Coffee that can Change the World

Coffee to Change the World - Lanna Coffee

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Coffee can do that? Would you like to know that your cup of coffee each morning is providing global impact and changing the world?

In case you haven’t heard, that is exactly what Lanna Coffee is all about – providing fantastic coffee direct to your door all while transforming lives in Thailand.

Lanna coffee has a gentle flavor without any bitter aftertaste and comes in light, medium or dark roast as well as a medium roast decaf.  I love their descriptions of the various roasts – light (bright, sweet, floral), medium (balanced, vanilla, nutty), dark (full body, roasty, chocolatey), and decaf medium (balanced, dark chocolate, fruit).  It all sounds delicious!

Lanna coffee in mug with plate, milk, and spoon

We are impressed with their story of providing hope and economic opportunity for hill tribes in northern Thailand while also being meticulously careful with their processes for farming and sourcing this fabulous coffee.  They work directly with local farmers, planting coffee trees in the existing rainforest so there’s no clear cutting or deforestation.  No pesticides or fertilizers are used in the growing process, so you don’t have to worry about hazardous chemicals or additives.

On top of providing the village farmers with a safe and profitable crop to grow, they donate 25% of profits to provide fresh water, health care and education – all vital to these communities.

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So, how can you support the cause while enjoying some amazing coffee?

There are actually several options available – subscribe for 12 oz. bags (ground or beans), 2 pound bags (ground or beans), or single serve KUPS.  Right now they’re offering a FREE coffee sample when you sign up for a subscription, so you can try first and make sure you enjoy it as much as we did.

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Plus they have some amazing gift packages for Christmas – gift subscriptions, packages with coffee, chocolate, and/or a mug or subscription package.  Terrific gift ideas (and you’ll be making a difference helping families)!

We really enjoyed the House blend, a refreshing medium roast coffee with subtle vanilla tones.  It is nice to be able to order it as either grounds or beans, whichever works best for your household. The box it comes in is sturdy, decorative, and comes with enclosed information sharing about the cause, how your purchase is helping support villagers in Thailand and their families with life-saving hope and resources.

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It is so wonderful to sit and enjoy a cup of delicious coffee, and while you sip the refreshing warm brew, know that you’ve helped a struggling family improve their lives and hope for a future.

Healthier Holiday Treat Recipes


Healthier Holiday Treats and RecipesWe are so excited about the holiday season – decorations, lights, gifts, surprises, family, friends, parties, — and good food, too!

Some of us might be getting a little older (and maybe wiser?), and are looking for ways to eat healthier while still enjoying treats for the holidays.

If you love to entertain, but are trying to bring some healthier foods to the table this holiday, we have some great recipes to share (without sacrificing flavor or enjoyment). (Click on the recipe title to access detailed recipe instructions).

Deviled Eggs

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guacamole with tomatoes recipe


Caribbean Summer Salad

Substitute frozen peaches if you can’t find fresh ones and serve this salad up in mini cups for a fun appetizer.

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Bruschetta Cups

Phyllo cups filled with tomatoes, basil and mozzarella.

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Grain-free Chocolate Chip Cookies

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5 Layer Greek Dip

5 layer greek dip, appetizer recipe


Celery Stuffed with Smoked Gouda

A new twist on stuffed celery sticks, this recipe uses smoked Gouda and sun-dried tomatoes for filling.

celery sticks stuffed with gouda and roasted tomatoes


Spiced Party Nuts

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Black Bean Spinach Quesadilla

Cut these into strips for easy finger-food appetizers.

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Quinoa Salad with Apples and Almonds

This is another great dish to serve up in mini dishes for a delicious appetizer.

Quinoa Salad with Apples, Almonds and Cranberries Recipe


Healthy Peanut Butter Balls (Buckeyes)

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No Bake Dessert Bars

Peanut butter, walnuts, coconut, honey, chocolate chips — mixed up and tossed in the fridge to cool into delicious bars.

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Make some of your favorite recipes a little healthier and lighter by choosing healthy ingredient substitutes (low-fat, low-salt, low-sugar) – see Mayo Clinic suggested healthy ingredient substitutes.

For your dips, choose healthy dippers such as zucchini strips, carrot and celery sticks, red pepper slices, broccoli and cauliflower florets, whole grain crackers, baked pita or tortilla chips.

What are your favorite healthy holiday treats or hacks for making recipes healthier? We’d love to hear your ideas in the comments below.

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