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
From farm to jar! Pastured chicken is simmered in bone broth with baby white lima beans (GAPS Diet-friendly), Marin Roots dandelion greens, Tomatero Farm escarole and chard from County Line Harvest, for a nourishing and satisfying seasonal soup finished with fresh rosemary from Bernier Farm. Try it with grated Parmigiano Reggiano on top.
Ingredients: pastured chicken and chicken bone broth, lima beans, onions, chard, escarole, dandelion greens, rosemary, olive oil, garlic, Celtic sea salt, thyme, sage, bay leaves, kombu
Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, black pepper-free, nightshade-free, and GAPS Diet-friendly.*
*Each pound of beans is cooked with a one-inch piece of kombu sea vegetable which is not on the GAPS Diet protocol Introductory Diet. Also contains heated olive oil.
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.
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.
Comes frozen this week. Golden chicken fat from our roasted pastured chickens is infused with sauteed onions, then strained for this classic Eastern European cooking fat. It is a perfect ingredient for matzoh balls or matzoh brei, and can also be used for pan frying or as a alternative for butter on bread, steamed veggies and cooked starches. Schmaltz was prized by Jewish grandmothers as an immune system booster.
Ingredient: rendered chicken fat* (infused with caramelized onions) from pastured chickens, onions
Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free and GAPS, Paleo and Low FODMAP Diets-friendly.
*While onions are not included on the Low FODMAP Diet, when the onions are strained out, as they are here, the dish is acceptable.
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
Carrots from Paul's Produce in Sonoma are sauteed until tender with onions, pureed with coconut milk, lightly scented with ginger and balanced with a bit of orange juice. This vegan soup is delicious and nourishing.
Ingredients: carrots, Native Forest coconut milk (guar gum-free), onions, coconut oil, vegetable stock (filtered water, celery, onions, ginger, thyme, sage, oregano, bay leaves), orange juice & zest, lemon juice, Celtic sea salt
Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nightshade-free, black pepper-free and GAPS/Paleo Diets-friendly.
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
This falafel dough is ready to form into patties or balls and pan-fry (or bake). It is a thick puree of chickpeas activated by soaking, onions, garlic, parsley, and mild but flavorful spices. Perfect for a quick meal! Pair it with this week's Hummus, and top with our Tahini Yogurt Sauce with Lemon and some of our Middle Eastern Pesto. This dough gets better with time as it naturally cultures in your fridge.
Ingredients: chickpeas, onions, parsley, olive oil, garlic, cumin, paprika, lemon juice, Celtic sea salt, coriander, cayenne
Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and black pepper-free.
Shiitake mushrooms are a featured flavor in this complex infusion of roasted garlic and stimulating spices finished with a delicate floral note of chrysanthemums. The ingredients in this broth balance warming and cooling properties, stimulating and soothing, and provide a variety of health benefits. Chrysanthemum and shiitakes, for example, are known in Chinese medicine to be beneficial for the immune system and blood pressure, while black peppercorns and ginger support circulation and digestion. Heat and sip by itself, or use as a soup base with your favorite proteins, vegetables or noodles.
Ingredients: pastured chicken bone broth, garlic, shiitake mushrooms, dry white wine, ginger, Celtic sea salt, white wine vinegar, chrysanthemum flowers, black peppercorns, bay leaves, cloves, annatto seeds, fenugreek seeds
Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, nightshade-free and Gaps Diet-friendly.
Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, nightshade-free, and GAPS & Paleo Diets-friendly.
This traditional soup is a favorite in Scotland and Ireland. In our version, pastured chicken is simmered with an abundance of Riverdog Farm leeks ("leekies") in bone broth with barley, celery, onions, thyme and bay leaves, finished with fresh parsley and a sprinkling of minced dried plums.
Ingredients: Pastured chicken and bone broth, leeks, barley, onions, celery, prunes (dried plums), olive oil, Celtic sea salt, lemon juice, parsley, thyme, apple cider vinegar, sage, black pepper, bay leaves
Recipe is dairy-free and contains barley.
Grassfed beef from Marin Sun Farms is marinated in a traditional seasoned brine, then braised in mineral-rich broth with aromatic spices, carrots, turnips, cabbage and rutabagas from Riverdog Farm, our favorite grower for so many winter vegetables. The term "corning" comes from the nuggets of rock salt often used in this traditional meat preservation method.
