Saturday, February 20, 2016

Delicious Healthy Acai Dandelion Radicchio Pear Banana Smoothie

Purple deliciousness is just waiting for you! Another green smoothie delight that tastes like dessert! Today I poked around the kitchen and found enough organic items to make a smoothie. I was out of kale so I added some Green Magma powder instead. Lots of natural protein and super-foods in this smoothie! You can always adjust items to your preference and to what you have on hand. If you are afraid of the dandelion and radicchio being too bitter... don't worry as you will not even taste them. Yet they are still in there with their magical super powers helping your body to be healthier!

Acai Dandelion Radicchio Pear Banana Smoothie

1 cup Coconut water
2 TB fresh ground flax powder
2-3 Tsp chia seeds
2 TB hemp seeds
1 TB sunflower seeds 
1 Tb pumpkin seeds
1 TB Green Magma powder
1 capsule of Curcumin or 1/2 Tsp of Turmeric
1 Tsp Ceylon Cinnamon
2 shakes of Allspice

1 peeled banana
1 pear
handful of dandelion greens
3- 4 leaves of small Radicchio
1 frozen Sambazon Acai smoothie packet

I threw in some blackberries and blueberries from bags that were 
almost empty in the freezer too. About 1/2 of a cup total.

Put items listed above into blender in the order shown. Blend on high till mixed. Pour and enjoy. 

Don't forget to clean your blender by putting water in the pitcher and running it on high. Then you will just have to do a quick wipe down to clean up! If you are making smoothies before leaving the house just fill the pitcher with water, and finish clean up when you come home later. Heading out on the road? Put your smoothie in a mason jar or other BPA free travel mug.

I put a mason jar of this Acai purple smoothie in the fridge for my hubby to enjoy when he came home from his gig a few hours later. He loved it!

My yummy smoothie was attacked by elephants! Be happy! Be healthy! Be peace!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Best Help For Hot Flash Relief! Frogg Toggs And Magic Cool Cloths

Are you sick and tired of those monster hot flashes wreaking havoc on your wonderful life? I am so over these things!!!! After living through over 50,000 hot flashes I finally found the secret to calming those suckers down. Obviously if I still have hot flashes in my life I cannot tell you how to make them go away. What I can tell you is how to get through them in a more comfortable manner with two brands of cooling cloths: Frogg Toggs and Magic Cool. I have had hot flashes for the past eight years all day and all night. Believe me I'm not really thrilled that I am a freaking authority on having wicked hot flashes either. There are better things I could be doing with my time than being a hot mess! Let's turn this thing around and use my hot and flashy knowledge for something productive. Helping you! A big shout out to all the long suffering ladies like me who have no doubt they too live in a hot and flashy world! I feel your heat!!!!

Being the tenacious woman I am, I tried to 'tough it out' for the first two years thinking the hot flashes would eventually go away. You know... just like everyone else had done. Certainly I did not want to take the risky estrogen therapy. Plus I wasn't going to be a baby and whine about these womanly things of life. Be strong I said to myself! You can do this! My gyno recommended that I try taking Remifemin. Well that just did not work for me at all. Since my severe lack of sleep was causing serious system failures within my body, doctors insisted I get the estrogen therapy for one year. To give my body a break I unfortunately had to give into using the damned estrogen pills. They worked at removing the hot flashes and I got the much needed regular sleep. That was glorious and I still dream of such nights. Sleep helped my body overall and gave us a handle on my other medical issues. The down side is the pills also gave me breast cancer. So I do not recommend estrogen therapy for that reason... 'cause cancer sucks big time. After that quiet year they came right back again! In addition to my thyroid condition, having had breast cancer does not allow me to use the various other hot flash hormonal creams that seem to work for some women. Well "F Me!" I'm left with an overwhelming amount of interruption to my life, and a rotten night's sleep. My body clock is always thrown off due to having to sleep during the day to catch up! All the doctors can come up with now is to say you have 'Severe Menopause.' Not the news I wanted to hear. So the fact is I still have them. What can we do dear lovely ladies? For our sanity, and our bodies, til the hot flashes decide it's time to ffff-fade away for ffff-freaking good?

Wind from fans are not all that helpful as you can't carry a full sized fan around, and that is the only size fan that has any use for me. Even standing in front of air conditioner vents (when the hot flashes allow me to stand) is not a solution. Since most hot flashes also make me feel dizzy I need to sit down when they start to come over me. The amount of hot flashes I endure is a grueling waste of my day and night that's for sure. If I'm out in a store I may have to lean or hold onto something when they arrive. Recovering from a broken leg can make that a bit tricky. How about the flush pink face that makes you look as though you are blushing? Not always a great look, and may even seem inappropriate at times. Then there is your makeup sliding down your face too. I ask the great gods of maturity isn't getting wrinkles enough? Where are my awesome unicorns and rainbows????

