Thursday, January 27, 2011

Gluten-Free Selections

Gluten-Free Selections
(These products are not produced in a sterile environment - but stayed tuned as Wildtree is about to release some certified Gluten Free products!).

 Adobo Seasoning  Alfredo Extraordinaire  Basil Pesto  Bayou Blend  CA Garlic Pepper Blend  Cajun Seasoning  Carol’s Cranberry Horseradish  Cheddar & Herb Skillet Meal  Chipotle Lime Rub  Cranberry Horseradish Blend  Curried Garlic Blend  Dill Dip Blend  Fajita Seasoning  Fiesta Salsa  Garlic Galore  Garlic & Herb Blend  Guacamole Seasoning  Hearty Spaghetti Seasoning  Herb Grilling Marinade  Home Fries Seasoning  Hot Chili Pepper & Garlic  Italian Salad Dressing Mix  Jalapeno Pepper Blend  Jamaican Jerk Seasoning  Just Like Mom’s Meatloaf mix  Kids Cheeze  Lemon Pepper Blend  Lemon Rosemary Blend  Leslie’s Chili Mix  Mexican Skillet Meal  Onion & Chive Blend  Opa! Greek Seasoning  Perfect Pizza Sauce Seasoning  Rancher Steak Rub  Red Bell Pepper & Garlic Blend  Rodeo Rub  Rotisserie Chicken Blend  Scampi Blend  Sloppy Joe Seasoning  Smoked Mozzarella & Tomato  Stroganoff Skillet Meal  Taco Seasoning  Tuna Casserole Skillet Meal  Tuscany Bread Dipping Herbs  Tzatziki Seasoning Blend  Wildly Delicious White Bean Dip

 Creamy Corn Chowdah  Jumpin’ Jambalaya  Healthy & Hearty Lentil Soup Mix  Hearty Turkey & Barley Stew  Tortilla Soup

Grapeseed Oils
 Basil Pesto GSO  Hickory Smoked Grilling GSO  Jalapeno Pepper GSO  Natural GSO  Natural Butter Flavored GSO  European Dipping Oil ~ Chili  European Dipping Oil ~ Garlic  European Dipping Oil ~ Med. Bals  European Dipping Oil ~ Tuscan  Roasted Garlic GSO  Zesty Lemon GSO

Sauces, Dressings & Marinades
 Cacciatore Sauce  Cranberry Jalapeno Jelly  Creamy Ranch Dressing & Dip  Honey Mustard  Horseradish Mustard  Ketchup  Leslie’s Smoky Burger & Rib Sauce  Marsala Sauce  Moroccan Grilling Sauce  Our Own Ketchup  Perfect Picatta Sauce  Savory Sofrito Cooking Base  Spicy Island Chutney  Spinach, Artichoke & Parmesan Spread  Sweet Onion Spread  Thai Red Curry Paste  Tia Rosa’a Enchilada Sauce  Wildberry Dressing

 Classic Cocoa  Heavenly Chocolate Mousse  Lemon Lime Cheesecake  Rich Dark Chocolate Fudge Sauce  Simply Sweet Popcorn Seasoning  Spicy Cheddar Popcorn Seasoning  Strawberry Cheesecake Blend  White Cheddar Popcorn Seasoning  Wildly Blueberry Jam

Sunday, January 23, 2011

'On a Budget' Bundle

Is Whole Foods eating up your whole paycheck?
If you've read the "Value of Wildtree' post, you know that good, healthy food does not have to be expensive. To help you create cheap yet delicious, healthful meals, I have created the 'On a Budget' Bundle. You will receive 9 products plus a recipe booklet that will allow you to make a multitude of dinners!

Perfect Pizza Sauce (Makes over 30 batches of sauce for everything from pizza to stuffed shells.
Quick & Easy Pizza Dough
Sloppy Joe Blend (16 servings)
Rotisserie Chicken Blend (32 servings)
CA Garlic Pepper (One of my favorites and too many servings to count!)
Wicked Good Slow Cooker Sauce
Onion & Chive Blend
Skillet Meal of your choice (Can feed up to 10 people.)
January Gift - Tortilla Soup (6 servings)

Bundle valued at… $75.50
Only pay… $67.50
My Culinary Club Price… $54!

