These are the quality brands that I most often reach for when sourcing the ingredients used in this book. There are certainly other brands and more will surely become available as time goes by. Some of these items may be sold in the bulk section of your local store; check for freshness.

Coconut Products

Coconut Secretcoconut aminos

Let’s Do Organic – creamed coconut in a block

Native Forest – coconut cream in a can

So Delicious Dairy Freeunsweetened coconut milk in a carton


Follow Your HeartSoy-free Vegenaise (mock mayo)

Ginger People – pickled sushi ginger

Organicville by Sky Valley Foods – mustards and ketchup

Sir Kensingtonavocado oil Fabanaise (mock mayo)

South River Miso Companychickpea miso and azuki bean miso

Thai Kitchenred curry paste (not organic)

Yellow Bird Foodssriracha

Crackers, Pita, Tortillas

Sami’s Bakerymillet-flax pita and lavash

Siete grain-free tortillas

Simple Millsalmond flour crackers

Dairy-free Cheese, Yogurt, Butter

Kite Hillplant-based artisan Greek-style yogurt made from unsweetened almond milk

Miyoko’s Creamery – cashew cheese mozzarella (plain and smoked), cream cheese, non-hydrogenated vegan butter

Treeline Tree Nut Cheesehard and soft cashew nut cheeses, cream cheese

Flours, Powders, Starches

Arrowhead Millstapioca flour, rice flour

Brad’s Organic Products – blanched almond flour

Frontier Co-opbulk baking soda

Hain Pure Foods – baking powder (corn-free and aluminum-free)

Namaste Foods – gluten-free flour blend, garbanzo bean flour, tapioca flour, rice flour, sweet brown rice flour, arrowroot starch (look for their organic line)

Fruits, Vegetables, Sea Vegetables

Bionaturae – strained tomatoes (purée), tomato paste

Cascadian Farm – frozen fruits and vegetables

Mediterranean Organic Products – sun-dried tomatoes, olives, roasted peppers

Bella TerraSan Marzano tomatoes: plain diced in jar, whole peeled in can

Frontier Co-op – dehydrated vegetable mix

Maine Coast Sea Vegetables – sustainably harvested

Pacific Foods – vegetable broth, low-sodium

Real Pickles – fermented pickles and vegetables

Woodstock Foods – frozen fruits and vegetables (look for their organic line)

Herbs and Spices

Frontier Co-op – bulk herbs and spices, alcohol-free vanilla extract

Mountain Rose Herbs – bulk herbs and spices, arrowroot powder

Legumes and Grains

Ancient Harvest – quinoa (white, red)

Arrowhead  Mills – dry legumes, quinoa, barley

Cadia – canned beans, dry beans, lentils

Eden Foods – canned beans

Lundberg Family Farms – rice (tested for arsenic)

Shiloh Farms – legumes, quinoa, millet, oats, barley (look for their organic line)


Applegate Natural and Organic Meats – deli ham, turkey bacon, and chicken sausage

Bilinskies – chicken sausage (look for their organic line)

Nuts and Seeds

Arrowhead  Mills – flax seeds

Shiloh Farms – sesame seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds (look for their organic line)

Tierra Farms – nuts, dried fruits

Woodstock Foods Nuts, dried fruits (look for their organic line)

Oils and vinegar

Bragg Products

Unpasteurized apple cider vinegar

Chosen Foods

Avocado oil

Eden Foods

Mirin sweet rice cooking wine,

unpasteurized red wine vinegar,

sesame oil (cold-pressed, extra virgin)


Extra virgin olive oil


Explore Cuisine

Chickpea pasta, lentil pasta


Rice pasta

Lotus Foods

Ramen noodles

(sold with and without broth packet)

Now Foods

Pasta made from rice-quinoa-amaranth


Rice pasta


American Herbalists Guild

An association of herbal practitioners

Forks Over Knives

Film and website

Local Harvest

Farms, farmers markets, CSAs

Mother Earth News

Guide to living wisely

National Center for Home Food Preservation

Kitchen lab-tested home food preservation and processing methods

The Plantrician Project

To educate, equip and empower physicians, healthcare practitioners and other health influencers with knowledge about the indisputable benefits of whole food, plant-based nutrition.

Rosemary Gladstar’s

Science & Art of Herbalism

Herbal home study course

Seed Savers Exchange

Heirloom seed conservation and exchange

T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies

Plant-based nutrition

eCornell certificate program

United Plant Savers

Medicinal plant conservation