The good news is that this past September while vacationing at my brother's house things changed a bit for the better. About time! My sister-in-law suggested that I try using one of her 'Magic Cool' cooling cloths that she kept around the house for her hot flash moments. My brother was also using these cooling cloths at work during extreme heat days. They both highly recommended that I try the cooling 'Grabber Magic Cool' product for my hot flashes. I was willing to give the small cloth a shot, having nothing to lose except a few degrees of heat. Really I was skeptical that a little piece of fabric would help. Kathy instructed that I keep the thin cloth wet, wring it out, and place next to the bed. "When a hot flash is coming on just give the cooling cloth a wave, and then snap. Then wrap the cloth around your neck and it will feel cooling." On average now during the night I only get a hot flash every two hours. Although there are nights they will come on five at a time with no break in between. Let's not even go there! When I awoke to the first hot dizzy buzz that night I grabbed the cloth, snapped it in the air, then wrapped it around my neck. Felt good. Yes I liked it... this little cloth really did help! Cooled off my heat and distracted me from my hot flash discomfort too. I was then able to lie back down and fall asleep till the next one. Why hadn't I heard about this solution before? Geez. Hey! What if I could find a bigger cloth???!!! Oh my! Love that idea! That is why I am sharing this good news! Picture me on my happy unicorn sprinkling cooling icicles over you!

When we got home from our trip I had my husband order me a black Magic Cool cloth. Thinking a darker color would blend into the clothes I wore during the day. He told me there were some other brands on Amazon that were also selling cooling fabric products. Wanting to investigate these possible solutions for my daily heat issues I suggested that he pick out one other brand and order that as well. My black Magic Cool personal cooling cloth arrived and looked just as expected. Then when I opened the 'frogg toggs Chilly Dana' tube I was let down that my husband had ordered me a bandana shape cloth. Wait a minute... this is a head scarf... darn I wanted a big rectangle shaped cooling cloth. Little did I know that this triangle bandana shape is the most useful shape of all the cooling cloths I own for hot flashes!!! Really! And I am not wearing it on my head either Ladies!

Place the frogg toggs Chilly Dana triangle across your chest as shown.

Listen to this my hot and flashy friend! Having an average of one hot flash every 40 to 60 minutes during the day I have taken to wearing a sports bra. As those of us with constant hot flashes know; a sports bra makes lifting up your shirt to get the heat out every hour a bit easier. Plus the material of a sports bra dries very quickly afterwards. At night I would usually just lie in bed lifting my top letting the steam out, then I'd wipe down the dripping sweat with a paper towel, or wash cloth. Now with the 'Chilly Dana' I can place that cold triangle shape across my chest where the heat is most intense, lower my sports bra over top of the cloth, and press the cold cloth onto the building heat. Ahhh sweet relief! Those 'frogg togg' cloths get super cold! While they absorb the building hot flash heat it becomes a great distraction from all the usual side effects of a hot flash! The cloth also absorbs any sweat too! After the hot flash is finished I pull the bottom of the cloth out from under the sports bra quickly, just the way a magician pulls a tablecloth off. Tah-dah!

Whew! I am having a hot flash as I write this! Let me grab my frogg toggs cooling cloths for a few minutes. Sometimes I can continue doing what ever I was doing far more quickly now, as I just leave that frogg togg cooling cloth to do its thing on my skin under my clothing. No more flashing my hubby with my hot flash! (That really does gets old after awhile!) 

Wear your Magic Cool cloth out to lunch or dinner.

I love how cold the frogg togg brand material gets when wet. It's amazing! The only downside is they are a bit large and bulky for social occasions. The thin Magic Cool cloths come in handy as they fit in the purse. Wonderful for restaurants or work. If my husband and I are out shopping, or at a gig, I bring along the small thin black Magic Cool cloth. Wet the cloth, place it in a baggie, and into your purse. Most people do not notice when I slyly wrap the thin black cooling material around my neck since it blends into my other clothing. When the flash is over I slip it off and seal it back into the baggie. When the next hot flash arrives the Magic Cool cloth is ready to use. Give it a sneaky wave in the air or under your table you devil.

The Magic Cool is a thin micro type fiber and the patterned frogg togg is a thicker dense material.

