Oregon Chocolate Festival 2017

We are excited to be vendors at the 13th Annual Oregon Chocolate Festival in Ashland March 3-5 this year!!

Local choco-holics NEED to come to this event!! There’s a spa chocolate cocktail party, chef demos and workshops from the valley’s top artisans, bakers, and chocolatiers, a chocolate maker’s dinner, and even a 5K run!

Ambrosia will have a booth filled with our artisan, gluten-free, and organic baked goods, with food allergy-friendly, paleo, and vegan options too!!

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On Saturday, March 4th at 2:30 pm in the Grand Ballroom of the Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites, our CEO & Executive Pastry Chef Sabrina Kate will be showing you how to “Have your chocolate and eat it too” with a demo, recipe, and top secret pro kitchen tricks for a gluten, grain, & refined sugar free, fair-trade, plant-based chocolate treat to make in your own home. Attendees to the demo will receive a 10% off coupon to redeem at Ambrosia’s booth filled with gluten-free, organic chocolate baked goodies!
Head over to our FB page – facebook.com/bakeryambrosia  for event details and oregonchocolatefestival.com for tickets and festival schedule. Hope to see you all next week!!!

~Ambrosia Team~

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Grain and Refined Sugar Free Baking Class

Answering many of our customer’s requests, we are finally doing it!!! 🙂

If you follow a clean eating, low carb, paleo, or whole30 diet, then you know the challenges that come up in the kitchen. In our FIRST Grain and Refined Sugar Free Baking Class, Chef Sabrina will be showing YOU how to overcome these problems. She has 4 years experience baking grain and refined sugar free, catering to her customers that follow these special diets, are diabetic, or who deal with health issues like candidiasis.

Join us for a 2 hour class filled with health info, techniques and tips for baking without grains or sugars, how to live the grain-free lifestyle, and demos of Sabrina’s favorite paleo-friendly recipes. You’ll get a thorough grocery and dining out guide, class packet, grain and refined sugar free baked goods and refreshments, and you’ll learn top SECRET pro tricks to getting good results in the kitchen!!!

DON’T MISS this class, we are offering it for the first time, and most likely will not offer it again until January 2018!!! Email us at info@ambrosianaturalbakery.com TODAY to reserve your space, we book quickly and have limited seats!

Class cost is $40 & must be prepaid and preregistered in advance. Class cost incluces:
Chef demo of 2 grain and refined sugar free recipes
Grocery and dining out guide
Ambrosia paleo baked goods and refreshments
$10 Ambrosia gift card
Presentation on grain and refined sugar free baking & health info

Class Outline:
What is paleo/whole30?
The science behind WHY a grain-free lifestyle
How to live without grains and sugar (shopping, eating out, travelling, special occasions, etc)
Learning alternative ingredients, how they work, and what to avoid
New recipes & techniques in the kitchen
Q&A/Troubleshooting

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Ambrosia at True Juice!!!

We are so excited to announce that our baked goods are now available at Grant Pass’ newest organic raw juice & smoothie bar True Juice!!! Ambrosia & True Juice agree that “Food is Medicine”, and this match made in heaven is quickly becoming a favorite for locals with food allergies/intolerances, or for those wanting food integrity — food/drink made with local, organic, and sustainable ingredients.

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Read more about True Juice’s mission statement and all that they offer in the Health & Arts Hub on their website: http://www.truejuiceorganic.com/

The Grand Opening for True Juice was on September 10th, and it was a full house!!! We offered samples and debuted our Gluten-Free and Vegan Dark Chocolate Chip Muffins that are available at True Juice, it was so much fun to watch little ones (and big people too!) with food allergies come in and enjoy a treat with big smiles on their faces!!!

If you are local to Southern Oregon, you do NOT want to miss out on this amazing collaboration of REAL FOOD ~ Ambrosia & True Juice are truly a match made in organic heaven!!!

