THE UNEXPECTED PLAQUE-FIGHTING INGREDIENT IN MY MAGIC MUD

The team at My Magic Mud spare no expense when it comes to sourcing the best, active ingredients to give your customers pearly whites, a healthy mouth and fresh breath.

You likely know My Magic Mud as the pioneers in activated charcoal oral care. But when it came to creating the best, activated charcoal oral care range on the market, cofounders Jessica and James Arman were not going to be satisfied until they had created a product that not only contained the highest quality, activated charcoal, but a whole host of natural, tooth-friendly ingredients too!

So what is this unexpected cavity-fighting ingredient?

It’s xylitol! Researched for more than 50 years, it has a strong history in promoting dental health and is completely natural.

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What is xylitol?

Xylitol is a “tooth-friendly”, naturally occurring sweetener known as a sugar alcohol. It’s the only known sweetener that actively promotes dental health.

It prevents the formation of cavities in five clever ways:

  1. Prevents the growth of bacteria that cause cavities by blocking their metabolism.
  2. Sweetens food without being a food/energy source for the bacteria that cause cavities.
  3. Remineralizes the tooth enamel.
  4. Helps the body absorb calcium during digestion.
  5. Triggers saliva production which dilutes tooth-decaying acid.

The uniqueness of xylitol is that it is practically nonfermentable by oral bacteria. When consumed regularly, it helps to reduce the number of Streptococcus mutans, a specific strain of cavity-causing bacteria, as well as the amount of plaque on teeth.

Where does xylitol come from?

It comes from the fibre of many trees, fruits, and vegetables with manufacturers typically extracting it from corn husks & cobs, berries, oats, mushrooms, hardwoods, and the leafy stalks leftover from sugar cane.

It’s naturally lower in calories and won’t spike your blood sugar levels like regular table sugar does, making it an amazing sugar alternative for cooking too!

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The Disastrous State of Australian’s Teeth

Did you know dental caries (cavities) is the most common disease affecting mankind?

According to the Oral Health Tracker report, 90% of Australian adults have some form of tooth decay, almost three-quarters of children eat too much sugar and more than one-third of five-year-olds have decay in baby teeth!

Luckily, My Magic Mud’s natural oral care range contains a mix of amazing items to help take care of teeth without the use of any added nasties. You’ll find these natural ingredients in their range:

  • Activated Coconut Shell Charcoal – whitens teeth through a process called “adsorption” as opposed to “absorption”. It literally pulls out stains from the pores of the teeth.
  • Bentonite Clay  pulls impurities, toxins, and bacteria from the mouth. It removes plaque with every use and helps rebuild enamel by depositing minerals back into the teeth which helps rebuild the enamel.
  • Diatomaceous Earth –  the abrasive action is gentle enough for teeth but strong enough to remove plaque and tartar. It also promotes healthy tooth enamel which prevents tooth decay and receding gums.
  • Coconut Oil –  a natural tooth whitener and detoxifies the mouth and pulls out impurities.
  • Grapefruit Seed Extract, Tea Tree Oil, Sweet Orange Oil, and Rosemary Oil – used for their antiseptic, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties.

 

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Bonus Benefits

But hold onto your (biodegradable) toothbrush, the benefits don’t stop there!

My Magic Mud do a brilliant job of naturally supporting healthy teeth and gums, but they also have the environment and animals in mind too.

The range is long-lasting with approximately 150 uses per Tooth Powder tub and 200 uses per Toothpaste tube. The Toothbrushes are earth-friendly using sustainable bamboo and bioplastic, and the entire range is vegan, cruelty-free, and non-GMO!

Need to add a lil’ My Magic Mud magic into your store? Explore the full range and order them online here, or if you’re not yet a Unique account holder, get started here!

INTRODUCING GRAHAMS NATURAL – THE SENSITIVE SKINCARE EXPERTS

What began as a desperate effort by a father to treat his son’s eczema has become one of Australia’s most touching success stories.

