Thursday, January 22, 2015

Saturday, Jan 24 and Sunday, Jan 25th - St. Phillips Farmers Market

This weekend, Green Heart will be at St. Phillips Farmers Market, as usual.

We will have:

Blueberry Blue Corn Muffins
Chocolate Oat Bran Muffins
Gingerbread, frosted or not
Oatmeal Craisin Cookies
Molasses Ginger Cookies
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

German Chocolate Cake, by the slice
Meyer Lemon Tarts - diabetic-friendly
Pear Cranberry Upside Down Cake
Chocolate Raspberry Mini-Bundts (made with organic brown rice flour)

Ted's Split Pea Soup with Potatoes, Carrots, Celery and Parsnips
Baked Stuffed Organic Red Bell Peppers with Onion Mushroom Gravy (fat-free, almond milk-based)

Tuno, sandwiches and containers
Organic Chocolate Brownies
Diabetic-friendly Brownies

Vermont pure maple syrup, jojoba oil, Ted's bear fetish T-shirts

* NO Green Valley on Wednesday, January 28th, and NO St. Phillips on Saturday, January 31st.

Thanks so much, and we hope to see you there!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Farmers Markets/New Life on Speedway/Crossroads Coffee

Saturday and Sunday, January 17/18, I will be at St. Phillips Plaza for the farmers market, 9 am to 1 pm.  I have a NEW SPOT on Sunday morning:  right in front, next to Adventure Coffee.  Turn into St. Phillips Plaza from Campbell Ave, drive straight up the driveway, and you will see Green Heart Bakery on the sidewalk, facing Campbell.

This weekend the menu is:

Vegan Chili with pinto and black beans - corn muffins on the side

Caponata - a delicious mixture of tomatoes, mushroom, olives and eggplant, to be eaten hot or room temp, on crackers, pasta, or alone.

Chocolate Cupcakes - by customer request

Fresh Blackberry/Strawberry Tarts - also customer request

Gingerbread - nice n'spicy.  Frosted with our silken tofu frosting - or plain.

Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins, Orange Coconut Pineapple Coffee Cake, Pear Cranberry Upside Down Cake, Chocolate Brownies, Molasses Ginger Cookies, Chewy Oatmeal Craisin Cookies, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Tuno, aka "Chickpea of the Sea", both sandwiches and containers


New Life Speedway

This store is now selling our sandwiches, cake slices, etc in the refrigerated section.  Some baked items are also sold at the counter.

Crossroads Coffee

A new coffee house on the east side, at 8898 Tanque Verde Rd. (where Bear Canyon Rd begins), Crossroads is carrying Apricot Date Bars, Chocolate Cupcakes, Chewy Oatmeal Craisin Cookies, Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins.  They also have great coffee, and the location has beautiful views of the Catalinas.  Very nice decor and vibe - and the owners are good people - all the staff is very friendly.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Green Valley Class and St. Phillips farmers markets

On Wednesday, January 14th, I will speak in Green Valley at the January Veggie Pot-luck at 12:15 p.m.  Location:  Friends-in-Deed building, 301 W. Camino Casa Verde, 85614.  It is a pot-luck, so you would bring a dish to share that is either vegan or vegetarian - and marked as such.  Also bring a plate and fork (easy on the environment!).

I will give a short talk on how I went vegan in 1989, the health benefits I've enjoyed especially after a severe horse crash in 2009.  I will also demonstrate how to make Pear Cranberry Upside Down Cake, and hand out copies of the recipe.  It's free (except for bringing some food to share), so come enjoy yourself!  My fellow vendor, Jody, will "man" my booth at the Green Valley farmers market, so my regular food will be available there.

This weekend, Green Heart will be at St. Phillips Farmers Markets, both Sat and Sun, 9 am - 1 pm.

This week, the soup will be Black Bean, and I will repeat the Baked Samosa Casserole.  I will have a Carrot Cake by the slice, and Gingerbread, frosted or un-frosted.  The chewy Oatmeal Craisin Cookies will be there, as well as the Tuno (Chickpea of the Sea ;-) Sandwiches and containers.

Heads-up:  Beginning next week, the week of January 12th, I will make my first delivery to New Life on Speedway.  They will carry an assortment of sandwiches, soup, salads, and baked goods.  More info to come.

The year is off to a great start!  Just so busy for everyone -- PLEASE schedule time for yourself for "self-care".

All the best to all of us!


Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy 2015!

Our place New Year's morning.
Tucson got a surprise for New Year's:  snow.  Already melted, it is still chilly here - but will warm up next week, for which we are grateful.  We hope you have had some rest and some celebration over the holidays - we did!  We would like to thank everyone for their support during 2014 - when it was so hot, and when it was windy, and when it was raining, and when it was cold.  Thank you!

Green Heart will be at St. Phillips farmers market this Saturday and Sunday, January 3 and 4.  Remember:  everything we make is healthy - vegan, gluten-free (with one exception), whole-grain, no refined sugar, no added fat, no GMO's-- no empty calories. Almost all ingredients are organic. Here's the menu:

Pumpkin Lentil Soup
Baked Samosa Casserole w/gluten-free top crust
Tuno (Chickpea of the Sea), both sandwiches and 8 oz. containers

Meyer Lemon Tarts (lemons from a customer's tree)
Gingerbread
Frosted Cranberry Bliss Bars (the healthy version of what Starbucks offers)

Orange Coconut Pineapple Coffee Cake (& muffins)
Organic Chocolate Brownies
Diabetic-friendly Brownies
Apricot Date Bars
Molasses Ginger Cookies
Chewy Oatmeal Craisin Cookies
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Rainforest Cake

Alaine's Rainforest Cake 2 lb. loaf



And January is usually the most popular month for Rainforest Cakes, even though we mailed so many in December.  That's because many people decide to buy one for themselves - it's a delicious, healthy treat - and many use it as an energy bar - a very special energy bar!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Holiday Time: Sat/Sun Dec 20/21

Rainforest Cakes ready for gift-wrapping.



