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Score Big Points with this Recipe

With the Superbowl right around the corner, Heidi, a True Botanica co-worker, thought she’d share one of her favorite savory recipes. Use our True Life Sea Salt and Pepper for the extra yum factor and our True Life Reservoir for an added health benefit. Consider this as a new dish to feature at your Superbowl Party!A True Botanica Employee

Cranberry-Nut Couscous Salad

1 package (10 ounces) plain couscous
1 cup dried cranberries
3/4 cup chopped green onions
3/4 cup chopped sweet yellow or red pepper
3/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt (Try our True Life Sea Salt)
1/8 teaspoon pepper (Try our True Life Pepper, Coarse or Fine)
** For an added benefit, include 1/2 teaspoon (0r more) of our True Life Reservoir

Prepare couscous according to package directions. Transfer to a large bowl; fluff with a fork. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until chilled.

Stir in the cranberries, onions, yellow pepper and almonds. In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, oil, paprika, salt and pepper (**optional: and True Life Reservoir); pour over salad and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

Yield: 14 servings
Nutrition Facts: 1/2 cup equals 170 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 45 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Recipe modified from Taste of Home, February March 2007

Burn Baby, Burn!

A (not so) Wordless Wednesday Post

Can you identify the contents inside of the kiln? What words do you associate with this picture? Submit your guesses to for a chance to win! We will pick 3 of the most creative guesses as our winners. Any thoughts – funny, creative, random or even accurate – are welcome!

Contents in kiln

What is Hope

Hope for the New Year

 “Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.

Hope is a state of the mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.

Hope is a feeling that life and work have meaning. You either have it or you don’t, regardless of the state of the world that surrounds you.”

(Vaclav Havel)

Our best wishes to all

Happy New Year

Dr. Ross Rentea and the True Botanica Team