Grahams Natural was founded by Geoff Graham who, after suffering a lifetime of eczema himself, discovered that he had passed down the skin condition to his son, Ryan.

Dissatisfied with the products that were currently on the market, Geoff, along with his wife Shannon, decided to develop and formulate a natural alternative for Ryan’s sensitive skin.

The pair spent years researching and sampling their own mixtures of all-natural, raw materials and until finally, they formulated a natural eczema treatment. Grahams Natural sets the highest of standards as they manufacture a complete line of approved skincare solutions for people with conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and rosacea right here in Australia.

Due to the high rate of skin conditions in Australia and the substantial growth and demand for natural, effective skincare products, Grahams has seen significant growth and sales success as the perfect natural treatment choice for Eczema, Psoriasis, Dermatitis and Rosacea.

The success of their original therapeutic creams and ointments has led to a series of other extremely successful products that have helped not only Geoff and his son Ryan, but countless others who suffered from skin disorders worldwide.

Over the past 17 years, Geoff and the Grahams team have continued to expand the range, formulating products with only the highest quality natural ingredients to effectively treat skin problems.

All Grahams products are specifically designed to be effective, natural and skin-protective, allowing the skin to heal, naturally.

It’s a no-brainer addition to your skincare collection! Find out more below.

THERAPEUTIC RANGE

All ingredients in the therapeutic product range have been clinically tested and are classified as a Class I Medical Device according to the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.

C+ Cream – Eczema and Dermatitis Relief

Formulated with all-natural ingredients, this cream is enriched with manuka honey, calendula, jojoba seed oil, sea buckthorn oil and centella asiatica. These ingredients soothe, calm and reduce inflammation while replenishing the skin’s natural oils. They calm and reduce inflammation, control bacteria, hydrate and create a protective barrier on the skin.

Key Ingredients: Manuka Honey, Jojoba Seed Oil, Calendula

Psoriasis Cream

Grahams Psoriasis Cream is a natural non-sterile topical emollient that assists in the symptomatic relief of psoriasis. Humectants, antioxidants and mild keratolytic agents compliment the emollient moisturising action, helping to soften, soothe and normalise skin structure and function.

Key Ingredients: Calendula, Gotu Kola, Jojoba Seed Oil

Rosacea Cream

Grahams Natural Rosacea Cream is a non-sterile topical emollient, moisturising therapy to assist in the management of Rosacea. It’s low irritant, fragrance free and offers symptomatic relief of rosacea through potent antioxidants and mild anti-irritant agents which complement the emollient moisturising action. The cream helps to improve skin homeostasis and deficient stratum corneum barrier function with regular use.

Key Ingredients: Jojoba Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Amino Acids and Vitamin B3

HAIR CARE

Grahams Natural Shampoo and Conditioner utilises the most innovative hair care active ingredients to ensure hair is left shiny and most importantly, healthy. They are free from astringent sulphates and harsh chemicals which can strip the scalp of its natural oils and irritate the skin.

Key Ingredients: Manuka Honey and Coconut Oil

BODY CARE

Body Wash

Grahams Natural Body Wash is a natural body wash formulated for those with sensitive skin. Enriched with essential oils to gently cleanse and purify the body without drying, it also contains a lipid layer enhancer that helps protect the skin and not strip important oils. Available in Manuka Honey & Coconut and Cucumber & Aloe Vera.

Key Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Manuka Honey, Cucumber, Green Tea, Aloe Vera and Sunflower Oil

Moisturising Lotion

Grahams Natural Moisturising Lotion restores the skins moisture balance by deeply nourishing and to help soothe dry skin.

Key Ingredients: Shea Butter, Sunflower Seed Oil and Beetroot Extract

BABY CARE

Baby Eczema Cream and Baby Eczema Bath & Body Oil – Class I Medical Devices

Grahams Natural Baby Eczema Cream & Bath Oil are gentle formulations for the relief of eczema. Clinically tested to help with eczema and atopic dermatitis. They provide a protective coat over the skin to lock in moisture and reduce inflammation.