Recently I added the 'frogg toggs' large 'Chilly Pad' towel to my cooling arsenal. This long rectangle can be used on a variety of body parts that are heating you up. During my first two years of hot flashes my back would pour out sweat so bad that every 5-10 minutes my husband had to wipe me down with a towel. If only I had the incredibly cold 'Chilly Pad' back then to place across or down my back! At that time I also had to place rolled up coils of paper towels in my bra multiple times during the day. What a hot mess! 

Now that I know the secret to cooling myself down I wrap the 'Chilly Pad around my neck, or across my forehead, or both at once! Sometimes my belly feels hot and I lay the long pad across my abdomen area tucking the ends under my back. These really are the best help for hot flash relief! This material gets icy cold and will take the fire away from your skin immediately. You will be surprised how warm the fabric will be when the hot flash is finished. Within minutes after taking the fabric away from your body it returns to being cold again. You can wave it in the air to speed up the process if you are getting multiple flashes. Good to have a couple of cooling cloths ready at your bedside.

Place the larger frogg togg Chilly Pads across or down your back as needed.

I do not use the long rectangle Chilly Pad on my chest since the Chilly Dana bandana shape works far better for that area. Once I tuck the bandana shape over my chest, I pull the sports bra down over the cold fabric to hold it tighter to my skin. I then use the top tip of the triangle to pull up through the top of my sports bra to cool off a bit of my neck. I have got the triangle move down fast! Also remember that you want the sports bra pressing down on the frogg toggs cold cloth, not your hands. Your hands have heat in them taking away valuable cooling power. The long rectangle Chilly Pad is too much material to get under the sports bra quickly. Use the long cold rectangle chilly pad around your neck like a scarf. Lay back in cool cold comfort my friend and let that nasty hot flash pass. When the rectangle shape is gathered lengthwise like a scarf to fit around your neck, you can then flip the cold scarf over halfway through the flash. Thus giving you some fresh colder fabric relief mid hot flash! Sweet!!!

Really bad night? Use 3 cool cloths for total hot flash relief! Chest, neck and forehead!

Often I use all three of these cooling cloths at the same time! I wet them as needed, then wring them out, carrying one or all of them throughout the house during the day. Placing them all by my bed at night I am ready to chill. The frogg toggs are fantastic for use in your home or a private office. That long Chilly Pad would be great to place around your neck during a hot flash at home, in your car, or at work. If you work in a private office with a door you might bring the Chilly Dana bandana to work with you as long as you are able to push it up under your top when no one is around. That's the tricky part. Don't forget the Magic Cool cloth for your purse and be ready at all times while you are out shopping, in a meeting, or dining with friends.

The thin wet Magic Cool cloth fits easily into a small plastic sandwich bag and into my purse.

I only need to wet the cloths once or twice a day, and then again right before bed time. Some nights I may re-wet as it nears morning. It all depends how warm your home is as to when they dry out. The frogg toggs material is funny as it dries into a stiff board shape. 

Just wet it, wring out and it's ready to use again. The frogg toggs fabric holds up to 8 times their weight in water. Be sure to read the instructions that come with whatever brand of cooling towel you choose. They should be washed before use either in a machine or by hand thoroughly. They can also be washed or soaked if they become soiled. Do not use bleach or any chemical laundry products.

The cold wet frogg togg material has a frog feet design on one side. I tend to use that side against my skin.

These products are mostly seen as useful solutions for summer heat encountered by construction workers, sports people, and those who work out in the sun. Purchase these cooling cloths on Amazon, Walmart, or other stores like Bass Pro Shops. Hot and flashy lady this product is for you too! You can check out Amazon to read reviews and learn more about these and a few other brands to try for yourself. I've added extra links below for a headband shape and a hot pink 33 x 25 inch cool towel. Wow! If I got two of them I could cover my entire hot self in those extra large babies! Certainly the only thing better than using these cool cloths would be NOT having hot flashes at all! 

Looking forward to jumping for joy when I do not need to use cooling cloths and can get a good 7-8 hours sleep without interruption! In the meantime... now no longer a hot mess... you can go back to being the goddess of all things chill. Be happy. Be healthy. Be peace.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Easy Cabbage Potato Soup

Ohhh! We do love the smell of soup in the winter! This cabbage potato soup is a winner! So says the King! He said this soup gets even better every day too! Making this healthy soupy stew the night before serving would be a fantastic idea. Let those flavors marry overnight! So romantic! Just like the King and I.

Since I tend to make my soups from whatever is around the kitchen, I wondered what beans would go with cabbage and potato? White navy beans would not fight the flavors. Luckily we had them in the pantry. Okay, Go! Just add mirpoix and spices. Easy!

Cabbage Potato Soup
(All ingredients are organic - especially the potatoes!)

4 celery stalks chopped
3-4 carrots sliced
1 yellow onion chopped
6-8 small buttery potatoes chunked
1/2 or 1 very small head of cabbage chopped into large pieces
1 box low sodium vegetable broth
4 cups of spring or filtered water
2 bay leaves
2 Tbs Dr. Fuhrman's veggie zest or 1 Tbs ground sage
Big handful of Bouquet garni spices
1 can white navy beans
Himalayan salt, garlic salt, and fresh ground pepper to taste

Optional additions to above recipe:
1 cup of chicken broth and then omit 1 cup of water.
6 sliced white mushrooms

Place the mirpoix of celery, carrots, and onion in stockpot. Add potatoes and cabbage. Add liquids and spices. Bring to a simmer then add rinsed navy beans. Simmer 2 - 4 hours or more. I let mine sit on the back of the stove on the lowest setting when everything is done. The King comes in for late suppers. Salt and pepper to taste. As always with soups and stews, you can adjust every ingredient to your own desires.

This makes a very satisfying soup that will thicken slightly each day as the potato and cabbage break down. Want to add more body to the soup liquid? Take a cup of the cooked soup ingredients, mash it up and add back to the pot. Enjoy!

NOTE: If you do not have a jar of Bouquet Garni in your spice collection then make your own mix of rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil, dill, marjoram, sage, and tarragon. The tarragon tastes especially nice in this soup.

Only eat organic potatoes. Those nasty fungicides go deep into the flesh. No more toxins in our food, or our loved ones. Be happy! Be healthy! Be peace!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Happy Holidays! And I Will See You Next Year!

Hey there nice people I hope you are doing well with all your personal health goals. In case you did not notice I have not posted since March. We moved on April Fools Day and if you follow me on facebook or Instagram you may know I broke my leg badly. Like John Lennon said... "Life happens when you're busy making other plans" So it was with me. Recovery has been frustratingly slow. There will be a few upcoming posts about all of that stuff and what has happened with me. In the meantime I would like to say I will be back soon! I have not given up this blog! I will continue to post on the facebook page, although mostly on Instagram and Pinterest. I am a visual person and prefer the later two. 

Have a wonderful holiday and take care of yourself!

Love ya!
The Queen Of All That's Good 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Tree Sap Is Rising! Our New Maple Syrup Sugaring T-Shirt's Are In The Custom Shop!

Just when it seemed like we could not take one more day of the constant frigid cold winter storms...  The Queen heard that our local Maple tree tappers were already out collecting that sweet sweet sap. Yay!

The trees know Spring is coming and after such a long and icy winter season that is really good news! To celebrate I created a few more "I'd Tap That!" maple syrup designs for our Queen's Table Product Shop!  (I design these products myself on Zazzle and make a few dollars from sales which does not affect your cost.) Turn your cabin fever around and blow off some steam at a sugar shack baby! The sap is rising!

Let's begin with our chalkboard typography design. Depending on the product you choose there is an actual chalkboard background incorporated into some of our items, such as the vintage poster design shown above. T-shirts and mugs as shown below have just the clean lettering imprinted on the fabric... no messy chalk on your shirt!  Also know that many designs look great on both male and female styles and on various colors of tops as well. Play around with the ordering template that shows you the design on other options!

Clipboards are new in the shop this year which you could use to tally your syrup sales or hang like a decorative poster in the sugar shack! The design is on the front and the back of the clipboard! Rejoice in your passion for sap!

As always there are mugs available for your tree tapping friends from as far north as Canada and Vermont, and as far south as Maryland and beyondo. We know you are out there living the sugaring dream!

This design has a vintage feel by utilizing various old typefaces as well as an old tappers bucket engraving. If you look closely, along with the maple tree silo, there is a maple leaf above the word 'sweet.' The full wording on our new design reads "Sweet and Sticky Maple Syrup I'd Tap That."

I have created some vintage note cards that you can use to send old fashioned hand written notes to your syrup loving friends. You could use them as little decorations in your sugar shack, or posted on your office bulletin board.

A few examples from the new simplified t-shirt designs that are available on more colors and styles of apparel than I have shown.

Check out this t-shirt for the survivalist enthusiast.

For the outdoor Tapping Warrior and your Maple Sugar Man I made this design.

