Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
We will be introducing fun contests for our Canadian followers, and the winners will be sent a prize package in the mail directly from our head office.
Stay tunned for more details.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
1 cup w. wheat flour
½ cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tbs. cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
1 cup cooked sweet potato
½ agave nectar
¼ cup olive oil
1 tsp vanilla
6 egg whites
Mix dry ingred., puree wet ingred. till smooth. Combine and bake 16-18 minutes at 350.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Ultima Replenisher is featured in the September issue of YOGA magazine! The “What’s Hot” section of the issue boasts about the benefits of Ultima and how it’s good for anyone, anytime. The article mentions several yoga studios that market the product, including Moksha Yoga, Dog Down Yoga, Kneeding Hands Yoga & Massage, and Bikram College of India (N.C.).
The article is already having an impact! A.Spica says “This is great! My own yoga studio wasn’t interested as they said it’s for power and/or Bikram yoga not lyengar. I hope this changes their mind!”
Seth Bovio, the formulator of Ultima Replinisher, describes the product perfectly in the article: “Ultima is not another source of sugar and salt, but rather a true balanced electrolyte drink with readily- absorbed minimal carbohydrates.”
Friday, July 24, 2009
In April 2009 Planet Foods launched Eco-Planet Cookies in Canada. The response was tremendous and so a special bilingual Canadian package has been created. Eco-Planet Cookies will be available country wide in September 2009.
This new package will be hitting the shelves August 2009.
Please arrange for orders with your Planet Foods representative.
And Remember - this is a 1% for the Planet Product!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
The Alberta Suzuki String Institute, approved and promoted by the Suzuki Association of the Americas, is an opportunity for Suzuki students of all ages and their families to come together to share in motivating and enriching musical experiences. Students will be tutored and inspired by master teachers in improving both technical skills and musical expression. Registrants will also have the opportunity to participate in enrichment classes, performances and recitals.
ASSI participants will leave the institute this summer with a greater appreciation and understanding of the Baroque time period and the great composers such as Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi. Suzuki students have first-hand experience with the literature of these masters and further exploration will enhance their appreciation of the works they have already performed and/or will soon be performing. Participants will have exposure to the instruments of the Baroque time period and the string family of this era. The famous dance pieces so common in the Suzuki literature will come alive as students learn, for example, what the Minuet steps feel like and how the music fits with the movement. See you this summer in Calgary, a city settled in the valley of the beautiful Bow River, for Baroque on the Bow, a truly enriching Suzuki string experience!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Eco-Planet 7 Grain Instant Hot Cereal, is individually packaged for your convenience. Using batch tested Gluten-free oats, and being 100% wheat, rye, & barley free, this product is ideal for everyone.
Available in September to start you school year out right. This hot cereal is ideal in protien, fiber, Omega 3s, and low in sugar to keep the kids focused and full until lunch time.
Our 7 grains for health:
Whole Oats: each batch of oats are tested for gluten before entering the facility. Oats are one of nature's healthies grains. Oats have shown to help lower cholesterol, and are high in antioxidants.
Buckwheat: is rich in flavonoids and magnesium.
Sorghum: contains iron, calcium and potassium.
Brown Rice: is rich in fiber and many minerals.
Puffed Amaranth: The "wonder seed of the Aztecs." High in fiber, protien and calcium.
Quinoa: The sacred "super food of the Incas" containing all 9 essential amino acids.
Millet: is high in fiber with many of the B complex vitamins.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
"I won every moto and main event of the weekend as well as the whole shot awards on both Saturday and Sunday....and know I am in the lead for the number one pro," says Damian.
Planet Foods wishs Damian the best of luck!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Keith is a former Canadian National Champion and BC Cup Champion, and was a 5 time national team member in both road and mountain bike. His favorite foods to fuel his rides are Ultima Replenisher Orange, Honey Stinger Pomegranate Energy Chews, Sharkies Citrus Chews, and Honey Stinger Coconut Pro Bars.
Mike Hinter, Keith's Team mate for the BC Bike Race, is the current masters BC Champion and is leading the BC cup again this year!
All participants in the BC bike race this weekend will receive 1 case of Honey Stinger Protein Bars in their race kits, a pound of Kicking Horse Coffee when they finish the race, Sharkies and Honey Stinger chews will be handed out at aid stations through out the course, and Ultima will be served up on the course as well. And if that wasn't enough, Kicking Horse Coffee will be served all day every day at this event. Sounds like these race participants will be ready to ride!
Good Luck everyone!!! GO KEITH GO!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
In a saucepan, melt butter to sweat the green onions and watercress... Add chicken stock and cream. Simmer for 1 to 2 minutes over low heat and add beurre manié. Season with salt and pepper. Purée sauce in a food processor and return to pan.
Melt a dollop of butter in a frying pan. Cook scallops for 2 to 3 minutes per side. Pour a thin layer of watercress sauce onto plates, add scallops, and garnish with watercress leaves.
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
- Provide texture and flavor along with sweetness so you use less (a plus), but get more taste (also a plus).
- Contain important minerals like manganese and iron.