Key Ingredients: Shea Butter, Colloidal Oatmeal and Cocoa Butter

Nappy Rash Cream – Class I Medical Device

Grahams Natural Nappy Rash Cream is a natural, soothing, moisture-buffering nappy cream that helps to support healthy skin and protect delicate skin from irritation and redness.

Key Ingredients: Zinc Oxide, Sunflower Oil and Shea Butter

Cradle Cap Oil

Grahams Natural Organic Cradle Cap Oil is formulated with a variety of natural organic ingredients to soften the scalp, moisturise and help repair the skin barrier. It comes with a complimentary comb to help remove flaky skin.

Key Ingredients: Sunflower Oil, Olive Oil, Almond Oil and Jojoba Oil

Baby Hair & Body Wash and Moisturising Lotion

Grahams Natural Baby Hair & Body Wash and Moisturising Lotion protects and soothes baby’s sensitive skin.

These nourishing formulas are gentle enough to use every day and leave skin soft and smooth.

Key Ingredients: Shea Butter, Colloidal Oatmeal and Cocoa Butter

Ready to put Grahams Natural on your shelves? Purchase your stock via the online store. It’s open 24/7! Not yet registered with us? Sign up here!

CONSUMER DEMAND FOR PLANT-BASED GOODS IS A BOOMING $4.2 BILLION INDUSTRY

According to the most recent SPINS’ analysis, the ‘plant-based’ goods industry is projected to be worth $4.2 billion by the end of 2018 after growing 18 percent in the year ending July 15, 2018.

SPINS estimates that the plant-based sector will grow to $6 billion in sales by 2020, which would be a 100 percent increase over just six years!good-food-insights-8-31-chart1

 

According to New Hope and SPINS data, the rapid growth of the plant-based product sector has been a four-stage process:

  1. The widespread adoption of the more broadly appealing term “plant-based” for products that often were labeled (or characterized) in the past as “vegan.” Vegan, to many consumers, is a lifestyle completely free of animal-sourced products (or nearly so), which only a small percentage of all consumers have adopted. But a much greater percentage of eaters are seeking more plants and less meat and dairy in their diets, and they have a higher comfort level with “plant-based.”
  2. Rapidly increasing distribution. Overall growth rate appears to be accelerating as products such as these become more available in a greater number of stores. “More retailers are adopting and incorporating plant-based into their assortment sets, and this distribution growth is apparent,” said Dries Zender, a SPINS client growth solutions principal. “Retailers need to pay attention to the plant-based shopper, as they spend 60 percent more in their basket than the average shopper.”
  3. Packaging. Improved packaging that draws attention and makes plant-based alternatives much more appealing.
  4. Successful plant-based products taste good. “You even see plant-based brands that are continuing to innovate with their taste profile,” said Alice Mintz, business growth solutions manager at SPINS. “That’s great, because people are continuously adventuring, and brands are adventuring and they’re trying to offer the best-tasting product. They’re not giving people a reason to step away from plant-based. If anything, it’s giving people a reason to dig further in.”

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At Unique, we pride ourselves on our extensive plant-based selection of health and wellness products.

Some of the biggest trends we’re seeing in this particular category include the following:

READY TO EAT PLANT-BASED FOODS

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  • Upton’s Naturals – Real Meal Kits and Marinated Jackfruit are quick and easy options that continue to prove popular.
  • The Gluten Free Food Co – ‘Just add water’ Vegan Mac N Cheez range is a hot seller!

PLANT-BASED ACTIVE BARS

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  • CLIF Bar – CLIF Bars and CLIF Nut Butter Bars fuel the adventures of both non-plant-based eaters and vegans alike!
  • The Health Food Guys – A healthy & nutritional raw protein bars range that contains raw superfoods, plus they’re vegan vegan-friendly, gluten and dairy free.