We also have bold mugs with the "I'd Tap That!" credo ready for your hot beverages during those cold Maple tree tapping days.

It's the call of the sugar shack... cause' you know sap never sleeps! 

Be sure to check out the other designs and products in the shop.

In the meantime don't forget some of the popular "I'd Tap That!" designs that were featured in an informative blog post we did last year about our friends and relatives that are maple sugaring here! Plus an old friend of the hubby's is involved in sugaring at this farm! October Farm Blog posts about sugar shacks she visits with her hubby every year. Please support local handcrafted foods like maple syrup in your area of the world. It's 100% pure organic nature made sweetness. Use in place of any other sweetener when cooking. Do not use agave as it is worse for you than corn syrup.

Below are just a few of those ever popular "I'd Tap That!" designs featuring the winter silhouette maple tree with the sap collection bucket. Some of these designs are from our 'Retro-Vintage Shop' as well as 'The Queen's table Shop.'

Below is a great hoodie for staying warm when you are out tapping on those chilly days in the woods!

Customizing options are available for some designs so that you can add your friends names, sugaring camp, or your tree tapping organization.

 I recently added this bright vintage design to the mix as well. 

Check out everything we have for you in both 'The Queen's Table Shop' and 'The Queen's Retro Vintage Shop!' Be Happy. Be Healthy. Be Peace! 

UPDATE One day later.... This is our first day of Spring!

I need some hot pancakes or oatmeal with pure maple syrup to get warm!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Peek Inside My Healthier Pantry To Make Improved Processed Food Choices

When we start to eat healthier whole organic plant based foods most of us realize that we are still are going to be buying processed canned and packaged foods as well. That is modern life. So what types and brands of organic products should we purchase from a store? I will include a list below, although basically it's organic non-GMO foods. I really am not interested in the rest of those traditional supermarket foods of my past that mask themselves as something wonderful. On occasion when we must walk though a regular food store we are in amazement of how much useless crap is piled up in those places. Every aisle is one hot mess. A warehouse for chemicalized products that make people sick and diseased. I know... I was one of those medical victims of fake foods lacking any nutrition. As a result a few years ago those worthless fake food stuffs were put out into the trash as soon as I learned what was really going on with the industrialized food industry. 

After filling our kitchen and refrigerator full of fresh organic produce, we then tried over time to purchase canned and packaged food items that pass our label reading test. Choosing organic with as few ingredients as possible was the first step, along with no GMOS, no long list of chemicals, low salt, no msg, no BPA, and no ingredients that cause medical concern for us. There are only a few things I cannot find that are organic as of yet... like a good naan bread. I will not split hairs over that, and hopefully one will appear soon. New organic items are always coming on the market. Of course if you like to bake you can always make a items like naan from scratch. I also try to research as much as possible the companies that create the products. There are many brands that have been bought out by the usual suspects and we try to avoid those ones. I prefer to find the companies with a true organic and sustainable mission if I can.

I already showed you inside my healthier refrigerator, as well as how to organize your super-foods, in this post hereFinally I am making the pantry post that I promised would come next. Actually I had to do this post now since we are moving, and this cute pantry is being sold. I am forced by our situation to get to it, plus I also promised a friend! 

See the boxes stacked up next to the pantry? That is my life now. Although it has been my life for the past four months too... and that is another story. Anyhow we currently rent a home with a kitchen so small there is absolutely no room for pantry food. So I wanted to share with you my nifty storage solution for this tiny house. I did an Ikea hack on my computer hutch! Perhaps this will spark an idea to rethink a storage problem you may have in your own space challenged home. Linens, towels, and sheets could have easily been stored in this piece if I needed help in that area. This Ikea computer hutch has served well as our food pantry for the past 2 1/2 years. A simple and functional solution to re-purpose this furniture. I loved how the 12 x 12 scrap booking paper you find at 'Michael's Crafts' fit perfectly into the front glass windows. I chose an arts and crafts William Morris looking paper, then added a tassel, to give it some extra style. Our next kitchen is much larger and has tons of kitchen cabinets. So onward to a new kitchen adventure!

Enough about the outside of my pantry... I guess you really want to look inside my pantry... right? Oooops there it is! Busting with possibilities! I have listed some of the basic processed food items that you may see on the shelves of my pantry in the graphic below. I am also including a detailed list lower in this post with the company names so you can see which brands I have purchased. This is how the pantry looks when it's full after a trip to the Natural Foods Co-op and the Wegman's Organic section.

