For this very special shrub, we infused calcium-rich herbs in vinegar for several weeks to extract their bone-building minerals. Then we strained the vinegar and mixed it with local mulberry nectar and raw honey. This shrub can be used to make a delicious beverage by diluting it 4:1 with bubbly or still water, a sprig of mint or a squeeze of lime (or both).
Ingredients: nectar from locally foraged mulberries, raw wildflower honey, Bernie's Best raw apple cider vinegar infused with dandelion, horsetail, chickweed, nettle)
Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, nightshade-free, black pepper-fee and GAPS-diet friendly.
Peppermint, eucalyptus, and rosemary essential oils are blended in a base of coconut oil and Golden Gate Neighborhood beeswax for our all-natural aromatic chest rub. Use to soothe irritated breathing, coughing, and congestion during winter colds and flu. Rub a small amount just below the collarbone, and breathe deeply! For younger users: rub onto soles of the feet and cover with socks.
Ingredients: coconut oil, beeswax, peppermint essential oil, eucalyptus essential oil, rosemary essential oil
Beets are sliced and cultured in water with yogurt whey and Celtic sea salt to make this traditional tonic drink. Sally Fallon Morell describes this drink as being "valuable for its medicinal qualities and as a digestive aid. Beets are just loaded with nutrients. One 4-ounce glass, morning and night, is an excellent blood tonic, promotes regularity, aids digestion, alkalizes the blood, cleanses the liver and is a good treatment for kidney stones and other ailments..." (Nourishing Traditions, page 608)
Ingredients: beets, yogurt whey, Celtic sea salt
Recipe is gluten-free.
A uniquely healthy dried soup mix! Perfect for camping, a gift for a friend, or to keep ready on your shelf for a last-minute meal. We sprouted and dehydrated black-eyed peas, then layered them with dehydrated collard greens, crimini mushrooms, sauerkraut ("Kraut Cracklins"), leeks, celery, and herbs. Just put the contents in a pot, add water (or our bone broth!) and bring to a simmer. Cook until tender, and eat. The result is full of flavor and mushroomy goodness, the warmth of black pepper, and the nourishment of greens. You can also add a fat of your own choosing (ghee, olive oil, bacon fat, or other) for increased nutrition and richness.
Ingredients: sprouted black eyed peas*, collard greens*, Kraut Cracklins* (green cabbage, Celtic sea salt), crimini mushrooms*, leeks*, celery*, porcini powder, Celtic sea salt, thyme*, sage*, yellow mustard powder, black pepper, bay leaves
Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and nightshade-free.
Dried Soup Mix Cooking Instructions
Directions: Pour entire jar of dried soup mix into a medium pot. Add 1.5 quarts of water or bone broth and bring to a boil. Simmer about 40 minutes, or until black eyed peas are tender, adding liquid to desired thickness. Yields approximately 1.25 quarts soup.
Here's a grownup orange pop, sweetened with carrot and infused with the complex flavors of orange zest. Organic white tea and unrefined sugar are cultured with a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast), and then flavored carrot juice and orange zest. This lovely, artisanal probiotic drink is less effervescent than many of our kombuchas.
Ingredients: filtered water, gunpowder green tea, carrots, orange zest, cane sugar
Organic darjeeling tea and unrefined sugar are cultured with a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast), and then flavored with cherry and ginger juice to produce a mildly tart, not too sweet drink. Kombucha is considered by many to have a detoxifying effect on the body.
Ingredients: filtered water, darjeeling tea, organic cane sugar, cherry juice, ginger
This creamy, dairy-free chocolate pudding is made from coconut milk, sweetened with palm sugar and thickened with pastured eggs for a nutrient-dense version of the childhood classic.
Ingredients: Native Forest coconut milk (guar gum-free), palm sugar, cocoa powder, pastured eggs, tapioca starch, vanilla extract, Celtic sea salt
Recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free.
Dried coconut is sweetened with palm sugar and baked with pastured egg whites, a hint of vanilla, a pinch of sea salt, and Enjoy Life soy-free chocolate chips for a chocolatey version of the classic.
