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Earth Day Bulk Sale 2018!

We're celebrating Earth Day this year like we usually do- with a BIG Earth Day Bulk Sale! Coming up Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 20-22 save 20%* on bulk items all weekend long. Includes bulk pet foods, coffee, wellness soaps and oils, spices, beans, grains, nuts, and more!

Zero Waste Shopping Tours! Join Zero Waste Boise Institute for an interactive shopping tour to help you make purchasing decisions from a zero-waste perspective.

  • Saturday, April 20 at the Village at 11:30, 1:30, and 3:30

  • Sunday, April 21 at the North End at 11:30, 1:30, and 3:30

Bulk food and co-ops have been synonymous since the first modern food co-op was created in the late 18th century. But it's not just tradition. Bulk food and products represent one of the best ways to cut unnecessary waste. Buying bulk means you purchase amounts that are right for you, not portions determined by the producer. And when you bring in your reusable container you're saving money by not paying for packaging, as well as cutting waste.

*limIted to stock on hand • sorry, no rainchecks • cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts • restrictions may apply

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Adzuki Beans

Adzuki, The Other Red Bean!

Adzuki beans are small red beans widely grown throughout East Asian. Now the beans are commercially grown in the United States and South America.  Adzuki beans are the second most popular legume in grown Japan.

These high in protein and fiber beans are awesome sources of essential nutrients, vitamin, and minerals. Making them a great staple in the diet of many vegetarians. The Adzuki beans are highly regarded in macrobiotics as a balancing and strengthening food.  Delicious in soups, dips and spreads, and even ice cream. Yes I said Ice cream! These versatile beans have a smooth texture and pleasing flavor making them perfect for either savory foods or desserts.

Directions:

  1. Put the dry beans in a bowl and fill it with cold water. Make sure the beans are well covered, and account for the fact that the beans will swell up when they are hydrated.
  2. Soak the beans for at least 6 hours or up to overnight.
  3. After soaking, run your hands through the beans, and discard the beans that floats to the top.
  4. Drain and rinse the beans in fresh water.
  5. Put the beans in a pot or pressure cooker and add 2 parts water to 1 part beans. Season your beans with a little salt. In a pressure cooker, the beans should take about 45 minutes. In a traditional pot, on a low simmer, the beans will take 1-2 hours, you may have to add some more water if too much of it evaporates during the boiling process.  
  6. If the beans are cooked to your liking, you're ready to enjoy!

Now get creative, used these beans in place of other traditional beans, or come up with new recipes!

      

Earth Day Bulk Sale 2017!

Coming up Saturday, April 22 save 20%* on bulk items all day long. Includes bulk pet foods, coffee, wellness soaps and oils, spices, beans, grains, nuts, and more!

Bulk food and co-ops have been synonymous since the first modern food co-op was created in the late 18th century. But it's not just tradition. Bulk food and products represent one of the best ways to cut unnecessary waste. Buying bulk means you purchase amounts that are right for you, not portions determined by the producer. And when you bring in your reusable container you're saving money by not paying for packaging, as well as cutting waste.

Plus, check some of these Dry Mix in a Jar gift ideas made entirely of bulk ingredients. Check it out:

Steak Seasoning

  • 2 tbsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp Fennel seeds
  • ½ tbsp. Black Peppercorns
  • ¼ cup coarse salt
  • 2 tbsp Chile Flakes
  • 1 tbsp Dried Oregano

Grind the cumin, fennel, peppercorns, and salt in a mortar and pestle. Stir in the chile flakes and oregano. Store in an airtight container.

Make it a gift! Don’t grind the spices before adding to the jar. Instead, gift the spice blend in a jar along with a mortar and pestle and a cutting board!
 

Heart Health Tea

  • 1 part Hibiscus
  • 1/2 part Passionflower
  • ½ part Lemon Balm
  • ¼ Rose Hips

Mix all herbs together. Keep tea blend stored in a glass jar out of direct light. Use 1½ teaspoons per cup of tea.

Make it a gift! Pair the tea blend with a fancy mug, a new tea infuser, and some local honey!
 

Paleo Cookies:

  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 oz 80% dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • Coarse sea salt, for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine egg, coconut oil, coconut sugar and vanilla extract. Next add in almond flour, coconut flour, and baking soda, mixing well to combine. Fold in dark chocolate chunks. You may need to use your hands to moisten the dough so that it sticks together well.

Use a cookie scoop or large tablespoon to drop dough onto ungreased baking sheet. Gently flatten the dough with your hand. Bake for 11-13 minutes, or until edges are slightly golden brown. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt and allow to cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finishing cooling. Makes 12 cookies. 

This recipe is from Ambitious Kitchen, www.ambitiouskitchen.com

Make it a gift! Pack the first 5 ingredients into a quart jar. Attach the recipe, along with a jar of coconut oil and some nice coarse salt.

* Limited to stock on hand, sorry, no rainchecks, cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts, restrictions may apply

Bulk Jar Jewels: Super Easy Gifts!

The Bulk aisle plus versatile and reusable glass jars equals quick and easy gifts for any occasion! We've put together some Dry Mix in a Jar gift ideas for you to make it even easier. Check it out:

 

Steak Seasoning

  • 2 tbsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp Fennel seeds
  • ½ tbsp. Black Peppercorns
  • ¼ cup coarse salt
  • 2 tbsp Chile Flakes
  • 1 tbsp Dried Oregano

Grind the cumin, fennel, peppercorns, and salt in a mortar and pestle. Stir in the chile flakes and oregano. Store in an airtight container.

Make it a gift! Don’t grind the spices before adding to the jar. Instead, gift the spice blend in a jar along with a mortar and pestle and a cutting board!

 

Heart Health Tea

  • 1 part Hibiscus
  • 1/2 part Passionflower
  • ½ part Lemon Balm
  • ¼ Rose Hips

Mix all herbs together. Keep tea blend stored in a glass jar out of direct light. Use 1½ teaspoons per cup of tea.

Make it a gift! Pair the tea blend with a fancy mug, a new tea infuser, and some local honey!

 

Mulling Spice Blend (for Mulled Wine)

  • ¾ cup brown sugar or honey
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks
  • ½ tsp whole cloves
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 3 pieces star anise
  • 1 tsp orange rind
  • 1 bottle red wine
  • Cheesecloth

Gently heat the wine on the stovetop. Stir to dissolve brown sugar and add the spices, steeping for at least 10 minutes. Strain and serve warm.

Make it a gift! Place all ingredients in a reusable glass jar, and give as a gift with a bottle of wine, cheesecloth, and instructions.

 

Paleo Cookies:

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  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 oz 80% dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • Coarse sea salt, for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine egg, coconut oil, coconut sugar and vanilla extract. Next add in almond flour, coconut flour, and baking soda, mixing well to combine. Fold in dark chocolate chunks. You may need to use your hands to moisten the dough so that it sticks together well.

Use a cookie scoop or large tablespoon to drop dough onto ungreased baking sheet. Gently flatten the dough with your hand. Bake for 11-13 minutes, or until edges are slightly golden brown. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt and allow to cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to finishing cooling. Makes 12 cookies. 

This recipe is from Ambitious Kitchen, www.ambitiouskitchen.com

Make it a gift! Pack the first 5 ingredients into a quart jar. Attach the recipe, along with a jar of coconut oil and some nice coarse salt.