Here are a few close ups to see some product...

and the many mason jars for dried beans and wild rices...

We are always open to try new items or change something up. Certainly that does not mean we will buy that product again in the future. You have to try things to find out if you like them. For instance I bought the animal crackers for the grand kids and then found I ate way too much of them. They were not the best choice for our health anyway, so we will not get them again. I also find the rice based pasta to be binding to my system, so I rarely eat those noodles. You have to be aware of what your body is sensitive and allergic to as well when making choices. I have to stay away from soy because of my hypothyroidism. 

Here is how the pantry looked a few days ago. You can see the slide out for the keyboard in this photo. We have not been food shopping since we are busy packing for the move. Those lonely items have been put into open boxes as the pantry/computer hutch has been sold. Hubby stops at the nearby local national chain store and picks up a few needed items from their very spare organic aisles to get us by for now.

The list below are some of the products that we have found to be tasty, satisfying, as well as being a healthier choice in their categories. Needless to say most of the products listed are organic. We have done our best in making the better choices when it comes to boxed and canned foods from our local stores by being a label reader. Hope this peek inside my pantry provides you with some help in your quest to choose new canned and packaged processed food items from your market. Also be sure to check out my refrigerator organization post here, and how to organize your morning smoothie super-foods here. Don't forget my free shopping tips and shopping list on this page here. Plus my Food Substitutions and Foods to Avoid pages. Every little bit helps to keep you on track for a healthier life!

Vitamins: Dr. Fuhrman Food and SupplementsHost Defense Mushroom Supplements

Bottled Water: Mountain Valley glass bottles, Acqua Panna glass bottles

Coconut Water, Cocoa, and Juice: Harvest Bay coconut water, Billberry juice concentrate by Bionaturae, Tropical Traditions Cocoa powder, Rapunzel Cocoa powder

Teas: Traditional Medicinals, Tazo, Mighty Leaf, Tea Forte

Soups and gravy: Amy's Organic Lentil Vegetable Soup, Low Sodium and Pacific Natural Foods Vegetable Broth

Spices: Simply Organic Cumin Seed Ground Certified Organic, Frontier Organic Spices

Sweetener: Big Tree Farms Coconut Palm Sugar, Stevia drops

Salad dressing, sauces, vinegar, oils: Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar Organic RawDeNigris Organic Balsamic GlazeCoconut Secret Coconut Aminos Soy-Free Seasoning SauceGold Label Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Bionaturae Organic Olive Oil ,Wegmans Organic and Dr. Fuhrman's dressings.

Beans: Dried bulk beans stored in mason jars, and canned Eden Foods brand.

Wild Rice, Sprouted beans, and Quinoa: dried from bulk then stored in mason jars, or Alter Eco brand, and TruRoots brand products.

Cereals: Arrow Head Mills Gluten Free Cereals, Natures Path Cereals, Erewhon Cereals, Bobs Red Mill

Tomato products: Bionaturae Tomato Sauce Products and Eden Foods Organic Crushed Tomatoes, Mediterranean Sun Dried Tomatoes

Crackers: Brown Rice Snaps, Black Sesame with Organic Brown RiceDr. Krackers Seedlander Crisp Breads Mary's Gone CrackersLe Pain des FleursMediteranean brand lentil crackers

Pastas: Eden Kamut Quinoa PastaEden Buckwheat Soba NoodlesEden Kamut/Buckwheat Soba NoodlesExplore Asia Organic Black Bean SpaghettiTolerant Bean Pastas, Tinkyada Brown Rice Pastas

Artichokes, Hearts Of Palm, Olives, Mashed potatoes: Edward & Sons Mashed Potatoes, Edward & Sons Vegetables, Mediterranean Olives

Salmon and Sardines: Wild Planet brand
Seaweed: Maine Coast Seaweed, Sea Snax

Flours:  Bobs Red Mill  I keep mine in the freezer.

Snacks: Heaven Mountain Gogi BerriesGarden of Eatin Chip ProductsLate July Snacks Sea Salt multigrain tortilla chip Justins Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter CupsAlter Eco ChocolateKIND Nuts & Spices Maple Glazed Pecan & Sea Salt (Choose only Kind bars that state they are between 4-6 grams of sugar on the front), GoRaw Cookies and snack bars
Just Great Stuff Organic Powdered Peanut Butter, Bionaturae Fruit SpreadsJustin's Peanut butter Squeeze packs, From the bulk department: unsweetened banana chips, dried hummus, and organic raisins.

Happy shopping and eating! Be happy, be healthy, be peace.