January Newsletter

Time for a new year and a fresh start. Try starting out 2013 in a healthier way by using Wedderspoon’s honey as a substitute for sugar. Honey is a wonderful way to sweeten a multitude of dishes, while providing you with many health benefits all at the same time. You can use honey to add sweetness to your tea or even in savory dishes such as this wonderful honey mustard salmon dish, exclusively from Wedderspoon. Stayed tuned with Wedderspoon Organic on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for recipes, health tips, and fun ideas from Margaux Rathbun, International Media Nutritionist.

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Try this healthy and delicious recipe!

Glazed Wild Salmon with  Honey Mustard Sauce
salmon
1 tablespoon of Dijon Mustard
1 tablespoon of Organic butter
2 tablespoons of Raw Beechwood Honey
2-3 Tablespoons of Teriyaki sauce
1 clove of garlic crushed
4 5 oz portions of Wild Caught Salmon

Heat the first 5 ingredients gently in a pan to combine and thicken slightly. Place salmon on a foil-lined and oiled baking sheet skin side down.  Separate enough of the glaze to coat the salmon, keeping the rest warm to serve with the fish. Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes or until the fish becomes flaky.

Worker Bee Mocha Shake

Worker Bee Mocha Shake

For a quick pick me up, try this mocha-honey shake that will not only wake you up but provide a delicious treat all at the same time. Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

-1/2 C 2 percent low-fat organic milk
-1/2- 3/4 C all natural vanilla ice cream or vanilla frozen yogurt
-3 T brewed coffee
-1 T organic gourmet chocolate honey or fudge sauce

        – 1 T Wedderspoon honey (choose your favorite)
4 small ice cubes

Directions:

In a blender, mix milk, ice cream, coffee, honey, and chocolate sauce. Add ice cubes and blend till smooth. Pour into a parfait glass and sip with straw. Serves one.

Recipe courtesy of The Healing Powers of Honey.

Homemade Pumpkin Spice & Honey Dog Treats

Festive Homemade Treats for your Dog

            Now-a-days people treat their dogs like royalty. Some spend money on dog purses, clothes, and even dog strollers; really these do exist. Instead of spending money on such extravagances, why not give your dog the best gift? Provide your dog with healthy and delicious treats. According to The Healing Powers of Honey by Cal Orey, “Not only can honey be used topically on animals, but honey is also used in some commercial pet treats and do-it yourself recipes.” Try making these Pumpkin Spice and Manuka Honey Treat Balls for a tasty October treat for your furry best friend.

Pumpkin Spice and Manuka Honey Dog Treats

-2/3 cup of whole wheat flour

-1/3 cup of white flour

-1/2 cup bran

-1/2 cup brewer’s yeast

-1/4 cup of wheat germ

-1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon

-1/4 teaspoon of pumpkin spice

-3 tablespoons of Wedderspoon Manuka Honey

-2 tablespoons of corn oil

-1 egg

-1/3 cup of milk

Directions:   Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, beat honey, corn oil, egg, and milk. Gradually add mixture to dry ingredients to form a dough. Form into 1 inch balls and bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 15 minutes. Makes 18 balls.

Note: For safety’s sake, check with your veterinarian before giving treats to your dog

Source:  PetPlace Veterinarians

Wedderspoon October Newsletter

October Newsletter

October always puts you in the mood for sweet treats, pumpkin carving, and spooky stories. One of the best ways to enjoy some tasty snacks is to create your own homemade delights. Honey is a great sweetener to use in recipes that can also be a little healthier. Wedderspoon’s Organic Wild Rata Honey is an excellent choice to pair with the Pecan Squares, which will melt in your mouth and impress any guests that come knocking on your door this Halloween. Rata honey is mild and not too sweet, so it will complement the recipe. It is a rare and special honey, due to the fact that Southern Rata only flowers every three or so years. These vines or trees provide brilliant red flowers that carpet the South Island of New Zealand providing spectators with a view similar to when the leaves on the trees change during the Fall season.

Another easy way to provide warmth and ambiance for guests who travel to your home for Trick-or-Treat or a Halloween party, is to add candles to your decor. The Organic Manuka Beeswax candle by Wedderspoon will not only help to set the mood in your house but also prove to be healthier than the typical parafin candle you would find at the store. As Cal Orey the author of The Healing Powers of Honey explains, “When beeswax candles are burned they not only provide a natural floral scent, but also make negative ions that remove toxins and impurities from the air.” Place our candles on a pretty table setting or even inside your carved Jack-O-Lanterns to provide healthy air and fun decorations. Trick-or-Treat!!

What’s in your morning cereal bar?- Oat, Pecan, & Manuka Honey recipe

Oat, Pecan & Manuka
Honey Breakfast/Snack Bars
 

It’s quick and easy to wake up in the morning and pick up a store bought granola or cereal bar. The only problem is how often do you take time to actually read what’s inside that supposedly nutritious breakfast replacement? Unfortunately, the majority of cereal bars you find in your nearest grocery stores are highly processed with many additives that you should avoid. “It’s important to read the ingredients list to see that a whole grain like oats is listed first,” says Elisa Zied, MS, RD, CDN, author of Nutrition At Your Fingertips. She recommends avoiding cereal bars that have sugar listed in the top three or four ingredients. “You may have to consider the granola bar as a little bit of a treat, since it likely provides at least a few grams of added sugar as well.”