BETTER-FOR-YOU SNACK OPTIONS

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  • East Bali Cashews – This sustainable, fairtrade company produces a range of mouthwatering, plant-based delights in attractive packaging with a great price point!
  • Little Zebra Chocolates & Little Zebra Food Co – Little Zebra Food Co make sugar-free chocolates that feature popular superfoods including hemp seeds! Their Carob Buds are also loved by consumers looking for a delicious caffeine-free alternative.
  • Alter Eco – The always-coveted Alter Eco range has expanded with these plant-based Dark Chocolate Coconut Clusters in three incredibly moreish flavours.
  • Manitoba Harvest (featured in header image) – This innovative brand is taking hemp to a whole other level with their Hemp Bites providing a mix of healthful omega-3s and protein for hungry consumers on the run.

Make sure you’re making the most of the plant-based boom by stocking up on these popular products as well as our other collections.

Simply order online anytime! You can select which items are vegan-friendly with a single click of a button (see below)!

Not yet registered with us? Sign up here!

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THE TOTAL SKINCARE SYSTEM THAT FIGHTS ACNE NATURALLY

What do you offer your customers when they come in desperate for a natural solution to their acne problem?

Can you confidently recommend an easy-to-use system that’s backed by naturopaths and celebrated by thousands of happy customers around the world?

While various lifestyle factors can contribute to healthy skin, for many acne sufferers, it’s much deeper than that.

The skin is the largest organ of the body and can provide an indication of your underlying wellness and balance. For healthy skin cells to form, the right building blocks are required, so that the skin cells are adequately nourished.

That’s where Skin B5 comes in.

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What Are The Key Vitamins & Minerals Required For Healthy Skin?

A number of essential vitamins and minerals are important to maintain healthy skin including:

  • Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5) – essential for our ability to cope with stress, and may play a role in healthy sebum production.
  • Zinc – important for normal skin renewal processes while being essential for wound healing and healthy hormones.
  • Vitamin A and Niacin (Vitamin B3) –  deficiencies can result in skin and hormonal problems.
  • Folic acid – deficiency can produce changes in the skin.
  • Folate (Vitamin B9) – adequate levels are required for the synthesis of new cells, which promotes the vital processes of skin turnover, barrier formation, and wound healing.
  • Silica – essential for the strength and resilience of connective tissue is therefore required for the proper integrity of the skin.
  • Copper – important for connective tissue formation and is also involved in the production of elastin and collagen.
  • Biotin – contributes to the maintenance of normal skin.

Treating Underlying Causes

If your customers have an underlying deficiency of key vitamins or minerals that are essential for skin and hormone health, treating the skin with creams and washes from the outside will never correct the underlying nutritional requirements for long-lasting effectiveness.

SkinB5 has developed a specific formula that provides a therapeutic amount of essential nutrients required to correct deficiencies that may be seen in those with acne. SkinB5 has combined these nutrients in a tablet form to address imbalances from the inside, where skin problems often start.

Taking a holistic approach, SkinB5 have also developed a moisture balancing cleanser and moisturiser to act on the skin from the outside in.

5 Key Actions of SkinB5

SkinB5 addresses the main root causes of acne, including blackheads and whiteheads by: 

  1. Reducing Skin Oil
    – regulates sebum production
  2. Balancing Hormones
  3. Strengthening the Immune System
  4. Helping to Relieve Stress
    – stress negatively affects hormones and immunity
  5. Cell Renewal
    – helps reduce scarring overtime

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SkinB5 skincare products are FREE of:

  • Benzoyl Peroxide
  • Parabens
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
  • Synthetic Fragrances
  • Silicones
  • Mineral Oils, Diethanomaline (DEA)
  • Animal Products
  • Nano Particles

The warmer weather can wreak havoc on skin so if you haven’t considered the Skin B5 skincare range before, now is the perfect time to add it to your shelves.

