Archive for August, 2017

Featured Product: The Scoop on Chia Seeds

Monday, August 28th, 2017


Chia Seeds are native to Central and Southern Mexico and Guatemala. They are considered a superfood because they are exceptionally high in antioxidants, fiber, protein, and omega-3s.

According to the Sun & Seed Chai seed company, chia seeds have been a staple of Aztec and Mayan diet since pre-Columbian times.  Just 2 tablespoons could sustain an Aztec warrior for 24 hours.

They can be used in baking, sprinkled over salads or cereals, or added to smoothies.  Recommended daily intake is 15 grams.  We suggest soaking them in a glass with Almond Breeze almond milk or Koko coconut milk for about 15 minutes.  Add a tsp of Biona coconut sugar, give it a stir and top with frozen fruit for a delicious and nutritious pudding.


More about organic

Monday, August 28th, 2017


Why buy organic?

An exciting study from Newcastle University was published in 2014 in the British Journal of Nutrition has revealed some compelling reasons to consider choosing organic:

For Health:  The Newcastle study observed that organic foods contain higher levels of antioxidants and (poly)phenolics which have been linked to helping the body fight against cancers, diabetes and heart disease.  The study found that switching to organic crops can lead to up to 70% increase in antioxidants without increasing calorie consumption!

No Nasties: Organic foods contain lower levels of harmful pesticides, nitrogen and toxic heavy metal such as cadmium.  Conventional farming is riddled with as much as four times the amount of pesticide residues which adversely effect not only food and soil, but also local wildlife.

Other reasons to go organic:

It’s GMO free: There is not significant evidence to conclude that genetically modified organism are save, but there has been disturbing animal feeding trials that suggest the toxic impact of such products would be harmful to health.

Organic animals enjoy high standards of animal welfare: Organic animals are free range and are raised without antibiotics.






Spices galore!!

Monday, August 28th, 2017

scoopaway-spicesAt Scoopaway you can find an abundance of herbs and spices to create delicious home made meals.  Since you don’t pay for the jar, many people find that it’s considerably better value to fill their spice cabinet with our selection.  All of our seasonings are free of Genetically Modified Organisms (and so is everything else in the shop!).