Food brand recommendations

These are some of my favorite food brands and products (and though it would be awesome, I’m not getting paid by anyone to endorse them).

Grass Fed/Pasture Raised Meats and Eggs:

U.S. Wellness Meats, my favorite online resource for meat (best overall quality, selection & prices).

el Sachichero, local Santa Cruz butcher with tons of pastured meats, poultry, sausages, tallow, and more.

Pacific Pastures, delicious 100% grass-fed meat from Northern California.

TX Bar Organics (local Northern California organic beef, grass fed AND finished…Eco friendly shipping).

Grass Fed Traditions (Soy Free Eggs, Chickens, and Grass Fed Meat Options). (search your area for local suppliers).

Organic Pastures

Surfside Chickens, available through Real Food (Bay Area) CSA

Trader Joe’s wild red sockeye salmon

Bacon, Sausage & Deli Meats

US Wellness Meats

Niman Ranch

Applegate Farms

Beef Jerky

US Wellness Meats (Great jerky! Comes in regular, spicy and extra spicy. If I couldn’t travel with it, I don’t know what I’d do! Their Beef Snack Sticks are also yummy!!)

Steve’s Originals 

Sophia’s Survival Food

Raw Dairy

Claravale Farms, fabulous and local raw milk and cream in glass containers.

Organic Pastures, delicious raw milk, cream, butter and more.

Greenbank Farm, has awesome raw cheese.

Coconut Oil, Glass jar Tomato Products, Spices, etc.

Tropical Traditions, Great coconut oil! Also, if you look at the sidebar on the left and do some exploring you’ll find organic chocolate, coconut flakes, olives, tomato product , soy-free chickens and eggs, spices, lotions, soaps and much more! So nice that their tomato products as they all come in glass jars and I can avoid cans!!

Artisana, Local amazing coconut oil, coconut butter & walnut butter

Spectrum Organics, Good quality oils of all kinds

Penzeys Spices

Simply Organic

Coconut Milk

Native Forest (BPA-free cans)

Aroy-D (BPA-free carton)

Soy Sauce Replacement

Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos

Bragg Liquid Aminos (gluten free fermented soy)

Fish Sauce

Red Boat Fish Sauce (According to NomNom Paleo & Everyday Paleo, this stuff is the bomb! Great for adding some zip to your sautéed veggies, curries and stir frys.)

Kid’s Lunch Containers 

Planet Box

Lunch Bots 

Klean Kanteen Insulated Thermos

Community Shared Agriculture

Live Earth Farms (Join their CSA program for weekly yumminess)

Local Harvest (Where you can find a CSA near you and any farmer’s markets in your area!)

Nut Butter

Santa Cruz Organic. Love the “lightly roasted” option and they come in glass jars.


Grind your own!

Olive Oil

Bionaturae (Another one to add to the shopping cart thanks to Tropical Traditions)

Isern & Sons

Kasandrinos Imports


Navitas Naturals  OR Divine Organics raw chocolate powder~this is my staple for hot cocoa, chocolate whipped cream and homemade ice cream

Alter Eco, the Dark Blackout 85% is my fave!

Equal Exchange Chocolates, their 80% Panama Extra Dark is amazing! Plus they are organic and fairly traded. Bonus!

Divine, fair trade cocoa from Ghana, 85% dark is truly divine!

Endangered Species, Extreme Dark 88% deeelicious

Dolfin Belgian Chocolate, Chocolate Noir 88% smooth and dark

Green & Blacks, 85% dark

Lindt, because you can get it almost anywhere & they offer plenty of high cocoa content options…and it is super tasty


SweetLeaf drops~English Toffee flavor is amazing, but I also use Vanilla Crème in many recipes.

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