Reading This is Almost Like Eating Real Chocolate…Almost

Do you know what our greatest need, as human beings is? Nope, not food! You might think that since this is coming from a “food store” and since we really do need food to survive.
But really, our greatest need is relationships. Think what about is most meaningful in your life and you’ll see the connection.
We don’t sell people and relationships here, but we are people and we love relationships. So stop in and share what’s happening in your life.
And we’ll share what’s happening in ours. Like what’s new at The Country Cupboard: 
-Cacao Powder and Cacao Nibs. (So why Cacao and not Cocoa? Cacao is raw so it has more nutritional benefits.)
-Ghee/Clarified Butter
-Creamy Mushroom Soup Mix
-English Toffee Cappuccino Mix (Someone said this is amazing – so we decided to try it for ourselves).

Learn new things and make new connections at our classes. See the schedule below. RSVP via email or by calling 815.692.3383.

Delicious Deli Deals

This sale runs for two weeks – until January 16th.
Sweet Lebanon Bologna – normally $7.69 – now $6.69
Lightning Jack – normally $5.49 – now $4.49
Butter Cheesenormally $5.39 – now $4.39 

Allergy/Gluten Free Day – Sat 1/20

It’s your day! Eat it up! Lots of samples, lots of fun!
*$5 lunch (including a personal sandwich, snacks, cookies and a drink)
*Sales:
-Buy any Sami’s Product, get the 2nd one 50% off (limit 2)
-Save 25% off on any Gluten Free item (limited to flour, flour blends, baking mixes, pasta, rolled oats, grains, gf pretzels, nut thins and tortilla/bean chips).
-50% off any one deli item (limit 1 lb.)
(You must mention sale coupons or print email for valid offer).
Try our gluten free Pretzels, allergy friend Ranch Dressing and Flavored Pumpkin Seeds.

Dark Chocolate Sweet Potato Brownies (Paleo)

Makes 12    40 minutes
These brownies are incredible and dangerous! Better than box brownies guaranteed and better for you too. They are overly sweet, so you might want to increase the honey or add a pinch of stevia.
1 medium sweet potato, grated or baked (2-3 cups)*
2 whole eggs or flax/chia egg**
½ cup melted coconut oil
⅓ cup honey or maple syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup cocoa powder, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2½ tablespoon coconut flour
½ cup Lily’s or Enjoy Life chocolate chips

* Ingredients NOT available at The Country Cupboard

  1. Preheat oven to 365 °F.
  2. Combine sweet potato, eggs, vanilla, honey and coconut oil oil in a large mixing bowl and stir together until well incorporated. Then add cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda and stir. Finally add coconut flour. Avoid adding too much coconut flour as it will absorb too much moisture which will result in drier brownies.
  3. Once combined, add chocolate chips, and stir.
  4. Pour the mixture into a greased baking square dish.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for 5-10 minutes. Cut them into squares and dust with a little cocoa powder or melt some dark chocolate in a bowl over boiling water or in a microwave and drizzle it over the top.
  6. Store in refrigerator or freezer.
**Note:  I always use flax eggs (3 T. water and 2 T. flaxmeal per egg) and they turn out fine.

A Peek in the Pantry

Classes at The Country Cupboard
Digest good information and good food. You must preregister. Stop in, email or call to sign up. Space is limited.
*Using Essential Oils for Natural Solutions (Basic Class)
A fun, free class to learn what oils are, how they work and experience them for yourself. You must register in advance for this class.
Thursday, January 18th 6:30-8pm
Tuesday, February 27th, 6:30-8pm 
Thursday, March 15th, 6:30-8pm
Tuesday, April 10th, 6:30-8pm
Thursday, May 3rd, 6:30-8pm 
*Weight Loss and Detox – WEBINAR***
What is a detox, why it’s important and how to do it! Plus, a few great ideas for weight & inches loss that work!
Tuesday, January 23rd, 10 AM, 6:30 pm central
Wednesday, January 24th, 3 pm central
 
Natural Cleaning with Norwex and Essential Oils – Make ‘N Take – $7
Makeover your cleaning cabinet using oils and Norwex cloths. Be educated on the benefits of natural cleaning, cost savings and the properties of essentials for cleaning. Includes over 20 recipes and a Norwex demonstration.
Make and Take- Your choice of tub scrub or toilet cleaner.
Thursday, January 25th 6:30-7:30 pm  
 
Essential Oils for Moms and Babies – Make ‘N Take – $5
Your families might be generally healthy so why would you want to use essential oils? We have days where everything seems to go wrong, no one is getting a good night’s sleep and it’s overwhelming. We’ll share favorite oils for babies, pregnancy and birth, how to use and safety with using oils. Includes a make and take: Calm Mama, Calm Baby Blend. 
Tuesday, March 20th 6:30 pm 
 
Essential Oils for Moms and Babies – WEBINAR***
Your families might be generally healthy so why would you want to use essential oils? We have days where everything seems to go wrong, no one is getting a good night’s sleep and it’s overwhelming. We’ll share favorite oils for babies, pregnancy and birth, how to use and safety with using oils.
Wednesday, March 21st 10 AM, 3 pm central

 

 ***THIS IS A FREE 40 MINUTE WEBINAR CLASS. REGISTER VIA EMAIL AT LEAST ONE DAY IN ADVANCE AT BalmsAndManna@gmail.com

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