Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year's Eve

Today, Mana foods will be open regular hours, 8 am - 8:30pm. Tomorrow, New Year's Day, Sunday, January 1st, we will be open 10am - 6pm.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Mana Foods is closed today. Enjoy the day with family and north shore waves!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Last minute gift ideas

To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect. - Oren Arnold

Friday, December 23, 2011

Holiday hours

Wishing you and your ohana a happy holiday season.
Christmas Eve: Saturday, December 24th, regular hours 8 am - 8:30pm
Christmas Day: Sunday, December 25th, closed
New Year's Eve: Saturday, December 31st, regular hours 8 am - 8:30pm
New Year's Day: Sunday, January 1st, 10am - 6pm

Monday, December 19, 2011

Holiday sweets & stocking stuffers

Our wall of chocolate is legendary, and it is always exciting to see new items and limited edition holiday sweets. Cute Gingerbread Boys and Peppermint Snowmen from Nikki's Cookies & Confections, Peppermint Buttercream chocolates from B.T. McElrath, festive chocolate squares from Lake Champlain, Voges Gingerbread Toffee Chocolate bar and salted caramels made with goat milk from Happy Goat.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Hanukkah recipe: Sweet Kugel

There is both sweet and savory varieties of kugel. A savory kugel is a great option for a vegetarian Hanukkah feast. Below is a sweet kugel recipe:

1 lb package of uncooked broad egg noodles
4 Tbsp (1/2 stick) butter, melted
16oz cottage cheese
16oz sour cream
4 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. vanilla extract

1 1/2 cup crushed cornflakes
2 tsp. cinnamon powder
1/4 C sugar

Preheat the oven to 350°F
Cook egg noodles in boiling water according to package directions.
Drain and rinse quickly with cold water.
Melt the butter, set aside.
Beat eggs in a small bowl, set aside.
In a large bowl, mix the cooked noodles with the melted butter, cheeses, eggs, sugar and vanilla.
Pour into a greased 9x13 inch pan.
In a separate bowl, mix the cornflakes, cinnamon and sugar.
Sprinkle the cornflake mixture on top of the noodle mixture in the pan.
Bake at 350°F for 45-50 minutes, or until the top is brown.

Friday, December 16, 2011

How To Talk To Someone You Don't Want To - But Have To

Meet Maui author Wave Bannister, who will be signing his book "How To Talk To Someone You Don't Want To - But Have To." at Mana Foods, Saturday December 17th 10:30am - 1pm.

From Wave:
As a renaissance man who has had many careers and more than 40 jobs—from warehouse worker to office professional, fisherman to trucker, salesman to executive, and musician to therapist—I have discovered some fundamentals to solving confrontations among people from varied backgrounds.

Drawing on these fundamentals, I wrote this book for real people who have to deal with other real people on a day-to-day basis. It provides proven field skills for communication that can be used with a family member who’s upset, a frustrated employee you want something from, and anyone with whom you interact.
Just as computers regularly need to be cleaned of files that slow them down, people need to conduct periodic maintenance checks on themselves before they end up having to see a therapist for expensive repair.

Learn more at his website

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Gluten Freedom: Egg Nog

Both So Delicious Nog (made of coconut milk) and Silk nog (made of soy) are gluten and dairy free. Rum is made with out the use of grains and generally does not contain gluten. Please contact the manufacturer to verify the GF status. Often it’s flavored rum and drink mixes that will get you into trouble. Garnish with a sprinkle of nutmeg and enjoy!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Green gifting: Holiday baking

Baking is such a fun way to treat your friends and family this time of year. We have all the usual ingredients you would expect to find, like organic flour, sugar, butter and eggs.

In addition to these baking staples, we also have gluten free flours and mixes, sugar free sweeteners like stevia and vegan ingredients (like egg replacer) available.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Gluten Feedom: Bagel Bar

Bagel Bar- perfect for a holiday brunch
Kinnikinnick makes GFNY Style and cinnamon raisin bagels. Udis also makes a GF multi grain bagel.

Serve with: Echo Falls smoked salmon (the package does not say GF, but I verified it with the co)
Veggies like tomato, red onion, spouts, cucumber.Cream cheese/ Neufchatel: Nancy’s and Organic Valley.
You can add honey, roasted red peppers, herbs and spices to the cream cheese to make different varieties of spreads.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Green Gifting: Donations

The gift that keeps on giving, literally! Government & private funding for your favorite non-profit or community group has probably been cut this year. Donating money to a great cause leaves a small carbon foot print, contributes in a meaningful way to your community and is usually tax deductible. If you are short of cash, consider donating time or services.

Some of my favorite causes are the Paia Youth and Cultural Center and the Maui Food Bank.