An easy solution to finding a nutritious and delicious cereal bar is to make your own at home. Though this may seem like a daunting task, it’s   really very simple. Just mix together the ingredients below with Wedderspoon’s Manuka Honey 16+ and bake. You can store these bars in Tupperware to use throughout the week.

Here’s  a honey-packed snack bar recipe from Sarah Orecchia of Unbeelievable Health.

  •   1 cup porridge oats
  •   1 cup pecan halves
  •   10 dates chopped finely
  •   ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  •   2 teaspoons cinnamon
  •   1 teaspoon sea salt
  •   1 tablespoon maple syrup
  •   2 tablespoons manuka honey (or regular   honey)
  •   1 tablespoon light olive oil
  •   2 tablespoons melted butter
Pre-heat  oven to 350 °F. Blend ingredients together in a bowl with a fork and mash until well mixed. Spread in the bottom of a non-stick or foil lined small baking tray (approx 6 x 8 inches or smaller). Bars should be about 1 1⁄2 cm thick. Bake for about 30 minutes. Let cool and slice.

Honey Bath Ideas/Recipes

Honey Bath Ideas & Recipes

Natural Beechwood Honey Soap with Zesty Lemongrass USA

One of our favorites! Our antioxidant-rich Beechwood honey is the key ingredient of this soap! We’ve combined the renowned moisturizing effects of Olive oil and Cocoa Butter with the invigorating scent of lemongrass. Intermingled with a fresh citrus scent, this soap is great in both the shower and the bath.

Manuka Honey & Oatmeal Soap

Our oatmeal and manuka honey soap is a product Wedderspoon Organic ® developed mainly for your senses, mixing the caressing effects of goat’s milk, our Organic Manuka Honey active 12+ and organic oatmeal.

Manuka Honey & Tea Tree Soap

Try our ALL-Natural Manuka Honey & Tea Tree Soap, as Manuka is renowned for its broad spectrum properties. A wonderfully effective body bar, containing our Organic Manuka Active (OMA) 12+ Honey from New Zealand, Aloe Vera Gel and Australian Tea Tree oil. Free of fragrances and preservatives!

Homemade Milk & Honey Bath Recipe

Another way to remove dead skin cells and soften your skin is to take a milk and honey bath. Though this may sound unusual, it happens to work wonders. The best part about it is that most of the ingredients you can find in your kitchen or local grocery store! Use our Beechwood Honey mixed in with this recipe, which will leave your skin moisturized and smooth.

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Recipe:
2-4 cup fresh full cream milk / powder milk
2-3 tablespoon Wedderspoon Beechwood Honey
5 tablespoons baking soda
5 drops lavender essential oil

Directions:
1) Pour milk into a glass bowl
2) Add the baking soda and honey, and stir, mixing well.
3) Add the essential oil, drop by drop, and then mix again.
4) Pour the milk mixture into a warm bath.

Note:
*For best skin whitening and softening results, exfoliate your body with a mild scrub before you soak.

*Both baking soda and milk will help to remove dead skin cells and soften the skin. Baking soda is also a helpful cure for dry or itchy skin.

Just because it’s a salad doesn’t mean it’s good for you…Try our healthy honey salad dressing recipes

Healthy Honey Salad Dressing Ideas

            Just because you’re eating salad doesn’t mean it is necessarily healthy. We tend to automatically assume that if we are eating a salad then it has to be good for us. This article and news clip featured on NBCNews.com gives shocking insight into the nutritional value of many of the salads you eat at various restaurants. The editor of Men’s Health, David Zinczenko, states that not only are restaurant salads at times unhealthy, some are even worse for you than a Whopper! For example, Zinczenko explains that Applebees Oriental Chicken Salad is a whopping (pun not intended) 1,310 calories and 95 grams of fat, which is almost equivalent to a McDonald’s Double Quarter Pounder with cheese, a medium fries, and a medium soda (1,330 calories). To find out more about restaurants and salads read below….

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/38741683/ns/today-today_health/t/restaurant-salads-are-worse-whopper/

 

Honey Salad Dressing Ideas

A truly healthier alternative to drizzle onto your salads is to add honey to your salad dressing recipes. Give any of Wedderspoon’s raw organic honey products a try in the following recipe. A great choice is the Active Beechwood Honey. Click on the picture below to purchase! Honey not only helps you watch your diet but also will improve digestion, risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity (The Healing Powers of Honey by Cal Orey).

Honey Dijon dressing adds sweetness and tang….

Honey Dijon Salad Dressing Recipe-

Makes about 2 cups Honey Dijon Dressing Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste

Preparation:

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and whisk vigorously until emulsified. May be served immediately. May be stored for several weeks in the refrigerator. Stir well before serving.

For a more unique dressing try this Honey Lime Vinaigrette recipe. It has a simple yet irresistible taste that goes great with mixed greens or drizzled over asparagus.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 1/2 cup (enough for salad for 4)

Ingredients:

  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/8 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Preparation:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the lime juice, cumin, honey, mustard and a pinch of salt. Whisk to combine until smooth.
  2. While whisking, drizzle in the olive oil and whisk until the mixture is emulsified. Use immediately, or refrigerate for up to 1 day. Whisk briskly to re-emulsify the vinaigrette before using.