Ingredients: coconut, pastured egg whites, palm sugar, brown rice syrup, Enjoy Life soy-free, dairy-free chocolate chips (evaporated cane juice, chocolate liquor, non-dairy cocoa butter), coconut flour, vanilla extract, Celtic sea salt
Recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free.
Slow cooking in broth and white wine with plenty of fat, French herbs and Dijon mustard make the chicken gizzards and hearts in this confit super tender and delicately seasoned. Heat and eat as-is, over rice, or with a good piece of gluten-free Bread SRSLY sourdough bread to sop up the delicious juices.
Ingredients: chicken gizzards, chicken hearts, chicken bone broth, onions, carrots, celery, chicken fat, dry white wine, garlic, fresh tarragon, Dijon mustard (organic grain vinegar, water, organic mustard seed, salt, organic spices), Celtic sea salt, thyme, oregano, black pepper, bay leaves
Recipe is gluten-free*, dairy-free, nightshade-free and GAPS Diet-friendly.
*Recipe contains Dijon mustard which contains grain vinegar which most people consider gluten-free but some do not.
Traditionally called a Cottage Pie in England, this is just like a Shepherd's Pie, but with beef instead of lamb. Sauteed with onions, tomato paste, herbs and a bit of beef liver for extra nutrition, the beef filling is baked under a layer of rich mashed Yukon Gold potatoes (with housemade cultured piima milk) for a hearty and nourishing main dish.
Ingredients: grassfed ground beef, potatoes, onions, tomato paste, piima milk, Straus butter, beef bone broth, parsley, beef liver, Celtic sea salt, thyme, sage, white pepper, bay leaves, nutmeg
Recipe is gluten-free, black pepper-free and contains dairy.
Dairy-free water kefir. Water kefir grains, also called tibicos, are used to ferment a base of filtered water with unrefined cane sugar and just a touch of molasses. The sugars are metabolized by the kefir grains to produce a light but rich effervescent base. The brew is then flavored with Gravenstein apple juice from Sonoma County and cranberry concentrate to produce a bubbly probiotic “soda.” Cranberries are rich in antioxidants and other nutrients, making this not only a delicious drink but a nourishing tonic as well.
Ingredients: filtered water, Gravenstein apple juice, cranberry concentrate, cane sugar, molasses
Kashiwase Farm, a favorite at our local farmers markets, provides the sustainably grown raw organic almonds, which are activated by soaking overnight in water and Celtic sea salt, and then dehydrated at a low temperature until crispy and delicious, preserving the nutrients and rich flavor.
We have finally found a new source for locally grown, organic walnuts! Brothers-in-law Alan Siegle and Art Anderson founded Double A Walnuts in Colusa County, near the banks of the Sacramento River, in 2005. Their thriving farm is committed to sustainability and soil fertility, and we are delighted to welcome them to our community. We activate the walnuts by soaking them in filtered water with Celtic sea salt for 6-8 hours, and then dehydrate them at a low temperature until crispy and delicious, preserving the nutrients and rich flavor.
We have been working the subtle art of mustard crafting and have found our perfect balance of sweet and hot. Housemade raw sauerkraut brine, rich in beneficial micro-organisms, gives this mustard a unique nutritional profile, joining our other cultured condiments. It's a wonderful accompaniment to sandwiches and meats, a cheese plate or an ingredient to enliven dressings or marinades.
Ingredients: yellow mustard seed, onion powder, sweet paprika, turmeric, apple cider vinegar, white wine vinegar, honey, brine of Classic Kraut (green cabbage, Celtic sea salt)
Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, black pepper-free and GAPS Diet-friendly.
Sweetened with honey and cultured with housemade sauerkraut brine, our GAPS Diet-friendly Cultured Ketchup is a great alternative to factory-processed versions. Goes great with our Hamburgers, on our Mini Meatloaf, or use anywhere you would regular ketchup.
Ingredients: tomato paste, sauerkraut brine (brine from green cabbage, Celtic sea salt), honey, apple cider vinegar, garlic, Red Boat Fish Sauce (anchovies, sea salt), Celtic sea salt, apple cider vinegar, cayenne
Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free and GAPS Diet-friendly.
