Amy's — a Natural Foods Staple for 30 Years!

Amy’s is a California Original! When we visited Northern Califoria this year, we were excited to tour Amy’s Kitchen in Petaluma. We were surprised and impressed with their hands-on approach. I expected floor to ceiling stainless steel machinery doing all the work, but what we saw was hundreds of dedicated workers hand making and packaging […]

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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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Hemp Seeds–What are They Good For?

They Sound Kind of Hippie… Really They’re Not.   But They are Groovy! Have you tried Hemp Seeds?  They are full of nutrition: Protein–There are 11 grams of protein in just 3 TBSP! Anti-inflammatory Omegas! Phytonutrients and anti-oxidants! All kinds of minerals! Essential fatty acids! So How Do I Use Them? Hemp Seeds are so

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Vegan Zucchini Lasagna

A True Labor of Love …and there’s so much love!   Most of the good things in life are at least a little labor intensive. Building a house, painting a mural, planting a garden… but the outcome is always oh, so nice and oh, so worth it. As Stephanie, our Lassen’s Ventura Sample Captain confessed,

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Introducing… A couple of new things!

 Oven Roasted Winter Vegetables     Can you guess what the white vegetable is?  It’s not a potato!   Judging from the number of people who are surprised when I serve it…. most people have never tried celery root.   I will admit that I’d never had it until my European in-laws made a soup for

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