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For those of you looking for an alternative to cow’s milk, lost in the long aisles of soy milk, rice milk, almond milk, even hemp milk, looking for just the right one, we have some exciting news.
Fair Trade Certified is exploring quinoa milk, which would be the first non-dairy alternative to bovine milk to contain balanced proteins—meaning all 8 essential amino acids. Quinoa is one of the most nutritious grains available, handed down from the Andes Mountains by the ancient Incans who revered it as sacred, for good reason.
Using tea infusions is a simple and healthy way to add flavor and an interesting twist to your favorite treats. Any dish that calls for milk or water can be substituted with an equivalent amount of strongly brewed tea. For even more intense tea flavor and some added texture, you can grind the tea leaves finely and add them in like any other spice. Fair Trade certifies hundreds of different teas, as it’s one of our biggest product categories, so you’ll have plenty of choices to experiment with. Here are some ideas to get you started, but remember to be creative!
Summer is in full swing, and that means we can all look forward to a few more months of glorious weather. Nothing sounds better than long, sunny days give that give way to warm evenings--it’s practically an open invitation to open up a special bottle of wine.