Fresh Unlimited Flavors of Summer Giveaway Begins!

Our Flavors of Summer giveaway is now underway!  Summer is in full swing and we’re beginning to see  the garden fresh fruit and vegetables popping up at local stands and farmer’s markets.   We’ve included in our Giveaway, all the essentials that will help bring out all of those amazing flavors.  Our featured item is a bottle of Organic Icepressed Rallis Olive Oil, and also includes Organic New Zealand Sea Salt, an Artisan Pepper Collection, a bottle of O Champagne Vinegar and a Pink Himalayan Salt Sushi Plate.  Perfect for summer entertaining.

One of our goals is to bring attention to both the low quality of ingredients that have been made available to us and the impact these can have on our health as well as to provide access to high quality ingredients, exotic ingredients and superfoods that not only have a superior flavor but also contain actual nutrients that are bodies are craving.   As any great chef will tell you, the flavor of an culinary creation depends on the quality of the ingredients used.  At Fresh Unlimited, we believe that GMO-free ingredients, that are also free of synthetic chemical pesticide and herbicide residues, and that have been grown in mineral rich soils should always be the starting point.

We’ve been warned about our poor state of our soils since the 1930’s when Document 264 was presented to the Senate.  The document had been requested by the  Senate to look into the state of minerals in our foods and provided evidence of the mineral deficient state of the soils in America.  In more recent years, the official report of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit showed that  over the last 100 years, average mineral levels in agricultural soils had fallen worldwide by 72% in Europe,
76% in Asia and 85% in North America.  As a result the large majority of us are extremely deficient in a number of key nutrients that are critical to our wellbeing.

Luckily, there there are some producers out there who have a passion for what they do and will not in anyway compromise their beliefs.  The result is authentic, high quality ingredients that provide the full flavor we seek along with the nutrients we so desperately lack.  Our featured product, Organic Icepressed Rallis Olive Oil exemplifies all of these high standards resulting in a truly authentic Olive Oil bursting with flavor and nutrients.  It is these type of high quality ingredients we want to make available to our customers.

Real Flavor + Real Nutrients = Real Food

The Giveaway Includes:

  • 1 Organic Ice Pressed Rallis Olive Oil (375 ml) ( made using olives from a family owned century old olive grove in Greece and pressed within 12 hours of hand harvesting using a new technique that uses Zero heat – near flawless acidity level of .14% )
  • 1 Organic New Zealand Sea Salt (100 gms) (containing a rich assortment of minerals from the sea)
  • 1 Artisanal Pepper Collection (sustainably sourced, free from additives includes ground muntok, ground long, ground comet’s tail, ground lampung, long peppercorns, and comet’s tail peppercorns)
  • 1 O Champagne Vinegar (200 ml) (GMO-free, handcrafted using old world techniques of natural aging in wood barrels to provide a light complex flavor)
  • 1 Pink Himalayan Salt Sushi Plate (4 x 8 x 1 1/4)  (sustainably sourced, mineral rich, perfect for entertaining, will hold sushi, sushimi, hors d’oeuvres, fruit, vegetables, cheese etc… to absorb some of the rich mineral salt).

To enter:  Simply visit Fresh Unlimited’s Facebook Page, click on the Giveaway Offer Tab, and if you haven’t already done so, click the “Like” button.  Then, just leave a comment about your favorite way to enjoy Olive Oil.  (All recipes and pictures are welcome).  The winner will be selected in a random draw on August 5th, 2012.  (Open to anyone with a Canada or USA address).

For more information on Icepressed Rallis Olive Oil, see our video here.


Happy New Year! In with the new…

a new yesr's message for 2012

We’d like to begin by thanking all of our customers for their support in 2011 and helping us make this a great year!  We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in 2012 and provide you with more green gift options and even more information that will help you to make informed decisions about the benefits of purchasing and consuming green products.

Just to clarify here, because the term “green” gets tossed around quite a bit nowadays, when we refer to food, skin care and clothing as “Green”, we mean that they were made with the highest quality organic and gmo-free ingredients.  When we refer to durable giftware items as “Green”, we mean exquisite  items that were made in a sustainable way ie. using recycled or upcycled materials, that were fair traded or hand crafted.