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Lavender Festival

For the next of our events for 2016, we will be the primary food vendors at this year’s Lavender Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon!!!😀 Join us June 24-26 at Lavender Fields Forever in the Applegate Valley ~ 385 Hamilton Road, Jacksonville, Oregon.

Chef Sabrina Kate has created a completely lavender-inspired menu including beverages, lunch, and desserts featuring the finest therapeutic grade lavender essential oil,  culinary local lavender buds, and organic ingredients.. Some extraordinary desserts and specialties made to indulge those with food allergies & dietary preferences, all while staying true to our mission to stay local, small, and offering our customers the highest quality baked goods around!!! Sourcing as many ingredients as we can locally to support our local farms, our Menus are ALWAYS ‪#‎organic ‪#gmofree ‪#‎glutenfree ‪#cornfree ‪#‎peanutfree ‪#‎soyfree with ‪#‎vegan ‪#‎grainfree ‪#‎paleo #refinedsugarfree ‪#‎dairycaseinfree ‪#‎eggfree options.

We will be launching the 4th of our Exclusive Signature Desserts ~ Selene ~the goddess of the moon in her celestial glory — a Vanilla Bean Cake with Blueberry & Lavender Infused White Chocolate Truffle Filling, Topped with Lemon Swiss Buttercream Frosting, Fresh Blueberries & Lavender, perfect for tranquil midsummer’s evenings, relaxing under the summer sky!!!

Sabrina will also be giving a short demo on baking and cooking with lavender prior to lunch time at the lavender farm; the uses of culinary lavender and lavender essential oil in baked goods and recipes, as well as the healing properties of lavender along with food pairing suggestions.  

We look forward to this fun and fragrant filled event, hope to see you all there!!!  View more info at: http://www.southernoregonlavendertrail.com/

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Gluten-Free Baking Class

We are offering a Gluten-Free Baking Class!!! Our classes provide an opportunity to learn ideas, recipes, tips, and important health information from Chef Sabrina Kate. It is a fun time of cooking, learning, and tasting wonderful organic gluten-free food!!!

The class cost is $40 per person, or $60 for 2 people and must preregistered & prepaid in advance via phone (541)295-4859 or email info@ambrosianaturalbakery.com We accept cash, checks, or credit card for payment. Class size is limited, seat(s) will only be reserved at the time payment is made. Class reservations are filled on a first come, first serve basis.

Class cost includes:
Chef demo of 2 Gluten-Free Recipes
Ambrosia Baked Goods & Refreshments
Swag Bag of Organic & Gluten-Free Goodies including $10 Ambrosia gift card
Presentation on Gluten-Free Cooking & Health Info

Make sure to bring an appetite and questions regarding gluten-free baking & cooking, you can even bring your favorite family recipe and we’ll show you how to convert it to gluten-free!!

OUR NEXT CLASS IS MAY 23, 2016 6:30 PM AT THE REDWOOD GRANGE IN GRANTS PASS, OREGON. View our event page on Facebook for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1042393359177677/?active_tab=highlights

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KTVL News 10 Medford Chef Demos

We were so delighted when Jackie Garrity of KTVL News 10 Medford asked our owner and executive pastry chef Sabrina to join her on a morning news segment doing clean baking demos for the month of February!!!

The first week, Sabrina showed how to make a Grain-Free & Refined Sugar-Free Meyer Lemon Zucchini Bread and gave 3 compelling reasons to go SUGAR-FREE 😀

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Next, she talked about juicing and smoothies and how it’s the best way to get your recommended greens and vegetables in your diet each day!!