Order the full product selection for your store via our online shop or give our friendly sales team a call on 1800 787 904. Not yet registered with us? Sign up here!

WE-TEST FEATURED ON TODAY TONIGHT!

The We Test test kit is the first in vitro diagnostic medical device of its kind which has been approved for self-testing and it’s garnering attention from all corners of the country (see the press here)! Before We Test, consumers had to rely on their doctors to conduct routine analysis of these basic parameters in the urine.

In the Today Tonight segment above, founder, Sophie Castleman, discusses why she developed the We Test and how early detection of abnormalities can lead to better health outcomes.

It’s an ideal product for pharmacies and also sits comfortably in the natural remedy aisle or atop of a counter in its slimline counter display.

What is a We Test?

We Test is an easy, at-home urine self-test kit that allows you to instantly test your urine and get information about your health and wellbeing.

Each We Test strip tests for 11 different markers in the urine, including indicators of hydration, glucose, pH, Vitamin C, White Blood Cells, and Ketones, among others.

How does it work?

We Test provides information about urine in a very similar way to a pregnancy test. There are a series of indicators on the test strip which are activated by various substances that may be present in the urine. The indicators on the strip will produce a result by changing colour, and then the user compares the results on the strip against the colour-coded results chart included in the box.

The test can be completed in the privacy of one’s home and results given in under 90 seconds.

How can I stock We Test in my store?

If you have a wholesale account with us, simply order online via the UHP store. Not yet registered? No problem, sign up here!

TROPEAKA: THE SUPERFOOD RANGE TAKING INSTAGRAM BY STORM

Plant-based superfoods have been around for some time, so what makes Tropeaka stand out from the rest? This powerhouse brand is using Instagram to its full potential, and as a result, it’s on all the fitfluential insta-influencers lips. Here’s why.

An impressive monthly ad spend, influencer partnerships with the likes of Sarah’s Day, attendance at some of Australia’s biggest health, fitness and wellness expos including Melbourne Fitness Expo in October, are just some of the key components of Tropeaka‘s impressive marketing mix.

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Caleb Marshall, Director of Tropeaka says “there isn’t really too many female fitness/health fanatics in Australia aged between 16-33 years old who haven’t seen our brand in ads.”

Tropeaka‘s online presence is very impressive with a global customer base and devoted following. But the decision to partner with Unique Health Products for national distribution was the obvious next step.

“We were always impressed with our interactions with Unique and it made sense that we could trust our brand in the hands of not only a very friendly bunch of people but someone that understood the changing nature of how consumers shop.

We want to spread our trademark message of “conquering the day the healthy way” to all Australians, so it made sense to partner up with Unique who have a fantastic reputation of building brands for the better in the retail space.”

As for why Tropeaka chose to focus on social media, Caleb says “Instagram, and in a wider sense, social media is how young consumers now shop. It’s the modern day “word of mouth” at scale, and allows us to authentically portray our brand in a way that creates a community at mass.

People want to be a part of #teamtropeaka and we are very proud and grateful for our health-conscious community.”

So how did Tropeaka become a business success on Instagram?

Their popularity on social media didn’t come without a strategic plan. According to Caleb, Tropeaka’s greatest achievement is that “we’ve been able to make health foods cool and fashionable in the eyes of the young fitness and health-conscious consumers aged 16-35 years old.

Traditionally health foods have come from a “hippy-style” background, however, our brand is very relatable to a young audience, and does not compromise on product quality. Because of this, we have grown exponentially online in the last 2.5 years and now have a loyal group of young consumers not only in Australia but around the world.”

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Having a point of difference is one of the most important things to highlight on social media. What makes your brand and your product/service unique? Stay consistent with this to build a loyal, engaged community.

New followers should be able to identify what your company is all about within the first minute of glancing at your social media profile.

It’s also imperative to consider who your target audience is, what language they speak, understand their problems and make sure that you offer value with solutions including your products or service, freebies, advice, support, and tips and tricks for reaching their goals.

