Here are some gift ideas for the younger members of the family!
Endangered Species 3D bath puzzles with natural bubble bath. Options include Artic, Safari, or Sea Life shapes to keep them entertained. These puzzles are made from eco-friendly recycled non toxic foam and encourage improved fine motor skills while educating about the environment. They are soft and flexible. The bubble bath formula uses only the best ingredients free of parabens, dyes and sulfates from approved sources and not tested on animals. Even the packaging is made from 100% reycled cardboard.
There are colouring activity kids available. The prints are using all natural soy inks, the crayons are soy based and lead free.
We also have wedge shaped crayons in 12 bright, colours. There are 4 writing points and multiple surfaces for different width lines. Great for colouring large areas, easy to hold for small hands. 100% natural, eco friendly, long lasting, non toxic and lead free also.
HealthKultcha Sourdough Culture
We have a number of customers requesting sourdough cultures and here at last is one you can obtain and keep alive forever, able to be handed down to our children's children!
Sourdough is a healthy alternative to conventional yeasted breads with many nutritional benefits. Sourdough is the traditional method of bread making that dates back over 5000 years to Ancient Egypt. This age old process of leavening uses friendly cultures in synergy that rise the bread and give it a unique sour flavour. These friendly cultures also predigest the gluten content of the grain, thus improving its digestibility.
Up until the time the first commercially yeast was produced, all bread was made using sourdough methods. Traditionally most families had a sourdough culture and many were passed down from generation to generation. Very few survive to this day. These rare and mature cultures improve with age into a highly active state.
This German Sourdough Culture is extremely active and is great for producing a fluffy loaf of bread with a mild sour flavour.
We have recently obtained sorghum flour. This whole grain has been stoneground milled at Kialla Pure Foods.
It is a flour which is gluten free, is high in protein, iron, niacin and dietary fibre, and a range of other minerals and vitamins. Like other flours, it is easily stored for long periods under refrigeration to retain its nutritional value.
Sorhum flour is ideal for cooking and baking.
This is a new product recently released. It is a fine powder made from organic sesame seed skins.
It is high protein with ideal amino acid composition.
High in iron, lower fat content, with a slightly nutt flavou.
It is suitble for gluten free diets, and can be used in baking
breads, cakes, muffins, biscuits etc. Sprinkle on salads or soups.
Tahini and Agave Butter
This is made from organic black sesame seeds and organic agave syrup to give a nutritious tasty spread. No animal fat or honey in the processing.
we have added a selection to add to our range of roasted nuts. The ones we have included at the moment are: Maple Almonds, Maple Walnuts, and Tamari Almonds. These come in a convenient resealable zip bag and best consumed within a week once opened.
LOVING EARTH Salad Sprinkles
This is so yummy—I even like to snack on this on its own! It is a Raw Organic Salad Sprinkle with ingredients like dehydrated kale, Activated Styrian Pumpkin Seeds, raw cashews, carrots, Chia Seed and spices like paprika, cayenne and coriander. This is a perfect addition to add extra taste, body and nutrition to your soups and salads.
JENSENS ORGANIC Tomato Sauce
Jensens Organic have included a new product to their range. We have stocked their pasta sauces and salsas, and now they have tomato sauce. Jensens is certified Australian Certified Organic which means their raw materials are quality organic grown, as well as their processing factory has followed the guide-lines set down by Biological Farmers of Australia (BFA) to sell real organic products.
There has been a resurgence of preparing food from scratch. For me, there is a certain amount of satisfaction in preparing food for the family, and I enjoy it whenever I can take the time to make comfort food! Is your life hectic and full-on? When did you last make time to spend the afternoon preparing some yummy, nourishing food? The cooler season certainly makes it easier to spend a few hours preparing something for the oven, or making a hearty soup!
WHITE KIDNEY BEANS
These are also known as cannellini beans! Before washing kidney beans, spread them out and check for stones and damaged beans. Then place in a strainer and rinse thoroughly under cool running water.
There are two basic methods for pre-soaking. Either way, you will need 2 to 3 cups water per cup of beans. Place in a saucepan with the water, boil for two minutes, remove from heat, cover and allow to stand for two hours. Or if you have time, simply soak the beans in water for eight hours, or overnight, placing in the fridge in hot weather so they do not ferment.
Either way, before cooking, drain the soaking liquid and rinse the beans in clean water. You can then cook them on the stovetop or use a pressure cooker. On the stove, add three cups of fresh water or broth for each cup of dried beans. The liquid should be about 3 to 5 cm above the top of the beans. Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer, partially covering the pot. Skim off any foam as necessary during the simmering process. Kidney beans generally take about 1 1/2 hours to become tender.
Pressure cooking takes about 1/2 hour to prepare. Either way, do not add any seasonings that are salty or acidic until after they are cooked. Adding earlier will make the beans tough and greatly increase the cooking time. Serve with other beans in a salad, blend or process with herbs to make a spread or dip, add to soups, or for a vegetarian twist in place of mince!
Mixed Vegetables are the next best thing to fresh organic vegetables. Perfect if you are in a hurry, cooking for one, or if there is a short supply!
ORGANIC LEAF GELATINE
Are you looking for a setting agent? We now have a good range available, and just lately leaf gelatine! With the cooking shows on television again, we are seeing customers looking for more exotic ingredients. Powdered and leaf gelatine are usually interchangeable, remember it must be fully dissolved. Do not boil gelatine - this destroys its ability to set. Follow the recipe or packet instructions.
We try to keep vegetarian alternatives on hand, like agar agar and Carrageen (Irish Moss) (depending on availability). They, on the other hand, need to be dissolved and boiled for a while before allowing to cool to set.
This icecream has been brought to us by the same company who produce our frozen fruits and vegetables! Utilising their frozen mangoes and fresh organic milk, our staff taste test was enthusiastic! Look out for these in the frozen food cabinet next time you are in at Neil’s Organics!
Spice Rubs are another fantastic way to add flavour to meat and vegetables for roasting or on the barbeque. With flavours like Sicilian, Mediterranean Aussie, and African style, you are sure to shine!
LA TOURANGELLE OILS
These are handcrafted, delicious, healthy and all natural specialty oils. They start with only the finest selected ingredients, hand-roasted and expeller pressed then lightly filtered. This yields the elegant natural flavours of pistachio, pumpkin and walnuts.
KARPATI NATURAL HAIR CARE
We are constantly trialling new products and ranges which come our way. Karpati Natural Hair Care is now here at Neil's Organics. This range ticks all the boxes for NO sodium lauryl sulphate, silicones, propylene glycol, parabens, formaldehydes, mineral oils, etc, or animal by-products. Often the challenge is to find a product that does all this and also give a great result. We need your feed-back so we can help others in their quest for great products too!