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Maldon the Salt of Life....................................................... 4

Tropical Winter..................................................................... 6

Is Your Fruit & Nut Bar Organic?.................................... 7

Your Organic Life................................................................. 8

Naturally Nutritious Whole Grains.................................. 9

Stir Fry Noodles with Peanut Sauce.............................10

Gluten-Free Orange Shrimp............................................11


Maldon the Salt of Life

What is the one item chefs and food lovers worldwide would

be lost without? Salt, of course! No other single condiment enhances the natural flavors of foods like a touch of high quality finishing salt. Did you know that salt is an essential element in the diet of humans, animals, and even many plants?

Throughout history, salt has been such a vital component of life for civilizations around the world that it’s been featured in countless stories, fables, and fairy tales. Salt encompasses much of the history of Europe since Roman times. In the UK, particularly in Essex, salt reigns supreme. Charles Dickens penned a Victorian era Ghost Story “To be taken with a grain of Salt.” Decades later, George Gissing wrote “The Salt of the Earth,” a phrase long used to describe a person of solid character. Indeed, it’s difficult to imagine our daily experience without this cultural staple, especially when it comes to the meals that enrich our lives. As with many of life’s finest gifts, however, quality is often more important than quantity. Maldon Sea Salt beautifully illustrates this point. This 130-year old,

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family owned company is the #1 sea salt in the UK with good reason. Chefs and foodies in over 50 countries have helped make Maldon Sea Salt a world renowned brand because they simply won’t do without it. Why is this unique finishing salt such a time honored treasure? That’s partly due to its purity, which lends a rich, mellow flavor and remarkable delicacy. Free from the bitter after-taste often associated with lesser quality salt, its characteristic clean, fresh taste enhances the flavor of all natural and fine foods. You will also notice a distinctive texture, soft enough to gently grind in your fingers, attributed in part to the lack of artificial additives. The characteristic pyramid shaped crystals of Maldon Salt are unique, recognized internationally as the world’s finest. For 130 years, the distinctive shape of Maldon Salt’s pyramid crystals has been a company trademark, celebrating the fine quality of their soft, crunchy flakes. This culinary gem is regularly featured in national cooking magazines such as Bon Appétit, Cooking Magazine, and Martha Stewart Living, on cooking shows such as The Iron Chef and recommended by chefs such as Nigel Slater, Jamie Oliver, Emeril Lagasse, and Delia Smith. Maldon smoked sea salt is equally worthy of merit, robustly enhancing the natural flavors of meat, fish and poultry. Using traditional smoking methods to gently “cold smoke” the salt crystals ensures a rich, distinctive ‘salty’ taste, combined with a deliciously subtle smoky nuance that adds sophistication to your favorite dishes. You’ll find it a versatile culinary ally for shellfish, meats, sauces, salsas, soups and marinades. The people of Maldon have been bringing recipes to life and balancing flavor since 1882, and will continue to do so for generations to come. Culinary luxury or daily necessity? Unquestionably both. We are indeed worth our salt! Visit www.maldonsalt.com

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s winter melts away, we may be busy dreaming of inviting tropical destinations. Indeed, many of us could use a dose of healthy sunshine right now! So, why not get a luscious taste of the exotic at home, in spite of some lasting seasonal chills? Simply head to the islands, bag-free, with Almond Breeze Almondmilk Coconutmilk Blends. These creamy alternatives to soymilk are available in Almond Coconut, Unsweetened Almond Coconut, Vanilla and Unsweetened Vanilla flavors and are made from real almonds and coconuts, for a hint of tropical flavor. Because they are free of lactose, cholesterol, and gluten—with an abundance of calcium and vitamins D and E—we can all enjoy them in good health. Delicious over cereal, by the glass, or in smoothies, they are a tantalizing escape from the everyday. Bon voyage, winter blues! Visit www.almondbreeze.com

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ith just a handful of organic ingredients, CLIF Kit’s Organic™ is a delightful celebration of just how delicious simple can be.

