June Newsletter

Charity of the Month – Girls Rising

This nonprofit organization was created by the Sea Cliff-based all-female rock band, Antigone Rising, to empower and inspire girls and LGBTQ kids to pursue careers in STEAM fields.

Girls Rising uplifts kids and builds self-esteem by sharing personal stories at outreach workshops and live performances. Included at their workshops are inspirational special guests from other STEAM fields to create a panel of diversity. Girls Rising awards grants and scholarships to students in underserved school districts, and provides kids with opportunities through their Girls Rising Music Festival.
We agree with Girls Rising: girls and LGBTQ youth need to see strong role models they can emulate and identify with in positions of leadership. Girls Rising’s outreach workshops aim to do just that by bringing successful women and queer people of all ethnic backgrounds to their attention.

 

RT Deli

Smoothie of the Month
Spark your sunny day with our naturally sweet, rich and filling Summer Date Smoothie. We suggest adding a vanilla protein powder to make it the perfect meal on the go!

Watermelon Water
Did you know that a watermelon is actually classified as a fruit AND a vegetable? How cool is that!? Come by the store and try our refreshing, electrolyte-packed Watermelon Water! Not only is it so delicious, but Watermelon juice is also believed to relieve muscle tension and is rich in many vitamins.

 

Father’s Day

We have plenty of gift options for Dad! Take a look at some of our recommendations in our Father’s Day Gift Guide.  And for a Dad-approved BBQ, check out our variety of grilling meats and plant-based options, including our 100% organic produce department.

 

Health and Beauty

The sun is getting stronger and the days are getting longer!
Check out our array of safe, natural and effective sunscreens.
Whether you’re looking for natural and safe protection for babies and kids, or more water-resistant sunscreens for surfing & other sports, many of our mineral sunscreens provide safe broad-spectrum protection with zinc oxide.
A few of our favorite brands? Badger, MyChelle, and All Good sunscreen.

As with all of our products, we are diligent about reviewing the ingredients in our Health and Beauty items. Recent reports have shown that many popular brands do include this potential carcinogenic in their sun protection products. We encourage you to read more about this by viewing this article. Stay sunny and safe!

Buzz off!
Warmer weather means the bugs are out and about! Protect yourself with Quantum Buzz Away – The leading DEET free bug spray that’s both plant-based and effective!

  • DEET free
  • Proven effective
  • Family Friendly
  • Plant-based protection

 

Produce

We take great pride in our 100% Certified Organic produce department—the only one in the area. We favor small, local growers wherever possible, and are continually building these relationships in order to expand our offerings to our customers (and support local farmers!). We define local as any farm or food purveyor within 300 miles of the store. But we also offer hyper local fruits and vegetables from Long Island when available.

Here’s a look at what’s in season now:

  • Peaches, White Peaches
  • Nectarines
  • Black Plums
  • Pluots
  • Cherries
  • Melons
  • Cantaloupe
  • Watermelon
  • Blueberries

 

Recipes

Avocado Kefir Dip

Originally calling for buttermilk, this tangy dressing substitutes Redwood Hill Farm’s plain kefir in this ranch dressing recipe. Nutrient-dense avocados lend a velvety texture and vibrant hue to the dressing. It can be used as a dip for raw vegetables, tortilla chips, or over salad greens!

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

It’s June Dairy Month and what better way to celebrate than with homemade cheese? Making your own cheese might seem intimidating, but this recipe for homemade ricotta cheese couldn’t be easier. There are seldom ingredients as versatile as ricotta with the ability to lean sweet or savory. In less than an hour, you’ll have the perfect base for lasagna, ricotta lemon pancakes, or even a cheesecake! With only a few ingredients, the quality of each will shine through. This spreadable cheese is equally at home dolloped on a grilled bread for bruschetta or folded into a crepe. Add it to your next charcuterie board and impress everyone with your homemade cheese!

BBQ Chicken

With BBQ chicken, there is no need to complicate things. We suggest chicken legs for this recipe, which will feature drumsticks and thighs for a juicy, flavorful dish. Basting the chicken near the end of cooking time ensures great flavor without burning the sugars in the sauce. Use your favorite prepared barbecue sauce to make this a weeknight friendly meal. There’s no need to wait until the weekend to fire up the grill. And with this simple summer staple, you’ll surely be the grill master!