- Have half the calories of a teaspoon of sugar.
- Allow you to buy natural, unsweetened products and add just enough sweetness.
- All natural and pesticide- and allergen- free, so they are safe for the whole family to use.
Tomorrow (June 17) we will Tweet quick Recipes all day that use Canada's Equinox Maple Flakes.
"Ayala's Herbal Water is an all-natural, USDA organically certified beverage with zero calories, zero artificial additives, and zero preservatives. It's made by blending hand-selected, organically grown herbs with purified water. The result; a refreshing taste and enchanting aroma. Since its launch in the US in August of 2007, Ayala's Herbal Water has raked up several awards, including being named one of Prevention magazine's favorite waters. It is the first nationally available organic certified enhanced flavored water in the market. " ~ U.S. Foodlink June/July 2009
Perfect for Summer, Perfect for Kids, Perfect for you! Enjoy!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Tony Marshal from Highwood Crossing Farms got a great mention in the Globe + Mail yesterday. We are proud to call them Local. Check it out here!
Monday, June 8, 2009
PatsyPie gets lots of Fan Mail. Here's a happy gluten-free customer from Edmonton.
"Kudos to PatsiePie for amazing chocolate chip cookies and brownies. I was amazed at how great they are. Other gluten-freen baking companies need to sit up and take notice of PatsiePie. Nothing else compares. You have the best store bought GF cookies and brownies I've ever tasted. Just like homemade, but faster! I look forward to discovering the taste of your other products. Congratulations on a fabulous product for Celiacs." ~ Candace K. Edmonton, Alberta
Thanks Candace, your PF-goodie-bag is on it's way!
We would love to hear from everyone, send us a note about your favorite Planet Foods product & where you found it. If we post it you get a PF-goodie-bag too! Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org and don't forget to include your address!
p.s. We like photos too!
Friday, June 5, 2009
The Omnivore's Dilemma - Michael Pollan
Silent Spring - Rachel CarsonThe Sacred Balance - David Suzuki
Stupid to the Last Drop - William Marsden
Garbage Land, On The Secret Trail of Trash - Elizabeth Royte
Ecoholic - Adria Vasiland
the book I've just started into: The Hundred-Year Lie - Randall Fitzgerald
Why not host an Enviro-Book Club for friends, family co-workers or neighbours? You’ll get to spend time with like-minded people who and they'll always be somethingto talk about! Remember to obtain your books sustainably - your local library, used bookstore or online at www.Abebooks.com are all great places to start looking.You can even start your own 'lending library' at your place of work too!I know there are plenty more great environmental books out there so please let me know if there are any that you think are outstanding! I'm happy to add them to my list of 'must reads'. Until next week, live well, eat well and love one another! Cheers,Kerri
Car Pool; Buy Local; Use environmentally friendly cleaning supplies – Clay
Don’t use bottled water.
Take your own cup to coffee shops
Turn the water off while brushing your teeth. Turn back on for rinsing.
Buy organic when possible.
Buy locally grown products
Walk more, drive less
Use the dishwasher after 9PM at night.
Wash clothes in cold water
Use non-phosphate detergents.
Turn lights off when not necessary.
Check the best fish to buy so we don’t endanger certain ones.
Eat more vegetarian.
2) "Recycle, take short shower instead off taking baths, and shut off your furnace when your not home." ~ Jesse
3) "Did you know that milk containers have a recycling fee now. 25 cents for the big ones. 4 of them make a dollar....
My recycling tip was using milk containers for starting plants in the house...like grandma used to do." ~ Shelly's Mom
4) "Always use a travel mug for your morning cup of coffee/tea instead of disposable cups." ~ Greg
5) "Use a cloth’s line instead of the dryer." ~ Greg
6) "Used Coffee grounds are considered a brown for your compost bin." ~ Shelly
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Tomorrow is World Environment Day. Visit us on Twitter or here on the Blog to hear tips & tricks on how to keep our planet Strong & Healthy. Tips will come from Planet Foods Staff and family through out the day. Stay tunned!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
We have monthly birthday parties here at Planet Foods, and this last month we celebrated a fun birthday for a celiac. Cake was out of the question, so we sandwiched homemade ice cream between PatsyPie Ginger cookies. Mmmm....
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Rooibos has been enjoyed traditionally as a tea by generations of South Africans and, increasingly, by people all over the world. In 2005, red espresso® was invented and revolutionized Rooibos by turning it into the first tea to play by coffee's rules.
Photo above is courtesy of red espresso®.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Join over 400 athletes as they start off the season with this fun event. Work the cobwebs out with a 500m pool swim, 16km bike and 3km run.
Planet Foods will stuffing the participant’s bags with Ultima Replenisher, Sharkies Energy Chews, and a Honey Stinger Protein Bar. Kicking Horse Coffee will be served to all Volunteers and 2 Planet Foods gift baskets will be donated as prizes. What a race!