CLIF Kit’s Organic was born from the CLIF Bar heritage of seeking new ways to make a better bar – one that is nutritious, tastes delicious and is made with organic ingredients. CLIF Kit’s Organic is the vision of Kit Crawford, co-CEO of Clif Bar & Company, whose passion for organic farming and handcrafted food inspired this simply delicious fruit and nut bar. Inspired by Kit’s own experiences on her family farm and in her kitchen, CLIF Kit’s Organic is crafted with only the best ingredients, including 100 percent organic fruit and nuts. Kit’s Organic is a low-glycemic snack that provides a good source of fiber¹ with ¾ serving of fruit along with delicious nuts in every bar. The bars are gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free. Each bar contains 0g trans fats and are free of partially hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, artificial preservatives and ingredients sourced from GMOs. Imagine irresistible flavors like Berry Almond, Cashew, Chocolate, Almond Coconut, and Peanut Butter. Healthy never tasted so good! ¹.Contains 8-12 grams Total Fat (Cashew and Peanut Butter are a good source of fiber. Berry Almond and Chocolate Almond Coconut are high in fiber.)

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ave you gone organic in your household? Many people have窶馬ot only for the health of their own families, but for the environment as well. Santa Cruz Organicツョ is a pioneer organic brand with a long history of developing innovative products. In fact, they currently offer more than 60 organic items ranging from organic fruit juices and sparkling beverages to organic fruit sauces, chocolate syrups, peanut butters and fruit spreads. And after 40 years, Santa Cruz Organic continues to be the most successful organic juice brand ever. By offering nutritious, high-quality organic products to consumers, this committed company effectively raises awareness for the health and economic benefits of organic agriculture while positively strengthening the market for organic fruit worldwide. Healthy people, happy planet! Visit www.santacruzorganic.com

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ounded in 1960 in the Panhandle of Texas, Arrowhead Mills offers consumers who actively seek healthy, natural whole grain food a wide variety of Organic, All Natural, Gluten Free and Whole Grain options. As such, Arrowhead Mills is the brand of choice for many when it comes to both gluten free and organic baking, cereals, grains, seeds and nut butter products from their trusted farmers to you and your family. Pick from Whole Grain Organic Flours, Pancake & Waffle Mixes, Baking Mixes, Hot and Cold Cereal, Nut Butter, Seasonal-Pie Crust & Stuffing, and more. Try for yourself and see just how good Whole Grains can taste! Visit www.arrowheadmills.com Like Arrowhead Mills at: www.facebook.com/arrowheadmills

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Stir Fry Noodles with Peanut Sauce INGREDIENTS 1 pound rice noodles (sometimes called rice sticks or Bahn Pho) or gluten free fettuccine 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 7 ounces shitake mushrooms, cleaned, stemmed and sliced into ¼ inch pieces 2 red bell peppers, stemmed, seeded and deveined and thinly sliced 6 green onions, cleaned trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces ¾ cup San-J Thai Peanut Sauce

INSTRUCTIONS Cook the noodles in salted boiling water according to the package directions, stirring often with a fork to keep the noodles separated. Drain and rinse well under hot water. Heat the oil over high heat in a large skillet or wok until it shimmers. Add the mushrooms, peppers, and white part of the green onion and cook for 2 minutes, stirring often. Add the drained noodles, green part of the green onions, and San-J Thai Peanut Sauce. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, for another 2 minutes or until the noodles have absorbed most of the sauce. Serve immediately.

Serves 6

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Gluten-Free Orange Shrimp INGREDIENTS 1½ pounds raw large shrimp, peeled and deveined 3 tablespoons cornstarch 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 8 green onions, cleaned, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces on the diagonal 5 Thai chilies, whole

/3 cup San-J Orange Sauce

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INSTRUCTIONS Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels and put into a mixing bowl with the cornstarch, toss to coat. Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat until it starts to shimmer, add the shrimp and cook, stirring often, until they turn pink and start to curl, about 2 minutes. Add the green onions and chilies and cook for 1 minute. Add the San-J Orange Sauce, cook for 1 minutes or until the sauce is heated through. Serve immediately; don’t eat the chilies unless you can tolerate really spicy food.

Serves 4

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