Easy Summer Trifle

Make the most of strawberry season with this Easy Summer Trifle! By layering ripe berries (or your favorite summer fruit), poundcake, and lightly sweetened whipped cream, you create a stunning dessert centerpiece that can be made ahead of time. To make this recipe dairy-free, choose a vegan poundcake and make the whipped cream with coconut cream. Whichever whipped cream you make, be sure the ingredients are well-chilled before whipping! Garnish with mint and powdered sugar for an elegant summertime treat.

 

Local Delivery Now Available!
We’re happy to provide our customers with the most convenient and flexible shopping experience through our online shopping and curbside pickup option. But now we are even more excited to announce that Rising Tide has partnered with Trellus to bring you same-day local delivery! Read more about how this works here. 

RT Local Delivery

RT Truckin’

RT is truckin’ its way to you! Same-day local delivery now available!

We’re happy to provide our customers with the most convenient and flexible shopping experience through our online shopping and curbside pickup option. But now we are even more excited to announce that Rising Tide has partnered with Trellus to bring you same-day local delivery.

How does it work?

  • Simply add your items to your online cart as you would normally. When checking out, choose the “delivery” option.
  • For same day delivery (between 2pm-4pm) place your order by noon.
  • Enter the date and choose an available time. You may place your order ahead for future delivery as well.
  • A delivery fee will be applied to your order based on your location.

Where do we deliver? 

  • Currently we are delivering to local zip codes around the Glen Cove area. If delivery to your location is not available, you will not see the delivery option. We hope to expand our service area in the near future. 

Curbside pickup is still available.

Weight Management Support

Whether you’re just starting a new path or looking for something to supplement your existing program, these products have been hand-selected by our expert staff to support weight management.

mykind Organics Apple Cider Vinegar Diet Gummies
These gummies may help make your diet and exercise program more effective with Organic Svetol® Green Coffee Bean Extract, which has been clinically shown to burn fat and help maintain healthy blood glucose levels.* Enjoy all the benefits of apple cider vinegar without the artificial ingredients or gelatin!

 

Raw Organic Fit Vanilla Powder

Raw Organic Protein is a Certified Organic, Non-GMO Project Verified Raw Vegan Protein powder made with 13 Raw sprouted proteins delivering 22 grams of protein that is dairy free with a complete profile of all the essential amino acids along with added whole food fat-soluble vitamins, probiotics and enzymes. This protein powder is said to burn fat, satisfy hunger, and build muscle.*

AMPK Metabolic Activator

Studies show that increasing AMPK activity can encourage cells to stop storing fat and start burning it for energy. That’s how we formulated our AMPK Metabolic Activator to help fight unwanted belly fat.*

  • Encourages the body to burn stored abdominal fat
  • Revitalizes youthful AMPK levels
  • Two potent botanical extracts trigger AMPK activity
  • Promotes healthy cellular metabolism
Information has been taken from product websites. To read more please visit Garden of Life and Life Extension.

April Newsletter

Charity of the Month – All Our Energy 

With a focus on advocacy, education, and empowering people to support renewable energy development and act on environmental protection, All Our Energy is near and dear to our hearts. They educate the public and empower local volunteers to raise awareness, advocate for change, and take action in local beach, waterway, and open space clean-ups.

After All Our Energy’s successes with the Long Beach and Sea Cliff reusable bag initiatives, their “Zero Single Use” pollution prevention and “Displace Dirty Fossil Fuels” climate protection campaigns are ongoing, to involve the public in transforming society for a better environmental future.

Each month our BYOB program is linked to a local charity.  To raise the funds to donate, we charge $.10 for each paper bag we give out and donate $.10 for each reusable bag of yours we use. You may also donate through our online shopping tool

Spring Has Sprung!

Smoothie of the Month – Spring Glow
Get glowing with this nutritious and delicious smoothie. With ingredients that are vitamin-rich, anti-inflammatory, skin-boosting and chock full of omega-3 fatty acids – this smoothie will cure your spring fever! Made with 100% organic ingredients: Carrot, Ginger, Mango, Strawberry and Flax Meal. 