Friday, May 15, 2009
Stay tunned for details! Together - We can do it!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Damian Bissett, a Planet Foods sponsored Athlete, will be competing this weekend at the UCI World Cup. This Friday through Sunday competition will be Damian's shot to qualify for the 2010 Worlds, and also be the next step to his Olympic Dream!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Photo was taken at the North West Nationals in Redmond, Oregon.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Its called “Fire in the Hole”. Take a slice of bread, cut a whole in it the size of toonie, butter both sides and put it in a frying pan. Then crack an egg in the middle of the bread and cook on each side for a few minutes. Done perfectly it should ooze out yellow goodness once you cut into the centre. Serve this with Highwood Crossing granola mixed with your choice of fresh fruit and yogurt to make this meal a little healthier… ~ Jesse
I make my own granola using Highwood Crossing’s oats (Steel Cut & Old Fashioned Rolled), flax seed and canola oil, with organic cranberries or blueberries along with organic honey from a friend’s farm. I will eat this about three times a week, a batch will last me a month, the other breakfast’s in a typical week would be a GoMacro™ Bar with a mySmoothie, and not to be forgotten each morning start’s with a KHC (Hoodoo or Kick Ass) brewed in a stainless steel French Press coffee maker. ~ Peter
I usually have 1/2 cup Highwood Crossing Sunflower and Flax Granola with either Soy milk or Yogurt. Sometimes I add fruit or will have a My Smoothie; Pomegranate is my favourite. I finish it all with a glass of water with Orange Flavoured Ultima mixed in so I start my day off hydrated. ~ Dana
Highwood Crossing Granola with steamed milk. Yummmmm ~ Leanne
Smoothie style: Crushed ice, vanilla yogurt, banana, fresh spinach, Highwood crossing flax oil, & water. Blend & enjoy. ~ John
Amy's ultimate favorite breakfast is: Fried Egg on Rice
- bowl of cooked, Texmati brown rice
- 1 organic fried egg with about 1/3 cup of egg white added to it.
- sautéed purple onions
- washed, healthy handful of raw cilantro.
- place fried egg on top of brown rice, drizzle with tamari and sesame oil, add sautéed onions and garnish with raw cilantro.
- most important part, eat it with a spoon- it just makes it taste better!
Breakfast is usually free range organic eggs scrambled with Quality Bakery Bread toasted and smothered with organic butter, and for “second breakfast” either fruit and yogurt, a cup of miso soup, or yogurt and Highwood Crossing Granola. ~ Shelly
What makes a good Mother anyway?
Is it patience?
The ability to nurse a baby,
and sew a button on a shirt,
all at the same time?
Or is it the heart?
Is it the ache you feel
when you watch your son or daughter disappear down the street, walking to school alone for the very first time?
There is nothing better than reaching deep into a bag of cookies to get a snack. PatsyPies handmade cookies, biscotti, brownies, and muffins are big bags full of tasty gluten-free treats.
Made with love, and made fresh to order these are easily a favorite to celiacs and non-celiacs alike.
Each bag contains:
10 cookies per bag
10 muffins per bag
12 Brownies per bag.
Did you know??? The fork marks in the Peanut Butter cookies are real fork marks. Just like Mom made.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
1) Avoid Tobacco Use & Second Hand Smoke, they both can damage your arteries
2) Eat a Healthy diet:
a. Rich in plant foods
b. Use only real Salt sparingly – Lake Crystal Salt is organic and high in essential minerals
c. Omega-3’s from Highwood Crossing Cold Pressed Flax Oil.
d. Whole Grains like RiceSelect Brown Texmati & Highwood Crossing Steel Cut Oats or Granola.
e. Vitamin D3 & sunshine – the fresh air helps too.
f. Coenzyme Q-10 helps reduce the risk of atherosclerosis by improving energy production in cells, inhibiting blood clot formation, and it is an excellent antioxidant.
g. Drink your antioxidants. Red Espresso, Vastu Rooibos Chai & Revolution Green Tea are high in antioxidants.
3) If you have diabetes, it is important to manage it. People with diabetes have a much higher risk of heart disease.
4) Do not drink excessively.
5) Reduce Stress.
6) Keep Active – 30 minutes a day minimum.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
1) Have a realistic achievable weight goal for your body type and don't set unrealistic time lines.
2) Eat Breakfast everyday.
3) Watch less TV. Aim for less than 10 hours each week. That includes movies and video games.
4) Slowly change your food and lifestyle habits.
5) Stay physically active for at least 30 minutes each day.
6) Don't weigh yourself too often. It's about feeling good not a number.
Some great breakfast ideas from Planet Foods:
1) Highwood Crossing Granola with yogurt and fresh fruit
2) Quality Bakery Bread smothered in Sunland Peanut Butter
3) Ruth's Hemp Chia Goodness Cereal with added Fruit
4) A Shepherd Gourmet Feta Cheese and spinach omelet
5) PatsyPie's Morning Glory Muffins and a mySmoothie
6) Highwood Crossing Oatmeal, Ruth's Soft Hemp, and Equinox Maple Flakes
7) Don't forget to enjoy these breakfasts with Kicking Horse Coffee, Revolution Tea, Red Espresso, or Vastu Chai.