Dried healthy soup mix in a jar! Perfect for camping, a gift for a friend, or to keep ready on your shelf for a last-minute meal. We sprouted and dehydrated lentils, then layered them with dehydrated onions, carrots, celery, leeks, kale, and chard as well as spices to make this soup ready to cook. Just put the jar contents in a pot, add water (or our bone broth!) and bring to a simmer. Cook until tender, and eat! You can also add a fat of your own choosing (ghee, olive oil, bacon fat, or other) for increased nutrition and richness.
Ingredients: sprouted lentils*, carrots*, onion*, celery*, leeks*, kale*, chard*, bay leaves, Celtic sea salt, turmeric, sumac, black pepper, thyme, ginger, rosemary
Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nightshade-free and GAPS diet friendly.
Dried Soup Mix Cooking Instructions
Directions: Pour pint of dried soup mix into a medium pot. Add 1.5 quarts of water or bone broth and bring to a boil. Simmer about 40 minutes, or until lentils are tender, adding liquid to desired thickness. Yields approx. 1.25 quarts soup
Perfect for a springtime cleanse! Both fennel and cardamom are known as digestive aids, and this refreshing kombucha has lovely, almost citrusy notes of aromatic spices. Organic white tea and unrefined sugar are cultured with a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast), and that probiotic base is flavored with an infusion of cardamom and fresh fennel.
Ingredients: filtered water, white tea, fennel bulbs, cardamom pods, cane sugar
Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, nightshade-free, and GAPS & Paleo Diets-friendly.
Marin Sun Farms beef liver is seared with onions and crimini mushrooms and seasoned with fresh herbs and dried porcini mushroom powder. It is pureed into a smooth pâté with plenty of butter. The pâté is topped with a mixture of butter, beef fat, and olive oil to help preserve it.
Ingredients: beef liver, Straus butter, crimini mushrooms, onions, beef fat, parsley, olive oil, thyme, porcini powder, dried wild mushrooms, marjoram, Celtic sea salt, black pepper
Recipe is gluten-free, nightshade-free, GAPS Diet-friendly and contains butter.
Pastured chicken is simmered with Anson Mills posole and shredded cabbage in a savory broth of pasilla and guajillo chiles, epazote and lime juice for a classic Mexican Posole con Pollo. Add a dollop of our Creamy Avocado Dip or a spoonful of our Piima or Yogurt Cream, some fresh cilantro, or a squeeze of lime for a fabulous meal.
Ingredients: pastured chicken and bone broth, organic heirloom posole (nixtamalized with slaked lime to release B Vitamins) onions, cabbage, tomato paste, cilantro, garlic, dried pasilla & guajillo chiles, Allstar Organics Applewood Smoked Salt, lime juice, epazote, oregano, coconut oil, lime zest, smoked paprika, bay leaves, chipotle powder
Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and black pepper-free.
This old-fashioned chicken soup features carrots from Paul's Produce, leeks from Tomatero Farm, and celery simmered in mineral-rich bone broth with plenty of pastured chicken. It is finished with fresh herbs from Bernier Farm for a nutritive and delicious soup that also makes a perfect base for Chicken-Noodle, Chicken Soup with Rice or Matzo Ball soup.
Ingredients: pastured chicken bone broth and meat, leeks, onions, celery, carrots, parsley, chicken fat, olive oil, thyme, sage, rosemary, Celtic sea salt, bay leaves, Allstar Organics celery salt
Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, black pepper-free, nightshade-free, and GAPS Diet-friendly*
*Contains heated olive oil.
Inspired by the traditional flavors of Eastern Europe, this soup features a housemade pork sausage seasoned with garlic and sweet smoked paprika, and enriched with a bit of pork liver. The sausage is formed into small meatballs and roasted, then simmered in broth with a variety of wild mushrooms and cabbage. Tomato paste and onions add richness, and the soup is finished with a sprinkling of parsley and a splash of housemade sauerkraut brine. We recommend serving with a dollop of our Piima or Yogurt Cream and a spoonful of sauerkraut, as they do in Eastern Europe.