Ingredients: grassfed beef and beef bone broth, brine [filtered water, Celtic sea salt, garlic, apple cider vinegar, honey, bay leaves, mustard seeds, peppercorns, curing salt (sodium chloride and sodium nitrite)*, celery seeds], cabbage, carrots, onions, rutabagas, turnips, mustard seed, allspice, black pepper, cloves
Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free and GAPS Diet-friendly.
*We use nitrite because there is evidence that a small amount of sodium nitrite is healthier than a large amount of so-called natural vegetable-based nitrate such as celery powder, which can convert to toxic nitrosamines in the body. Check out the article "Save Your Bacon" by Kaayla Daniel on the Weston A. Price Foundation website and "The 'No-Nitrates Added' Hoax" by master charcutier Michael Ruhlman.
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.
Apparently, "stroganoff" was the most-searched recipe online in 2017. In our nutrient-dense version, grassfed beef, mushrooms, and grassfed, lactose-free sour cream make a scrumptious trio! First, onions, mushrooms and herbs are sauteed in butter. The pan is deglazed with white wine, then the sauteed vegetables are simmered with ground beef and bone broth. The stroganoff is finished with Redwood Hill's Green Valley Sour Cream, cultured long enough to be lactose-free!
Ingredients: grassfed ground beef, crimini mushrooms, onions, beef bone broth, sour cream, white wine, butter, garlic, beef liver, porcini powder, fresh thyme, Herbs de Provence (savory, thyme, lavender, basil, tarragon, rosemary), Celtic sea salt, black pepper
Recipe is gluten-free, nightshade-free and contains dairy.
This vegetarian pâté is rich with crimini and shiitake mushrooms sauteed in butter, deglazed with balsamic vinegar then pureed with toasted Crispy Walnuts for an amazingly rich treat! Spread it on gluten-free Cult Crackers, celery, or one of the many delicious breads we offer.
Ingredients: crimini mushrooms, Crispy Walnuts, onions, butter, shiitake mushrooms, garlic, parsley, olive oil, thyme, balsamic vinegar, Celtic sea salt, black pepper
Recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, nightshade-free and GAPS Diet-friendly.
Simply delicious and satisfying. Large butter beans from Iacopi Farm in Half Moon Bay are soaked and then slowly simmered with sage and garlic for flavor and a little kombu for digestibility and nutrition. Once the beans are tender, they are seasoned with fresh sage, Seka Hills olive oil, white wine vinegar, and a bit of black pepper.
Ingredients: butter beans, olive oil, white wine vinegar, sage, garlic, Celtic sea salt, white pepper, kombu
Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, nightshade-free, black pepper-free and dairy-free.
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.
A trio of traditional immune boosting plants (turmeric, ginger, and garlic) make this kraut a great support for your health. We've also added black pepper, as many studies are showing that the piperine in black pepper supports the bioavailability of the curcumin in turmeric, making its anti-inflammatory power much more effective. Put a dollop of this bright kraut in a cup of warm broth and let the healing begin!
Ingredients: green cabbage, Celtic sea salt, turmeric, ginger, garlic, lemon zest, black pepper
Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nightshade-free and GAPS Diet-friendly.
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
Organic white tea and unrefined sugar are cultured with a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast), and then flavored with grapefruit juice and sage. Kombucha is considered by many to have a detoxifying effect on the body. The healing properties of sage and the beneficial antioxidants from grapefruit make for a refreshing and healthful drink.
Ingredients: filtered water, white tea, organic grapefruits, organic sage, organic cane sugar
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.
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)
A Mediterranean classic, our hummus is a delicious snack and a great addition to packed lunches. Chickpeas are activated by soaking and then cooked until tender, puréed with Seka Hills olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and spices. Try it with this week’s Falafel Dough and Tahini Yogurt Sauce with Lemon.
Ingredients: chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice, sesame tahini, parsley, garlic, Celtic sea salt, apple cider vinegar, cumin, lemon zest, paprika, sesame oil, kombu sea vegetable (a small amount cooked with chickpeas for added digestibility and nutrition)
Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, black pepper-free, and dairy-free.