Tropeaka is a perfect example of this. “Our branding and marketing of our products along with the high-quality and choice of products we have created allows us to relate to the young consumer better than anyone else in the product verticals that we are in.

People will generally prefer to buy into being part of a community before they buy into a product. We leverage this by building a community of health and fitness conscious consumers that want to be a part of Team Tropeaka, and in doing so, they’ll want to buy our products!”

As a stockist, it makes a drastic difference to your sales when brands are actively marketing their products, engaging with their relevant target market and have a strong presence on social media. Tropeaka does a brilliant job of this and we know they’ll be a hit with your customers, especially this Spring/Summer season!

Order your stock of their extensive range today via the Unique Health Products online store. Not yet registered? Sign up with us here.

Then share a range of delicious recipes from their site (like the one featured below) to promote the products on your own social media!

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SUMMER BERRY PROTEIN SMOOTHIE BOWL

Packed full of protein, antioxidants and summer fun, this smoothie bowl is a delicious hit!

Time: 10-15 minutes Serves: 1

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 cup frozen blackberries
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 strip lemon or orange rind
  • 1 tbsp Tropeaka Acai powder
  • 2 tsp Tropeaka Immunity powder
  • 1 tbsp Tropeaka Vanilla Pump Protein or Lean Protein
  • Handful almonds
  • Splash of almond milk

METHOD

  1. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Transfer into a bowl and add toppings of your choice. Enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of Tropeaka.com.au

Charity Clothing Rummage 2018

Who doesn’t love a bargain? At Unique, we’re all about celebrating and supporting a good cause, especially when it leads to a new wardrobe item for as little as a gold coin donation!

After spring cleaning our closets for pre-loved items to share, Uniquers rummaged over two lunch breaks to find some new favourites at our annual Pre-Loved Clothing Charity Day!

As always, the proceeds from the event directly support our long-term charity, Sandi Pani Muni School. Any leftover items would typically be donated to the local op-shop. However, this year, we had a wonderful opportunity to assist another great cause as well…

One of our sales team superstars, Amy, is on a mission to raise funds for Love Mercy, an incredible charity that seeks to empower communities in Northern Uganda to overcome poverty caused by the horrors of war.

Amy is aiming to raise $7500 to help build and maintain a well for one of the local communities in Uganda.

Sparked by having to walk only 500m to fill up water bottles from a tap while on a school camp, Amy couldn’t fathom the challenge of having to walk kilometres on end to seek out clean water for daily living.

Needless to say, we fully support Amy’s mission and all remaining clothing was donated to Amy to support the cause.

The generosity and compassion that we see, hear and experience from the staff at Unique never ceases to amaze us, and we couldn’t be more proud.

QUICK & EASY NOODLE RECIPES WITH KING SOBA

A STAPLE OF ASIAN FOOD CULTURE, THE HUMBLE NOODLE IS ONE OF THE MOST NOURISHING ‘FAST FOODS’ ON EARTH. 

King Soba is a family business who believe in the principles of healthy eating and sustainable agriculture.

Their wide range of noodles and miso encompasses all tastes and dietary needs with unique flavour combinations.

King Soba noodles are organic, gluten-free and vegan, work in both hot and cold dishes and makes a perfect pasta replacement.

Make sure to top up your stock before you share these delicious ways to embrace the noodle culture with your customers!

 

 

This Shiitake Shoyu Ramen, from Shiso Delicious, is a perfect quick lunch with whatever fresh ingredients you have at hand – pak choi can easily be subbed for any greens, thinly sliced cabbage, frozen peas, green beans – anything brightly coloured which cooks fast and is rich in nutrients. And instead of ramen, any of King Soba’s rice noodles work perfectly too.

