Since the recipes shared on this blog support multiple diets/lifestyles, some non-traditional ingredients are suggested that are often hard to find in stores, or are very expensive.


I recommend buying organic, grass-fed, non-GMO, FairTrade, sustainable options whenever possible, ESPECIALLY for animal products. Here's why:

Organic + non-GMO:

Grass-fed + Free-range:

Fair Trade:

DIY - Make Your Own

If you have the time, making your own ingredients allows for the highest level of quality control, and is often more affordable.

For Nuts and Legumes- in their raw state these have natural protection against being digested, so when eaten raw they can cause bad indigestion and even gut damage. To fix this just soak them before eating.

Here are some links for recipes I use:

-Almond Flour

-Coconut Flour

-Nut Butters

-Coconut Butter

-Coconut Milk

-Nut Milks


Purchasing Ingredients

As for ingredients that can rarely be made at home, many can be bought online or from whole/natural foods stores such as Trader Joe's.

Click on each ingredient to find out more about how it's made, where it comes from, the health/nutrition information, and an example product from Amazon: