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Native Vanilla Embodies The Richness And Goodness of Pure Vanilla to Make Your Holiday Recipes Pop with Flavor

It is literally only one month away to Christmas! Do you have ideas for this holiday’s recipes? Baking is something we do all the time during this happy season. Instead of gifting some normal candies you get from the grocery store next door. Let’s gift the top quality vanilla, and make the best holiday desserts together with your family!

Native Vanilla embodies the richness and goodness of pure vanilla to make your holiday recipes pop with flavor. It’s ethically sourced extract grade rare Tahitian vanilla beans have a sweet floral aroma with fruity undertones. And their journey to your doorstep couldn’t be more inspiring.

Young and old love the taste of vanilla and you’ll enjoy experimenting with all it’s naturally-grown goodness in your favorite recipes (and maybe come up with a few new ones, too!). Use Native Vanilla products to add vanilla to your egg nog, or make a cranberry vanilla bean cake, a vegan hummingbird cake, or vanilla ice cream custard. Yum!

There’s no substitute for good-quality vanilla. Knowing what you’re buying and where it comes from makes all the difference.

Check out these gourmet essentials for your pantry, all sustainable and fair priced and create a foodie delight!

Impressive Gift for anyone who enjoys baking.

DIY Vanilla Extract Kit

Price: $39.75

10 premium gourmet bourbon vanilla beans with an imported glass bottle from Italy. Easy to make homemade extract, just split the beans lengthwise and fill the bottle with your alcohol of choice, vodka is recommended. Seal tightly and store in a cool, dark place for 4-6 months. Use as called for in baking recipes.

  • Contains 10 Extract Vanilla Beans
  • Exquisite 375 ml clear glass bottle imported from Italy.
  • Bottle sealed with round wooden cork stopper.
  • Includes artistic custom label that you can write your name and bottled date on.
  • Comes with recipe and instructions.

Vanilla Bean Powder

Native Vanilla’s raw vanilla bean powder is rich and delicious — a perfect and quick alternative to vanilla extract or paste. Get the smooth vanilla flavor you love without the added alcohol. Vanilla powder can make any recipe, beverage, smoothie or dessert, flavorful and delectable. It also makes a great addition to your bulletproof coffee. This antioxidant-rich superfood is a great option for keto, paleo, vegan, and Whole30 lifestyles.

This vanilla powder is ground from the entire bean, which means you may notice the product will not completely dissolve. This is because Native Vanilla uses no artificial fillers, sugars, alcohols or additives — just pure, freshly ground vanilla beans.

Product features:

  • 100% Pure Ground Vanilla Beans- no sugar, additives, fillers or bleaching
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla powder = 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Use for cooking, desserts, beverages and ice cream. Great for Keto, Paleo and Whole30 diets.
  • Rich in taste and smell; strong vanilla aroma. High quality and freshly ground before packaging.
  • Ethically sourced and grown by Papua New Guinea (PNG) micro-farmer cooperative.

Vanilla Beans

The fruit, pod or bean as discussed above, dried and cured to release the true depth of vanilla flavour. Cut open the bean and scrape out the seeds.

Product features:

  • Hand-selected with the finest curing process
  • Vacuum sealed for freshness
  • Use for baking, making vanilla extract, and powders
  • Perfect for cooking, desserts, beverages, and ice cream.
  • Rich in taste and smell; strong, full vanilla flavor
  • Enjoy the sweet floral aroma, with flavors of fruit
  • Ethically sourced and grown by a micro-farmer cooperative
  • Tahitensis vanilla is rarer than the Madagascar variety and is infinitely more versatile

Organic Vanilla Bean Sugar – Made with Real Vanilla Beans

  • 100% PURE VANILLA SUGAR – Made with organic cane sugar and infused with pure vanilla bean powder.
  • STRONG NATURAL FLAVOR – The proprietary process produces a rich flavored vanilla that preserves the 300 flavor compounds derived from vanilla making it the perfect ingredient for cookies, cakes, yogurt, oatmeal, custards and sauces.

  • ETHICALLY SOURCED – Native Vanilla assists hundreds of micro farmers in Papua New Guinea with Fair Trade assistance, and maintains a commitment to growing practices that are environmentally friendly.
  • 100% VEGAN and GLUTEN FREE – This antioxidant rich superfood is the perfect option for gluten free and vegan lifestyles and has no artificial fillers or additives.
  • EASY TO STORE – Store the sugar in a tightly sealed airtight container, and leave at room temperature in a dark place.

About Native Vanilla:

Native Vanilla brings organically farmed, sustainably sourced top-quality vanilla to your home. Ethically sourced and grown by a Papua New Guinea micro-farmer cooperative, the company is committed to providing Tahitensis vanilla products including vanilla extract, vanilla bean powder, and vanilla beans. Quality for the consumer, a fair price for the farmer. Follow them on Instagram @native_vanilla and learn more about their inspiring journey here.

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Life’s Greatest Moments Saved with The Floral Preservation Co.

Flowers bring love, friendship and happiness. Can we save the memories, and keep the moments longer, or forever? The Floral Preservation Co. makes this impossible dream come true. The most beautiful flowers for your deepest memory can last forever.

Ladies, are your holiday centerpieces looking a little droopy? Don’t toss them! Preserve your petals with David Tutera-endorsed The Floral Preservation Co., a proprietary method of preserving flowers and the memories attached to them. The DIY Flower Drying Kit includes microwave directions, quick dry papers, reusable drying boards, holding clips, wrapping cord, a special finishing spray, and shaping tweezers. Also available is a line of floral keepsake albums with airtight sleeves to store the dried flowers, an additional 4 X 6 sleeve for a photo of the event/memory and a note card to journal about the special moment.

Flowers can evoke powerful memories and emotions. Carnations and senior prom. Red roses from your first love. White gardenias when you married your soulmate. Tulips on Mother’s Day. Lilies at the passing of a loved one. It was the loss of her great-grandmother that prompted Teresa Rinne to establish The Floral Preservation Co., a method, keepsake album, and new tradition for preserving floral memories.

During her childhood, the company founder and CEO had discovered dozens of dried flowers tucked away in the family Bible, while visiting her great-grandmother in Kentucky. As the older woman helped return the flowers to their home, she explained that each dried flower had a special memory attached to it. When she passed, she took those memories with her. Through trial and error, Teresa developed an at-home process for preserving fresh flowers—and their memories. The quick and easy process, which involves microwaving the flowers, then sealing them with a spray, preserves the flowers and retains far more of their vibrant colors than pressing them in a book.

The Floral Preservation Kit includes microwave directions, quick dry papers, reusable drying boards, holding clips, wrapping cord, a special finishing spray, and shaping tweezers. Also available is a floral keepsake album consisting of air tight sleeves to store the dried flowers, an additional 4 X 6 sleeve for a photo of the event/memory and a notecard to journal about the special moment.

Floral Preservation Kit
– DIY Flower Preserving Kit for Scrapbooking, Photo Albums & More

  • Complete Floral Preservation Kit –Developed in Partnership with David Tutera, The American Celebrity Wedding Planner, this kit Preserves flowers from special occasions and retains their vibrant colors.
  • At home process for preserving fresh cut flowers and their memories. Turns flowers into timeless works of art.
  • Kit includes microwave directions, quick dry papers, reusable drying boards, holding clips, wrapping cord, special finishing spray and shaping tweezers.
  • Perfect for saving everlasting memories. As opposed to discarding beautiful flowers for milestones like Proms, Weddings, Funerals etc. Save them in a state that can be passed down from generation to generation.
  • The quick and easy process, which involves microwaving the flowers between special drying boards, then sealing them with a special finishing spray, preserves flowers and memories forever.

Floral Preservation Combo Kit 

“One of my great-grandmother’s flowers was from my mom, who had spent a summer with her and picked her a fresh flower before the journey home. The memory was vivid to her and took her back to that moment and filled her with joy,” recalled Rinne. “I want to help people commemorate these milestone occasions. I’ve often wished I could have the flowers that my mom had given her grandmother.”

The quick and easy process, which involves microwaving the flowers, then sealing them with a spray, preserves the flowers and retains far more of their vibrant colors than pressing them in a book.

 Let’s take a look of the preserved galleries of what we can make.

In partnering with The Floral Preservation Co., David Tutera is returning to his roots. The popular celebrity event planner’s career was born in the shop of his grandfather, a successful florist, who noticed an artistic gift in his young grandson- an eye for design – and encouraged him to develop it.

Together, Tutera and The Floral Preservation Co. founder, Teresa Rinne, are offering flower recipients a way to commemorate milestone occasions, such as weddings, proms, first dates, holidays and even funerals, preserving not only the blooms from these special occasions, but also the memories attached to them.

The very own do-it-yourself Floral Preservation Kit is a fast, fun and simple way to create treasured floral keepsakes using just your microwave! Who knew it would be so simple? Unlike traditional flower drying processes, The Floral Preservation Co. gives you the ability to preserve the form, beauty and color of all of your floral memories!

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Wave Goodbye to Plastic with Foodstiks 100% Earth Friendly Cutlery!

Single use plastic has become one of the biggest environmental challenges of our times. If we don’t change our habits now there will be more plastic than fish in our Oceans by the year 2050. Every year 40 billion pieces of plastic disposable cutlery are used in the US alone. Wood cutlery is the only sustainable alternative to plastic. It is 100% natural, 100%, re-newable and 100% compostable. Change from plastic disposable cutlery to wood disposable cutlery today and be part of the solution, not the problem!

One significant way the industry is making an environmentally-friendly change is with compostable cutlery. Not all compostable, however, is the same. The difference between compostable wood and compostable plastic is substantial. Foodstiks is disposable wood cutlery that is the only sustainable alternative to plastic.

Foodstiks is disposable cutlery made from wood. Wood cutlery is 100% compostable and decomposes in just a few months rather than 1,000 years like plastic.

Foodstiks are available in singles, in sets and also as ice cream or taster spoons.

Compostable Wood Cutlery 4pc Set (200 pcs)

100% natural and compostable wooden cutlery set for take out or delivery.

  • Each set comes with 1 wood forks, 1 wood knife, 1 wood spoon, 1 paper napkin.
  • 200 sets per carton.
  • 100% Natural: Made from FSC certified Birch.
  • 100% Eco-Friendly: Biodegradable was yesterday. This cutlery is 100% compostable. This means it will naturally degrade into nutrient-rich organic materials after being disposed not leaving any visible or toxic residue.
  • Durable. Strong construction.
  • Looks exclusive compared to plastic disposables.
  • Non-Toxic and Plastic Free: Chemical free. Does not contain any plastics.
  • Logo not printed on cutlery.
  • Customizable. Please inquire.
  • Length: 6 1/4″
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Mary’s Gone Crackers – The Plant Based Cracker Brand That Proves Healthy Snacks Need Never Lack in Flavor

Holiday is always the snacking time for the whole family. No matter you are going to have a stay-in holiday, or a on-the-road holiday. You need to snack on something at the movie time, chatting time, or anytime before the meals, between the meals and even at meals. Healthy snacks should be the game changer this year. Let’s give the best wishes to our family for the good health in the new year!

Mary‘s Gone Crackers is the organic, gluten-free, plant based cracker brand that proves that healthy snacks need never lack in flavor. Focused on impeccable quality and taste, Mary’s products speak for themselves with their delectable, unique texture and flavor profiles which can only be accomplished by carefully baking whole, organic ingredients to toasted perfection.

ORIGINAL CRACKERS

With four key, whole ingredients – brown rice, quinoa, flax and sesame seeds – these Original crackers provide the perfect pairing of toasty flavor and crunchy goodness. Always gluten-free and organic.

SUPER DEED CRACKERS

Mary’s Super Seed Crackers are rich and hearty, packed with luscious pumpkin, sunflower and poppy seeds, among others. More seeds means higher in protein, providing an energy boost whenever you need it.

REAL THIN CRACKERS
hanks to whole, organic ingredients, your kids will never suspect that these savory toasted crackers are also good for them. This toasty, crunchy cracker delivers happy snacking to your day.

Great Recipes Recommend for Your Holiday Meals Idea

Does your pantry always seem to have a can or two of pumpkin puree hidden away? Here’s your chance to put that versatile veggie into a delicious, hearty meal anytime!

PANTRY PULL PUMPKIN CURRY SOUP

Recipe by Karin Fisk | Prep Time: 30 minutes | Gluten Free

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced medium
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-3 teaspoons curry powder OR 2-3 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger OR 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin (more or less depending on personal taste)
  • Dash of cayenne pepper (depending on personal taste)
  • 2-3 cups broth (veggie or chicken)
  • 2 tablespoons nut butter of choice
  • 2, 15oz cans pumpkin puree
  • 2 teaspoons sugar of choice (coconut is great here)
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Garnish:

  • 1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed, salted and roasted for 45-60 minutes @ 375 to crisp; OR Roasted pepitas
  • 1 tablespoon coconut cream

PREPARATION

  • Heat a large soup pot over medium high heat, add the oil until the surface shimmers;
  • Add the onion and sauté for 5 minutes until translucent, add garlic and cook for another 2 minutes;
  • Add the curry powder, ginger, cumin and cayenne, cook for another 1-2 minutes to release the fragrant oils;
  • Stir in the broth, pumpkin puree, nut butter sugar and coconut milk;
  • Bring to a simmer and cook for 5-10 minutes, remove from the heat;
  • After cooling slightly, puree the soup with an immersion blender or a vitamix.
  • Top with garnish of choice,

Pair with Super Seed Classic, Sea Salt or Chipotle REAL Thin Crackers.

Enjoy this simple, pantry-friendly recipe for White Bean & Artichoke Tapenade Dip! A delicious and healthy snack, easily paired with any of Mary’s crackers!

WHITE BEAN & ARTICHOKE TAPENADE DIP

Recipe by Karin Fisk | Prep Time: 10 minutes | Gluten Free

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 marinated artichoke hearts
  • 15 pitted green olives
  • 1 can white cannellini beans, rinsed
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • A handful of fresh parsley (if available)
  • Salt and pepper

All of Mary’s snacks are certified organic, gluten free, allergen friendly, and vegan to fuel active, health conscious, and epicurean lifestyles with delicious and nutritious snacks.

If you are the lazy type like me, you can just enjoy these delicious crackers themselves. Dipped with guacamole or eating these for breakfast, they are all good! If you would like to know more about how to enjoy these healthy and delicious crackers, checking out Mary’s Gone Cracker’s website to learn simple and fun recipes.

The Mary’s Gone Crackers® seed was planted the day Mary discovered the power to create amazingly good snacks using only whole, plant-based ingredients. The popularity of her tasty crackers quickly spread far beyond her kitchen, inspiring her to walk away from a successful career to follow her passion. Today, the brand continues to build on Mary’s original creations with new and exciting flavors baked with ingredients you can actually see—making each cracker a unique window into the love of seed-craft. Eat them right out of the box or get creative with your favorite toppings to build your own taste bud adventure!

To nourish the whole person in body and mind, to spread the love of food and fun through organic whole foods while making the world a better place. Mary’s Gone Crackers ingredients are conscientiously sourced through sustainable farming practices that support the surrounding ecosystem. The preservation of nature’s abundance for future generations starts with them, so they can all Snack Happy, Live Happy™

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Give The Gift of Flavor with Bushwick Kitchen’s Artisan Blends of Honeys, Maple Syrups And Srirachas

Black Friday & Cyber Monday are just around the corner and Bushwick Kitchen is offering sweet deals to help you spice up your holiday gifting. Give the gift of flavor with Bushwick Kitchen’s artisan blends of honeys, maple syrups and srirachas to elevate any dish no matter your cooking skill level.

Bushwick Kitchen will be running the following deals for Black Friday & Cyber Monday this year:

  • 20% off the entire site (BushwickKitchen.com) starting 11/26 – 11/28 and 11/30 – 12/1. Deals end at midnight eastern time
  • Amazon Black Friday Sale 11/27 – 20% off single bottles for Prime members
  • Amazon Cyber Monday Sale 11/30 – 20% off single bottles for  Prime members

Happy shopping!

About Bushwick Kitchen

Bushwick Kitchen serves up finger-licking, flavor-addicting sauces and condiments for every kitchen creative and foodie looking to elevate their meals or share a unique culinary gift with friends and family. The bespoke line of honeys, maple syrups and sriracha provide a unique flare to kitchen staples by infusing them with hand-picked, flavor-packed ingredients like gochujang chili paste to revamp ordinary taste to make extraordinary pairings. Starting with strategically sourced, pure ingredients, every bottle of deliciousness is infused, mixed, packaged, and shipped from the Northeastern Region in the U.S.

Full product menu is available at BushwickKitchen.com with retailers including Walmart, Amazon, Sur La Table, and more.

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Timeless Skin Care Announces Debut on Target.com

Timeless Skin Care, one of the industry’s fastest growing skincare brands has partnered with Target.com, further expanding their retail presence in the US. Known for their expertise in skin serums focused on high concentrations of active ingredients, Timeless was one of the first brands to sell exclusively online. Within days of launching on Target.com, one of the world’s most recognized retailers, Timeless sold out of its bestselling 20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum.

Timeless Skin Care Debut on Target.com

Husband and wife duo, Alex and Veronica Pedersen founded Timeless Skin Care in 2009 when Alex formulated their first product, Hyaluronic Acid Serum. With clean, simple formulas, Timeless believes that products can be both affordable and effective in achieving healthy, glowing skin.

As the beauty industry navigates through the retail shift due to the global pandemic, Timeless continues to expand on the digital space that built their brand, while staying true to its values: quality, affordability and customer care.
Helmed by a proud Latina, CEO and President Veronica Pedersen cares deeply about creating a legacy and partnering with like-minded retailers.

We are excited for the opportunity to partner with one of America’s leading retailers, who aligns with our values, allowing us to meet our diverse customers where they shop,” says Timeless CEO + President Veronica Pedersen. “Target is forging new pathways to make emerging, clean beauty brands more accessible.”
Green initiatives include Timeless‘ recent partnership with TerraCycle, offering consumers an easy, complimentary recycling service. Serums are also available in over-size economy bottles while products are primarily packaged in recyclable glass bottles.

Target.com now carries the full range of Timeless products including all nine serums, two eye creams and the groundbreaking HA Hydrating sprays. Timeless Skin Care is renowned for using high concentrations of active ingredients, such as Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, CoEnzyme Q10 and Matrixyl 3000 in clean formulas.

About Timeless Skin Care

Timeless Skin Care was founded in 2009 by Alex and Veronica Pedersen with a mission to create advanced skin care solutions that are effective and affordable. Today, Timeless Skin Care has grown into a globally recognized brand known for their scientifically advanced ingredient serums and specialty products. Operating out of a 70 000 square foot facility in Rancho Cucamonga, Timeless formulates and manufactures all their products in-house, with a corporate office in Newport Beach.

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