These are resources for products or information that I use or find helpful. I recommend you check them out
Table of Contents Navigation
- Culturing Needs Section 1
- Eggs Section 2
- Fats & Oils Section 3
- Grains, Beans & Flour Section 4
- Meats Section 5
- Milk & Dairy Section 6
- Nuts & Nut Butters Section 7
- Salt & Spices Section 8
- Seafood Section 9
- Teas & Herbs Section 10
- Body Care Section 11
- Essential Oils Section 12
- Supplements Section 13
- Kitchen Equipment Section 14
- Educational Information Section 15
I believe in this company so much that I made a video for them to help them promote their product. They produce the world’s best sauerkraut as well as cultured veggie juices and a cultured vegetable starter so you can make your own cultured veggies that are successful every time. Tell them Amanda sent you!
If you are looking for a one stop shop to fulfill all of your culturing needs, this is the site! They sell kefir grains, yogurt starters, sourdough starters, kombucha scoby’s and much more. They also have great instructional videos for making cultured products.
Marilyn Kefirlady is also a great source for cultured products. She sells great water and dairy kefir grains as well as kombucha starters and a few other odds and ends. I order from her regularly.
As if WFN did not already sell so many amazing products, they now sell culture starters as well for making yogurt, kefir, cultured veggies and more. I personally use their yogurt starter to make my raw goat milk yogurt and have had great results.
The best eggs are ones that are found from local farmers raising their chickens on pasture and feeding organic feed. This is actually hard to find these days as more and more of the feed available is becoming contaminated with GMO grains. If you truly want to find quality eggs, you may need to ask your farmers some hard questions like, “What are you feeding your chickens? And where does your feed come from?” If you want to see if your egg adds up, check out www.Cornucopia.org and look at their egg scoring report card to see how your eggs fair. Also, generally look for eggs with dark yellow or bright orange yolks.
Fats & Oils
This is some of the best olive oil I have ever tasted. I know the owners personally. The olive oil comes from a California family farm.
Another delicious and unfiltered olive oil. When I lived in California some years ago, my roommate would buy it by the case. And I drank it out of the bottle. Yes, it is that good!
This is a well known site amongst raw foodists and is known to have high quality products. They carry raw olive oil and coconut oil as well as raw nuts, olives and other great products.
This high quality company produces some of the world’s best cod liver oil and high vitamin butter oil. They also produce coconut ghee and coconut oil. I have personally taken these products for several years and can testify to the healing qualities of the cod liver oil and high vitamin butter oil. I have cooked massive amounts of food in their coconut ghee and coconut oil at the Weston Price conference and they were both great cooking fats as they have a high smoke point.
The World’s Most Beneficial Foods is the tagline of this company. They sell very high quality coconut oils, raw cocao, raw nuts, palm sugar, chlorella, vanilla beans, seaweed and much more. Check them out. Their raw coconut oil is amazing.
This site has a plethora of wonderful foods. WFN is a family owned business and sells only the finest quality coconut products, nuts, nut butters, cocao powder, culture starters, oils and much more. I have met the owners and can testify to this company being a very high integrity company.
This is a great guide to everything coconut. Learn the differences between all the parts and uses of this amazing plant.
Grains, Beans & Flour
www.organicsproutedflour.net – To Your Health Sprouted Flours is a great place to get high quality wheat, spelt and rye flours that have been soaked and sprouted. If you are not interested in performing this time consuming process yourself to remove the enzyme inhibitors from flour products to make your flour much more digestible and healthy, this is the company to visit. Now offering GLUTEN-FREE sprouted brown rice, corn, and millet whole grains and flours. To Your Health’s organic grains are sprouted, dried and milled at a very low temperature to maintain enzymes, vitamins and minerals. Our flours never sit on a shelf or in a warehouse. They are milled to order, ensuring the freshest flour possible.
www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com – check out their large selection of grains including: amaranth, quinoa, red rice, forbidden rice and wild rice.
100% organic whole grain sprouted wheat, rye and spelt flours from To Your Health Sprouted Flour Co. All the flours are milled to order & shipped direct so you receive the freshest flour possible.
This is where I get my raw, unpasteurized, organic blanched almond flour for all of my gluten free baking needs. They also sell coconut flour, arrowroot, dagoba chocolate chips and more.