Easter
From traditional chocolate bunnies to unique candles and great gift cards, you can build the perfect basket with these goodies available at Rising Tide.
And even better – you can do so online

 

Sales Flyers
Check out our monthly sales and specials on all of our items, including dairy, grocery, supplements, seasonal items…all at great prices! And now our weekly produce sales have extended to include an array of fresh items including meat and dairy! Rising Tide will offer great prices each week on the highest quality meat from D’Artagnan. For more than 35 years, D’Artagnan has focused on free-range, natural production and sustainable, humane farming practices. 

 

Supplements
Our experts have hand-picked the best products to support your body in the best way. Whether you’re fighting allergies during peak season, or thinking ahead to beach days with a weight loss plan, these supplements are here to help.

Recipes 

Natural Dyed Eggs 

Jump into spring with a seasonal project that’s great for the whole family! Marvel over the way boiled red cabbage turns an egg blue and yellow onion skins make a vibrant orange. It’s science and creativity all in one! The longer the eggs sit in their solutions, the more pronounced their color becomes. Try drawing on the eggs with crayons to create dye-free spots or dipping only half the egg. Who can make the funkiest egg of the dozen? 

Potato and Chard Quiche

Ah, quiche! The perfect mix of breakfast and lunch with a savory egg filling and veggie mix-ins. This recipe is a great bridge to spring with early season leeks and chard, but the potatoes will keep you satisfied and full. Make this ahead of time to enjoy hearty breakfasts all week long or serve with a side salad for a quick lunch. No matter the time of day, this quiche will satisfy. Try substituting your favorite cooking green or adding different herbs to keep things fresh  

Gochujang Glazed Tofu Bowl 

This dish features all the hits: it comes together fast, features a knockout glaze, and packs a variety of nutrients in one bowl! The key component here is the gochujang (red chili paste) glazed tofu baked to perfection, along with fresh veggies, like radishes and cukes to add a fresh crunch. Lime, cilantro and peanuts finish it all off with a bright zip you’ll love! If you’ve grown bored of rice, why not try it over rice noodles or your favorite grain? It’s also great with tempeh, instead of tofu. Customize it to suit your tastes, but rest assured if you’re using this recipe as a base, it will be a winner. 

Online Shopping and Digital Gift Cards are HERE!  

Online Shopping 
In an effort to provide our customers with the most convenient and flexible shopping experience, we are thrilled to announce that Rising Tide Market is now offering online shopping! Read more here.  

Gift Cards 
Give the gift of health, without leaving the comfort of your home! New eGiftCards are available! The perfect gift for anyone, purchase through our online shopping tool. 

Support During Allergy Season

As the seasons change, you may be able to manage your allergies naturally. These supplements have been hand-picked by our expert supplement staff.

RhinAllergy® Tablets

Boiron RhinAllergy tablets target specific symptoms of hay fever or other upper respiratory allergies. These non-drowsy, quick-dissolving tablets are easy to take at the first sign to relieve itchy, watery, burning and irritated eyes; sneezing; runny nose; and itchy throat and nose.*

  • Homeopathic multi-symptom allergy medicine.
  • Non-drowsy, non-habit forming.
  • Won’t mask symptoms of a more serious condition.
  • Dissolve quickly under the tongue without water, chewing, or swallowing pills.
  • Recommended for everyone ages 2 and up.

* Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.

Nettle Quercetin Capsules

Your body’s normal immune response to spring, summer, fall and even winter can often feel like a full frontal challenge. The beauty of Quercetin and Nettle (Freeze-dried) is their ability to support your body’s normal histamine-producing response.*

  • 60 Non-GMO bovine gelatin capsules
  • Contains Certified Organic Nettle (Freeze-dried) tops processed in small batches for optimum potency
  • FREE from dairy, wheat, gluten, peanuts, soy or corn allergens
  • Product verified Non-GMO by SGS, an independent, third-party lab

*Statements herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to treat or diagnose any disease or health condition.

Information has been taken from product websites. To read more please visit Boiron and Oregon’s Wild Harvest. 

March Newsletter

Charity of the Month – Healing Headbands 

Healing Headbands aims to help those with serious illnesses feel better. 
At this time during the COVID-19 pandemic, Healing Headbands has designed masks that are easy to wear and maintain. These masks are made of colorful artwork created in the LAUGH-CREATE-HEAL workshops, and are printed on soft UV-protected fabric – they help us all remember to “Wear Your Happiness” during this most stressful time. 
Healing Headbands is also working to bring digital options for the LAUGH-CREATE-HEAL workshops; a creative alternative during this time of isolation.

