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Among Friends Baking Mixes

Among Friends Baking Mixes: A Healthy Alternative Non-GMO Whole Grain Oats Some products are Certified Gluten Free Among Friends Gluten Free Promise: With our gluten-free mixes, you can have your cake—and eat it too. Yes, our mixes are absolutely delicious. But they’re also certified gluten-free, non-gmo, and whole grain. No white starches, gums or fillers. One bite will convince even the most ardent skeptics. That’s our gluten free promise:the best taste and texture AND the best nutrition. Order your Among Friends Baking Mixes online at www.vitaminlife.com or come into our Redmond retail store. Call us at 866-998-8855. (4 photos)
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Dr. Scheller Skin Care

Check out our new line of Dr. Scheller Skin Care.

Since 1986, Dr. Scheller products have been made with sustainability and respect for nature at the forefront of our material sourcing. These pure plant ingredients are then developed in our own laboratories into our BDIH-certified natural products pursuant to the highest German standards. Furthermore, Dr. Scheller products have been registered with the Vegan Society, to ensure there are no animal ingredients or animal testing were used in producing our products. All products have been dermatologically tested for optimal skin tolerance, another testament to the high quality of our products.

All of Dr. Scheller products are:
*BDIH certified natural by German standards
*100% paraben-free
*100% silicon-free
*100% mineral oil-free
*100% purely natural PhytoSolve® in every product for maximum effect
*100% synthetic coloring agent-free
*Dermatologically tested for optimal skin compatibility
*No GMO ingredients
*NaTrue certified on select products eco-friendly packaging

Order all your Dr. Scheller products online atwww.vitaminlife.com or come into our Redmond retail store. Call us at 866-998-8855

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Chinese Pumpkin Lettuce Wraps: Made with Activz Pumpkin Powder

Chinese Pumpkin Lettuce Wraps

The combination of warm, savory pumpkin filling and crisp iceberg lettuce provides the perfect texture.

Ingredients:
2 T oil
1 1/2 c chopped onion
1 1/2 c chopped celery
1 1/2 c chopped zucchini
1 c chopped red bell pepper, seeded and ribbed
1 8-oz can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 c water
4 T Bragg Liquid Aminos
2 T raw apple cider vinegar
3 T agave
3 scant T Activz Pumpkin Powder
2 heads iceberg lettuce, chopped in half, rinsed and dried
Directions:
Heat large wok to high with 2 T oil and sauté onion, celery, zucchini and bell pepper until tender and slightly brown on edges. Add water chestnuts, garlic, water, Liquid Aminos, cider vinegar, agave and Activz Pumpkin Powder and stir well.
Serve warm vegetable filling wrapped in crisp lettuce leaves. Add sweet chili sauce or hot pepper flakes if desired.

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Broccoli Rice Chowder: Made with Lotus Foods Jade Pearl Rice

Broccoli Rice Chowder

If you like creamy chowders this one is for you. What a great way to enjoy the health benefits of broccoli, in the form of a comforting, delicious meal in a bowl!

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves minced garlic
3/4 cup diced onion
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon sea salt, or more to taste
1-1/2 cups broccoli florets
1-1/2 cups Organic Jade Pearl Rice™
1 cup almond milk, or any nondairy milk
2 cups vegetable broth
Black pepper
2 tablespoons flour (or arrowroot or kudzu)
1/4 cup water or broth
Garnish: Fresh parsley sprigs
In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and onion. Rub the dried thyme with your fingers to release the flavor from it and add it to the garlic-onion mixture. Add several pinches of the sea salt as well.

Cook and stir for 5 to 10 minutes, or until the onions have softened. Add the broccoli and a small splash of water or vegetable broth if needed to prevent sticking. Cover the saucepan and cook for 5 minutes, or until the broccoli is tender.

Add the rice, almond milk and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil uncovered. Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Add the black pepper and remaining sea salt. Adjust seasoning to taste. Mix the flour with the water or broth and add to the chowder. Cook for several minutes or until thickened.

This soup can be served as it is or you can partially blend it by pureeing half of the soup in a blender and returning it to the saucepan. Serve hot, garnished with fresh parsley sprigs.

Serves 2

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Zucchini Rice Patties: Made with Lotus Foods Forbidden Rice

Zucchini Rice Patties

Light and lemony, these patties are packed with flavor! Enjoy with creamy vegan dill sauce.