The Value of Wildtree

Feeling a little strapped for cash?
You are not alone! A recent conversation with a friend made me realize that some people may think Wildtree is just too expensive for their wallets right now and I was more than happy to share how that couldn't be further from the truth!

As a Team Leader with the company, I am thrilled to say I purchase all my products for 40% off up to free which is always in the budget! As the host of a Wildtree Tasting, you will get your groceries for free - again, always in the budget. And as a customer, you can get them for 20% off by joining our Culinary Club.
All those percentages may sound great - but what about the nitty-gritty? What does that translate to in terms of actual cost and price per serving? Check out the list below and you may be amazed that for the same cost that you spend on unhealthy brands, you could be feeding your family simple, delicious dinners that are also really healthful!

Taco Seasoning
Nationally known brand Maltodextrin, salt, chili pepper, onion powder, monosodium glutamate, corn starch, garlic powder, spice, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, silicon dioxide, natural flavor and ethoxyquin $2.03, Serves 6, $0.34 per serving
Wildtree Taco Seasoning Masa corn flour, chili powder, cumin, sea salt, onion powder, oregano, garlic powder, black pepper $7.00, 18 Servings, $0.34 per serving

Alfredo Sauce
Nationally known brand Dehydrated Parmesan, Cheddar, Blue Cheese Blend (milk, salt, cheese cultures, enzymes, whey, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, maltodextrin, non-fat dry milk, natural flavors, disodium phosphate, sodium caseinate, lactic acid, mono and diglycerides, citric acid) corn starch, wheat flour, maltodextrin, whey protein concentrate, hydrolyzed corn protein, salt, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, spice $4.59, Serves 4, $1.14 per serving
Wildtree's Alfredo Sauce Cheddar cheese, whey, cream, sweet cream buttermilk, salt, garlic powder, spices, Parmesan cheese, dehydrated parsley, citric acid. $17.00, 20 servings, $0.85 per serving

Here are some other quick examples...
Taco Seasoning
...14 cents per taco. One large jar makes about 100 tacos!

Scampi Blend... 20 cents per serving as large jar serves 96!
Hearty Spaghetti Seasoning...28 ounces of homemade sauce for $1 per batch. Our large container makes 15 batches!

Have you ever had Marsala or Piccata in a restaurant for $1 per serving?

Cooked in the crockpot to welcome you home to an inviting fresh meal for just $1.09 per person. Each stew serves 6-8 people (use half the box and make it twice or use leftovers for lunch). ♦ Turkey & Barley Stew ♦ Jambalaya ♦ Southwest Stew ♦ Tortilla Soup

Here's hoping we all feel a little better about our piggy banks and the food we serve our families to keep them healthy & happy! To order any Wildtree groceries or to find out more about the Wildtree opportunity, please visit

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Freezer Meal Bundle

Can’t make it to the Freezer Meal Workshop but still want to save time, money & stress? Then purchase a bundle and receive all the recipes, cooking directions and side dish suggestions. When you purchase a Freezer Meal Bundle you will receive recipes for Picadillo, Chicken & Onion Stew, Crispy Ranch Chicken, Garlic & Herb Chicken, Sweet & Sour Stir-Fry, Lemon Rosemary Chicken, Lemon Dill Salmon, CA Garlic Pepper Steak, Perfect Pizza Sauce and Chicken Scampi. You will also receive the guest special of the month. The 10 Meal Bundle allows you to make all the recipes multiple times as well as many others!
10 Meal Bundle Lemon Rosemary Lemon GSO Garlic GSO Garlic & Herb Sweet Onion Spread Moroccan Grilling Marinade Scampi Ranch Dressing Adobo Dill Dip Sofrito Perfect Pizza Seasoning CA Garlic Pepper February Gift - Cheesy Cheddar Soup Mix Bundle valued at… $130.50 Only pay… $123 My Culinary Club Price… $98.40

February Freezer Meal Workshop

Save time, money and your sanity...come to the February Freezer Meal Workshop!
If you cannot attend - just place your order and the meals will be assembled for you to pick up or you can purchase the Freezer Meal Bundle and make the meals at home! 

February 4th at 10 am or 6 pm
February 5th at 10 am
The February Menu includes many of the NEWLY released products such as Ranch Dressing, Sofrito and Sweet Onion Spread.

