I am often asked for recommendations on where to get the various ingredients I use in my food and health recipes, as well as for blogging and photography-related products. As a result I’ve put together lists of recommended resources that I either personally use (in most cases) or which have come highly recommended to me by people I trust.
I will add to these lists as I come across new resources that I recommend.
Herbs, Spices, Tea
Mountain Rose Herbs
Started by herbalist Rosemary Gladstar in 1987. A zero waste, fair trade, sustainable company that supports organic agriculture. Huge selection of organic, natural ingredients and related supplies, great customer service and prices. Offer bulk discounts. www.mountainroseherbs.com
Awesome company with a gorgeous online storefront and equally stylish packaging. But most important, all their spices, herbs, seasoning blends, teas, extracts etc. are certified organic and certified gluten free. And non-GMO, fair trade, kosher certified and vegan! I’ve been using their spices for a while now and love them. www.spicely.com
Chai Tea: How to make your own health promoting loose leaf blend
Licorice honey ice tea
Mini tea tasting
Caffeine-free herbal chai
Gluten, soy, sugar and nut-free coconut chai coffee cake
I recommend buying raw honey from a local apiary, both because it can help with pollen allergies, but for that to happen, it needs to be local, and also because I like supporting small local businesses. These are the ones I buy my honey from:
Swan’s Honey, Maine (no website, no online store, I call them when I need more honey shipped to me)
Honey Gardens, Vermont
I usually buy it at Market Basket, or online at Vitacost
Eden Organics Beans
BPA free cans, and the only canned beans I use. When I need them immediately, I buy them at Whole Foods, but the price is normally better online.
Frontier Vanilla Beans
by Lucullus (the kind you find in Europe)