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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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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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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Teal Pumpkin Project

1 in 13 kids in the U.S. have at least one food allergy.. This is SUPER frustrating and disheartening as Halloween approaches and parents have to worry about their children getting candy with known allergens in them (gluten, dairy, soy, nuts, etc)…

Food Allergy Research & Education has taken the Teal Pumpkin Project campaign national and even news agencies are supporting the initiative. The Teal Pumpkin Project’s goal is to protect kids with food allergies by letting trick-or-treating families know that there are non-food or allergy-safe options at your house.

As a food allergy sufferer myself and mama to littles with food allergies, this is a VERY exciting and important movement!!! My kids already have their costumes picked out and are excited to be watching for teal pumpkins 😀

Some non-candy ideas to drop in trick-or-treaters bags are: bubbles, play-doh, temporary tattoos, glow sticks, sidewalk chalk, mini puzzles, stickers…

Just 3 weeks ’til Halloween, and little ones (and big people too!) with food allergies should not be left out of the festivities!! Of course you can order some goodies from Ambrosia Natural Bakery that are totally food allergy-friendly for your little goblins and ghoulish celebrations!!! Selections off of our Autumn Menu are available through November 30th, you may email your order to: ambrosianaturalbakery@yahoo.com, message us on Facebook, or give us a call/text at (541)295-4859. ‪#‎organic‬ #gmofree ‪#‎glutenfree‬ ‪#‎dairycaseinfree‬ ‪#‎eggfree‬ ‪#‎peanutfree‬ ‪#‎soyfree‬ ‪#‎cornfree‬  #vegan

❤ ❤ ❤  ~SK & Ambrosia Team~ ❤ ❤ ❤

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Ambrosia Littles’ Summer Birthday

This month we celebrated the littlest ones on Team Ambrosia!!! These sweet little darlings shared a summer birthday party complete with ladybugs, caterpillars, bumblebees; lots of fresh organic, local food; and close family and friends to bless the girls as they turned the big FOUR and TWO!!! 😀 girlsbday Chef & Mama Sabrina Kate with the beautiful birthday girls 🙂 (Littlest was shy lol)

Of course having a baker for a mama, the girls got Organic, GMO-free, Gluten & Dairy Free CAKES!!!! 😀 girlscakes Vanilla Bean Cake with Apricot/Swiss Filling and Swiss Vanilla Bean Frosting &  Banana Cake with Strawberry Filling and Swiss Vanilla Bean Frosting… All topped with hand sculpted fondant bugs & flowers!!! 🙂 Watercolor grass painting done with all-natural vegetable food dyes..

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our little loves, so very blessed to celebrate these amazing girls!!! girls2 ~SK & Ambrosia Team~    ❤