Saturday, July 28, 2012

Paia voted best place to visit in Maui Time

"Ahh, this little North Shore town seems forever to be the place to visit, at least where MauiTime readers are concerned. Living there, with its few, tiny homes seems like a dream, but it's no big deal to drop by the town and see the locals, hippies, Euros and surfers who do spend their days there. Paia also offers plenty of quaint boutiques, cool cafes, some of the whitest white sand beaches on the island and a laid-back vibe that just can't be found anywhere else. (AP)" 

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Sample locally made hummus & pesto

Tonight! Pierre and Annebelle will be at the demo bar sampling their hummus and pesto. Come by 5-8pm and check them out!  Paia's Fourth Friday celebration will be happening 6pm - 9pm.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Overheard at Mana Foods

"Oh, you sell Lithium here? I'm gonna get some for my crazy friends."

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Mahalo for voting Mana Foods as the Best Health Food Store

" For more than a quarter century, Mana Foods has been the grocery store of the North Shore with a hot food deli, bakery, dry goods, humanely raised meats and organic produce. They are serious about their task of bringing healthy foods to Paia without gouging their customers' wallets. Spread the Mana–our readers certainly are. 49 Baldwin Ave., Paia; 808-579-8078;" 

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Paia Fourth Friday: July 27th

Paia is having a party and you are invited! Officially it's 6-9pm, but Mana Foods is kicking it off at 5pm with samples at our demo bar. Pierre and Annebelle will be sharing their locally made hummus and pesto.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

lolo for lilikoi

Lilikoi aka passion fruit is called granadilla in South America.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Did you know?

cherries that were first cultivated in Mesopotamia in 8 BC.

Monday, July 16, 2012

You're a real peach!

This expression originated from the tradition of giving a peach to the friend you liked. Sounds peachy to me!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Did you know?

there are over 200 different known species of raspberries, but only 2 are grown on a large scale.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Did you know?

The water lily is the flower for the month of July.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Vega Sport for all your adventures

I have two words for you. Vega ROCKS! I am a mountain climber, trail runner and triathlete and I use Vega Sport products to get me through my workouts and races. Performance Protein powder mixed with a banana and almond milk starts my training day. It’s not too heavy in my stomach before a muddy run or bike ride. I chase that with a little Pre-workout Energizer if I’m going for a long hard work out and need the kick of the mate and green tea powder. Afterwards I refuel with more Performance Protein in C2O coconut water to repair and build muscle tissue. I follow that with Recovery Accelerator to replace electrolytes and reduce inflammation after a hard training session. All Vega products are vegan and I like that the protein powder is pea and savi seed protein rather than soy. Other Vega products I use are the Electrolyte Hydrator, the Protein Bar and the Endurance Gel. Vega Sport uses things like dates and stevia for sweetener so nothing is too sweet and sticky. They also use real fruit for flavor and color.

I highly recommend this high quality line for all your sports nutrition needs. Check out

~Marie DeJournette - Purchasing Director - Mana Foods

Friday, July 6, 2012

Gluten Freedom: Italian Kale

1 bunch Lacinato/dinosaur kale, coarsely chopped1 clove garlic, minced,  1 Tbsp olive oil,  pinch of Italian seasoning (or basil),  2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar, Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Wash the kale thoroughly. I prefer the Lacinato kale, because it is easier to clean than the curly variety. If the stems are really thick, please remove. Coarsely chop the kale and cook in a large, covered saucepan over medium-high heat until the leaves just start to wilt. Don’t be surprised, by the disappearing kale (it will be reduced in half). Uncover the pan and stir in the garlic, herbs, olive oil and vinegar. Cook while stirring for 2 more minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Udo's Oil for Athlete's

Udo's oil changed my life as an athlete. 1 tablespoon per 50 pounds of body weight per day in my green drink and I'm good to go. It mixes easily with juice and doesn’t have an oily feel going down. It’s actually delicious and I now use it on popcorn and veggies too. It took about 4 weeks to notice a difference but at that point I realized I had lost all craving for any kind of meat, I stopped staring at the ice cream freezer deciding which pint to devour that night and I lost the need for caffeine. I used to do my green drink followed by a pot of green tea every morning. After using Udo’s Oil for awhile I had so much energy after my green drink that I didn’t even remember to make a pot of tea. Within 2 months I had lost about 10 pounds without trying and it has stayed off for nearly a year, again without trying. My energy levels are higher which helps with my training for triathlons, trail runs and mountain climbing. Udo’s oil has helped make me a stronger, fitter athlete. I absolutely love the stuff.  Check out   ~Marie DeJournette - Purchasing Director at Mana Foods

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July

Mana Foods will be open normal hours: 8am - 8:30pm

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Gluten Freedom: Antipasto

Antipasto (plural antipasti), means "before the meal" and is a traditional start to a formal Italian Meal and it can be made with a variety of items
Applegate Meats (GF): Prosciutto, soppressata, salami
Olives, artichoke hearts, cheeses,  marinated mushrooms, red peppers

Monday, July 2, 2012

Gluten Freedom: Italian summer

There is a saying in Italy“a tavola non s’invecchia”, which means “at the table you do not age”. This may be the original slow food motto. For me, it means don’t hurry through your meals, take the time to sit down with family a friends to truly enjoy your food. It seemed to me that July might be a perfect time to have a leisurely Italian feast.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

We all scream

 . . . for Ice Cream! Did you know, the average American eats around 5 1/2 gallons of ice cream a year?  July is the National Ice Cream month because it is the month the most ice cream is sold.