Grilled Bruschetta with Grilled Red and Yellow Peppers, Gorgonzola and Basil Oil

Ingredients

• 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
• 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves
• Salt
• Freshly ground black pepper
• 12 (1/2-inch) thick slices baguette
• 12 ounces Gorgonzola, at room temperature
• 2 red bell peppers, grilled, peeled, seeded and thinly sliced
• 2 yellow bell peppers, grilled, peeled, seeded and thinly sliced

Instructions

Heat the grill to high.

Combine the oil, basil and salt and pepper in a blender and blend for 5 minutes. Strain the oil into a bowl.

Grill the bread on both sides until lightly golden brown. Remove from the grill and spread some of the blue cheese on one side of each slice, top with some of the peppers and drizzle with a little of the basil oil.

Source: http://www.foodnetwork.com

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Amazing New Products Hitting the Market this Month

Who says you can’t have your bread and eat it too? With the addition of baguettes and pizza dough, our full line of Sprouted Seven-Grain breads continues to grow.

Baguettes are meant to be heated in the oven after purchase to create a crispy outside and warm soft inside. Serve them straight from your own oven as bruschetta, sandwiches, dipped in soups, garlic bread or more.

Pizza dough is sold as a ball, allowing your family to shape the dough into your favorite thickness. Just add toppings, bake in the oven and enjoy the yummy results!

Visit us on Facebook to tell us how you much you enjoy our baguettes and/or pizza dough, share photos or post recipes and you may win a Cybros – The Sprouted Bakehouse reusable water bottle.

Available soon at all Balistrieri Sendiks locations.

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Fan Feedback

We love to hear from our fans! You can contact us through our Facebook page, our blog or from our web site.

Following is a recent email converation between a fan named Mary and our Chairman and CEO, James.

Mary: Thank you. I love your bread.

James: Thank you, Mary. How did you find out about us?

Mary: I searched you on Google. I ordered quite a few loaves from you a couple of weeks ago. I also ordered some loaves from {a competitor}. Your bread is so much better! Less carbs and tastes like it should.

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Whole Grains … Good Enough?

Hello! So, I was watching the Today Show Monday morning, and they had an entire segment with their staff nutritionist, Joy Bauer, on the benefits of eating 100% whole grain bread. The premise was that by making the switch from white flour based breads to 100% whole wheat flour breads, you were getting vital whole grains and nutrition into your diet. Also, Bauer went on to say that eating whole grain breads reduces your risk of type two diabities, heart disease and high blood pressure.  Further, she went on to say that bread in our diets was not the enemy :)…well, thank goodness for that, or I might be out of a job!

Okay, this is good. We all know that whole grains are an excellent source of fiber and nutrition. And, our country’s renewed emphasis on diet and wellness (coming straight from the tippy top, thank you Mrs. Obama) is excellent, but … (there is always a but), I gotta tell ya, there is a major misconception out there that anything “whole grain” is good for you. There must be something to be said for the fact that I can buy my kids whole grain Fruit Loops. Better yes, good, not so much.

In this day and age it is so easy to know exactly what we are putting into our bodies by simply reading the label, but do we? Or, are we throwing stuff into the cart simply because it’s “whole grain”?

The label is where the Cybros difference can clearly be seen. We always tell people to compare us to other “healthy, whole grain” breads (see comparison below). We stand out in so many ways, but the key is that we use not only whole grains, but SPROUTED whole grains! Many in health and wellness refer to Sprouted Grains as the king of whole grains. Why does this matter? When our red wheat berries “sprout,” enzymes are activated that make our breads naturally higher in protein and fiber, and lower in carbs and calories. Simply put, the process of “sprouting whole grains” is the exact opposite of the nutritional dilution that occurs when dry grains are “processed” into flour. While sprouted grains literally “grow” in nutrition, processed whole grains lose some of their nutrition. This means that we have some pretty amazing stats – naturally. We are so proud of this, that we place our key nutritional attributes right on the front of our packages!

And what about the taste? Freshly ground sprouted grains far surpass the dry, flavorless attributes of flour (even 100% whole wheat flour). Plus, nothing is added to our breads that you cannot pronounce or define. Cybros breads are sweetened with honey and molasses. We add zero fats, oils or preservatives. AND, THEY TASTE GREAT … just saying!

So, I challenge you to really read your labels. Know what you are feeding yourself and your family. Don’t throw it in simply because it says “whole grain” or “all natural,” you may be surprised at all that is added. There are great choices out there, if you take a few extra minutes to compare labels. Check it out.

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Happy New Year

Hello! Happy January to you all. My, it’s been crazy. After we undecked the halls and found room for all the newly acquired “stuff”, we had a wild weekend doing 16 product demos at Whole Foods stores all over Chicago.

That’s right! Sixteen demos in three days! Whew! It was a whirlwind, but we had a blast and met so many great people. It is always so fun to talk to people and hear their stories about how much they love Cybros and, in turn, to educate those who have never tried it.

Whole Foods stores had our breads on special as part of their post-holiday, resolution specials. It seems you can’t open a magazine, turn on the TV, or walk through a store, without being bombarded with health, fitness, weight loss, diet, and other life-changing strategies. I even saw an ad on TV last week about a diet for your dog! It’s crazy! My question is, why do we do this to ourselves?

Everything in moderation right? I found this great article on how to easily cut 500 calories with just a few simple adjustments. You really don’t have to deprive yourself, you just have to be smart about what you put into your body. I like to think of it as conscience eating. Now, don’t get me wrong, little adjustments and some goal setting are always good things, I just don’t think we have to go crazy simply because it’s a new year.

For me, I want to continue to do what I do – cook great meals for my family, exercise, work, and spend time with my little girlies. I want to plant a garden in the spring, and run my second 1/2 marathon. Last year it was the Carlsbad 1/2 in Southern California and this year it’s Green Bay … what is wrong with that picture?!?! I’m not sure if Lambeau can inspire me the way the Pacific did, but we will see. I will keep you posted on the training – I am focused on beating James time wise!

So, in closing, I think this year is all about balance. Balancing family, work, diet, exercise, fun and relationships. It’s about moderation and living life to the fullest. Here’s to 2011, may it be your best year yet!

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Even Santa Likes Cybros!

Hello Everyone!

Wow, I am not sure about you, but life is crazy! Tis the season … cooking, cleaning, shopping, wrapping, hosting, not to mention a bout of strep that has kept one of my little elfs home (not what a busy mom needs the week of Christmas)! And, although chaos reigns, I have to tell you, it is still a wonderful time. There is something to be said for the magic of Christmas and the warmth and closeness it brings.

As we close 2010, I wish you all the very best. I thank you for your support, and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!

Be Well,
Jenny Marino

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Recent Feedback

We love to hear from you! Following are some of the recent comments we received from customers.

“Your bread is the only kind I eat now – usually food that tastes good is not good for you – not so here.” – J.S.

“I love your sprouted seven-grain dinner rolls. They are the best!!!!” – K.E.

“I just purchased your sprouted hamburger buns. They are delicious! In the morning I toast them and eat them with butter.… I’m hooked on your hamburger buns. They make great sandwiches for taking to work in my lunch.” – C.G.

Post on our blog or on Facebook or send us a note through the website to let us know what you think about Cybros and maybe you’ll see your comment in our next email newsletter!

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