Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Donut Peaches!

Now at Mana Foods! Donut Peaches are also called Saturn peaches and in China, they are called pan tao (pan means flat and tao means peach).

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Lychee: Hawaiian Gold!

Lychee are now available at Mana Foods! Lychee were first imported to the Hawaiian Islands in 1873 from China.

Monday, May 27, 2013


If you eat 3 fresh apricots, you will be getting nearly half the vitamin A you need for the day!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Breba, the bonus fig crop

Breba (from the Spanish word Breva) is the fig produced on previous year’s wood.
Meaning, that the tree was still fruiting when it went dormant for winter. Ryan says these are super tasty figs and because they overwinter on the tree, the outer skin is tenderized and less acidic. It's hard to explain, but they are magic!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Stone Fruit: Cherries

Stone fruit season is officially here! We have organic cherries.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Did you know?

The first recorded watermelon harvest occurred nearly 5,000 years ago in Egypt.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Did you know?

Watermelon is a vegetable! It is related to cucumbers, pumpkins and squash.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Did you know?

Okra is also known as "lady finger"

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Did you know?

Peaches were once known as Persian apples.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Did you know?

A large peach has fewer than 70 calories and contains 3 grams of fiber. It’s also a good source of vitamins A and C.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Did you know?

The fuzzy peach is actually a member of the rose family and originated in China.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

May is Celiac Awareness Month

For more information about Celiac Disease here are some websites you can visit which are helpful:

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May is Celiac Awareness Month

"Celiac Disease is not an allergy, it is an autoimmune disease in which people who have the DQ2 and/or DQ8 Celiac gene markers cannot handle gluten proteins from Wheat, Barely, Rye & some Oats. It’s commonly defined as an autoimmune digestive disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. What does this mean? Essentially the body is attacking itself every time a person with celiac consumes gluten." Annie Nelson

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Overheard at Mana Foods

"Your aura is so sparkly!"

Monday, May 13, 2013

Custom Cake from Mana Foods

Check out this custom cake made by Dave, our baker extraordinaire. It was made to reveal the gender of  the new baby.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

"The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom."Henry Ward Beecher

Saturday, May 11, 2013

On Mothers . . .

God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. ~Jewish Proverb

Friday, May 10, 2013

Special Gifts for Mom

We have tons of gifts to pamper Mom this Mother's day, like these aromatherapy eye pillows and Lavender Essential oil from Mana Foods

Thursday, May 9, 2013

On Mothers . . .

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother. Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Did you know?

The flower for the month of May is the sweet smelling, delicate lily of the valley. The meaning for this flower is humility, chastity, sweetness and purity.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Show your Mama the love!

Mana Foods has tons of gifts to pamper Mom this Mother's day. Check out these offerings:  Pikake Rose from Manoi of Maui, Plumeria Passion Maui Organics lotion, Weleda Rose gift set, Honey Girl body creme and Lavender Body Butter from Ali'i Kula Lavender.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Did you know?

The month 'may' have been named for the Greek goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman goddess of fertility, Bona Dea, whose festival was held in May.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Gluten Freedom: Tropical Salad

Tropical Salad 4 Starfruit, sliced.      1 banana, chopped.      1 white nectarine, chopped.     1 apple, cored and diced.      Seeds from 1/2 pomegranate.     Squirt of lime juice.      1/4 Cup of Ginger People ginger chips. Mix and enjoy! Recipe courtesy of

Friday, May 3, 2013

Gluten Freedom: Zucchini Bread

Gluten Free Zucchini Bread:   2 C Pamela's Baking and Pancake Mix,     2 tsp cinnamon,    1 tsp salt,   1/4 tsp nutmeg,      2 C grated zucchini,   Optional: 2 tsp grated lemon zest,    1/4 C oil,     2 eggs,   1/2 C brown sugar, packed,      1/2 C white sugar,     1 tsp vanilla,   Optional: 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped.
Whisk together Pamela's Baking and Pancake Mix, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, beat together eggs, oil, and sugar for one minute on medium. Stir in vanilla. Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients to form a batter. Fold in grated zucchini (along with optional lemon zest and chopped nuts)
NOTE: Baked zucchini loaf will be moist. You can lessen moisture by squeezing grated zucchini in paper towels to absorb some of the water before mixing into the batter. Turn into greased loaf pan and bake in a preheated 350° oven for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let loaf cool in the pan for 5 minutes before removing to cool on a wire rack. Variation: For muffins, fill greased or paper-lined muffin tins 2/3 full and bake in 350° oven for 30 to 35 Minutes. Recipe courtesy of

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Gluten Freedom: Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich

Gluten Free Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich 2 Slices of Udi’s Gluten Free Bread,    1 or 2 cage free/organic eggs,    Applegate Bacon or ham,   Swiss cheese,      Gluten free mayo (like Vegenaise) Olive oil.
Warm up skillet to medium and heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil. Saute both sides of 2 pieces of Udi’s bread 1 to 2 minutes on each side, adding more oil if it starts to smoke. Set aside. Don’t worry, olive oil is good for you. Fry two eggs (any way you like). When almost done, add a layer of Swiss Cheese over the eggs to melt. Brush mayo on bread and layer eggs on top. Add the meat and Voila! The ultimate breakfast sandwich. Recipe courtesy of 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Gluten Freedom: Bagels

Gluten Free Bagels 1 bag (3-1/2 cups) Pamela’s Bread Mix and Flour Blend,    2-1/4 tsp (1 yeast packet enclosed in 19 oz bread mix bag only),    1-1/3 C warm water,      1/4 C oil.    Use a HEAVY DUTY STAND MIXER with whisk attachment.  
Combine dry mix, yeast, oil and water (eggs are not used).
Mix on medium for 3 minutes.
Use 1/2 C of dough for each bagel.
Place on greased baking sheet.
Use oil on fingers to form round bagel shape.
Let dough rest for one hour then poke large hole in center of each bagel.
Preheat oven to 400ยบ. In boiling water, boil bagels for 25 seconds, remove with slotted spoon and place on greased baking sheet.
Bagels do not have to be boiled before baking but it is suggested. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Whole

Wheat Style Bagels: add 2 tablespoons Black Strap Molasses.
Three Seed Bagels: add 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds, 1 tablespoon poppy seeds.
Cheese Bagels: add 2 cups finely shredded cheese, 2 tablespoons melted butter (optional add 1/4 cup chopped green onions or jalapeno peppers).
Herb Bagels: add 2 teaspoons Italian herbs and 1/2 teaspoon onion powder.
Cinnamon Bagels: add 2 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/4 cup sugar. Recipe courtesy of

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