Smoothie of the Month – Super Green

Get lucky with this mighty green machine – packed with powerful antioxidants, this super smoothie is sure to energize, nourish, and of course taste really, really good.  
Kick it up a notch by adding some protein. (We recommend Hemp for a lean, nutritious boost.)  Made with 100% organic ingredients:

  • Apple Juice  
  • Spinach
  • Mango
  • Pineapple
  • Chia Seeds
Online Shopping and Digital Gift Cards are HERE!  

Online Shopping 
In an effort to provide our customers with the most convenient and flexible shopping experience, we are thrilled to announce that Rising Tide Market is now offering online shopping! Read more here  

Gift Cards 
Give the gift of health, without leaving the comfort of your home! New eGiftCards are available! The perfect gift for anyone, purchase through our online shopping tool. 

Featured Products 

Pacha Soap Bars

We all know how important it is to wash our hands! These bar soaps have awesome scents (from Sand & Sea to Spearmint Lemongrass and more) and are cruelty free, long-lasting, and made with all natural ingredients. Not to mention, Pacha Soap Co.’s mission is to ensure every purchase supports radically transparent and ethical sourcing, clean water initiatives, hygiene education and small business opportunities worldwide.

Oregon’s Wild Harvest Aller-Aid

As the seasons change, you may be able to manage your allergies naturally. Quercetin and Nettle (Freeze-dried) helps support your body’s normal histamine-producing response. NAC packs an additional punch by breaking down mucous and increasing antioxidant activity.* Oregon’s Wild Harvest Aller-Aid is FREE from: dairy, gluten and soy allergens. Read More 

*Statements herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to treat or diagnose any disease or health condition. 

March Madness

Kick back and enjoy with these delicious, powered-by-plants snacks, on sale now at RT.  Save yourself some work and grab some pre-cut veggies to go with our hummus or guacamole, all found in the grab and go! 

Late July Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips on Sale 2/$6 

  • Blue Chips 
  • Sea Salt  
  • Chia Quinoa 
  • Sea Salt Lime  

From the Ground Up Cauliflower Pretzels and Chips on Sale 2/$6 

  • Pretzel Twists
  • Pretzel Sticks
  • Sea Salt Tortilla Chips
  • Nacho Tortilla Chips
  • Lime Tortilla Chips 
St. Patrick’s Day 

Only the best meat will do for your St. Paddy’s meal. The Uncured Corned Beef Brisket from Garrett Valley Farms tastes amazing! 

  • Gluten-Free 
  • 0g Trans Fat per serving 
  • All Natural – No artificial ingredients 
  • No antibiotics ever
  • Humanely Raised
  • No Nitrate or Nitrite added 

Pair with our freshly baked Irish Soda Bread Scones and the classic Kerry Gold Pure Irish butter.  

Monthly Sales Flyer 

Check out our monthly sales and specials on all of our items, including dairy, grocery, supplements, seasonal items…all at great prices! 

 

Recipes 

Peppermint Hot Cocoa 

Enjoy your favorite tea in a new, equally cozy way with this recipe for Peppermint Hot Cocoa from Traditional Medicinals. Just in time for St. Paddy’s Day! 

All-Purpose Citrus Spray Cleaner  

Spring is coming and it’s time to throw open the windows and let out that stale winter air. As you start gathering your supplies and getting down to spring cleaning, reach for this more sustainable alternative to harsh chemicals. You may just have these ingredients at home already! This recipe utilizes citrus scraps, imparting their fragrant oils to the solution’s antimicrobial, vinegar base. So, start saving the peels from whatever citrus fruit you may be munching on and bring some freshness to your home! 

Mulligan Stew 

Bring all the best ingredients together in one, steamy pot with this Mulligan Stew! Often thought of as a St. Paddy’s Day entrée, Mulligan Stew was meant for improvising, so throw whatever you’ve got in the pot with the brisket, potatoes and green beans. With such great foundational flavors coming from the garlic, bay leaves, onions, and thyme, you can’t go wrong! This recipe features a bit of stout beer, if you have it, to really up the Irish ante. 

