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Can Fats be Healthy? Yes!

Times Have Changed! It wasn’t that long ago that fat was a dirty word. I recall attending a gym class where the teacher advised choosing all-sugar treats (such as Starburst or Skittles) over treats with any fat at all.  Many were excited to see no-fat products on the market — cookies and cakes made without …

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Finding New Products at Expo East!

We’re on the Hunt for Great New Products! September has brought us to Baltimore for the Natural Products Expo East Trade Show. We love attending seminars and meeting producers — it’s exciting to see the creativity and great new products!  Here are some of the fun and delicious things we’ve see at this show! I …

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Our Bulk Almonds are Local and Organic, too!

Brought to you by Yemetz Family Farms! Lassen’s is committed to supporting organic and local farmers, and that applies to how we source our bulk items as well. A case in point is our bulk almonds, grown in the Central Valley of California. A few of weeks ago I visited George Yemetz at his almond …

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Lassen's Started with a Brave Woman and a Problem to be Solved

Oda Saw She Could Help Solve that Problem When I came into the Lassen family and learned that Oda owned and ran a Health Food Store, I just sort of thought, “Oh, that’s cool.” It wasn’t until about ten years ago that it really hit me how astonishing that was. Oda was born in August, …

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Danish Cucumber Salad

Salad, Side Dish, Appetizer, Sandwich Topping — You Will Love this Simple and Easy Recipe! If you have enjoyed a Danish Smörgåsbord (or Swedish, for that matter) you have probably noticed a multitude of small serving dishes with little pickles of all kinds, red cabbage (rødkål, see Oda’s recipe here), peas and carrots, cucumbers, pickled beets, and …

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All About Apples

Written by Denae  Apples are beautiful, tasty, tart, sweet, and with such a variety everyone has a favorite! More apple posts to get you through this wonderful season! Vegan & Grain-Free Apple Crisp https://www.lassens.com/blog/recipe/vegan-apple-crisp/ Yam & Apple Bake Recipe https://www.lassens.com/blog/drum-roll-recipe-challenge-winner-3/ Apple Chips Recipe https://www.lassens.com/blog/easy-healthy-chips/ Applesauce Recipe https://www.lassens.com/blog/applesauce-the-taste-of-autumn/ Apple Slice “Cookies” Recipe https://www.lassens.com/blog/after-school-deserves-these-cookies/ Biodynamic Apples https://www.lassens.com/blog/biodynamic-its-almost-super-organic/ …

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Pears to the Rescue!

Simple, Delicious, Nutritious!   I have always love Bartlett Pears.  They are sweet and the texture is just right.  We would eat them by the dozens when I was growing up.  But when I left home for college I learned that some people did not love them like I did!     Maybe you are …

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