Whether you prefer wild or domesticated meat, look for meat that has had a quality life and has been raised and slaughtered with respect. Wild game can be extremely nutritious as the animal has been grazing on all kinds of wild grasses and herbs. Often these animals can be very lean though so the cuts may be tougher and gamey tasting. I have enjoyed buffalo, venison, elk, moose and wild boar.
If you prefer more familiar cuts of meat, look for meat that has been pasture raised or grassfed such as grassfed beef, pasture raised chicken, turkey, lamb or pigs. The next best option is meat that is organically raised with organic grains. Pasture fed is best for ruminants as they are meant to eat grass while chickens may do better on a mixed pasture and grain diet.
Milk & Dairy:
If you have not found raw milk in your area, visit www.realmilk.com to find out where to get delicious, nourishing, unpasteurized, unhomogenized, whole milk from cows or goats that have been pasture raised in your area.
Nuts & Nut Butters (See above for sources on fats and oils)
Living Nutz is a great source for organic already soaked, sprouted and dehydrated nuts. They give a portion of their proceeds to efforts to stop the unnecessary mandate by the USDA to pasteurize almonds.
Salt & Spices:
www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com – they carry a wide array of amazing salts as well as a line of seasonings and spices.
www.mountainroseherbs.com – I love this company for the wide array of culinary and medicinal herbs and spices they carry.
They carry an extraordinary line of wild caught Alaskan seafood. I order and eat their seafood and absolutely love it! The wild salmon, ventresca (tuna belly) and sablefish are my personal favorites.
Teas & Herbs:
I love ordering herbs from this company. They have an excellent selection and provide great customer service. They are located in Eugene, Oregon.
This company is a bit more expensive than the rest, but their quality is also a cut above as well. Many of their herbs are wild crafted.
Check out Amanda Love’s very own tea company where you can order the delicious Soothin’ Infusion Herbal Iced Tea!
Ora Wellness Tooth Oil is a Natural & Organic Solution to Gum Disease,
Bleeding Gums, Periodontitis and Bad Breath. I use this tooth oil and love the way it makes my mouth feel. Many people swear by this product.
Young Living has top notch essential oils you can use externally for a multitude of medicinal and culinary purposes or just to smell good.
This is a great resource for quality supplements. I really like their Oregano Oil, Oxy Powder, and Liver Detox. I just completed a liver gallbladder flush with their products and had great results.
Great resource for great teas and tinctures. I love the Spring Dragon Longevity Tea. They also sell the best goji berries I have ever tasted as well as some great Chinese herbal formulas.
I use this powerful Vitamix blender daily. A regular blender is no match for what this blender can do. I highly recommend making the investment in this irreplaceable piece of kitchen equipment. I use it for making smoothies, sauces, soups, juices, nut butters and much more several times a day. Click on the link from my website and enjoy free shipping when you order your vitamix.
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These are great sources for real nutrition and food politics information. I am a member of most of these organizations and refer to them often for top notch and well researched information.
This amazing organization shares the great works of Dr. Weston A. Price and backs it up with scientific validity. The main mission of this organization is to restore nutrient dense food to our culture. They hold an annual conference in different parts of the country. I was honored to be the conference chef for their conference in 2009 and 2010.
This organization promotes the work and understanding of Dr. Weston A. Price and Dr. Francis Pottenger – both nutritional pioneers.
Cornucopia is an organic watchdog organization and I am proud to be a board member. They are leading the fight against corporate corruption in regards to organic food.
It is a Wisconsin-based nonprofit farm policy research group, dedicated to the fight for economic justice for the family-scale farming community. Through research, advocacy, and economic development, their goal is to empower farmers — partnered with consumers — in support of ecologically produced local, organic and authentic food. Click here to sign up for the newsletter. Click here to make an online tax-deductible donation.
Dr. Mercola has delivered cutting edge nutrition information to the masses for years and is still going strong.
Mike Adams, The Health Ranger delves deep to provide real health and food politics information to help us make better health choices
The NOC campaign created by the talented Sandrine Hahn has created an impactful 2 hour animated presentation of the dietary principles discovered by Dr. Weston A. Price with narration, and musical score.
This amazing organization provides legal defense for small farmers being threatened by the USDA or FDA.
Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance - This organization is working hard to preserve the rights of small farmers and ranchers across the country.
Texas Organic Farmer and Gardener Association
This is a Texas wide organization and promotes the organic movement broadening across Texas. I have cooked for their annual conference going on five years.