Vegan Crispy Bars 

Chewy and chocolatey, these Vegan Crispy Bars will delight the whole family—whether or not they’re vegan. Melt the peanut butter, syrups, and vanilla together over medium/low heat and pour over rice cereal. Press into a pan and top with silky, melted chocolate. Finish with shredded coconut and you’ll have a treat as good as grandma’s in no time. The most difficult part is waiting until they’ve cooled to dig in! 

Online Shopping

Online Shopping is HERE!  

In an effort to provide our customers with the most convenient and flexible shopping experience, we are thrilled to announce that Rising Tide Market is now offering online shopping! 

If you are currently a Grateful Card holder, please DO NOT REGISTER FOR A NEW ACCOUNT. Use your existing contact information to set up your account. Create a password and your information will be automatically linked to your grateful card. You are ready to start shopping!

If you DO NOT HAVE A GRATEFUL CARD, register for an account and your information will be saved for future orders.  

Please be advised, this tool will eventually replace our current RT Text that is used for curbside orders. We ask for your patience as we navigate this new shopping experience, and we welcome your feedback. For the best shopping experience, we recommend using a computer. 

For shopping instructions, please click here. 

Wiley’s Finest® Bold Heart

Getting the Plant Sterols You Need with Wiley’s Finest® Bold Heart

Did you know that over 100 million Americans have high cholesterol and many don’t know it?

Cholesterol problems can affect anyone, regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, and family history, but because high cholesterol typically can’t be felt, many people don’t even realize their levels are high. Fortunately, there is now an effective tool to help you get even better results on top of choosing healthier foods and exercise.

Wiley’s Finest® Bold Heart is a unique and natural solution for cholesterol management unlike anything else on the market. A simple combination of North American pine tree sterols and water, Wiley’s Finest® Bold Heart delivers 2000 mg of plant sterols per serving in a vegan solution for heart health.

*Plant sterols are compounds that exist naturally in plants like nuts and seeds, and they promote healthy cholesterol levels and heart health. By replacing the cholesterol from food in our intestines, plant sterols help to effectively lower cholesterol by making sure we absorb less of it. The National Institutes of Health recommend a daily intake of 2000 mg of plant sterols per day for natural cholesterol management. The problem is most people are only getting 200-400 mg of plant sterols per day in their regular diet because keeping a diet with enough plant sterols per day is hard.

Now you can help fill the gap in your daily plant sterol needs with Wiley’s Finest® Bold Heart. Delivering a highly concentrated 2000 mg of plant sterols in a convenient, single-serving stick pack, Wiley’s Finest® Bold Heart ensures you’re getting the beneficial amount of plant sterols you need every day for natural, effective cholesterol management.

Clinically proven to lower LDL cholesterol in as little as four weeks, Wiley’s Finest® Bold Heart can be easily mixed with food and liquids, both hot and cold. The formula is made with NSF certified Non-GMO North American pine tree plant sterols and validated as Vegan by the Vegetarian Society.

Already taking medication to manage your cholesterol? Plant sterols can still help. Studies have shown adding 2000 mg of plant sterols to a healthy diet, exercise, and cholesterol-lowering medication has additional benefits for your cholesterol and heart health.

Wiley’s Finest® Bold Heart is available in an unflavored, one-month supply of 30 stick packs.

 

Disclaimer: This information is provided for educational purposes only.  It is not intended as medical advice.  Always consult your healthcare provider for medical advice.

Note: If you take Zetia®, also known as Ezetimibe, taking plant sterols are not recommended.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

February Newsletter

Charity of the Month – Bayville Village Church Food Pantry 

The Mimi Mernin Food Pantry (aka the Bayville Village Church food pantry) was started as a small outreach service almost 20 years ago and operated out of a small shed at the rear of the church.  Until recently, they solely relied on private donations.  With the onset of the coronavirus, the Food Pantry expanded their services and moved to a conference room in the Village Church. They are currently open Saturdays, from 9am -12pm for drive up/no contact distribution. Presently, they are serving about 50 families/200 individuals per distribution date, offering dry goods, produce, meats, dairy items and more. 