Method:

  1. Break the stem off the shiitake and discard. Add water, shiitake, seaweed, and garlic to a pot, bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
    In the meanwhile, cook the noodles in a separate pot according to packet instructions. Drain, refresh in cold water and set aside.
  2. After simmering for 5 minutes, remove the shiitake from the pot, slice as thin as possible and return to the soup.
    Grate the ginger coarsely and hand-squeeze its juice straight into the pot. Discard the pulp.
  3. Slice the pak choi lengthways or in big chunks, add to the pot and simmer for another 2-3 minutes until it still has a bite, and the shiitake is soft straight through.
  4. Add shoyu or tamari just before removing the soup from the heat. To serve, add noodles to a deep bowl and pour the hot soup over it. Drizzle a little sesame oil on top, and if desired, chili flakes, sesame seeds, spring onion, and egg.
  5. Enjoy immediately!

 

 

This delicious warm zesty noodle salad from the Hemsley sisters is perfect for a light meal that will keep you full without feeling heavy.

Method:

  1. Cook your noodles according to the packet.
  2. While the noodles are cooking, chop up, grate or mandolin your vegetables.
  3. On medium heat, dry toast your nuts or seeds in a frying pan or wok until golden brown. Set aside.
  4. Turn the heat up on the pan and add in the coconut oil and red/spring onion. After 30 seconds add your “hardest” vegetables first – this will probably be your carrots – and stir fry on a high heat for two minutes.
  5. Add the rest of the vegetables and stir-fry for a further minute.
  6. Cook your vegetables a little more if you need to, a few tablespoons of water helps to steam them.
  7. Turn off the heat, add the cooked noodles and a splash of Tamari or sea salt to taste and toss.
  8. If using raw leaves, add them now. Spoon over dressing and toss everything together.
  9. Top with toasted nuts and seeds. To keep your salad hot let everyone help themselves from the pan.

Toppings:

  • Fresh herbs – coriander/mint/basil
  • Small handful of any nuts and seeds

Dressing:

  1. 1 lemon or lime, juice and zest
  2. 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  3. 1 crushed garlic clove
  4. Sea salt and pepper to taste
  5. Finely shredded chilli/finely chopped ginger

 

 

Noodles don’t have to be served warm! This Summer Noodle Salad from blogger Living Minally is great served chilled on a hot day.

Method:

  1. Pour rice vinegar into a small mixing bowl. While whisking rapidly, drizzle toasted sesame oil into the mixing bowl, emulsifying the oil and vinegar.
  2. Add diced shallot, sesame, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes, and whisk until well combined. Set aside.
  3. Chop purple cabbage into thin slices. It’s easiest if you chop the cabbage lengthwise down the middle first, then chop like you would an onion from there. Place chopped cabbage into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Slice snap peas into thirds and add into a large mixing bowl.
  5. Drizzle dressing on top, and mix well to thoroughly coat veggies with dressing.
  6. Cook noodles according to package instructions. Drain and rinse. Add soba noodles into a large mixing bowl with the salad, and mix well to thoroughly coat noodles with dressing and incorporate salad. Plate, garnish with optional greens, and serve!

Authentic flavours from a variety of fresh ingredients bring this delicious noodle stir-fry to life.

Method:

  1. Pick the coriander leaves and finely slice the stalks, then keep aside for later.
  2. Peel and finely slice the garlic, then peel and matchstick the ginger.
    Trim and finely slice the spring onions, de-seed and finely slice the chilli and cut the lime into wedges.
  3. Trim, peel and thinly slice the carrots at an angle.
  4. Cut the broccoli into small florets, then finely shred the stalk, discarding any gnarly bits. Cut the peppers into strips.
  5. Cook the noodles according to packet instructions, then drain and refresh under cold water. Drain again, toss in a little oil and put to one side.
  6. Lightly toast the cashew nuts in a non-stick frying pan until golden, then tip onto a plate to cool.
  7. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large frying pan or wok
  8. Add peppers to the pan and stir-fry for 2 minutes, or until just cooked. Add the coriander stalks, garlic, and ginger and cook for a further minute.
  9. Add the spring onions, carrots and broccoli and stir-fry for a further 2 minutes, then add the cooked noodles. Keep stir-frying until the noodles are warm. Stir through the soy sauce, then remove from the heat.
  10. Divide between bowls, sprinkle over the nuts, sliced chilli, and the reserved coriander leaves, then serve with the lime wedges for squeezing over.