Patties:
1/2 cup zucchini, finely grated (unpeeled)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2/3 cup finely sliced scallions
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 cups cooked Forbidden Rice®, mashed lightly with a potato masher
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons arrowroot
1 teaspoon celery seed

Coating:
1/2 cup fine organic cornmeal or organic corn flour
Frying or baking oil:
Sunflower or safflower oil
Sea salt

Garnish:
Mixed greens
Fresh lemon slices
Creamy Vegan Dill Sauce A rich and creamy sauce that is perfect for topping the Zucchini Rice Patties.
1 cup vegan mayonnaise
1 teaspoon fresh dill, minced
1-1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
Splash of lemon juice, white wine or mirin rice wine
Place grated zucchini in a bowl and rub the salt into it. Transfer the zucchini to a strainer and set aside to drain for 15-20 minutes.

In a medium size skillet sauté the minced onion in the olive oil over medium-low heat. Combine the remaining patty ingredients in a large bowl. Add the drained zucchini and sautéed onion and mix well. With wet hands, form the mixture into 6 to 8 small patties. Dip each patty into the cornmeal coating to completely cover both sides. To fry the patties, heat the sunflower oil over medium heat in a cast iron skillet. When the oil is hot, fry the patties, 2-3 minutes on each side, until lightly browned. Transfer patties to a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil. Sprinkle with sea salt and serve on a bed of mixed greens, drizzled with Creamy Vegan Dill Sauce and garnished with slices of fresh lemon. To bake the patties, preheat the oven to 350° degrees F. Place the patties on a baking sheet lined with lightly oiled parchment paper. Brush or spray the patties with some sunflower oil and bake for 15-20 minutes, until lightly browned.

Creamy Vegan Dill Sauce for Zucchini Rice Patties:
In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, dill and mustard. Add just enough lemon juice, white wine or mirin rice wine to achieve a smooth consistency.

Makes 6-8 appetizer size patties.

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Valley Green Naturals Skin Care

Try out our new products by Valley Green Naturals:

Why do we do what we do?

At Valley Green Naturals, our goal is simple: we make products that are effective, body-safe, eco-friendly, and affordable. And we believe that educating consumers about product ingredients and safety is essential to healthier living. We also believe that the days of “real customer service” have fallen by the wayside. Customer satisfaction in every aspect of our business is very important to us. From the creation of the product, to the information and marketing we provide; the resulting sale to you, our customer, and your ultimate use of the product, we want you to be 110% pleased. If you are not, we want to hear about it, and we will work to make things right.

So, why personal care products? When we started off hand-making soap in the kitchen of our farm house, we began studying chemical ingredients in soaps, lotions, shampoos, toothpaste, laundry detergent, mouthwash… basically every item we put on, or in, our bodies each day. What we learned was troubling, to say the least. We have come to believe that many of the allergies, illnesses and increased cancer diagnoses in our population are directly related to the bombardment of chemicals we encounter each and every day — in nearly everything that we consume and use in our daily lives. We have made it our job to carefully research every single ingredient used in each one of our products, checking its documented body-safety ratings, uses, and results of any studies conducted. We regularly access the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database, which provides hazard ratings and information on thousands of ingredients found in personal care products, and we encourage our customers to do the same.

Smaller-Scale Production = Higher-Quality Products

Instead of outsourcing our production like many companies, at Valley Green Naturals we continue the tradition of our quality products by hand-blending and bottling only the finest ingredients in every batch we make.

With our production based in Virginia’s Northern Piedmont, we employ individuals from the local area and give back to our community through charitable contributions and employee benefits for volunteer service. Our entire team is committed to the natural and organic lifestyle, and to providing you with the purest, safest and most effective natural personal care products on the market.

Truth in Labeling

We will never abuse the terms, “organic” or “natural.” Products that we label as “organic” contain at least 70% organic ingredients. Our oils are cold-pressed or steam-distilled; never chemically extracted, and our emulsifiers, stabilizers and preservatives are vegetable-derived. At Valley Green Naturals, we carefully research the safety of every ingredient we use. In our products, you will never find a mix of organic ingredients accompanied by hazardous chemicals. We want our customers to know that they may buy from Valley Green Naturals with confidence.

Order your Valley Green Naturals products online atwww.vitaminlife.com or come into our Redmond retail store. Call us at 866-998-8855

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ChicoBag

Do you have a Chico Bag yet?