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And finally, the week of the Oregon Chocolate Festival, she discussed the benefits of raw cacao, showed how to make a raw cacao treat, and gave the inside scoop on happenings for the festival 🙂

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THANK YOU to the KTVL crew for having Ambrosia on air!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

 


Oregon Chocolate Festival 2016

We are SO EXCITED to be vendors for the first time at this year’s Chocolate Festival in Ashland, Oregon!!! 😀 Chocolate lovers DO NOT want to miss out on this amazing weekend of pure chocolate HEAVEN ❤

Our chef has created an ALL CHOCOLATE menu featuring the finest fair trade organic baking chocolates, cacao powders, and organic ingredients.. Some extraordinary desserts and specialties made to indulge those with food allergies & dietary preferences, all while staying true to our mission to stay local, small, and offering our customers the highest quality baked goods around!!! Sourcing as many ingredients as we can locally to support our local farmers, our Menus are ALWAYS ‪#‎organic ‪#gmofree ‪#‎glutenfree ‪#cornfree ‪#‎peanutfree ‪#‎soyfree with ‪#‎vegan ‪#‎grainfree ‪#‎paleo #refinedsugarfree ‪#‎dairycaseinfree ‪#‎eggfree options. (There will be a couple vegan AND paleo/grain free options available at the festival not listed on our menu) 😉

We are thrilled to introduce the second of our Exclusive Signature Desserts ~ Hephaestus  ~ The god of fire is represented in this sizzling and sultry Cinnamon Dark Chocolate Cake with Blood Orange Truffle Ganache, Topped with Chili-Infused Buttercream, Orange Zest and Cayenne. This red hot ~ambrosial~ cake is perfect for turning up the heat in these cold months!!! Our Aphrodite cake, which was introduced last month, will also make her glorious appearance at the festival, as well as be entered into a chocolate product competition!

Also at the festival on Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at 10:00 am, our head pastry chef Sabrina will be giving a chef’s demo!! 🙂  Baking with food allergies or new dietary guidelines can be frustrating, confusing, and often feels overwhelming. Chef Sabrina Kate has 11 years of professional pastry experience with 5 years of specializing in organic, gluten-free, and vegan baking. Spend time with Sabrina for her demonstration of Baking with Food Allergies: Gluten-Free Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes. A simple, yet versatile recipe to learn and be able to adapt to the top 8 food allergens as well as the art and science of baking gluten-free AND vegan. Attendees to this demo will receive a FREE sample as well as a 10% off coupon to spend at Ambrosia Natural Bakery’s booth at the Oregon Chocolate Festival.

You may pre-order some of our baked goods to pick up at the festival by emailing your order to: info@ambrosianaturalbakery.com, or give us a call at (541)295-4859. We will send you ordering details and invoicing with payment options.

Join us this first weekend of March for a fun, chocolate-filled weekend!!

❤ ❤ ~Ambrosia Team~

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Zucker Küchen

Zucker Küchen, our newest offering of our Winter Holiday Menu is an Ambrosia Exclusive, you will not find this delicious dessert anywhere else!!!

Our owner & executive pastry chef, Sabrina Kate, grew up with this recipe being handed down generation after generation.. Here is her story about Zucker Küchen:

“Every holiday get-together my father’s side of the family would celebrate with HUGE FEASTS!! The highlight of the meal (at least for us kids) was Great Grandma Katherine’s Zucker Küchen, or what we all called “zooga kooga” lol 😉 My dad’s mama would even mail some to us every Christmas after we had moved far away, and it was a sweet reminder of the times we had spent with all the cousins, aunts, and uncles celebrating.”

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(Sabrina is in the front with the white and green dress) 😀

Sabrina has taken this original recipe and worked her magic on it to convert it to #organic #gmofree #glutenfree #cornfree #peanutfree #soyfree and STILL taste like the original recipe she grew up enjoying..

Zuker Küchen literally translates in German to “Sugar Cake” and the texture of the cake is light and airy with anise and citrus flavor notes topped with cinnamon streusel and all-natural sprinkles.

Try this old family favorite $45 for 8″ square cake ~ serves 16

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Littlest Loyal Ambrosia Customer

We love this little gal so much, we decided to do a blog post just for her!!! ❤ We met Miss E. about 2 1/2 years ago when she was just a baby, sitting in her high chair snacking on some organic fruit while we chatted with mom about doing her first birthday cake. E’s mom wanted an all-organic bakery to do her daughter’s cake to give her the very best right from the start. She’s also got some family members with food allergies we had to be aware of and accommodate for..

