Roasted Almond Butter

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The multitude of raw, roasted and flavored nuts from Winters Fruit Tree
is astounding. Nuts contain heart-healthy fats, antioxidants, fiber and protein, making them an excellent snack choice, salad topper, cookie add-in…and so much more.

Yet another way to enjoy nuts is to puree them into a fresh nut butter. A great alternative to peanut butter (not to mention an excellent choice for those allergic to peanuts), this nut butter is nut butter is delicious spread on toast, with jam, or even warmed and spooned over ice cream. Plus, unlike jarred nut butters, you can control just how creamy, chunky, salty or sweet it is.

Here’s a lovely basic almond butter recipe (it can also be made with walnuts, cashews, peanuts–pretty much any nut). For best results, use roasted almonds. If you prefer buying raw almonds, roast them at home first, for 10-12 minutes in a 375 degree (F) oven.

1 cup roasted almonds
1 tbsp vegetable, canola, grape seed or other flavorless oil
salt to taste (optional)
pinch of sugar (optional)

Place almonds in a food processor or blender and process until almonds are very finely ground. Reserve a few almonds and roughly chop them if you prefer a chunkier nut butter.

Slowly stream the oil in, just until a very wet paste forms.

Flavor with salt and/or sugar if desired.

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

Makes 3/4 to 1 cup of nut butter.

New Community Foods! Good Foods and Emmy’s! Pics from 10/14

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 Dontaye of Good Foods Catering, with a crate of Lemonade-bound Yerena Strawberries
 Emmy (Pickles and Jams) talking fruit with Dave Hale (Hale Apples)
Market sales (Winters Fruit Tree) as Abada Capoeira plays
 Flowers from Floreria la Poblanita on 24th
 Isaac Zones playing with the young ones
 The young ones, playing with Isaac Zones 🙂
Yummy Yerena Berries

Herb-Roasted New Potatoes

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Here’s a super-easy potato recipe using Sensory Revolution‘s Green Herbal Mix. Because this unique herb mixture includes very finely-ground herbs, it blends easily with the oil and coat the potatoes extra-well, resulting in much brighter, bolder flavor than regular dried herbs.

Serve these alongside eggs for breakfast or brunch or with roasted chicken for dinner.


1 lb new potatoes, scrubbed and quartered
2 shallots, chopped
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp Sensory Revolution Sensational Seasonings Green Herbal Mix
salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Toss well to ensure all potatoes are well-coated with the herbs, oil, salt and pepper.

Bake for 15-18 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown and fully cooked.

Serves 4-6.

En Vie Naturals Pumpkin Body Butter

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En Vie Naturals is about to release a brand spanking new product line: Butter Me Up Body Butter. We got to try it in Pumpkin (just in time for Fall) and oh, is it good.

This creamy, smooth and divine-smelling body moisturizer gets most of its oomph from–believe it or not–baking soda. It was surprising to learn that the same white powder that makes muffins rise and keeps our fridges smelling fresh can also soothe skin, but apparently baking soda has long been known as a gentle, calming agent for cleansing and soothing skin (among many other things!).

This whipped body butter comes with a swirl of freshly ground cinnamon, scenting the skin with a warm fragrance that lingers throughout the day, thanks to the cinnamon’s natural oils. Though not heavy, skin stays soft for hours after application.

Make sure to visit Kim at the En Vie Naturals booth at the Mission Community Market to get your Butter Me Up in Pumpkin!

It’s October 14th

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It’s October 14th. Do you know where your dinner is?Good Foods Catering @ Mission Community MarketEmmy's at Mission Community Market

The Mission Community Market, that’s where! Good Foods Catering – with sumptuous barbeque and pulled pork – is beginning at the Mission Community Market. Be there. Welcome Dontaye!

Hold on to that last taste of summer with dapple dandy pluot jam from another of our newest vendors: Emmy’s Pickles and Jams. Fresh from the underground farmers market, welcome Emmy!

2nd Thursdays – Make a Statement. Get in the Zones.

Mission Statement @ Mission Community MarketIsaac Zones and Playalong @ Mission Community Market
Every 2nd Thursday, the Mission Statement, local designer collective on 18th Street, will join us for a sweet monthly visit. Check out their amazing clothing, jewelry and apparel today at the MCM.

Isaac Zones, urban troubador and master of the playalong, will join the MCM, also for his monthly visit. Youth welcome to pick and play with Isaac.

Market Nights with Candle Lights
Help Mission Girls after-school program raise funds by picking up a nifty Dia de los Muertos candle. Or youth can join the fun and make a candle on the spot.

Trick or treat, sundaes in the street. The Dolores Community Youth Alliance ties you to the food, with yogurt sundae-making. Kids: use your feet in the street, join in to a game of magic tag.

ALL YOUTH WELCOME TO JOIN. THIS IS A FREE, OPEN, PUBLIC SPACE. Kids, feel free to join any youth activity at the MCM.