 

2020 Donations 

We can all agree 2020 threw us a few curveballs – which is why it’s even more AMAZING that our customers have truly stepped up to help those in need. Through our Charity of the Month program, we were able to raise over $10,000 for a number of different local organizations.  Community engagement has always been a huge part of this store – it’s important that we recognize the tremendous individuals that make these nonprofits tick, and really see how their work is impacting the neediest in our community. Thank you to those individuals and again thank you to our AWESOME customers. Let’s make 2021 even greater! ⠀ 

 

Get Ready for Game Time

It doesn’t matter who you root for, we’re all fans of savory Super Bowl snacks. Prepare your own private party with all the usual game-time favs.   

Get started with some homemade Guac – pick up all of your dip needs from our 100% organic produce department. (Feel free to grab some pre-packed dip in our grab and go, we won’t judge). Snag some Late July Tortilla Chips (on sale 2/$5) to complement your creation.  

Move on to the next game day staple with Buffalo Wings. We feature Antibiotic-free, hormone free chicken wings from D’artagnan, that couple perfectly with the Classic Buffalo Seasoning from Noble Made. This seasoning boasts a bold buffalo flavor, with no drippy mess! Toss some of our pre-cut veggies (also found in our 100% organic produce department) on the side for a complete, classic, clean app.  

 

American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, bringing attention to how we can motivate ourselves and each other to adopt healthy lifestyles that may help prevent heart disease. This year, heart health is extremely important, as people with poor cardiovascular health may also be at increased risk of illness from COVID-19. 

Heart disease is the number one cause of deaths for most groups, affecting all ages, genders, and ethnicities. Luckily, there are some simple behavior changes that may prevent heart disease, including not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, controlling blood sugar and cholesterol, managing high blood pressure, increasing physical activity and getting regular checkups. 

Get those red clothes ready! February 5th is National Wear Red Day, when people across the country are encouraged to wear red to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease.   

 

Featured Product – Wiley’s Finest® Bold Heart 

Speaking of heart month, did you know that over 100 million Americans have high cholesterol and many don’t know it? Wiley’s Finest® Bold Heart is a unique and natural solution for cholesterol management unlike anything else on the market. A simple combination of North American pine tree sterols and water, Wiley’s Finest® Bold Heart delivers 2000 mg of plant sterols per serving in a vegan solution for heart health. Read more

 

Valentine’s Day

Grab all of your Valentine’s Day essentials from candy and candles to heart pasta and greeting cards, here at Rising Tide!
Check out these delicious chocolate treats, sure to make your Valentine smile..and they’re all on sale this month!

  • Lake Champlain Chocolate Boxes & Truffles     
  • Lake Champlain Chocolate Hearts    
  • Divine Chocolate Hearts   
  • RX Bar Chocolate Raspberry Bars   
  • Tony Chocolonely Chocolate Bars 


Smoothie of the Month

RT LOVE – Made with 100% Organic Ingredients
February is all about the heart – and we love our customers. From American Heart Month to Valentine’s Day, it’s a perfect time to sip some heart-healthy happiness with our RT Love Smoothie.

    • Mango
    • Strawberries
    • Juiced beet
    • Turmeric
    • Cayenne pepper
    • Coconut water


Refreshing, Warming Winter Recipes  

Oatmeal Bake We love the versatility this Oatmeal Bake offers! Make it for the family brunch one weekend or portion it out for an easily reheated breakfast throughout the week. Serve it with your favorite yogurt dolloped on top, a splash of cream or with a fruit compote to jazz it up however you like best! Think of this recipe as the perfect canvas for a healthy, wintry breakfast creation.

 

 

French Onion & Mushroom Soup Get out your best kitchen knife and start slicing onions because French Onion & Mushroom Soup is on the menu tonight! Indulge in savory, soup-y flavors that will warm you from the inside out with this delicious twist on a classic recipe. Chop, chop, chop those onions and get them nice and caramelized before adding the cremini mushrooms to the pot. Simmer all the ingredients together and then add the finishing touch—you know, the crusty, cheesy bread topping broiled to bubbly perfection. Voilà! A cup of soup fit for a king! 

 

Curbside Pickup

Don’t forget! You can stay warm and shop without leaving the comfort of your car! Text your order to (516) 400-4360 for curbside pickup. Orders must be placed by 12pm for same day pickup.