Many Rainforest Cakes have gone out in the mail this week; others were purchased at the farmers markets.  There is still time to get them!  Call me 520-954-2409 if you'd like me to ship a cake for you (Priority Mail's last day to arrive by Christmas is Sat Dec 20th), or hold a cake for you at St. Phillips Farmers Market, where I will be this weekend, both Sat and Sun, from 9 am - 1 pm.
(Sorry no Green Valley last week or this; I was too busy baking last week, and now it's raining too hard :-(
We do have other gift items:  PURE Vermont Maple Syrup, which Ted brought back from Vermont in November.  It is quite different from what is offered at TJ's and Costco - it is wonderful!
Ted's Bear Fetish T-shirts, and Jojoba Oil, also pure, and from southern AZ.

The original Rainforest Cake hang tag, circa 1993
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I came across a vintage hang tag for the Rainforest Cake.  This is the 21st year I have made them "professionally".  (Before that, I was an amateur ;-).  It's rather quaint to read this tag.  Some ingredients have changed; no more tofu, for example, and pineapple replaces the apple rings. For some reason, I didn't mention the cranberries.  Inspired by "Diet for a New America" by John Robbins, I used to point out how the cake was good for people and the environment, and didn't involve animal cruelty - a conscious gift of love - when I did in-store samplings.  I fondly recall Erewhon in West Hollywood being my favorite store for these.  Often a customer there would hug me and thank me for making these cakes, as did Chris DeRose of Last Chance for Animals.  Loving kindness for all was the idea, and it is one that has grown the past 2 decades. 

Love & Blessings now, and in the new year!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sat/Sun December 6/7: Waldorf School Holiday Fair/St. Phillips Plaza

Happy December!

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, it's full-steam ahead for the holidays!  This weekend, you can find Green Heart Bakery in more than one location.

Saturday, December 6th, Alaine will be at the Waldorf School's Holiday Fair, 10 am - 4 pm.  There will be a nice selection of baked goods, including Carrot Layer Cake and Chocolate Brownie Cake (by the slice), as well as Brownies, Cookies, Muffins, Coffee Cake.  Savory:  Split Pea Soup - different than you've ever had it, thanks to Ted making it with lots of fresh herbs and veggies (no added salt).  Also:  Tuno Sandwiches, Millet Lentil Loaf Sandwiches, Caponata, Black Bean Kalamata Olive Tapenade and Gluten-free Pasta Pesto w/Broccoli and Sun-dried Tomatoes.

Saturday at St. Phillips farmers market:  Ted will hold down the fort at St. Phillips for our regular customers there.

Sunday at St. Phillips:  Alaine will be, as usual, at St. Phillips farmers market.

Sunday at the Antique Fair at Tanque Verde Elementary:  as long as we have enough soup and baked goods, Ted will be there!

Yes, you can order Rainforest Cake at any time, either for us to ship, or for you to give yourself as gifts.  We also have Vermont PURE maple syrup for sale that Ted brought back with him -- very different from what's being offered at TJ's and Costco.  $15 for 8 oz. of the best-tasting and purist Maple Syrup around!!! Packed and labeled in a beautiful gift bottle.

Friday, November 21, 2014

St. Phillips Farmers Market Sat/Sun November 22/23

Carrot Cake, Organic Apple Pie w/Spelt Crust, Pecan and Pumpkin Tarts
This is the last weekend before Thanksgiving, so we are busy!  We will be at St. Phillips this weekend, both Saturday and Sunday.  As last weekend, we will have Pumpkin Lentil Soup w/Corn Muffins.

You can still place a last-minute order for Thanksgiving; there are a few baking "slots" left....

Many people have ordered the Cranberry Pear Upside Down Cake - it has been very popular.  A 10-inch cake is $25.00, and is 8 large servings, or 10 medium servings.

Chocolate Pumpkin Uncheesecake is also popular, as is Tofu Pumpkin Pie.  There is no added fat in either dessert...

I will also have containers of Mushroom Onion Gravy that is gluten-free, vegan, w/o added fat and DELICIOUS over anything else.  You can always get a container for your fridge to "dress up" your veggies, or anything else you can think of.  One couple said they put it over their vegan "meat"balls.

Complete menu:
 
Banana Walnut Bread - 10 oz. loaves

6 oz. Muffins:  Blueberry Blue Corn (we get blue corn from NM and I mill it into blue corn meal.  DEFINITELY not GMO!)  I also add some mesquite flour from our mesquite beans.

Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins, Orange Coconut Pineapple Coffee Cake .

I will also have the Mini-Muffin Assortment Packs of 6.

Diabetic-friendly Brownies, Organic Chocolate Brownies, Gingerbread.

Gluten-free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, Molasses Ginger Cookies,
Apricot Date Bars

The new smaller cookies, sold 3 together:
Chewy Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies (no added fat)

Chocolate Cupcakes

Carrot Layer Cake
Organic Apple Pie w/Spelt and Mesquite Crust

(Sunday) Fresh Pear Cranberry Upside Down Cake - by the slice

Rainforest Cake  - small and large loaves.  It's not too early to think about shipping holiday gifts! 

SAVORY FOODS:

Sprouted Organic Millet Lentil Loaf Sandwiches

Tuno - both sandwiches and 8 oz. containers

Caponata - 8 oz containers

Gluten-free Pasta Pesto w/Broccoli and Sun-dried Tomatoes - 8 oz containers

Black Bean, Mushroom, Kalamata Olive Tapenade