Sponsored Edition: Earthly Treasures

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You’re always on the hunt for a great deal, and on Friday, you’ve got the perfect target: Down to Earth’s 35th Anniversary Sale.

When it comes to everyday low prices on organic and natural foods, this kamaaina health food chain that opened in Wailuku 35 years ago is hard to beat. Especially when 35 of its best-selling products go on sale for a whopping 35 percent off.

Here’s the plan. “Like” Down to Earth on Facebook and enter to win a $350 Down to Earth gift card. Then use this sales flier to map out your route. Come Friday, equip yourself with a cart, load up on organic and natural foods at prices that are a steal.

Don’t forget to consult your crew. Down to Earth has friendly and knowledgeable team members who will ensure your haul is loaded with healthy and tasty guilt-free selections. A team of vegetarian chefs can show you how to transform your goods into tantalizing and nutritious bites. Attend a free in-store cooking class or read through the recipes below, featuring five key sale items, and imagine the possibilities of a sweet (and savory) escape.

Leading an active, healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be a one-man job.

At Down to Earth, you’ll always end up with delicious food that is good for you.

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Papaya ($0.99/lb.)

A healthy and delicious fruit that can be enjoyed all year long.

Smoothie: Blend 1 papaya, 2 apple bananas, 1 tbsp. raw protein powder*, 2 cups organic soy milk*, 1 tsp. vanilla and 1 tbsp. agave.

Savory Baked Papaya: Roast diced, seasoned vegetables at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Slice papaya in half, de-seed and fill each half with vegetables. Broil for 5 minutes, then serve.

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Acai Fruit 4-Pack ($4.49)

Pureed, frozen acai berries packed with antioxidants.

Smoothie: Blend 1 pack of acai, 2 apple bananas*, 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, 2 cups organic apple juice* and 1 tbsp. spirulina (algae) powder.

Acai Bowl: Blend 1 pack of acai, 2 apple bananas*, 1 cup frozen blueberries*, 1 cup organic apple juice* and 3 tbps. agave. Pour into bowl, top with fresh fruit, drizzle with honey and organic flax seed cereal*.

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Quinoa ($3.09/lb.)

Protein-packed whole grain that can be cooked like rice.

Stir-Fry: Saute 1/4 cup onions and 2 cloves of garlic in 2 tbsp. coconut oil*. Add 1 block tofu*, 1 cup broccoli*, 1 cup garbanzo beans* (boil for 45 minutes before use), 1 cup cooked quinoa, 1/4 sunflower seeds*. Turn off heat. Stir 2 tbsp. tamari (gluten-free shoyu), 1 tbsp. sesame oil, 1 tbsp. agave, pour over stir-fry.

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Vegenaise ($5.79)

Eggless mayonnaise without the cholesterol.

Eggless “Egg” Salad: Mix 1 block crumbled tofu*, 1/4 cup vegenaise, 3 tbsp. nutritional yeast (for nutty, cheesy flavor), 1/2 tsp. sodium-free Spike seasoning, 1/4 tsp. turmeric, 1/8 cup diced red onion, 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, pinch of cayenne powder.

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Apple Bananas ($0.89/lb.)

Naturally sweet, packed with potassium, fiber, vitamins A and C.

Quick Snack: Slice bananas and top with a dollop of creamy peanut butter*.

Baked Bananas: Split banana length-wise, smear with vegan butter (optional), sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar, and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

*Anniversary sale item, also 35 percent off.

Like Down to Earth’s Facebook page by midnight tomorrow for a chance to win a $350 gift card. Click here for a full list of sale items and prices. Down to Earth has five locations in Honolulu, Kailua, Pearlridge, Kapolei and Kahului.