Vegan Triple Banana Cake

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Photo courtesy: Janet Hudson of Vegan Feast Catering

With so many summer celebrations around the corner, all your guests will be looking for something sweet and delicious to indulge in at the end of the night. Consider the triple banana cake when prepping for your Mother’s Day celebrations. Don’t hesitate to bring out the big guns and surprise everyone with this recipe at the family barbeques for Memorial Day weekend or Fourth of July weekend. This may be a favorite recipe for those that enjoy vegan treats. Continue reading

Marketing to Kids for Mother’s Day

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Photo courtesy of Tony Kadysewski of Fixtures Close-Up

Sunday, May 10 is Mother’s Day, and moms across the country will be treated like queens by their loving children. Those kids might need a little help in planning a special breakfast-in-bed for their moms, which means fathers or guardians will be making some grocery store visits in order to plan a love-filled morning. Continue reading

Recognizing GROW’s Essential Volunteers

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Photos courtesy of Nicole Murren. View more images of
Project Amigo in her
Flickr album.

It is often all too easy to disengage and forget where our food products are grown and who works to provide us with them. But by volunteering with Project Amigo, you’ll see first-hand the communities surrounding Organics Unlimited’s plantations and gain a deeper sense of gratification by giving a hand up to children and adults in less fortunate areas of Colima, Mexico.

Project Amigo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that has worked closely with the community since 1984 to promote education and empowerment as the means to help reduce poverty in the state of Colima, Mexico, where Organics Unlimited and GROW bananas are grown. With the financial support of GROW banana purchases, Project Amigo provides residents with literacy, vision, dental and hearing clinics and also helps establish children’s educational programs, scholarships and boarding homes. Continue reading

Banana with Honeyed Mascarpone & Caramel

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Photo courtesy Jo Missoula of Jo in the Kitchen

Looking for a fast and easy dessert or snack that is just deliciously yummy? This recipe is the perfect combination of sweet and creamy, similar to a banana cream pie but without all the extra work. Did you ever think you would eat cheese and bananas together? With this delicious recipe, it’s a must have. Mascarpone is an Italian cheese of smooth, creamy, buttery texture that blends well with honey and caramel. Add a banana on top, and you’ll have your guests and family begging for more. Continue reading

Organic Category is Up 11 Percent as of 2014

OUUNITED STATES – The organic train continues across the continent, full steam ahead.

The organic industry reported that the category made an 11.3 percent leap, and the trend is not restricted to any particular region. Continue reading

Stress Less with Organic Bananas

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Photo courtesy of
Alice at shyintroverts.wordpress.com.

For many in the United States, this week is a particularly stressful one. Wednesday, April 15 was Tax Day, and some procrastinators may have been down to the wire on filing (or may have asked for an extension). Whether your source of stress this week is looming taxes or another cause, the majority of Americans could use a bit more relaxation in their lives.

Which brings us to the topic of bananas. Most consumers are aware that there’s a high amount of potassium found in bananas, and potassium helps prevent muscle cramps. However, you can educate your customers that potassium is also an agent in stress relief. Potassium aids in the regulation of blood pressure, and this fruit actually has one of the highest potassium counts of all fruits and vegetables. Continue reading

Double Chocolate Banana Cake

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Photo courtesy: Angie of Friday is cake night

We all have a sweet tooth from time to time, sometimes it’s even every night, and it feels so good to satisfy it. If you are craving some chocolate cake but feel guilty because of all the oil and butter in it, try the double chocolate banana cake. Bananas and applesauce create the perfect moist texture without having to add any extra fat. It’s easy, delicious and healthy. Give it 5 minutes to prepare and 30 to bake and your taste buds (and hips) will be eternally grateful.

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