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august_newsletter_thumbIt is very important to incorporate whole grains into your diet and there are so many fun and exciting recipes to choose from. So whether you are looking to include more plant based protein into your diet; or looking to add more soluble fibre; vitamins; minerals and essential nutrients then stop by and see us during the month of August and receive 10% off all of our Whole Grains. Discounts apply to in store pick up.

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news-thumb_0615Here at Anita’s Organic we pride ourselves on the quality and variety of flours we can offer to our customers. At last count we have over 30 different types of organic flours and the family just keeps on growing! What will be next? Included in our selection are 14 different types of Non-Wheat/Non- Gluten flours which are all on special this month. So if you are looking for something a little different for your baking then look no further. All of our recipes this month will be made from these flours so if you are looking to try something new then these are a great place to start.

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anitas-newsletter-june-2015We are always trying to grow our Anita’s Organic family of products and sprouted products are no exception. We have recently added Sprouted Buckwheat Flour to our collection which is also used in one of our newest mixes – Sprouted Buckwheat Pancake Mix. We have Sprouted Buckwheat Groats which make an appearance in our new Sprouted Buckwheat Chia Breakfast Boost. When you next stock up on lentils for your pantry why not try our Sprouted French Green Lentils – or if they are available our Sprouted Green Lentils too.

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anitas-newsletter-may-2015Over the last few years the Anita’s Organic Product Development Team have been working tirelessly to bring new exciting products to market. This process takes a long time but once all i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed; once the products have been tested more times than we can count it is always an amazing feeling when it’s finally time to launch our new ‘babies’.

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anitas-newsletter-apr-2015Beans, pulses, rice, and quinoa are all power packed little nuggets of nutrition that should grace our plates more frequently than they often do. Typically high in fibre, iron, calcium and protein they are incredibly versatile, affordable and a little goes a long way. They are a must for all. Buying dried beans and pulses is far more cost efficient than the more expensive canned variety. Once soaked and cooked they can easily be frozen (freeze in 2 cup portions – about the size of an average can) and can be added to soups, stews and chili’s in a flash. Hummus and other dips are so easy to make and can be made from just about any bean or lentil. And let’s not forget how versatile rice and quinoa are when it comes to sides and salads. For the month of April save 10% off all our dried beans, peas, rice, quinoa and lentils in store. Stop by and pick up your favourites or maybe even try something new.

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Our Sprouted Flour family is growing. Joining our Sprouted Spelt, Kamut, and Whole Wheat flours, is Sprouted Buckwheat Flour. Use in any recipe that calls for buckwheat flour. Same great taste, same great Anita’s quality but with even more nutrition.

Coming Soon

Anita’s Organic Bread Mixes!!! Yes indeed. We will soon be able to offer our customers three different no-knead bread mixes. Traditional, 9 Grain, and Cinnamon Raisin. Rip – tip – mix – rise – bake. Easy to make for perfect fresh bread every time. Coming Springtime 2015.

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anitas-newsletter-feb-2015-v3You asked in your droves and we listened and then searched……and searched……and searched….and finally we managed to find Organic Almond Flour!

So we now offer almond based products – our Almond Meal – which has a slightly coarse texture – making it perfect for cookies; granola bars; and pie crusts. And our Almond Flour which is much finer and great for more delicate types of baking such as macaroons; non-gluten breads; and delicate cakes. You’ll find them both in the refrigerator or just ask.

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jan_news_tbThis month we would like to feature two of our flours which are sometimes overlooked but really shouldn’t be. With ever increasing prices and frequent shortages of some of the more popular varieties such as Spelt, these two flours can make great substitutions in many applications.

Emmer Flour & Kernels – a beautiful Ancient Grain dating back thousands of years. Can be used in many applications and has a delightful; delicate nutty flavour. This parent of Spelt is a great addition to your pantry and very versatile with just the right amount of TLC.

Red Fife Flour & Kernels – this Heritage Grain dates back to the mid 1800’s and is said to be the wheat that built Canada. It is often overlooked but a fabulous substitution in any recipe that calls for Whole Wheat Flour. Though a distant relative to our more modern varieties such as Hard Red Wheat this grain has a more subtle flavour but is just as versatile.

If you haven’t already tried them then now’s the time. For the whole of January you can save 10% off both the flours and the grains.

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Special Event

Anita’s Organic; The Local Harvest Market and Magpies Bakery will be holding a special Christmas event. During the week of December 8—15 we’ll be hosting a Christmas Pop the Balloon Event. All through the week you’ll be to save big and sample great food from our café, bakery and bistro. Here’s what we’re offering:

  • Pop a balloon to get up to 70% off and lots of free stuff
  • Win a free basket valued between $25-$100
  • Get a Christmas basket custom wrapped with local products of your choosing
  • Sample great food and fantastic Christmas treats
  • Enjoy farm-sourced foods from our bistro
  • Free regular coffee from our friends Pacific Coffee Roasters

Watch out for further details on our Facebook pages; websites and in your inboxes!

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Here we are, almost in November already! The clocks are due to fall back; Halloween is a mere day away; Thanksgiving is a distant memory and Santa is polishing his sleigh in readiness for a busy end to the year. Is it just me or does this time of year seem far busier than other times? It always seems to be rush, rush, rush and dinner is quite often an afterthought. Preparation and planning for most people is the key and certainly helps in my house. A good crock pot (or two) and a handful of quick nutritious recipes work wonders to fill tummies and leave time for snuggling with a good book by the fire. This issue of our newsletter features some of those recipes. Sadly they weren’t tested at the height of summer with an arsenal of food stylists and photographed seductively in flattering light. Did I mention this is a busy time? They were tested and photographed in my kitchen accompanied by my impatient family’s cries of ‘What’s for Dinner?!’ Served with love and a nice fresh slice of Magpies Bakery Bread I hope you enjoy them too.

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~ Artisan Bake Shoppe