to Joyce! 
She won the scrumptious Asian Cuisine Blend! Make sure to enter for your chance to win next week's sweeps!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Health & Beauty: Tamanu Oil!

Tamanu oil is the up-and-coming health & beauty craze that was recently featured on Dr. Oz as an acne and pimple "healer". While that is what it's best known for, tamanu oil's properties and benefits span well beyond that single use! We're falling in love with it and I'm sure you'll see why!

WHAT IS IT? Tamanu is a tree that is indigenous to Tahiti, Madagascar, and a few other tropical islands. The tree blooms twice per year, and the white flowers later yield clusters of yellow-skinned fruit. To derive the oil, the fruit is opened and hulled, and then dried for two months in the sun. It is then cold pressed and a sticky, dark oil is produced. It takes approximately 100 kilos of fruit to yield 5 kilos of oil! Tamanu oil is typically found blended with olive oil. Our Tamanu Oil is USDA certified organic, and is a 50/50 blend of tamanu oil and cold pressed olive oil.
THE BENEFITS Tamanu oil has skin healing, antineuralgic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibiotic and antioxidant properties! Combined with the olive oil, your skin is going to be bright, clear, and moisturized! In case helping you have gorgeous skin wasn't enough of a reason for you to check out this wonder oil, it also works wonders on burns, rashes, insect bites, and cuts. In addition, tamanu oil is reputed to be great for people suffering from psoriasis or eczema. Another suggested use is to massage the oil into sore muscles or areas affected by arthritis.
***If you have a nut allergy, do NOT use tamanu oil***

Come in to the store's beauty department and check it out!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Printable Mambo Sprouts

Head over here, and print out more money-savings coupons from Mambo Sprouts!
$1/1 Tazo Tea 20 ct
$1/1 Cascadian Farms Product
$1/1 Method 25 or 50 load bottle
$1/1 Country Choice product

A few match-ups:
Cascadian Farm select veggies on sale for $2.29.  Final cost $1.29!
Country Choice Select Soft Baked Cookies on sale for $2.99.  Final cost $1.99!

Bulk Bins!

Barley:  The Basics and Two Yummy Recipes!
Possibly the oldest cultivated cereal, barley was the standard currency in Babylonia and the basic measuring unit in Sumeria. Barley is the most widely adaptable grain on our planet. It grows in regions as extreme and varied as the frigid Tibetan heights and the blistering sea level Sahara. Barley remains the staple of the physically strong peoples of the Himalayan region. In the west it is most commonly malted for beer.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Vegan Wednesday!


Gardein's Tuscan "Chicken" Breasts are here! Also new from Gardein- Trio Meals! Available in 3 varieties- Sicilian, Burgundy and Thai- these are ready to heat-and-eat meals. They come with rice, veggies, and protein. All vegan, all yummy!

Available at Food For Thought in our refrigerated dairy case! Come in and give 'em a try!

Also new in our book section:

Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero
Sinfully Vegan by Lois Dieterly
Vegan With A Vengeance- Isa Chandra Moskowitz
The Garden of Vegan by Tanya Barnard & Sarah Kramer
Vegan A Go-Go by Sarah Kramer
The 30 Minute Vegan by Mark Reinfeld and Jennifer Murray

Midel Balloon Festival Sweepstakes

Ready to get away?  Go up, up and away if you win this fun sweepstakes!  Midel is giving away a trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico for four during the first week in October 2010.  It includes rental car, hotel accomodations, airplane tickets, event tickets AND $500 in spending cash!  Whoo Hoo!

Go here and register to win a chance to rise above it all!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Gluten Free Cheesecake!

Gluten-Free/Egg Free Cheesecake

1 c. crushed Pamela’s Ginger Mini-Snapz
2 Tbsp. Earth’s Balance Buttery Sticks
1 Tbsp Honey
2 Tbsp. Cherry Natural Desserts Jel Dessert
1 c. Westsoy Original Organic Soymilk
¾ c. Wholesome Organic Sugar
1 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract
1 container Tofutti Sour Supreme
1 pkg. Mori-Nu Silken Firm Tofu
Directions:1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease 8 inch springform pan.
2. In food processor, process ginger snapz until fine crumbs form. Add butter and honey and process again until well mixed. Remove crumbs and press onto bottom and up sides of prepared pan. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Set aside.
3. Stir gelatin into milk in small saucepan. Wait 1 minute, then heat gently on low heat about 3 minutes, until gelatin is dissolved.
In food processor, process sugar, vanilla, sour cream and tofu until very smooth.. Add gelatin mixture and pulse until well mixed. Pour into prepared crust and chill in refrigerator for 3 hours. Garnish with fruit if desired.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Salitair is here!

You've asked for it...we've found it!  Food for Thought now has the Salitair in stock!   Dr. Oz featured salt pipe inhalers on his show, which he says helps with allergies, sinus infections, breathing difficulties and other problems!  Stop by and check it out!

Glee Gum Printable Coupon: Buy One Get One Free!

Ahhh...bubblegum!  It brings back fond childhood memories.   Snag a coupon here for Glee gum and you can buy a respectable flavor like cinnamon or peppermint and then enjoy a pack of bubblegum (or another flavor...) for Free!

Manic Monday Meal

The weekend is over and it's back to reality! Each Monday we will post a five ingredient or less recipe to help you eat healthy, simply!
Here's this week recipe:
Japanese Noodle Soup
2 chicken breast, finely sliced into ribbons
4 tablespoons soy sauce
2 packages Eden Udon noodles
1 bunch baby spinach leaves
lemon juice

Bring 2 cups water to the boil in a medium saucepan. Add chicken and simmer for 1-2 minutes or until cooked. Scoop out chicken with a slotted spoon and divide between 4 bowls.
Return broth to the heat and add noodles, soy and spinach. Stir to break up the noodles and let the spinach wilt. You might need to add the spinach in batches. Don’t worry it will fit in as it wilts.
Add 1 tablespoon lemon juice, stir and taste. Keep adding lemon until it tastes fresh and zesty. Pour soup over the chicken and serve hot.