This is the month when we gather round tables with family or friends and eat, celebrate and enjoy the beauty of fall. Pure Zing has many, many things that you will be thankful for this month …


Timesaving and Flavorful Thanksgiving Recipes You’ll Be Thankful For!

Marinated Goat Cheese with Garlic, Mint and Orange Zest
Courtesy of Pure Zing

This recipe can be made one week in advance, so if you’re entertaining this Thanksgiving, this is the appetizer to choose! While you attend to other matters, this fabulous, simple and incredibly flavorful appetizer marinates and gets better and better!

Serves 6 to 10 as an appetizer


1 12-ounce log of soft goat cheese, or 2- to 3-ounce "rounds," chilled
3/4-cup extra virgin olive oil
1-Tablespoon whole peppercorns, "tricolor" mixture
1-teaspoon whole allspice berries
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
2 tablespoons finely minced fresh ginger
1 3 cup slivered fresh mint leaves (or basil or cilantro)
1 teaspoon grated orange zest
Crusty bread or crackers
Pitted Kalamata olives as a side dish


With a thin knife, or even dental floss (we found this the easiest!), cut the goat cheese into 1/2-inch thick slices. (Dip the knife blade in hottest tap water after each cut).
Place each slice in a single layer in a large, shallow dish.

In a small saucepan, combine the oil, peppercorns, and allspice.
In a small bowl, combine the garlic, ginger, mint, and orange zest.
Place the saucepan over medium high heat and cook until the peppercorns begin to "pop," about 2 minutes. Immediately stir in the garlic mixture, which will froth in the hot oil.

Quickly stir once or twice and immediately pour the hot oil mixture over the cheese to marinate.
Cool slightly and cover.
Marinate in the refrigerator at least 3 hours.

(Dish can be completed to this point 1 week prior to serving.)

When the cheese is chilled, transfer the cheese to a decorative plate. Pour the spice filled oil over the top. Serve at room temperature or chilled with crusty bread (to soak up oil) or crackers. Kalamata olives are great as a side dish, or arrange the goat cheese around a bowl of olives in the middle.


Squash Cake Recipe
Courtesy of Pure Zing

Squash doesn’t have to be boring! We have a Zingy Squash Cake recipe that you can use for Thanksgiving dessert, Halloween snacks, or a brunch treat for yourself! It’s easy, healthy and tastes fabulous! Kids and guests will think this is cake…not squash!


3 cups freshly cooked and pureed butternut or acorn squash
4 eggs
1 ¾ cups sugar (may reduce sugar to 1 ¼ cups: it’s still sweet)
1-½ cups warm coconut oil
3 cups flour
1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon
1-teaspoon salt
2-teaspoon baking powder
2-teaspoons baking soda
¾ cup raisins
½ cup walnuts/pecans


At low speed, beat the squash, eggs, sugar, and oil. In another bowl, beat flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.Gradually mix together. When mixed, add raisins and nuts. Put in tube pan.

Bake at 350°F. degrees for 1 hour.

May frost with honey and powdered sugar, whip some real cream, or leave plain. Makes a great breakfast bread, or healthy snack.


Flavor and Tenderness Marinade

No matter whether you are serving turkey, chicken, lamb, duck, pork or quail this Thanksgiving, this is an easy way to Marinate in Flavor and Tenderness! Mix up this marinade two to three days before the big day and let the meat soak up its goodness!


½ cup fresh rosemary leaves
4 garlic cloves
2 teaspoons fresh orange zest
1 teaspoon Sea salt
1/2-cup extra-virgin olive oil
4 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
4 Tablespoons fresh orange juice
(If you can find unsprayed lavender buds, add 1 teaspoon to blender/processor)


Coarsely process garlic in a blender or processor.
Process in rosemary (lavender if using), zest and sea salt.
Slowly add the liquids.
Place meat in a ceramic, glass or stainless steel bowl that is just large enough for both the meat and the marinade.
Pour marinade over and turn meat occasionally.
May marinate meat 8-12 hours or up to three days in advance of cooking.
Keep meat and marinade refrigerated.
Baste meat with marinade during cooking, but discard any unused marinade.



Five best sellers on Pure Zing to see you beautifully through the parties and preparations!

  1. Soak away your troubles, toxins and cares. De-stress with this Super Soak that pulls out the nasties that drag you down. Tired and achy from too much partying or the stress of getting ready for them? This is your once a week pick-me-up that your body will thank you for!

  2. Pamper your tired tootsies and put your best and sexiest foot forward this Thanksgiving with our super popular Inflatable Foot Bath. Great for soaking without having to sit with your feet in the sink, this soft and Zingy container can even warm your feet when the snow starts to fly!

  3. After cooking all day, be sure to treat yourself to this incredible Chocolate Mint Therapy Whipped Butter, a fantastic deep muscle soother with an incredible scent to match the name!

  4. People tell us that this is de-stressor in a spritz bottle! Soothing to frazzled skin, the fragrance and feel of this product make your whole psyche go ‘Mmmmmmmmm!’ A beautiful sea green color, this Marine-Based Skin Spritz will remind you of the calm ocean. A soothing favorite at this busy time of the year!

  5. Everyone’s buying this almost-a-cream Mineral Eyeliner in preparation for this month’s festivities! Easy to smudge for a sultry, smoky look or perfect for achieving a flawlessly clean line, this amaZing formulation doesn’t pull on the delicate eye area. Try this…and you’ll never go back to what you were using before!



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Here’s a Sweet Heat Pepper That Will Zing Your Turkey Sandwich! This month’s Zingcast is about an awesome, little-known pepper that has a sweet heat loaded with flavor. Listen as this owner tells you about it, and about the award-winning mustard that she makes with it.



  1. Here’s a cleaner that is so safe, but cleans so thoroughly that the owner’s three-year-old daughter has her own spray bottle that she uses to clean up after herself! Our team used it on everything…and it really works!

  2. This light as air, shimmery mineral powder gives the softest sheen and glow to your skin. Flick and glow…you’ll love how Pure it is…how beautiful it is…and use it for this month’s parties and candlelight celebrations!

  3. If you want to look like you studied in culinary school in Thailand, then add this amaZingly flavored peanut butter to turkey, noodles, steamed vegetables or even soup. Impress guests, and even yourself!

  4. As we know that you care about what goes in your body as much as what goes on it, we found this personal lubricant that has absolutely NO chemicals or unnatural ingredients. If you look at others lubricant’s ingredients, you can be very thankful that this one is so Pure!

  5. Don’t ever look at another can of cranberries again. This is your secret weapon this Thanksgiving: a cranberry sauce so perfect, so Zingy and so fresh tasting that you’ll be tempted to hide the jar and take all the credit!



The team at Pure Zing hope that you have found food and body products to be thankful for and that your life is filled with LOTS of special moments and people!

Happy Thanksgiving!