 

Need to get more stock? Or haven’t yet ordered King Soba? Make some shelf space and order online now! These noodles are about to be one of your superstar staples. Not yet registered with us? Apply for a wholesale account here

 

All recipe images courtesy of Fabulous Foods. 

WHAT’S INSIDE THE $6000 LOGIES 2018 WINNER’S GIFT BAG

Celebrity & Hollywood Gifting have gifted Most Popular Actor, Ray Meagher,  Gold Logie Winner, Grant Denyer, and Most Popular Actress, Jessica Marais, a goodie bag full of products to the value of $6000 each to celebrate their Logie wins!

The amazing bag of products featured some of our very own health and wellness brands:

As well as an impressive line up of other products:

  •  A Holiday to Bali staying at the Bali Dynasty Resort. Which includes:
    • 3 nights’ Accommodation for two adults and daily Breakfast.
    • A gift voucher to use at the Finns Beach Club in Canggu which includes the use of a Day Bed, Free Wi-Fi, Towels and a Dining & Beverage Voucher.
    • A day at FINNS Recreation Club, with entry to Splash Water Park, Canggu Club Fitness Centre, Bounce Trampoline and Strike Ten Pin Bowling.
    • A visit to Body Temple Spa where they will indulge in a Scrub and Wrap with a 60-minute Massage.
  • A Have You Packed Yet Deluxe Grab n Go Beauty Case packed with a range of Sukin products and essentials perfect for travelling.
  • A stunning Kallure MOTUS Diamond Pendant necklace.
  • A Pure Aesthetics gift card for cosmetic treatments.
  • 4 in 1 convertible bag perfect for life on the go from CEEQ.
  • A stunning artwork from Tracie Eaton.
  • Unlimited entry to Warner Bros Movie World, Sea World, Wet N Wild and Paradise Country on the Gold Coast for 12 months as well as entry to White Christmas at Movie World and Entry to Carnival at Sea World.
  • A 700ml bottle of Here’s Looking at You Kid Wild Rose Gin and Vodka.
  • An Organic Lip Balm Company book titled One Million Kisses, International Beauty Balm, Blokes Balm and Plump and Smooth Balm.
  • A Jute Bag full of amazing products from The Source Bulk Foods including a Marble Look Stainless steel Insulated drink bottle, The Source insulated wood look stainless steel coffee cup, a jar of bath bliss, chocolate freeze dried strawberries, marbled chocolate honey roasted moon macadamias, old style conversation heart lollies and a jar of gold local gold coast honey.
  • A stunning George the Label royal encrusted Clutch perfect for a red carpet event.
  • JING and Beauty Beauty Blend from Superfeast.
  • Homepeel moisturiser.
  • A Chanel Scented candle, Body scrub and room scented diffuser from Mooch & Me.
  • Koala Karma beverage.
  • Chai Latte gift pack from Bondi Chai which includes Bondi Chai Vanilla Honey and Club Cinnamon Creamy tea latte products, a latte mug and latte cup.
  • Books from Genuinely You including:
    • Thriving Not Surviving – The 5 Secret Pathways to Happiness, Success and Fulfilment.
    • International Millionaire Feng Shui by Alisse Bradley.
    • Up The Ladder in a Skirt By Maggie Georgopoulos.
    • Never Give Up by Jean Clare.
    • Know your Real Risk of Heart Attack by Dr Warrick Bishop.
    • Motivation 2 Conquer.
    • My Secret is Your Secret.

Congratulations to all the winners on the night! We hope they love our wonderful brands as much as we do and enjoy the wide range of goodies inside their bags.

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