Friday, December 31, 2010

Medieval Mix!

Winter time spells trouble for those trying to stay well and above the various illnesses floating around. Supporting your immune system can become virtually impossible with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. However, an age-old recipe has proven to work better than many other methods of staying well. Medieval Mix, a vast blend of essential oils produced by "Aura Cacia", has been found to support and strengthen the immune system and its responsive abilities against bacteria and germs! It's versatility in form ranges from inhalers to lotions and from room sprays to direct contact with skin.

Originally known as "Thieves Oil", it was developed in Medieval days to help protect thieves agasint the Bubonic Plague as they raided the homes of the afflicted. Now, this powerful blend of Lavender, Thyme, Rosemary, Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, and other popular essential oils is available to the public. These oils, when mixed together correctly, are highly antiviral, antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-infectous. Combined, they aid the body in defending against foreign agents such as viruses, the flu, colds, sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia, sore throats, cuts, and many more!

So to stay well, stop by our blending bar and discover the many ways to use Medieval Mix!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Nifty Novelty!

We are truly one-stop shopping here at Food for Thought. Where else can you buy sprouting seeds and kombucha along with a set of fake mustaches? Did you know we have a large selection of novelty items and toys? More arriving each day!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Vegan Wednesday! New Years Resolutions!

New Year's Resolution? Life Resolution! I've never been much for making New Year's resolutions. I'm of the belief that if you want to make a change in your life, it should be a complete lifestyle change. So for 2011, I'm making a LIFE resolution. After reading Dr. Joel Fuhrman's "Eat To Live" and "The China Study" by T. Colin Campbell & Thomas M. Campbell II, I've realized how skewed my idea of a healthy diet has been. I've been vegetarian for 15 years, and a born-again vegan for a few months now. But my eating habits have always been a little unbalanced. I've been stuck in a rut of processed foods and designer soy products. It's time to make a change!

Starting January 1st, I'm making myself over. I'm going to embrace the whole foods of nature. I'm going to make an effort to eat less processed foods and more fresh fruits and vegetables. I'm lucky enough to work in a store that has a great selection of organic produce. I have the option of delicious salads made with fresh spinach (and cucumbers, carrots, and onions, oh my!). Our selection of apples is amazing, and a fresh Pink Lady apple is a great afternoon snack. I can't wait to explore all of my options.

Like anything, it's all about moderation. A vegan cookie occasionally isn't going to kill me. But I've come to realize that food is medicine, and the cure for all of my aches, pains, and mood swings, is a diet rich in nutritious whole food. I look forward to seeing what results this new lifestyle will bring.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New Year's Eve Must-Haves!

As the end of 2010 draws near, most of us will be spending time with loved ones. Whether you are going to be spending your New Year's Eve night on the couch in pajamas, out in a bar, or at a party at a friend's, it is a wonderful night to treat yourself to something delicious as we transition into 2011! And, as always, Food for Thought is here to help, regardless of which option you will be partaking in this year.

Option 1: The Cozy-Couch

Cozy up with Dagoba hot chocolate (add some Elyon marshmallows!) as you watch favorite movies and recount favorite memories from this year. Toast in the new year with one of our R.W. Knudsen Ciders (available in apple, cranberry, pomegranate, or grape flavors). Looking for a tasty treat? Try Immaculate Baking's crescent rolls! I make them into a dessert by sprinkling sugar and cinnamon on before baking... or leave them plain and dip them into oil & herbs!

Option 2: House-Party Butterfly

Bring over a bottle of Martinelli's Sparkling Apple Cider to sip on while mingling with friends. Needing to bring over a finger food? Pick up a Cady Creek cheese platter, slice up some Applegate Farms pepperoni and Field Day Round Crackers for a tasty treat! Or try one of the Mt. Vikos spreads on your favorite cracker (available in 5 delicious flavors!)!

Option 3: Night On the Town

Going out for a night on the town? Make a low-calorie spritzer with Steaz teas and Zevia Twist to enjoy while getting ready. Make sure to get some light foods in your stomach that will keep you going through the night. Try Mediterranean Snackfood Company's baked lentil chips (available in three yummy flavors) and Boscoli olive salad (pick between kalamata or jalapeno style!).

Regardless of what you are doing or where you are going, be safe and have a wonderful weekend! We look forward to seeing you in 2011!!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

A few of our favorite things....

While we all love raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens (forgive us, the Sound of Music was on last night), we are also quite fond of various foods, beauty products and supplements here at our store.   To discover a few of our favorite things, look for the green "Staff Favorite" tags hanging on the shelves.    We have tried many, many of the products and love to share our opinions on what we think are hits.   Stroll the aisles and check out what we love!  You may discover a new favorite of your own.  Feel free to share your favorites as well.  We are always inspired by our customer's ideas and recipes!