At ChicoBag, their mission is to help humanity bag the single-use habit. We mean the wasteful, throw-away habit that overflows our landfills and clogs our oceans. They do this by advocating for waste reduction and designing the highest quality, longest lasting reusable bags.

They partner with organizations, businesses, and schools who share our mission by co-branding our bags and a curated collection of other quality reusable alternatives to single-use waste.

They offer products that empower people to take an active role in solving the single-use problem. At ChicoBag, they make bagging the single-use habit easy.

Order your Chico Bag online at www.vitaminlife.com or come into our Redmond retail store. Call us at 866-998-8855.

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Barlean’s Omega Swirls

Have you tried Barlean’s Omega Swirls?

Omega Swirl is an Omega-3 Sensation with the taste and texture of a fruit smoothie! Now everyone can enjoy the benefits of Omega-3 without the oily taste and texture of liquids or having to swallow large capsules. Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, Omega Swirl flax and fish oil supplements are the freshest, best-tasting and most nutritious Omega-3 products, naturally. Omega Swirl is the perfect solution for the whole family!

Packed with essential Omega-3s, Omega Swirl was created to nutritionally support:
-Heart Health*
-Cholesterol Levels Already Within a Healthy Range*
-Joint Mobility and Bone Density*
-Energy and Endurance*
-Skin, Hair and Nail Health*
-Mental Health, Wellness and Acuity*
-Blood Glucose Levels Already Within a Healthy Range*
-Sexual and Hormonal Health*

Order your Barlean’s online today at www.vitaminlife.comor come into our Redmond retail store. Call us at 866-998-8855.

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CHIA CRISPBREADS

CHIA CRISPBREADS

1/2 cup mixed seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, etc)
1/4 cup chia seeds
2 tablespoons flax seeds
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup wholegrain flour
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 cup water
2 tablespoons olive oil

Preheat oven to 150C/300F.
Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well. In a measuring cup, mix water and oil. Add to dry ingredients and mix until well combined. Let the batter stand for 30 minutes, so the chia seeds can absorb moisture and the mixture becomes a thick dough.

Between two sheets of parchment paper, roll out the dough evenly and as thin as possible, to 1/8 inch thickness (or less if you can). Carefully remove top baking paper. With a knife, cut the dough into desired shapes. Transfer onto baking sheet (with bottom parchment paper).

Place in preheated oven and bake for 30-40 minutes until golden brown and crisp.
Let cool for 5 minutes before breaking them up at pre-cut edges.

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Garden of Life’s RAW Fit™ – High Protein for Weight Loss!

RAW Fit is a USDA Certified Organic, RAW, plant-based vegan high-protein powder that is an easy way to increase your protein intake. It has a mild, slightly sweet flavor that mixesgreat with your favorite food or beverage and contains RAW, organic and clinically studied ingredients to help you burn fat, maintain healthy blood sugar, boost your energy, lose weight and look great!†
Support healthy blood sugar levels and burn fat naturally with the power of Svetol® Green Coffee Bean Extract, RAW Food Created Chromium, Organic Cinnamon, and Organic Sprouted Grains†
Help regulate your cortisol levels and manage stress related cravings with RAW Organic Ashwagandha†
Build lean muscle mass, help repair it after work-outs and sustain it on a sensible meal plan with 28g of RAW certified organic plant protein—a complete protein with 13 organic sprouts and a biological value of 98.2%!
Naturally filling and satisfies hunger with RAW Organic Soluble and Insoluble Fiber from certified organic grains, seeds, legumes and fruits
Promotes healthy and comfortable digestion and elimination with live probiotics and enzymes†
Why RAW Really Matters:

Heat can denature proteins, reducing their availability to your body. But Garden of Life’s USDA Certified Organic plant proteins are different; always gently produced at low temperatures, without any added fillers or carriers (like maltodextrin which can come from GMO corn) preserving their complete amino acid integrity and whole-food, Certified Organic, Non-GMO goodness.
TRUE SUSTAINABILITY

Garden of Life’s commitment to sustainability begins with organic farming. CERTIFIED ORGANIC plant protein from sprouted grains and legumes is truly good for our planet, unlike conventional farming practices that utilize 150+ synthetic pesticides leaching into our water supply and soil, promoting genetically modified seed crops and reducing our planet’s biodiversity. In addition to CERTIFIED ORGANIC farming practices, Garden of Life uses recyclable packaging, vegetable inks, sustainably farmed papers and 100% certified renewable wind energy credits to run our company’s operations.

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