Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Blueberry Lime Friands


1 stick butter
1/2 cup shelled, blanched whole hazelnuts
3/4  cup confectioners’ sugar
3/4  cup all purpose flour
 finely grated peel of 2 limes
1 2/3 cups SVO Blueberries
4 large egg whites
Lime Syrup:
Freshly squeezed juice of 1 small lime
3 tablespoons sugar
1 9 cup friend pan, well buttered

1. Preheat oven to 400° turn. Melt butter in a small pan and let cool slightly. Whiz the hazelnuts in a blender until finely ground. Set the confectionery sugar and flour into a large mixing bowl stir in the ground hazelnuts, lime peel, and blueberries.

2. Put the egg whites in a large bowl and whisk until they form soft peaks using a large metal spoon, fold half the egg whites into the flour mixture with half the melted butter - be as gentle as you can be. Fold in the other half of the egg whites and melt the butter.

3. Spoon the batter onto the cups of the prepared friand pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 min. 

4. To make the lime syrup, heat the lime juice and sugar together in a small pan, stirring until all sugar has dissolved. Let the baked friands cool for 5 min., then make a few holes in the top of each using the point of a small sharp knife. Drizzle a little of the lime syrup over each of the warm cakes, allowing it to seep into the holes. Leave the friands in the pan until completely cool, before running a knife around edges and turning them out.


Blueberries May Control Breast Cancer Tumor Growth

Blueberries May Reduce Tumor Growth Between 60-to-75 Percent!
The study found that the oral intake of blueberries could reduce the growth and metastasis of a very aggressive form of breast cancer (triple-negative cancer) - for which there are very few effective drugs. When researchers applied blueberry extracts to cancer cells in the laboratory it appeared to stop the growth and spread of a tumor.


    Friday, December 23, 2011

    Merry Christmas

    Sunset Valley Organics is Wishing You
    a Healthy Merry Christmas
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    Thursday, December 22, 2011

    Blueberry Christmas Trifle


    homemade yellow cake, sliced into five layers
    SVO Blueberry Spread
    3 pints SVO Blueberries
    1 pint cream, sweetened and whipped
    favorite liquor (optional)

    1. In a trifle bowl, layer yellow cake, rub liquor on yellow cake (optional), smear with layer of SVO Spread, cover with SVO blueberries, top with whipped cream. Repeat this step until to the top of trifle bowl. Finish with whipped cream on top. Garnish with blueberries.


    Friday, December 16, 2011

    Blueberries Helping the Immune System

    Our body is always fighting off bad germs and microorganisms to help prevent us from getting sick. The body’s immune system is made up of sells, proteins, tissues and organs.  Normal immune systems will allow our body to keep us healthy and to prevent from illness. So how do blueberries help your immune system? Blueberries are full of antioxidants, vitamins A,C,E and B. They also contain lost of minerals.  The high concentration of antioxidants not only strengthens your immune system, but it may protect from cancer cell growth, cardiovascular disease and urinary tract infections.


    Thursday, December 15, 2011

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    Cranberry Blondie's

    Nonstick cooking spray
    ½ cup butter, softened
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    ½ cup packed brown sugar
    ¾ tsp. baking powder
    ¼ tsp. baking soda
    ¼ tsp salt
    2 eggs
    1 tsp vanilla
    1cup all purpose flour
    ½ cup SVO Dried Cranberries
    ½ cup coarsely chopped while chocolate
    ½ cup fresh cranberries
    1 recipe Cinnamon Whipped Cream (optional)

    1. Preheat oven to 350*F. Line an 11X7X 1 ½-inch or a 9X9X2-inch baking pan with foil; coat foil with cooking spray and set aside.
    2.  In large mixing bowl beat butter with wire whisk or electric mixer until softened/ Whisk or beat in sugars, baking powder, soda, and salt. Whisk or beat in eggs and vanilla until combined. With whisk, or with electric mixer on low speed, beat in flour.
    3. Stir in dried cranberries and white chocolate. Spread batter in prepared pan. Sprinkle with fresh cranberries; press in lightly with a spatula. Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
    4. Cool on wire rack 1 hour. Lift with foil to remove from pan. Cut into bars. Serve with Cinnamon Whipped cream. Makes 12 bars


    Friday, December 9, 2011

    Blueberries Helping In Diabetes

    Almost 10% of people in our country have diabetes. Diabetes means that your blood glucose or also known as blood sugar is too high. The body needs glucose to fuel your body. The foods and diet you consume is where the glucose comes from.  Have too much or too little glucose in your body can result in problems. Diabetes is the 7th most common cause of death. When people don’t control their blood sugar is can lead to numerous disease, such as, blindness, kidney diseases, and high blood pressure.  Having diabetes means you need to get into a healthy diet routine. Blueberries can be a great part of your diet, to help you maintain your diabetes. Compounds that are found in blueberries may help with prediabetes (the state in which some but not all of the diagnostic criteria for diabetes are met) by making the body more responsive to insulin.
    American Diabetes  Association   Fruit Exchange:
       ¾ cup of Fresh Blueberries = 15 grams of carbohydrates and 60 calories.
      ¼ cup of Dried blueberries = 15 grams of carbohydrate and 60 calories.

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    Thursday, December 8, 2011

    Blueberry Cookie Bars

     2 ¼ cup flour
    1 cup blanched sliced almonds
    ½ cup sugar
    ½ teaspoon baking soda
    ½ teaspoon salt
    1 ½ stick (6oz) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
    1 cold egg
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    ¾ cup blueberry SVO Spread

    1.  Preheat oven to 350*. Line a 9-inch baking pan with a 12-inch-long sheet of foil. Using a food processor, mix the flour, almonds, sugar, baking soda and salt until the nuts are finely ground. Add the butter and pulse until coarse crumbs form. Beat together the egg and vanilla; drizzle over the dough mixture. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and knead with your finger tips until clumpy.
    2.  Transfer two-thirds of the dough to the pan and press into the bottom to form an even layer.  Spread the SVO Spread on top. Dot the top with the remaining dough in clumps.
    3. Bake until the edges are lightly golden, 35-40 minutes. Let cool completely. Turn out of the pan, remove the foil and cut into squares. Makes 16 Bars.


    Friday, December 2, 2011

    Eating Blueberries Helps in Building Healthy Bones!

    Studies are showing that the heavenly goodness inside blueberries have a great out come for  strong and healthy bones. The studies are still undergoing, but the outcome looks great. Polyphenols,is a compound within the blueberry that give its color, such as blue, purple, and red. Polyphenols is what could help in the building of strong bones. Research is still in progress, but hopes are high for blueberries being able to be used in treatments to help develop bone mass and to help prevent osteoporosis. 

    To follow up on this exciting new research visit: