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Archives: November 2013

New food equipment available in the Health food store

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Everything you need to set up your own raw food or healthy kitchen.

Blenders: Vitamix, Blendtec and Omega. These are the highest quality, most durable and most powerful blenders available and are crucial in The Lotus-Heart kitchen for creating our raw food dishes. With 2HP and 3HP motors, these blenders power through the densest ingredients, perfectly marrying them to one another, resulting in beautifully smooth soups, smoothies and raw meals. You are also guaranteed a blender that will not burn out under the pressure of heavy ingredients.

Slow Press Juicers
: These work by pressing, rather than centrifuging the fruit, keeping the nutrients intact, resulting in a fresher, healthier, tastier and more complete juice. We have in store: Hurom, Omega, Oscar Pro and Oscar Neo slow juicers. These juicers are not as slow as the name might suggest, in fact fast they are fast enough, and of such durability, that we use them in our restaurant. If you are considering buying a juicer, we recommend you try a juice here at The Lotus-Heart, and taste the difference for yourself.

Dehydrators: We have Excalibur dehydrators available in both stainless steel and colours; the Sedona Dehydrators by Tribest with a current special of 9 free dehydrator sheets with the purchase of a Sedona Combo Dehydrator; and also the more economical digital LeQuip dehydrator and Bio Chef dehydrators.

KitchenAid: In 1919 the iconic KitchenAid Stand Mixer was born. From that stemmed an entire kitchen of high-performance appliances, all created with the same attention to detail, quality craftsmanship, cutting edge technology and timeless design. Every product that carries the KitchenAid name is guaranteed to be strong, reliable and versatile and is backed by more than 90 years of experience and excellence in the food arena. And as the only appliance brand that makes appliances exclusively for the kitchen, KitchenAid continues to keep pushing the limits with their products so you can keep doing the same with everything you create. We display a selection from the artisan range but can bring in anything from the complete range as required.

Soylove Soy Milk and Tofu maker
: For making all natural tofu, soy milk, nut milks and soups, limited only by your imagination.

Legend has it…

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…That the drink of tea was discovered when leaves from the camellia sinensis tree were caught upon the wind and dropped into an Emperor’s cup. Enticed by the fragrance of the tea rising up from the hot water, he took a sip, and the drink was born.

While the legend is most likely folklore, it causes one to wonder what unknown tastes are sitting just beyond our senses and attention.

Though with cultivated products taking over most of our culinary experience, the evolution of food is taking place in a new way. In an increasingly global community, doors to exotic places and new flavours are opening right in front of us, and international cuisines are melding before our eyes. Not only do these exotic flavours expand our palate, they offer a source of nourishment to which our bodies might not be otherwise exposed.

In our health food store we now have:

Dragonfruit powder (100% raw): The fruit of the pitaya cactus cultivated mostly in South American and Asian countries. Benefits of the fruit include naturally occurring Omega 3’s, protein, vitamin C and Iron.

Pomegranate Powder (100% raw): One of the oldest known fruits, native to ancient Persia and the Himalayas. These are an excellent source of phytonutirients, poyyphenols and anthocyanins and are known to protect against cellular damage.

Gac Powder: A Southeast Asian gourd containing 70 times more lycopene than tomatoes, thought to reduce the incidence of cancer.