This can also be a GLUTEN FREE workshop. 
Sign up before Monday, January 17th to reserve your spot!

 Chicken & Onion Stew
Crispy Ranch Chicken
Garlic & Herb Chicken
Sweet & Sour Stir-Fry
Lemon Rosemary Chicken
Lemon Dill Salmon
CA Garlic Pepper Steak
Perfect Pizza Sauce
Chicken Scampi

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Bountiful Trips to the Santa Monica Farmer's Market

Wednesday is market day in our household. I love getting to the Santa Monica Farmer's Market early and filling my bags with the most incredible organic produce, eggs, raw milk and butter, grass fed ground beef, fresh herbs, bison, juicy fruit and our favorite bread from Bezian's Bakery. Oliver loves to sample all the delicious produce - even ones he might not think he likes. Now that he is in school, my trips are a little more quiet and I find myself missing my grocery partner, but I am grateful that I can feed my family with such amazing food all year long! I thought I'd share some of my photos and favorite vendors.

Happy farmer's market shopping!
One of our all time favorite vendors is Harry's Berries. They have the sweetest strawberries that are red to the core! Oliver requests them by name and I've tasted very few strawberries that compare to Harry's.
Radishes are a delicious treat in a salad or on toast! The flowers change with the seasons and always make me smile. You will often catch me smelling all of them and basking in their beauty!
So many many many many many recipes to use them in! Hope you can discover your farmer's market or CSA delivery. Happy, healthy shopping & cooking!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Glazed Carrots with Sweet Onion Spread

Glazed Carrots with Sweet Onion Spread
2 pounds carrots, peeled and julienned
2 TBSP Wildtree Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil
3 TBSP Wildtree Sweet Onion

Spread ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped Cook carrots in boiling, salted water until almost tender. Drain well. Return to pan and toss with oil and onion spread. Saute 3-5 minutes until spread melts and carrots are fully coated. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve warm.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Healthy Brunch

Ring in the New Year with these tasty brunch recipes.
I love brunch! It's one of the easiest meals to prepare for a group of people no matter how many are coming. It can be affordable, simple, delicious, healthful and fun! Here are some recipes from Wildtree to entertain your family & friends one weekend.

Portobello “Benedict”
Serves: 4

 4 portobello mushroom caps
1 tablespoon Wildtree Natural Grapeseed Oil
¼ teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
4 pieces Canadian bacon
4 large eggs
1 tablespoon white vinegar
¼ cup Wildtree Basil Pesto, prepared
4 teaspoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat large skillet or griddle over medium-high heat. With a spoon, gently scrape out the dark inside of the mushroom caps, making sure not to break them. Add oil to the pan and place mushrooms top side down in the pan, and season with salt and pepper. Cook mushrooms over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes per side, until they are tender, juicy, and dark brown. Set the mushrooms aside on a plate, top side down. Cook the Canadian bacon in the same pan, 30 seconds per side, until slightly golden brown. Place one piece on top of each mushroom. For the poached eggs, bring water in a saucepan to almost boiling then lower the heat until it is no longer boiling, and stir in vinegar. Crack each egg into its own small ramekin or cup, making sure not to break the yolk. Place the cup near the surface of the hot water and gently drop each egg into the water. With a spoon, nudge the egg whites closer to the yolk. This will help the egg whites hold together. Turn off the heat, and cover. Let sit for 4 minutes, until the egg whites are cooked. Remove the eggs from the water and place one on top of Canadian bacon in each mushroom cap. Top each mushroom with 1 teaspoon of pesto and 1 teaspoon of Parmesan cheese.
Curried Butternut Squash and Potato Latkes
Serves 7

3 cups shredded peeled butternut squash (about ¾ lb)
3 cups shredded peeled russet potato (about ¾ lb)
4 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons Wildtree Curried Garlic Blend
 6 tablespoons all purpose flour
1 large egg
¼ cup Wildtree Natural Grapeseed Oil

Combine squash and potato in a colander; drain 30 minutes, pressing occasionally with the back of a spoon until barely moist. Combine potato mixture, cilantro, salt, pepper, Curried Garlic, flour, and egg in a large bowl and toss well. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 4 teaspoons of Grapeseed Oil to the pan; swirl to coat. Working in batches of 5 latkes, spoon ¼ cup of the potato mixture loosely into a dry measuring cup. Pour mixture into pan, and flatten slightly. Sauté 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown and thoroughly cooked. Remove latkes from pan; keep warm. Repeat with remaining oil and potato mixture.