We're now offering a nut-free and raisin-free version of our Granola, packed in a returnable mason jar. Rolled oats are mixed with melted butter and coconut oil, massaged with Straus yogurt, then cultured overnight before adding the sweeteners and flavorings. The granola is then slow baked under low heat for over a day until crunchy, for a more digestible and nutrient-dense version of the classic! Add your own fresh or dried fruits, seeds, or nuts to taste, mix with milk or yogurt, or just snack on the go.
Ingredients: rolled oats, yogurt, butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, brown rice syrup, vanilla extract, orange zest, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, Celtic sea salt
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)
Infused with lime zest, the tang of freshly squeezed lime juice is balanced with the sweetness of honey, then set with Great Lakes gelatin before being topped with a layer of coconut cream gelatina.
Ingredients: filtered water, lime juice, Native Forest coconut milk (guar gum-free), raw honey, beef gelatin, lime zest, vanilla extract, Celtic sea salt
Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free and GAPS Diet-friendly.
Originating as a Yemeni dish, but a common pesto throughout the region, Zhoug uses either cilantro or flowering coriander (cilantro that has moved to the flowering stage) as the base for a zesty and earthy green puree. It has a bit of heat, but we keep our version on the “family-friendly” side. Zhoug makes a wonderful accompaniment to grilled meats or vegetables. Try some in a salad dressing, or mix it into rice with lentils and the healthy fat of your choice.
Ingredients: cilantro, olive oil, garlic, serrano chiles, pickled habanero chiles, black peppercorns, caraway seeds, cumin seeds, lemon juice, preserved lemon brine, Celtic sea salt, cardamom pods
Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and GAPS Diet-friendly.
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
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.
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 Marin Sun Farms is braised in an aromatic bone broth with butternut squash from Riverdog Farm, for a traditional Persian stew scented with warming spices, rose petals, and saffron. Prunes add sweetness, which is balanced with fresh lemon and lime. "Khoresh kadu halvai alu" is traditionally eaten over saffron rice, but it also stands alone. Sprinkle toasted pumpkin seeds on top for a bit of crunch!
Ingredients: grassfed beef, beef bone broth, butternut squash, onions, prunes, tomato paste, lime juice and zest, lemon juice and zest, Celtic sea salt, cinnamon, cardamom, turmeric, dried ground rose petals, black pepper, nutmeg, saffron
Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and GAPS Diet-friendly.
New recipe! In honor of Nowruz, the Persian New Year celebration, we developed our version of this classic frittata-like pie, which is a staple in Iran and has become a hot street food in London! Deeply herbacious, this pie features plenty of spinach, chard, parsley, cilantro and dill baked in a custard of pastured eggs and sprinkled with a few tart barberries on top. Enjoy this seasonal vegetarian main dish anytime -- hot, cold or room temperature.
Ingredients: pastured eggs, chard, onions, leeks, spinach, almond flour, olive oil, parsley, cilantro, scallions, Celtic sea salt, dill, dried barberries, fenugreek leaves, baking soda, turmeric, black pepper
Recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, nightshade-free and GAPS Diet-friendly.
Organic yerba mate and unrefined sugar are cultured with a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast), and then flavored with pomegranate juice from Live Oak Farm in Sonoma. Refreshing and crisp, a bit smoky and herbacious, with just the right level of tartness, this drink has quickly become a staff favorite! Kombucha is considered by many to have a detoxifying effect on the body.
Ingredients: filtered water, yerba mate, organic cane sugar, pomegranate juice, lime zest
This traditional Ragu Bolognese is full of grassfed ground beef and pastured ground pork, enriched with bone broth and liver. Seasoned with tomato paste, onions, garlic and herbs, this dish can be eaten by itself or ladled over polenta, rice, gnocchi, or pasta. Also great layered into lasagne or other casseroles.
Ingredients: ground grassfed beef & ground pastured pork, beef bone broth, tomato paste and puree, onions, carrots, celery, olive oil, pureed beef liver, garlic, Celtic sea salt, parsley, bay leaves, oregano, marjoram, black pepper
Recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, and GAPS Diet-friendly.*
*Contains heated olive oil
Now vegan and in a larger jar! Our version of the classic combines slow-simmered kidney beans from Pleasant Grove in Northern California and Massa Organics brown rice in one dish. Well-seasoned with sauteed onions, garlic, celery, tomato paste and mild but flavorful spices and herbs, this is a nourishing quick meal or a perfect accompaniment to sausages, fish, pork chops, fried chicken or your favorite vegetable.
Ingredients: red kidney beans, Massa Organics brown rice, onions, tomato paste, celery, scallions, olive oil, Celtic sea salt, garlic, apple cider vinegar, cumin, coriander, oregano, aji panca chile paste (organic aji panca chile, water, citric acid), paprika, marjoram, black pepper, bay leaves, smoked paprika, chipotle powder
Recipe is gluten-free and dairy-free.
Sauerkraut brine is a wonderful tonic for the digestion, and recommended as a great way to rebuild the intestinal flora. This brine, harvested from our Vital Heart Kraut, can be consumed in small amounts to stimulate digestion — “brine shots” are a weekly ritual in our kitchen! Brine is also wonderful added to salad dressings, or even used instead of vinegar. Lastly, if you are culturing vegetables like sauerkraut at home, it acts as a perfect starter.
Ingredients: brine of "Golden Guardian Kraut" (green cabbage, Celtic sea salt, turmeric, ginger, garlic, lemon zest, black pepper)
Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nightshade-free and GAPS Diet-friendly.
This kombucha is brewed almost 3 times as long as our other beverages, resulting in a distinct flavor profile. English Breakfast tea and unrefined sugar are cultured with a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast), and that probiotic base is balanced by the addition of sweet Gravenstein apple juice and finished with a gentle kick of freshly juiced ginger. Sour apple with a punch!
Ingredients: reverse-osmosis filtered water, english breakfast tea, organic cane sugar, Gravenstein apple juice, ginger
A shrub is an old fashioned traditional fruit concentrate, like a syrup, preserved with vinegar and used to make or flavor beverages. A few ounces with bubbly water and a makes a fabulous drink all on its own, and there's no reason you couldn't use it as a cocktail mixer if that's your thing! Shrubs can also add zing to jam or salad dressing, and make a wonderful glaze for grilled meats. We use raw, unfiltered honey and raw apple cider vinegar for an extra-vital cultured beverage! We made this shrub to celebrate of Lunar New Year. We liked it so much we are offering it again this week. Mandarins are potent symbols of good luck for this special celebration, and this shrub is infused with spices typical of East Asia.
Ingredients: orange juice, raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar, raw honey, ginger, cinnamon, star anise, fennel seed, cloves, Sichuan peppercorns, black & white peppercorns
Recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free and GAPS Diet-friendly.
Organic sesame tahini is combined with Straus yogurt, Seka Hills olive oil, lemon juice, scallions and spices. Try a classic combination this week with our Falafel Dough and Hummus.
Ingredients: Straus yogurt, sesame tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, scallions, cumin, Celtic sea salt, paprika, black pepper
Recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, and contains dairy.
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 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 and our Hamburgers, and use it to make homemade egg salad, potato salad, chicken salad, and as a base for creamy dips or salad dressings.
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.
We've adapted our Paleo Walnut Date Cake recipe with a hint of Persian flavors to celebrate the New Year. Sweetened with dates and featuring almond and coconut flours, this treat will deeply nourish and delight you.
Ingredients: pastured eggs, dates, almond flour, Crispy Walnuts, coconut flour, coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, Native Forest coconut milk (guar gum-free), pomegranate concentrate, orange zest, rose water, baking soda, garam masala spice blend (cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, black pepper, coriander), cardamom, cinnamon, turmeric, nutmeg, black pepper, Celtic sea salt
Recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free and Paleo/GAPS Diets-friendly.
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.
Our extra thick and rich yogurt cream made with Straus yogurt and nothing more. Use a dollop as a topping on savory or sweet dishes, or use as a spread on crackers or crostini. Anywhere you would use cream cheese, crème fraîche, or sour cream, yogurt cream can be substituted!
Ingredient: Straus yogurt, strained to remove the liquid whey
Recipe is gluten-free and contains dairy.