Our foundational belief is that green can not only be as luxurious, stylish and indulgent as conventional products, but is also superior because of the additional attention that goes into making sure that these products cause no harm to our health or to the health of our planet.

One of our goals at Fresh Unlimited is to raise awareness about the increasing number of high quality green alternatives that are available to consumers.   It is now entirely possible to live a greener life without depriving ourselves of the little, or even bigger luxuries we’ve become accustomed to, and we hope to inspire you to seek out these green options in all aspects of your life wherever possible.

With this goal in mind, we will be adding, in the new year, a new category to our current green gifts collection, one for Exotic Ingredients and Superfoods, a few of which can now be seen in our Wellness Collection and in our Gourmet Collection.  This category will feature premium quality ingredients that not only provide rich and intoxicating flavors, but also a high level of nutrients, which unfortunately are sorely lacking in much of the conventional foods that are available to us today.

The love of good food is one that we all share across the globe but there is a prevailing belief that decadent foods can’t also be good for us.  Now, this may be true if we are talking about conventional foods that are grown in dead soils, laden with toxic chemical residues from pesticides and herbicides and then supplemented with chemical and synthetic additives intended to increase their shelf life and add flavors so that food manufactures can meet their desired profit margins.  But if we look to foods that were grown in nutrient rich soils without pesticides and herbicides, as most superfoods are, and were then processed without chemical and synthetic additives, it becomes entirely possible to indulge in decadent and more flavorful foods that are also good for us.

The best of both worlds is possible: eating well, exploring and enjoying new and favorite flavors all while consuming the health enhancing nutrients our bodies so desperately crave.  And this is what our Exotic Ingredients and Superfoods Collection will help you to do.  Now that holds great promise for the new year!
Happy 2012!


George Clooney and Brad Pitt in Toronto for TIFF… and our green gifts???

George Clooney and Brad Pitt in Toronto for  TIFF and Fresh Unlimited Green Gifts

It’s been confirmed, George Clooney and Brad Pitt will be among the list of celebrities attending this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. I wonder if they decided to take part to get an invite to Norman Jewison’s annual TIFF BBQ and auction so they can bid on our Fresh Unlimited green celebration package. Both are, after all, known to lean towards the green side, George Clooney with his electric Tesla Roadster and Brad Pitt’s involvement with environmental architecture and design. Our green gift would be an excellent souvenir of their TIFF experience and, all funds raised help out the Canadian Film Center in promoting Canadian film talent. What better incentive for any film maker!

Regardless of whether or not they’re able to make it to the auction, we look forward to their film screenings. George Clooney has two films showing at TIFF, the North American premier of The Ides of March and the world premier of The Descendants, while Brad Pitt’s Moneyball will be making its world premier here.

… and click here if you want a peek at our green gifts selections!


World’s Best Non-Dairy Creamer for your Coffee

If you‘re a coffee lover, then this is for you (unless you love your coffee black, of course). I’ve been searching for a non-dairy creamer for a while now, one that would make my coffee taste as decadent as the half and half cream I’d become accustomed to using. I tried almond milk, rice milk and even hemp milk but all of them were just too watery and added absolutely no decadence to my coffee at all.

I finally figured it out and here is the recipe below. I realized that what likely made the cream so good was its fat content and so I decided to try blending coconut oil into the almond milk. A couple of little tweaks later and voila! Perfection! This creamer is so good, I often find myself having an extra cup of coffee… but the ingredients in the creamer are super nutritious so I’m hoping that makes up for the extra coffee 😉

If you get a chance to try it, let us know how you like it!

You can find the printable version of this recipe right below here or  on our site in our Exotic Ingredients and Superfoods Collection

WORLD’S BEST NON-DAIRY CREAMER FOR YOUR COFFEE
1 1/4 cup Almond Milk
1/4 cup Coconut Oil
1 tsp of Maca Powder
1 heaping tsp of Cacao Powder
1 squirt of Agave Syrup

Prep:
Melt the coconut oil.  Either place the entire jar of coconut oil in a bowl of hot water and let it sit until 1/4 C of it  melts or put a the 1/4 C of  coconut oil into another smaller glass jar and place that in a bowl of hot water until it’s melted.