Baked Eggs Florentine
Serves 4

4 large beefsteak tomatoes
1 teaspoon Wildtree Adobo Seasoning Blend
½ cup frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 teaspoon Wildtree Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil
½ tablespoon Wildtree Hot Chili Pepper & Garlic Blend
¼ cup feta, crumbled
5 large eggs
¼ teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 350º F. Cut a ½-inch slice off the top stem end of each tomato. Scoop out the inside seeds and membranes with a spoon, making sure not to go through the flesh. Place tomatoes in a 9-inch baking dish and sprinkle evenly with Adobo. In a small bowl, toss spinach with Grapeseed Oil, Hot Chili Pepper & Garlic Blend, and feta, and spoon mixture in equal amounts into each tomato cup. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs with salt and pepper until combined. Pour evenly over spinach. Bake tomatoes until eggs are set, about 45-50 minutes.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Curry Chicken & Rice

Curry Chicken & Rice
1 lb. Boneless Chicken Breast or Thighs - cut into bite size pieces
1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp. Salt
2 teaspoons Wildtree Curried Garlic Blend
3 tablespoons Butter Grapeseed Oil
2 carrots, peeled and sliced into coins
1 yellow or sweet onion sliced
1/4 cup raisins
1 cup rice
3 cups chicken broth

 Mix flour, salt & curry blend in a gallon size zip bag. Add chicken and coat with flour mixture. Set aside. Heat Grapeseed oil in skillet over medium heat. When Oil is hot, add chicken and cook 5 minutes on each side. Remove chicken and saute onions and carrots for 3 minutes or so. Return chicken to skillet with onions. Add raisins, rice & chicken broth. Bring to boil & reduce to low heat for 45 minutes or until rice is cooked through. Cook's Note ~ You can add 2 cups broth & 1 cup coconut milk for a different flavor.

I Smell Garlic!

Do you like butter (non-dairy in Wildtree's case), garlic, wine, salt and parsley?
Are you allergic to seafood or dislike shrimp?
Then you are going to LOVE Wildtree's Scampi Blend!

Can you toss it with shrimp & pasta to make an easy & delicious dinner? Yes!
But did you know how many other ways you can prepare it?
Chicken Scampi
Veal Scampi
Scallop Scampi
Stuffed Mushrooms
Garlic Bread
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
White Pizza Chip or Veggie Dip (mixed with sour cream, or sour cream & mayo)
Stuffing for baked stuffed fish
Scampi cream cheese for an easy bagel spread

Here are a few other of my favorite recipes using our Scampi Blend:

~ Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin ~
 3 pieces of sourdough bread (our beer bread works great too!)
 2 TBSP of Wildtree Scampi Blend
2 TBSP of Wildtree Roasted Garlic GSO

Make crumbs in your food processor. Mix in the Scampi Blend and the GSO until you have moist (stuffing texture) crumbs. Add a little more oil if you need to. Pat the mixture around your beef or pork tenderloin (all sides) and bake. Each slice will contain a flavorful herb crust! Easy and delicious!

~ Scampi White Pizza ~
Wildtree's Quick and Easy pizza dough (unbleached wheat flour, and SO good!)
2 teaspoons Scampi Blend
Grapeseed Oil (I used the Basil Pesto in the dough mix, and brushed Roasted Garlic on the top)
Wildtree's California Garlic Pepper Blend
Shredded Parmesan and Cheddar Cheeses

Make the pizza dough (I use my Kitchen Aid mixer with the dough hook and it takes just minutes!). Roll out onto lightly oiled cookie sheet dusted with cornstarch (to prevent sticking). Brush oil onto top of crust. Sprinkle with Scampi Blend and also California Garlic Pepper. Top with 1/4 Cup shredded parm and 1 cup shredded cheddar, (more if desired) and bake at 375 for about 15 minutes (more or less depending on your oven). You can also use this as an appetizer for a party and cut it into small squares like a really gooey garlic bread...yum!

~ Scampi Au Gratin Potatoes ~
Serve with a baked ham!