Ingredients: pastured ground pork, cabbage, pastured pork trotter bone broth, onions, mushrooms, tomato paste, pork liver, sauerkraut brine (juice from green cabbage, Celtic sea salt), parsley, garlic, porcini powder, Celtic sea salt, marjoram, smoked paprika, red wine vinegar, black pepper, Allstar Applewood Smoked Salt, thyme, bay leaves
Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and GAPS Diet-friendly.
The trotters (feet) are the most gelatinous part of the hog, and so broth made from them is thick and nourishing. This broth is made from the fresh (unsmoked) trotters along with pastured pork bones of Marin Sun Farms pastured pigs. Pork broth is traditionally valued by nursing mothers for increasing milk flow, and has been reputed to prevent wrinkles because it is so rich in collagen! It also makes a delicious base for bean dishes, is great for cooking greens, and is perfect for Asian-style soups flavored with ginger and soy sauce.
Ingredients: Reverse-osmosis filtered water, pastured pork trotters, apple cider vinegar
Recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, and GAPS Diet-friendly.
Grassfed beef from Freestone Ranch and pastured pork from Marin Sun Farms are simmered with green olives, capers, raisins and seasonings, and enriched with a bit of beef liver for the bottom layer of this casserole. The meat is then topped with a flavorful puree of black beans slow-cooked in bone broth. Finally, the top is sprinkled with Sierra Nevada Graziers grassfed cheddar cheese and baked until just browned, for one of our most popular casseroles.
Ingredients: ground grassfed beef and pastured pork, black beans, beef bone broth, onions, cheddar cheese, tomato paste, olive oil, raisins, green olives, capers, garlic, beef liver, apple cider vinegar, Celtic sea salt, cumin, oregano, black pepper, housemade chili powder (pasilla, guajillo, sweet paprika, onion powder, oregano, cumin), coriander, paprika, bay leaves, smoked paprika, cinnamon, kombu
Recipe is gluten-free and contains dairy.
The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) considers black beans permissible while the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet (GAPS) considers them off-limits.
PRODUCT NOT AVAILABLE FOR DELVERY. New Size! New packaging! Raw chicken liver* is pureed and frozen into muffin shapes -- convenient for defrosting individually. Comes frozen in a one-quart jar with 10 doggie mini muffins each.
Ingredients: raw chicken liver *All meat is from pastured source.
KEEP FROZEN. Remove from freezer desired amount of muffins per serving keeping remaining portion frozen until use.
A mild chili featuring the famous Three Sisters of Native America: maize, beans and squash. In our version, Anson Mills heirloom posole is nixtamalized (cooked with slaked lime to release B Vitamins) and then simmered until tender in a savory and lightly spiced tomato base with white butter beans from Iacopi Farm in Half Moon Bay and Tomatero Farm zucchini. When you eat this stew, celebrate Native American wisdom: planting these three crops together provided benefits to each. The corn provides a structure for the beans to climb, the beans provide nitrogen and other nutrients to both the corn and the squash through the soil, and the squash leaves shade the roots of the corn and the beans.
Ingredients: zucchini, posole, butter beans, onions, crushed tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, Celtic sea salt, apple cider vinegar, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, paprika, smoked paprika, cinnamon, chipotle powder, cloves, bay leaves
Recipe is vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free.
This delightful vegetarian soup features a beautiful local bean grown by the Iacopi family in Half Moon Bay. These succulent butter beans are simmered in a vegetable broth with tomatoes, Riverdog Farm kale, escarole from Road Twenty Farm, rosemary, and garlic, with a hint of Parmigiano Reggiano for a luscious, nourishing soup. Road Twenty Farm is a non-profit land trust in Fresno dedicated to bringing healthy food and increasing business ownership among disenfranchised members of the local community.
Ingredients: white butter beans, escarole, kale, onions, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste and puree, carrots, garlic, olive oil, rosemary, thyme, Parmigiano Reggiano, Celtic sea salt, kombu
Recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, black pepper-free and contains Parmigiano Reggiano
Inspired by a Senegalese recipe, this bone broth-based sauce is redolent with ginger, onions, garlic, tomato paste, a hint of red palm oil and mild spices, thickened with peanut butter. Try it with chicken, beef, vegetables, a lamb chop or rice. Turn a simple meal into something special!
Ingredients: pastured chicken bone broth, onions, tomato paste, peanut butter, dried sweet red bell peppers, ginger, garlic, red palm oil, coconut oil, paprika, apple cider vinegar, Celtic sea salt, cayenne
Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, black pepper-free and GAPS Diet-friendly, and contains peanuts.
This gluten-free, dairy-free spice cake is made with coconut flour, pastured eggs and coconut milk. Lightly sweetened with honey and molasses, this gingerbread makes a great after-meal treat or tea-time snack.
Ingredients: eggs, coconut flour, honey, Native Forest coconut milk (guar gum-free), molasses, coconut oil, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla extract, lemon juice, Celtic sea salt, baking soda, cloves
Recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free.
Organic white tea and unrefined sugar are cultured with a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast), and then flavored with fresh ginger and lime to produce a slightly tart and bold flavor. Kombucha is considered by many to have a detoxifying effect on the body.
Ingredients: filtered water, white tea, organic cane sugar, ginger juice, lime juice and zest
Comes Frozen this week. This concentrated paste combines the adaptogenic power of turmeric with a bit of black pepper, which is known to increase turmeric's potency many times over. Designed as a base for Golden Milk, a classic Ayurvedic healing drink, you can also add it to broth or rice, blend it onto curries or stir-fries, even add it to scrambled eggs!
Serving suggestion: to make Golden Milk, stir 1/2 teaspoon of Golden Blend into 1 cup of heated milk of your choosing. Note: If you are taking other dietary herbs or supplements, you may want to check with your practitioner to make sure this is compatible.
Ingredients: coconut oil, turmeric, black pepper, filtered water
Recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, and GAPS/Paleo Diets-friendly.
Product note: We recommend using this product within 1 1/2 weeks. Product can be divided into individual servings (1/2 teaspoon) wrapped in wax paper and frozen in an airtight container for ease of use.
Rolled oats are gently mixed with Straus yogurt, coconut oil, and butter and allowed to culture overnight before we add maple syrup, brown rice syrup, vanilla, orange zest and spices. The granola is dehydrated until crunchy, and then crumbled and mixed with biodynamic raisins and Crispy Almonds for a more digestible and nutrient-dense version of the classic!
Ingredients: rolled oats, yogurt, raisins, Crispy Almonds, butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, brown rice syrup, vanilla extract, orange zest, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, Celtic sea salt
Organic gunpowder green tea and unrefined sugar are cultured with a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast), and then flavored with organic grape juice for a delicious fermented kombucha drink. Kombucha is considered by many to have a detoxifying effect on the body.
Ingredients: filtered water, gunpowder green tea, organic cane sugar, organic Concord grape juice
This flavorful gelatin-rich broth is made from Marin Sun Farms, SunFed Meats, or True Grass Farms grassfed beef bones and browned meat, filtered water, and a splash of apple cider vinegar. Our beef broth is cooked for approximately 48 hours before being jarred, lidded and cooled. According to Dr. Thomas Cowan, "In healthy, traditional cultures, when an animal was slaughtered, all the parts were put to use, including the bones, to make mineral-rich broth. Our modern diet, having largely forgotten the use of broth as the basis of our cooking, is estimated to have less than half the mineral content of more traditional diets. This rich mineral content and the fact that soup broths greatly aid digestion are just two of the many reasons why everyone should make soup broth a part of their daily diet."
We do not recommend that you freeze the beef broth in these jars. Although the jars are meant to be freezer-safe, we have found that the beef broth can still crack the jar when frozen. You can transfer the broth to a different container to freeze it. We find that, unopened, the broth lasts for four weeks or more in the fridge.
Ingredients: Reverse-osmosis filtered water, grassfed beef bones and pan-seared beef, apple cider vinegar
Recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, and GAPS Diet-friendly.
If you like a bit of the beef fat in your Grassfed Beef Broth, just add a spoonful of this tallow. It also makes a fantastic (and affordable!) fat for frying (take your homemade potato chips to the next level!) It can also be used for making soap or other craft projects that call for tallow.
Ingredient: beef fat Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and GAPS/Paleo diets friendly.
Our irresistable probiotic version of the famous Green Goddess dressing features our house-made mayonnaise and yogurt cream, fresh herbs from local farms, and salted anchovies. Try it as a dip with crunchy vegetables for a quick snack.
Ingredients: yogurt cream, Seka Hills olive oil, parsley, tarragon, raw pastured egg yolks, white wine vinegar, preserved lemon brine, scallions, anchovies, chives, Celtic sea salt, black pepper
Recipe is gluten-free, nightshade-free and contains dairy.
Organic Earl Grey green tea and unrefined sugar are cultured with a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) for a delightfully refreshing beverage. Kombucha is considered by many to have a detoxifying effect on the body.
Ingredients: filtered water, Earl Grey green tea, organic cane sugar
Gremolata is parsley-based pesto, traditionally served with Osso Bucco. It is also delicious stirred into rice or white beans, dolloped on steamed fish or scrambled eggs, or used as the base for a salad dressing.
Ingredients: parsley, Seka Hills olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, anchovies, lemon zest, preserved lemon brine, Celtic sea salt, black pepper
Recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, and GAPS Diet-friendly.
Organic white tea and unrefined sugar are cultured with a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast), and then flavored with a cold infusion of hibiscus flowers for a slightly tart, slightly effervescent cultured beverage. Kombucha is considered by many to have a detoxifying effect on the body.
Ingredients: filtered water, white tea, organic cane sugar, hibiscus
We're proud of our rustic candle, which we developed to use the local and sustainable beef tallow we collect from our broth-making. By adding local East Bay beeswax from Golden Gate Neighborhood Honey, and pouring into a half-pint mason jar, we've replicated an old world style candle. The beeswax makes it smell like honey and the tallow makes it long-burning... Some of our trials have burned up to 40 plus hours! Enjoy the upcoming holidays with this lovely local and sustainable, paraffin-free candle. Add a drop of your favorite essential oil for your aromatic pleasure.
Ingredients: Beeswax (55%), tallow (45%), ECO series wick (a flat, coreless cotton wick braided with thin paper filaments primed in vegetable wax)
Organic English Breakfast Tea and unrefined sugar are cultured with a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast) to produce a slightly effervescent drink, slightly sweet and slightly tart. Kombucha is considered by many to have a detoxifying effect on the body.
Ingredients: reverse-osmosis filtered water, English Breakfast black tea, organic cane sugar
Interested in making your own kombucha at home? Enclosed is 1 SCOBY, which stands for Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast and is the mother needed to brew kombucha, as well as 1 cup starter liquid. This is all you need to make up to a gallon of homemade kombucha.
Ingredients: kombucha SCOBY, kombucha starter (reverse-osmosis filtered water, English Breakfast black tea, organic cane sugar)
Back for a return engagement after its debut last summer! Traditionally, Fattoush salads feature crispy toasted pita chips. We wanted to keep it grain-free, so we're adding French green lentils to this lovely seasonal mix of romaine hearts, Riverdog Farm cherry tomatoes and Armenian cucumbers, and sheep feta in a sprightly sumac and mint vinaigrette.
Ingredients: romaine hearts, green lentils, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, sheep feta cheese, sumac vinaigrette (olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, mint, ground sumac, Celtic sea salt, garlic, black pepper)
Recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free.
Organic gunpowder green tea and unrefined sugar are cultured with a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast), and then flavored with an infusion of nettle leaves for an unusual, delicious, and nourishing fermented drink. Kombucha is considered by many to have a detoxifying effect on the body.
Ingredients: filtered water, gunpowder green tea, organic cane sugar, nettle leaves
New Recipe! This delicious medley features nopal cactus pads grown by Riverdog Farm. The nopal cactus pads -- famous for their anti-inflammatory, neuro-protective, blood sugar-balancing properties -- are cubed and simmered with tender pinto beans, tomatoes, and onions for an irresistible vegetarian stew that can be eaten on its own, over rice or in tacos.
Ingredients: nopal cactus, pinto beans, crushed tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, olive oil, cilantro, oregano, Celtic sea salt, red chili pepper flakes, kombu (for cooking beans)
Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian.
Steel cut oats are soaked overnight in water with a splash of apple cider vinegar and cooked to perfection with a little dash of cardamom and a pinch of salt. Just warm on the stove top, add a dollop of butter and enjoy.
Ingredients: steel cut oats, apple cider vinegar, Celtic sea salt, cardamom
Recipe is dairy-free.
This flavorful broth is made from the bones, feet and heads of pastured chickens from Riverdog Farm and Marin Sun Farms, as well as filtered water and a splash of apple cider vinegar. It is simmered for 12-18 hours before being jarred and cooled. According to Sally Fallon, "Stock contains minerals in a form the body can absorb easily—not just calcium but also magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, sulphur and trace minerals. It contains the broken down material from cartilage and tendons--stuff like chondroitin sulphates and glucosamine, now sold as expensive supplements for arthritis and joint pain."
Ingredients: Reverse-osmosis filtered water, roasted pastured chicken carcasses, feet and heads, apple cider vinegar
Recipe is dairy-free and gluten-free and GAPS Diet-friendly.
Massa Organics brown rice is cooked in mineral-rich chicken bone broth with onions and garlic until tender, then simmered with chicken and fresh snow peas and generously seasoned with fresh cilantro and parsley, scallions and lime for our nutrient-dense version of Peru’s classic Arroz con Pollo. The snow peas come from Rodoni Farms near Santa Cruz, a third generation family farm that has transitioned to organic over the past ten years.
Ingredients: pastured chicken meat and bone broth, Massa Organics brown rice, onions, snow peas, scallions, cilantro, parsley, garlic, Celtic sea salt, coconut oil, olive oil, lime juice & zest, orange juice, cumin, black pepper
Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and nightshade-free.
Piimä is a culture from Scandinavia that can be used to culture milk or cream into a delicious and probiotic dairy product. Culturing cream with piima culture produces a topping similar to crème fraîche or sour cream. According to Sally Fallon Morell, author of Nourishing Traditions, piimä was originally derived from the milk of cows that fed on the butterwort plant. Centuries ago, Scandinavian farmers discovered that milk clabbered better when their cows consumed this herb.
Piimä Cream is cultured at room temperature, and you can use a spoonful of our Piimä Cream to culture your own cream. Use about 2 tablespoons of Piimä Cream to one pint of cream and allow to culture for about 24 hours.
Ingredients: Straus cream, piima culture
Recipe is gluten-free and contains dairy.
Organic yerba mate tea and unrefined sugar are cultured with a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast), and then flavored with pineapple and turmeric juice to produce a dry, crisp and slightly herbaceous beverage. Yerba mate tea is the national drink of Argentina. Kombucha, a traditional probiotic beverage, is considered by many to have a detoxifying effect on the body.
Ingredients: filtered water, yerba mate, pineapple juice, turmeric root, cane sugar
Sea palm and wakame seaweeds harvested by Pacific Wildcraft are rehydrated and mixed with daikon, burdock and Paul's Produce carrots, then tossed in a sesame dulse vinaigrette, along with thin rings of scallions and toasted sesame seeds.
Ingredients: sea palm, wakame, carrots, daikon, burdock, olive oil, coconut vinegar, scallions, toasted sesame seeds, wheat-free tamari, mirin, dulse, brown rice syrup, ume plum vinegar, garlic, lemon juice, toasted and untoasted sesame oil, Celtic sea salt
Recipe is vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, nightshade-free and black pepper-free.
Don't mistake this for our usual mild kimchi. Based on traditional recipes, it uses ample amounts of authentic Korean red pepper flakes as well as garlic, ginger, and fish sauce and features carrots and bok choy. This kimchi packs some heat, and its warming umami goodness ripples across the peppery notes.
Ingredients: napa cabbage, carrots, bok choy, daikon, onions, scallions, garlic, Celtic sea salt, Korean red pepper chili flakes, Red Boat fish sauce (anchovies, sea salt), garlic, brown rice flour, ginger, honey
Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, black pepper-free, not vegetarian, and not grain-free.
New recipe! We're convinced our housemade deodorant is better than any aluminum-based, plastic-packaged deodorant on the market, to keep you smelling clean but not chemical-ly or perfume-y. We've played with our recipe to make it even more effective and nicer on the skin! Essential oils chosen for their antibacterial affect are blended into a base of coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax (from East Bay hives!) for a cream that is easy to apply with a barely noticeable scent.
Ingredients: coconut oil, refined shea butter, baking soda, arrowroot, beeswax, essential oils of black pepper, tea tree, lemongrass, rosemary and cedarwood.
A nutritious, delicious bar made from dried plums (prunes) and Medjool dates, Artisana coconut butter and coconut oil, dried coconut, sea salt, orange juice and zest. Sweet but not too sweet, and balanced by the fat in the coconut, these are a great snack to eat while on the go (“in transit”)—and the dried fruit might help with the other kind of transit, too!
Ingredients: coconut butter, coconut oil, dried plums, dates, Celtic sea salt, orange juice and zest Bar comes uncut and wrapped in brown butcher paper.
Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and GAPS Diet-friendly. May contain pits.
Finally--a store-bought mayonnaise as nourishing and delicious as homemade. No soybean oil! We mellow the flavor of Seka Hills olive oil with Straus yogurt cream, which also helps to preserve the fresh mayonnaise. Perfect on sandwiches, as a dip for asparagus or artichokes, or use it to make homemade egg salad, potato salad, chicken salad, or as a base for salad dressings. We've been especially enjoying it mixed into Vital Choice Albacore Tuna, Salmon, Mackerel or Sardines.
Ingredients: raw pastured egg yolks, yogurt cream, olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard (organic grain vinegar, water, organic mustard seed, salt, organic spices), Celtic sea salt, black pepper
Recipe is gluten-free* and contains dairy. *Recipe contains Dijon mustard which contains grain vinegar which most people consider gluten-free but some do not.
This delicious seasonal offering of cabbage tonic features anti-inflammatory turmeric and ginger to keep us limber in the cooler seasons.
Ingredients: reverse-osmosis filtered water, green cabbage, fresh turmeric, fresh ginger & Celtic sea salt
Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and GAPS Diet-friendly.
Polpettini are little meatballs in Italy, and this soup features the seasoned, hand-shaped little meaty balls in a saute of Tomatero Farm leeks and Paul's Produce carrots, celery, and crimini mushrooms, with plenty of bone broth and a hint of fresh dill from County Line Harvest. The polpettini are enriched with liver, bound with pastured eggs, and roasted before going in the soup. Little nuggets of meaty goodness in a nourishing broth with plenty of veg -- what more could you want?
Ingredients: grassfed ground beef, beef bone broth, onions, leeks, carrots, celery, mushrooms, pastured eggs, beef liver, porcini powder, garlic, Celtic sea salt, dill, black pepper, red wine vinegar
Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, nightshade-free, and GAPS Diet-friendly.
This savory dough is ready to form into patties or balls and pan-fry (or bake) into the West African fritter called Akara. It is a thick "dough" of sprouted black-eyed peas, onions, ginger, sweet peppers and mild but flavorful spices. Perfect for a quick meal. Try it with a dollop of our Piima or Yogurt Cream.
Ingredients: black-eyed peas, onions, tomato puree, dehydrated sweet red bell peppers, paprika, Celtic sea salt, olive oil, ginger, white pepper, cayenne
Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and black pepper-free.
Finally a truly nutritious, real-food sports drink you can trust and enjoy. And it's probiotic! This sports drink uses only raw local honey as a sweetener and fresh squeezed lime juice with yogurt whey from Straus grassfed yogurt for tang. Celtic sea salt, harvested from isolated North Atantic waters and slowly sun-dried, contains a host of trace electrolyte-rich minerals in bioavailable form. Now in larger 750 ml bottles to last through any workout.
Ingredients: Filtered water, whey (from Strauss whole milk organic yogurt), lime juice, raw local honey, Celtic sea salt
Recipe is gluten-free, nightshade-free, black pepper-free and contains dairy in the form of whey.