 

The Power of Grapefruit

Many of us already know that most citrus fruits contain a ton of Vitamin C, which is necessary for the growth, development and repair of body tissues.  And though Grapefruit is packed with this immune-boosting vitamin, it also has a multitude of other health benefits. Rich in nutrients, antioxidants and fiber, Grapefruit is one of the healthiest (and lowest calorie) citrus fruits available.

Studies have shown that consuming Grapefruit has a multitude of potential benefits, including:

  • Controlling appetite and aiding in weight loss
  • Protecting against inflammation and several infectious diseases, due to the abundance of Vitamin A
  • Providing small amounts of B vitamins, zinc, copper and iron, which all work together to promote immune system function, and maintain healthy skin

Grapefruit is in season in the winter, peaking between November and May. The average lifespan of a grapefruit tree is approximately 50 years.

Grapefruit may interact with certain medications, so it’s important to talk to your health care provider before consuming any grapefruit products.

January Newsletter

Charity of the Month – Green Inside and Out

With the mission to empower and educate consumers about better alternatives for low-environmental impact living, Green Inside and Out seeks to educate people on how best to protect themselves and the environment through their daily choices, for the benefit of all. Green Inside and Out seeks to remind us that sometimes things we use every day can be toxic to our health or the environment. Without a clean environment, life on earth, human or otherwise, is unsustainable. 

Founded by Beth Fiteni in 2011, Green Inside and Out is a Long Island based nonprofit that has several programs including a podcast,  radio show on WUSB 90.1fm, an educational blog, and a multitude of campaigns focused on Ecofashion, Toxins, Waste Reduction, and supporting a Vegan Lifestyle. 

We support this charity because it aligns well with our mission to serve and nourish our community through the products we sell and the knowledge we share. We strive to live a cleaner, healthier lifestyle with fewer toxins while reducing our environmental impact.

 

Refreshing, Warming Winter Recipes  

Detox Citrus Salad In wintertime, we relish those tart notes of the citrus that comes into season! Indulge in those great flavors as either a side to a fabulous meal or a wholesome stand-alone dish with this Detox Citrus Salad. This recipe is truly a feast for the senses with creamy avocado, crunchy onions and walnuts and juicy citrus. Soak in the detoxifying powers of not only the fruit but also the apple cider vinegar in the dressing and enjoy this refreshing winter salad.

 

Miso Soup with Silken Tofu Although it comes together simply, you’ll be wowed with the complex depth of flavor created in this soup! Kombu is a sea kelp native to Japan. It adds umami and rich nutrients to this dish. Garnish this brothy goodness with green onions, sesame seeds, and red pepper flakes for even more punch. This recipe would make an easy and delicious lunch or pair well with a more substantial dinner; whatever you’re in the mood for!

 

Berbere Chickpeas with Chicken Who doesn’t love a good, hearty meal this time of year? Your kitchen will smell amazing as you simmer chicken thighs until they’re falling off the bone. Utilizing Berbere, a spice often used in Ethiopia and Eritrea, this recipe boasts a lovely deep red color and bold flavor to wow the whole family. To make this recipe vegan, replace the chicken with extra firm tofu, and reduce the simmering time to 20 minutes. Serve with rice or your favorite grain to complete this delicious, aromatic meal. 

 

Happy New Year!
Get your New Year started right with a system reboot, reset or just a quick immune boost.
Enjoy all of the immune-boosting benefits Grapefruit has to offer with our freshly squeezed Grapefruit Juice, found in the RT Deli Grab and Go. Rich in nutrients, antioxidants, and fiber, Grapefruit is one of the healthiest citrus fruits available.

Support your system with Vive Organic Wellness Shots packed with a plant-powered, doctor-crafted immunity boost. Try the Original Immunity Boost, Immunity Boost with Elderberry, and the Wellness Rescue – all on sale for the month of January!

 

 

Smoothie of the Month
Tropical Detox – Made with 100% Organic Ingredients

Dreaming of a vacay but can’t really get away? Enjoy your staycay with this tropical, tasty, nutrient-rich smoothie. (Oh, and bonus – these ingredients will help you detox from the indulgent past few weeks you might have enjoyed. We’re not judging.) 

