Simpli wants you to “Drink Your Oats!” The new Oat Shakes come in two flavors (Tropical Fruits and dairy-free Chocolate) and are packaged in 8.45-fl oz and 750-ml/25-fl oz cartons for adults and families. Also available are 6.76-fl oz cartons of Kids’ OatGrow Chocolate and Kids’ OatShine Fruits. They are all natural and do not contain lactose, GMOs or high-fructose corn syrup.

The Complete Idiot's Guide Quinoa Cookbook ($18.95, 322 pp) is cookbook that explains the history, benefits and uses of the popular seed quinoa.  Author Susan Irby, “The Bikini Chef”, is known for her show Bikini Lifestyle.  In this book readers will find useful background and nutrition information about quinoa, as well as “Good-for-You Breakfasts”, “Really Tasty Lunches”, “Easy Snacks and Appetizers”, “Delicious Dinners” and more.  She also includes little “extras” throughout the book, with tips and information found in the sidebars.


The Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine ($29.99, 1219 pp), by Michael T. Murray, N.D., and Joseph Pizzorno, N.D., is a guide for the public on the use of natural medicine.  This book uses an evidence-based approach to supply scientific information about how natural medicine can help with the maintenance of health and the treatment of disease.

The Ultimate Allergy-Free Snack Cookbook ($15.95, 131 pp) is a kid-friendly recipe book for those with allergies. Authors Judi and Shari Zucker provide allergy-free recipes that are nutritious and kid-approved. The recipes are free of the eight most common allergens, eggs, cow’s milk, soy, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. This book also contains helpful information for parents about food allergies and intolerances and how to recognize possible allergens on food labels.

Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year-Round ($23.00, 237 pp) is a how-to guide for canning and preserving food. Author Marisa McClellan digs back to her roots when her mother first taught her how to can foods growing up in California and Oregon. McClellan says that canning not only delivers great flavors, but also joy and satisfaction throughout the year. In her book, one can read about the equipment and tools needed for canning, and the steps taken in preserving food ranging from jams to pickles and nut butters.


Clean Food A Seasonal Guide to Eating Close to the Source ($30.00, 355 pp), by Terry Walters, cookbook author and clean food advocate, is a revised cookbook containing new “clean” recipes with gluten-free varieties. She focuses on using foods such as whole grains, vegetables, legumes, soy, nuts, seeds and fruits, and avoids foods that are processed and stripped of their natural nutrition. Walters also guides readers as to which items are available each season, and the basic techniques needed to prepare these foods deliciously.


New from New England Naturals is a new line of deliciouis all-natural granola clusters. These “grab & go” snacks are non-GMO, kosher, trans-fat free, cholesterol free and low in saturated fats. The clusters come in three flavors (Chocolate Toasted Coconut, Peanut Butter Cookie and Cranberry Almond Crispy) and are packaged individually in 2-oz bags.

Ganeden Biotech distributes a patented probiotic-derived cosmeceutical ingredient called Bonicel. The ingredient is said to improve skin hydration, elasticity, under-eye puffiness and decrease fine lines and wrinkles.

Ilhwa North America Inc. now offers GinST 15, a high-absorption ginseng extract that incorporates a high-yield enzyme fermented process. This technology delivers “higher efficacy, consistent absorption, improved taste profile, plus a lower cost per use,” says the company. This ginseng extract is said to be 15 times more absorbable in the bloodstream than other similar ingredients. It takes just three to four hours to reach maximum absorption. This ingredient won the Best Botanical 2012 award at the 2012 Engredea tradeshow.