Saturday, February 27, 2010

Mana Foods: #1 Market & Natural Foods store on Maui

Mana Foods has been rated #1 for both markets & natural foods by .
"In a nutshell: The best natural food store on Maui. Better food, selection & pricing than the chain supermarkets."
Visit to check it out.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Gluten Freedom: February 2010

Easy Roasted Dinner
Baked B-B-Q Pork Babyback Ribs
Baked Yams
Roasted Asparagus
Dessert Hint: On the back of the Bob's Mill Garbanzo/Fava Bean flour is a recipe for "BabyCakes" bakery in New York's "Blondies." If you have never had them, or made should do it!!! They are worth the effort!

Baked Pork Babyback Ribs
Rack of Natural Pork Babyback ribs from meat cooler
Annie's natural Organic B-B-Q Sauce (either original recipe, or chipotle if you are brave & like a real bite to your sauce)
Pre-heat oven to 375. In a roasting pan add pork ribs . Rub & brush ribs to coat with Annie's B-B-Q Sauce of choice. Add approximately 1/4 inch of water or apple juice to pan & roast for 30 minutes without covering. After approximately 30 minutes, or until browned, cover with aluminum foil and bake for another 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Remove from oven and serve with a bit more, warmed up B-B-Q sauce!

Baked Yams
Up to 6 yams will bake just fine in this time on a rack with the ribs
Add washed, skin on yams in oven, on aluminum foil covered second rack along with the ribs to bake for the entire 2 hours. Remove from oven, cut in 1/2 and serve as is, or with Earth Balance Organic Buttery Spread!!!

Roasted Asparagus
1-2 Bunches of Organic Asparagus (hard stems trimmed off)
1 Brown Paper Bag (large enough to comfortably hold asparagus)
*Olive Oil
Himalayan Salt
Thin sliced lemon
Cracked black pepper
Place Asparagus in brown paper bag and season to taste. Drizzle outside of paper bag with olive oil (keeps it from burning). Fold and crease paper bag well enough to seal and steam asparagus, and place on baking sheet. Add drizzle with more olive oil if needed.
Add to oven 20 minutes before ribs and yams are finished cooking.
Be careful when opening the bag after removing from oven when done. Serve AS IS!!!
*Olive Oil should always be considered to be Extra Virgin-First Cold Pressed

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Think Local: Got Produce?

Save 15% on 25 Maui grown produce items
February 5th – February 28th
Tomatoes from Maui Grown Tomatoes
Apple Bananas from Dharma Aina Farms
Williams Bananas from Mueller Tropical Fruits
Sunflower Sprouts from Kahanu Aina Greens
Green Beans from Coca Farms or Syl's Produce
Napa Cabbage from Coca Farms
Dandelion Greens from Coca Farms
Pineapple from Haliemaille Pineapple Co.
Lemons from Bruce Glen Lemons
Limes from Backyard Growers
Avocados from Backyard Growers
Hana Fresh Greens from Hana Fresh
Hana Fresh Tomatoes from Hana Fresh
Hana Fresh Lettuce Mix from Hana Fresh
Turmeric from Respect the Aina Farms
Corn from Syl's Produce
Solo Papaya's from Haiku Produce
Strawberry Papaya's from Kumu Farms
Taro from Kupa'a Farm
Kula Strawberries from Kula Country Farms
Maui Onions from Kula Country Farms
Rainbow Chard from Rice Farms
Kale from Rice Farms
Local Tangelo from Kau' Gold
Local Oranges from Kau' Gold

Friday, February 12, 2010

BBQ Fundraiser for Paia Elementary School

Mana Foods to host fundraiser for Paia Elementary School
On Friday, February 26, 2010, from 5-8pm, Mana Foods is hosting a BBQ Fundraiser for the Paia Elementary School. Come to the store, located at 49 Baldwin Ave, Paia to enjoy the delicious feast prepared by our talented chefs. $5 and $10 plates will be offered, with menu options of veggie curry, locally caught fish & meat, venison chili, rice and coleslaw. All plates include a beverage.
100% of monies raised will be donated to Pa'ia Elementary School, supporting Ka Papahana Kaiapuni Hawai'i - The Hawaiian language Immersion Program. The 4th grade students will sing Hawaiian songs and dance at the event.

Ka Papahana Kaiapuni - Kula Kaiapuni O Maui at Pa'ia provides instruction and experiences of Hawaiian culture through the medium of the Hawaiian Language while achieveing the Department of Education's Hawai'i Content and Performance Standards. A strong foundation of Hawaiian culture and values are also instilled in the student’s classrooms.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Think Local: Filthy Farmgirl Soap

Get Clean! Think Local!

With whimsical packaging and delightful scents like Uber Super-Duper Aloha, Patchouli Sutra and Galactic Ginger, it's no wonder that these soaps are so popular.

Filthy Farmgirl Soaps are made on the Big Island and are 100% Natural and Vegan Friendly! They contain absolutely no detergents, surfactants, sulfates, artificial scents, colorizers, or petroleum products of any kind.
The soap labels are printed on 100% recycled paper.
Filthy Farmgirl grows and harvests many of the herbs and spices ourselves, and go out of their way to support local organic farmers whenever possible. They work hard to make sure every single bar of our soap is made with love and care, and the company is %100 eco-friendly.
Soap is not just about getting clean, it’s about loving your body and the earth. Live Nakedly!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Funny Glass Prayer Candles

A few years ago, a good friend gave me with an "Our Lady of Abundant Chocolate" prayer candle. If you've ever seen the wall of chocolate at Mana Foods, you would understand why I would need this prayer candle.

New to Mana , these glass candles make a great gift for yourself or a friend. Choose from Powerful Stress Relief, Our Lady of Green Living, Prayer for Stress Free Travel, Menopause Relief Prayer and more!
These great candles are now available at Mana Foods.