For her first birthday, we did an Organic & Gluten Free Piglet-inspired cake with little Miss’s smash cake being the top tier.. The cupcakes were made totally allergen friendly for the guests with food allergies and had hand-sculpted gumpaste flowers adorning them, with the slightest shimmer.

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Last year, we made some fun Organic, Gluten-Free Bob & Larry Cupcakes for her CUTE girlie Veggie Tales party!!!

E2bdayAnd THIS year, we went all out for E’s 3rd birthday – a Frozen-inspired Tea Party, complete with delicate little Tea Sandwiches, Strawberry Scones, Mint Chocolate French Macarons, Snowy Cake Pops, and Carrot Ginger Cupcakes topped with Glittery Snowflakes.. All organic and gluten-free!!! (Isn’t she the cutest little Elsa?!) ❤

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Her desserts were so pretty, they even got a photoshoot before they left the bakery 😉

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Here’s what E’s mom had to say about WHY she chooses Ambrosia each year for her little one’s birthdays, and a couple of photos she sent us of E enjoying her goodies!!!

“I love my daughter and want her not just to survive, but to thrive. That means I am picky about what I feed her, even at her birthday. I have found that organic foods are best, that is one of the reasons I choose Ambrosia each year. Not only are the cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops beautiful, they are delicious, fun, organic and made with love and care. I love serving my daughter food that I know is so much better for her than what is found in the stores. Plus, being able to get organic, and allergen friendly foods and desserts means everyone that comes to the party can enjoy the yummy goodness. Thank you, Sabrina and Ambrosia!”

LOOK AT THAT CUTE SMILE!!! 😀
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HAPPY 3rd Birthday E!!!! We LOVE YOU!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

~Ambrosia Team~


Happy Birthday to Ambrosia!!!!

It’s been ONE YEAR since the concept of Ambrosia was born! Executive Pastry Chef and Owner, Sabrina Kate, had a vision for an all-natural, organic GMO-free bakery specializing in gluten-free, soy-free, peanut-free, corn-free, with refined sugar-free, dairy/casein-free, vegan, egg-free, nut-free, and grain-free options. Catering to the folks with food allergies or anyone wishing to eat healthier baked treats in her community of Southern Oregon, Sabrina created Ambrosia out of sheer passion and creativity…

“As a passionate baker, food allergy sufferer, mama to little ones with food allergies, and real food advocate, I’ve been driven to create exclusive signature recipes to make up Ambrosia’s many menus, all while keeping quality of ingredients and health as the top priorities. Just because you have food allergies, eat healthy, or follow a specific diet, doesn’t mean you have to give up indulging, that’s where I come in, creating recipes, menus, and specialty desserts & cakes for YOU!!!” ~Sabrina

Ambrosia is one of the only local bakeries that accommodates multiple food allergies & dietary preferences, and is a dedicated wheat, gluten, AND peanut free bakery premises… We take great care to avoid any cross-contamination, and adhere to strict guidelines set forth by the Oregon State Department Of Agriculture for private kitchen bakeries. Read more on our ABOUT page 🙂

Our first year in business was just like any journey — full of ups & downs, negatives & positives, gains & losses, successes & failures… But ultimately — GROWTH… We learn and grow every day as we journey towards our goal of opening a storefront bakery/café.

The support of loyal friends & clients has been amazing; as well as the group that has come together to form the Ambrosia Team. We are happy to say that we are here to stay, thanks to the love and support we’ve received from our local community!!! Southern Oregon is a wonderful area with the warmest of hearts! ❤

We’ve got a LOT planned for 2016 as we move and look forward to many more connections and baking!!!

***In honor of our BIRTHDAY, we are offering 10% off any order in November!!!

Again, we thank you all for this awesome 1st year & wish you all a lovely holiday season!

❤ ❤ ❤ All of us at Team Ambrosia~ ❤

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