Thursday, June 21, 2012

Amasai- Delicious, Easily Digestible

Amasai is a traditional food of the Maasai Tribe of East Africa.  It is a cultured dairy beverage renowned for nutrient density, digestibility and high probiotic and content.  

Plus, at Beyond Organic all of our dairy comes from cows that eat grasses not grain and are never given hormones, steroids and antibiotics.  Each dairy cow is tested for A2 genetics.  If you or a loved one has given up dairy for health reasons, it would be worth your time to read about the benefits of A2 dairy.

Plain Amasai can be used in place of milk, buttermilk, or heavy cream for most recipes.  Rule of thumb is 2 parts water to 1 part Amasai for milk.  To use in place of buttermilk or cream it is an exact 1:1 ratio, so a cup of cream equals a cup of Amasai.

Amasai is great in smoothies, shakes, dressings, cheesecake, pancakes, and more.  Jordan even uses it to make  homemade ice cream & pieBe creative and send me your favorite recipe.  Here are a few that we hope you enjoy.

Homemade Sour Cream (courtesy of Denise D.)
1 cup  Amasai
1/4 cup white vinegar
In a screw-top jar or mason jar with lid, combine the Amasai and white vinegar. Shake the ingredients up a bit to thoroughly mix and let stand, covered, at room temperature for about 24 hours or until it becomes very thick. 

You can store your sour cream in the refrigerator in the original jar you mixed it in (or use some other resealable container) for up to one week. Make sure that your sour cream is well chilled before using.

"Ranch" Style Salad Dressing (courtesy of LIsa G.)
1 C plain Amasai
1/2 C mayo (homemade with apple cider vinegar, olive oil, free-range eggs and sea salt so it's healthy)
1/2 T lemon jc.
1/2 T dried parsley or 2 T fresh
3/4 t Celtic sea salt
1 lg clove garlic pressed
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. dried dill weed
1/2 tsp. xanthan gum

Blend all ingredients and place in the refrigerator to let the flavors blend a couple hours.  (If this recipe seems sour to your tastebuds, leave out the lemon jc.) 

Sprouted Grain Pancakes (courtesy Bill R.)
Use Arrowhead Mills Sprouted Grain Pancake Flour, substitute butter or applesauce for the canola oil.  Use Amasai instead of milk.  Top with organic butter and Grade B maple syrup.
Plain Amasai is sold in packs of 6 or in the variety pack (includes 2 bottles of each flavor.)  Email me if you need help logging in to your account.
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Monday, June 4, 2012

Former Chamber Director On Healthy Eating

Independent Mission Marketer Jane Patton joined Beyond Organic because she loves the company’s nutritious foods and wants to share Beyond Organic’s mission with others. Her path to healthy living has inspired her to grow fruits and vegetables in her organic garden and make her own kombucha.
She has discovered the benefits of papaya leaf tea, easily steeped from three or four fresh leaves, so her papaya trees stay nicely trimmed! The Haas avocado tree she started from seed has grown to 40 feet tall in six years, producing an abundance of this healthy fruit. 
Jane recently resigned her seven-year position as president of the Haines City-Northeast Polk County Regional Chamber Commerce to move with her husband to Punta Gorda. During her chamber tenure, Jane worked with entrepreneurs interested in starting their own businesses. She shared networking techniques and suggestions to help business owners grow their bottom line. She is now focusing on building a great Beyond Organic team and believes the company’s amazing new products provide an outstanding business opportunity for anyone willing to join her on the journey.