5 large russet potatoes, peeled and diced into 1" cubes (or use frozen Home Fries/Hash Browns)
3 TBSP unsalted butter
3 TBSP flour
4 cups low fat milk
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (or more to taste)
2 TBSP Scampi Blend
Bread Crumbs (optional)

Melt butter in large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook, stirring constantly about 2 minutes until it becomes a paste, slightly bubbling. Don't let it brown. Add milk, and stir until sauce thickens. Bring to a boil. Add scampi blend and potatoes. Simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the cheese and add salt/pepper to taste. Pour into greased casserole dish. Top with bread crumbs if you wish. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes or until golden brown. Let it stand for a few minutes before serving.

~ Stuffed Mushrooms ~
Great appetizer!
(Or leave out the mushrooms to make stuffing for a Baked Stuffed Shrimp Casserole)

1 sleeve of Ritz crackers, crushed. Add 1-1/4 sticks of melted butter. Mix in 2 TBSP of Scampi Blend and 1/4 tsp of lemon juice. Optional - Mix in 4 ounces of any seafood (crabmeat, lagostinos, etc). Arrange 1/4 pound of mushroom caps on a baking sheet. Spoon the mixture into the caps. Bake 7-10 minutes or until heated through and light brown on top.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Products for January!

The January 2011 catalog is now available and has many new products!
Fill your pantry with Wildtree's delicious new ingredients to ensure you can make quick & easy meals. Place an over through me by Monday, January 10th and receive a10% discount on these new items (30% discount for Culinary Club Members).

Go to and click on SHOP, then SHOP NOW next to 'New Products (10% 0ff) and Re-Orders'. Your discount will not show up immediately, but as long as you order this way, I can apply the discount before submitting the order on January 10th. Contact me if you have any questions.

Creamy Ranch Dressing & Dip Mix
Simply add mayonnaise and milk to this mix and you have instant ranch dressing! It's great on salads and as a dipping sauce. Mix into sour cream and serve as a dip. Makes 2 cups of dressing 3 times.

Cheesy Cheddar Soup Mix
This classic soup is now easier than ever. Simply add milk and water to create a rich and creamy soup or it can be used as a base for a cheesy casserole.It's perfect for a cold day or for any day! Serves 4

Sweet Onion Spread
A sweet and savory combination of balsamic vinegar, onions, and just the right amount of brown sugar. Great on sandwiches, burgers, pizza, and cheese & crackers! Savory Sofrito Cooking Base This authentic cooking base has the familiar flavors of tomato, bell peppers, onion, garlic, and cilantro. Great for making Spanish rice or to add a little extra zest to Latin American inspired dishes.

Perfect Pizza Sauce Seasoning
Making pizza has never been easier! Add this seasoning to canned tomato sauce and spread onto a So Quick & So Easy Pizza Dough for a delicious all-natural pizza. It's also great as seasoning in lasagna, meatballs, stuffed shells, and garlic bread. Makes enough sauce for over 30 pizzas!

Chicken Bouillon Soup Base
Add this chicken bouillon to water for instant chicken broth. Great as a starter for soups, sauces, and when making rice or pasta. Yields approximately 22 cups of broth.

Vegetable Bouillon Soup Base
Add this vegetable bouillon to water for instant vegetable stock. Great as a starter for soups, sauces, and when making rice and vegetable stir-fries. Yields approximately 22 cups of broth.

Beef Bouillon Soup Base
Add this beef bouillon to water for instant beef stock. Great as a starter for stews, soups and sauces. Yields approximately 22 cups of broth.

Create-A-Cookie Mix
Never fear cookies again! Our all-purpose mix can make any type of cookie from chocolate chip to oatmeal! Can't decide which kind to make? Divide the dough up into equal parts and make mini batches of all different kinds! Yields about 2 dozen cookies.

Sunday Morning Cinnamon Rolls
Making delicious breakfast has never been easier! Start your day with these warm and gooey cinnamon rolls. Just add milk, butter, and eggs and they?re ready to bake! No rising time needed! One box includes dough mix, cinnamon filling mix, and glaze mix. Yields 9 decadent cinnamon rolls!

Healthy & Hearty Lentil Soup Mix
This hearty soup is made from protein packed lentils with a blend of spices to warm your body and soul on a cold, winter's day. Serves 4.