    • Mango  
    • Pineapple   
    • Coconut Milk   
    • Lemon   
    • Ginger   
    • Chia Seeds 

 

Featured Brand – Cocokind
Searching for clean, conscious skincare? Pick up some of these new items from Cocokind now available in our Health and Beauty department: Resurfacing Sleep Mask, Pore Refining Concentrate, and Texture Smoothing Cream.   ⠀

We love Cocokind products not just because they are great for your skin, but also because they’re non-toxic, sustainable and cruelty-free.

Supplement Guide
Now is the perfect time to explore potential benefits of the various supplements available. Our expert staff put together the top eight immune boosting essentials to take the guesswork out of choosing the right ones. If you have any questions just ask one of the Supplement Steves in the store! 

 

How To Cook a Turkey

Turkey Time!

Prepping and cooking a turkey can be a daunting task – but with this guide, (including a cook time chart according to weight), you’ll be a pro in no time.

  1. Rinse the turkey (fresh or defrosted) well and pat dry before seasoning and dressing.
  2. Preheat oven to 450°F. Place turkey into a roasting pan with the breast up and tie legs together.
  3. Season the turkey using melted butter and your choice of herbs. Make sure to get the butter and seasoning under the skin but be careful not to tear it.
  4. Cook for approximately 20 minutes, until light browning occurs, then reduce oven temperature to 350°F for remaining cooking time. Cooking time is weight-based: plan for approximately 12-14 minutes per pound of turkey. (see chart below)
  5. Baste every 15-20 minutes and rotate the pan every half hour.
  6. Bake until inner temperature is 165°F at the thickest point. For a true temperature, insert meat thermometer into the thigh and push into the densest part of the breast.
  7. Don’t forget to check the stuffing (if using). It should also be 165°F.
  8. Once at temperature, remove from oven. Let turkey rest for 20 minutes before slicing. Reserve the pan drippings to make your gravy…or pick some up from RT’s grab and go (we won’t tell)!

Squash Preparation

With the abundance of winter squash available, you might wonder the best (or perhaps easiest) ways to prepare the many varieties. Read on for the simplest roasting and cooking methods. You can also follow our guide to learn more about the plentiful squash available now at RT. When picking your squash, they should be heavy for their size and have a dull appearance. They should also be firm to the touch with no soft spots, bruises or cuts. If squash are cut, the flesh should have a moist appearance.

How to cook squash in the oven:

  • Bake a smaller squash whole by piercing the skin with a knife in several places or by cutting it in half and removing the seeds and fibers. Place it whole, or halves with cut sides up, in an ungreased baking pan or dish.
  • If baking halves, add about 1/4-inch water to the pan. Dot squash halves with butter, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Bake at 350°F for 45 to 60 minutes, depending on the size and variety of the squash. Cool slightly.
  • If whole, cut open and remove seeds and fibers after baking. Remove skin.

How to cook squash on the stove-top:

  • Peel squash, and cut into 1-inch cubes or slices.
  • To boil, cover and cook in 1-inch boiling water 10 to 15 minutes or until tender.
  • To steam, place steamer basket in ½-inch water in saucepan or skillet; add squash. Cover tightly and heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Steam cubes seven to 10 minutes, for slices steam 12 to 15 minutes.

Read more about how to prepare squash

Add Immunity Boost to Your List of Healthy Habits

We’ve watched with pride as our customers adjusted to new circumstances, texted in their shopping lists, and never, ever gave up their desire to live their best, healthiest lives. Take your efforts one step further by supplementing with some of our top picks for immune support and virus protection.

  • My Community by Host Defense: Mushrooms = immunity! We are long-time proponents of this blend of 17 potent mushroom species designed to balance the immune system.
  • Zinc: An abundance of studies over the last 50 years point to the power of zinc to protect against many different viruses.
  • Vitamin C: A potent antioxidant that contributes to immune defense. Don’t leave home without it.
  • Vitamin D3: Decreased vitamin D has been linked with susceptibility to infection, and a recent study out of Northwestern University links Vitamin D3 levels with COVID-19 mortality.
  • Monolaurin —Made from lauric acid (a component of both coconut fat and breast milk), Monolaurin is commonly used to prevent the common cold, flu, and other viral infections.
  • C&F Seasonal Support by Woostock Herbal Products: Our favorite herbal immune support blend, featuring elderberry, goldenseal, licorice root, osha root, garlic bulb and more.
  • Olive leaf extract: Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and a must-have for immunity support.