Put the almond milk into a saucepan and warm it up – not to the boiling point just so it’s lukewarm to warm.  This will help the ingredients bind better.

Once the coconut oil is melted, add in the cacao powder and the maca powder and mix this until it’s all blended into the oil.

Place the warm Almond milk in the blender, add the coconut oil that’s been blended with the cacao powder and the maca powder and add a squirt of agave syrup and blend.

What you will end up with is the most frothy, creamy, heavenly tasting non-dairy creamer ever.  If you don’t have a blender, shaking it in a jar will do but it won’t likely be as frothy but the taste will be there.   Pour into your freshly brewed Organic Coffee.

Store in a small jar in the fridge but make sure the jar has a tight lid so you can shake it up well before using it again.

 


WORLD’S BEST CHOCOLATE ALMOND BROWNIE FUDGE

This recipe is the first in an upcoming series of recipes that demonstrate that you can indulge in decadent foods while at the same time getting some life enhancing nutrients from them.  This particular recipe includes mostly raw ingredients except for the roasted almonds, but if you prefer all raw then leave the almonds unroasted.  I really like the flavor that the roasted almonds give though and you still get the nutrients from the raw almonds.  I tested this recipe on some very picky eaters without letting them know of the health benefits and it got some great reviews! Try it out and see! The recipe is below if you’d like to print it out. Let us know how it went!

 

If you have any decadent recipes that are also nutrient rich we’d love to hear about them!

The ingredients for this can be found in our green gifts Wellness Collections Superfoods gift with more coming soon!

You can also get these ingredients at http://www.ultimatesuperfoods.ca or in the USA at http://www.ultimatesuperfoods.com

WORLD’S BEST CHOCOLATE ALMOND BROWNIE FUDGE

½ cup raw organic almonds
½ cup roasted organic almonds
1/4 cup roasted organic almonds (optional)
3/4 cup raw organic cacao powder
1 tbsp organic goji berry powder
1 ½ tbsp organic maca
1 ½ tsp organic vanilla bean
½ tsp sea salt or himalayan salt
3 tbsp organic cacao nibs (optional)
1/4 cup organic agave
½ cup organic coconut oil

Preparation:
1) Roast the 3/4 cup almonds then take ½ cup and powder it either in a coffee grinder or food processor.  Take the remaining 1/4 cup roasted almonds and chop them into small pieces.
2) Melt the coconut oil.  Put the 1/4 cup of coconut oil in a jar and place in a bowl filled with hot water until it is melted.
3) Take the ½ cup of raw almonds and powder them either in a coffee grinder or a food processor.
4) Mix together: the powdered raw almonds, the powdered roasted almonds, the goji berry powder, the maca powder, the ground vanilla beans, the salt and the cacao powder (you can use cocoa powder but you just won’t get all of the nutrients you get from the raw cacao powder).  Then put through a sifter.  (Sifting is not absolutely necessary but it creates a finer consistency.)
5) Add in the agave and the coconut oil and mix well.
6) Add in the 1/4 cup roasted and chopped almonds and the cacao nibs and mix
7) Pour into a 6 x 8 pan and refrigerate for 1 hour
8) Cut into squares and store in the freezer

 


Welcome!

Welcome to Fresh Unlimited’s new blog, A Fresh Twist in the Art of Giving and Living. You may have noticed a change in the look and name of our blog. This is because our current blog,The Luxury of Green is undergoing an upgrade and will be back, hopefully within the next few weeks.  Until then, we invite you to check in on our Fresh Twist in the Art of Giving and Living blog for updates on what is happening at Fresh Unlimited and with all things involving “green gifts” and “green living”.  Please feel free to visit our site at www.freshunlimited.com to view our current selection of high quality luxury green gifts featuring organic and gmo-free gourmet foods and exquisite giftware made in an environmentally and socially sustainable way and please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments.