Food Product Suggestions

Coconut-Secret-The-Original-Coconut-Aminos-Soy-Free-Seasoning-Sauce-851492002047I LOVE this product!! I use it in everything savory including stir fries , meatloaf, gravies, and bone broth.  I could drink it straight out of the bottle with a straw.  This is totally soy free.

paleo mayoHealthy condiments are a must.  You can make your own fairly easily, but now there are more and more options that can be purchased ready made. Primal kitchen offers a nice selection of healthy condiments and dressings.

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Bragg’s has long been the standard for apple cider vinegar with the “mother” in it (which is naturally occurring strand-like enzymes of connected protein molecules you can see floating in the jar).  Many baking recipes call for apple cider vinegar.  You can learn so much about the health benefits of this vinegar and many more of their products at

coconut sugar

Coconut sugar is used in many paleo recipes, but still must be used as a special treat (not in large quantities).  I love the caramel-like flavor.

Braggs vinaigrette

This is a great ready made dressing with healthy ingredients.  I also use it as a marinade.


sea kelp seasoningVery tasty.  I use this in everything savory, including chicken, tuna or salmon salad and it is delicious on hard boiled eggs.  I listed the ingredients to make your mouth water.

INGREDIENTS: kelp*, rosemary*, onion*, garlic*, thyme*, red bell pepper*, carrot*,  tomato*, black pepper*, basil*, Bragg Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil*, parsley*, tarragon*, lemon peel*, orange peel*, Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar*, celery seed*, dill seed*, oregano*, savory*, sage*, ginger*, coriander*, bay leaf*, turmeric*.     * organic ingredients.



Blanched almond flour is used in many paleo baked goods recipes.  Blanched means that the almonds have been soaked and milled without the skins which may make it easier to digest.  I like Honeyville because I usually buy it in bulk to be more cost effective.  Be sure to store large quantities in the freezer as the oils in the flour could go rancid if stored over a long period of time.

Coconut flour

Coconut flour is high in fiber and used in many paleo recipes.  I have found it used best in combination with other flours such as almond and tapioca.  It does tend to absorb liquids and needs to set for a minute or two before baking.

tapioca flourTapioca flour is not the same as arrowroot or cassava flour.  I will post a blog on the differences.  In some recipes both tapioca and arrowroot are required.

arrowroot flour

It is best to have both tapioca flour and arrowroot flour on hand.  Here is a great link to an article that explains it well.

Read more here.

coconut oilThis is the coconut oil I get at Costco.  It is organic, cold pressed and unrefined.  I use it for cooking/baking, in coffee, in smoothies, oil pulling and skin care. Great stuff!

Avocado oilAvocado oil is a great healthy cooking oil.  It has a higher smoke point of 520 degrees.  I use it for frying and in dressings.  It is also good for your skin. I usually get Avolio avocado oil at Costco, but here is what they had on their online link.

coconut creamI truly love this coconut cream.  I can eat it plain all by itself.  You can make whipped cream simply by stirring it in a bowl with a little sweetener of choice and vanilla &/or cinnamon and refrigerating until it is solid.  Delicious!  I use it in any recipe that calls for coconut milk.  I added the link here, but it is only $1.49 if you go to Trader Joe’s.  That’s much more cost effective.

ceylon cinnamonAll cinnamon is not the same.  I will write a blog specifically on Ceylon cinnamon.  You can also purchase this brand at Natural Grocers.

turmericTurmeric is very tasty and contains an active component, curcumin.  This is said to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  I use it in almost anything savory (soups, eggs, casseroles, etc…) It does turn everything sort of yellow.

21 saluteI use this seasoning all the time in anything and everything savory.  The flavor blend is delightful.  I always make sure I have plenty on hand.

toasted sesame oil

This is another healthy oil I use especially in stir fries. This is organic and unrefined.  My favorite is to use this in cauliflower rice with coconut aminos and a little balsamic vinegar. Yummy.

birch benders pancakesI usually make my own pancake mix, but this one is very tasty.  It is a little pricey but the texture and flavor is wonderful.  Very user friendly – just add water.  I love the ingredients.  It contains cassava flour (which I am experimenting a lot with) and monk fruit as the sweetener (which is 0 carb).  They also have very fun marketing.

otto's cassava flourI am just starting to work more with cassava flour.  This brand is on several sites I visit often.  It is very pricey and I am not sure if other brands respond differently in recipes.  I just wanted you to know it is out there.

ola-ola cassava flourI was looking for a more cost effective cassava flour and I found this one.  I just bought some and will keep you posted on my findings.  I just wanted to share some options with you.

raspberry nib chocolateI love dark chocolate as a special treat.  This is one of my favorite flavors.  It does contain organic cane sugar (and is pricey), so make it last a long time.

Hail Mary TartThis brand is my favorite store bought dessert treat.  This link is for an eight pack which is pretty costly.  I usually buy them individually at Natural Grocer or Whole Foods.  They come in a variety of yummy flavors and they freeze well.  I can cut them in little pie shaped pieces and make them last longer if I can keep them hidden from everyone else.

epic energy barsThese are tasty protein bars.  My favorite is the Turkey, almond, cranberry (like thanksgiving in a bar).  They are great to keep in your purse or carry in the car for those food emergencies when you’re out and about.  They are also great for survival type situations.

dark chocolate chips

These are the chocolate chips I use when baking.  They are sweetened with stevia.  Lily’s has a variety of chocolate bars as well. I usually buy these at Hy-Vee or Whole Foods when they are on sale.  They seem to be more expensive on line.

yuca rootYucca  (sometimes spelled yuca) is a root vegetable, similar in texture to its cousin the potato, this popular Hispanic staple with its delicate flavor is often served as a side dish. Located in grocer’s freezer section of Hispanic markets. (I found it at Payless Foods near 135th and Mur-Len in Olathe).  I use this in many recipes.

green superfoodAdding extra organic greens and antioxidants into smoothies is always a plus and easy to do.  I like this superfood in original, but it is offered in a variety of flavors (including orange dreamsicle).  This is a family business based in Kansas.

hemp heartsRaw, shelled hemp hearts are high in protein and omegas while being low in carbs.  They have a light nutty flavor similar to sunflower seeds or pine nuts.  I use them in smoothies, salads, power balls and a breakfast blend I mix with other nuts, seeds and coconut to add to fruit or coconut yogurt.

shredded coconutOrganic shredded coconut is used in many snack and treat recipes, and can be added to smoothies as well.  I keep a container ready all the time.  It also freezes well.

garlic cubesI buy these crushed garlic cubes frozen at Costco.  They are very convenient to add to many savory recipes.  Many in my Workshops did not know these were available or where to get them, so I’m passing this along.