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Dried Herbs and Looseleaf Tea



Oat Straw

Red Raspberry Leaf

Red Clover

Loose-leaf hibiscus flowers


Tea Bags:

Lemon Balm

Chamomile Lavender


Holy Basil




At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen by Amy Chaplin

Whole Food Cooking Every Day by Amy Chaplin

No Crumbs Left by Teri Turner

Nothing Fancy by Alison Roman

The First Mess Cookbook by Laura Wright

The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook by Kate O’Donnell

French Country Cooking: Meals and Moments from a Village in the Vineyards: A Cookbook by Mimi Thorisson

My French Family Table: Recipes for a Life Filled with Food, Love, and Joie de Vivre by Beatrice Peltre

Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi

Half Baked Harvest Super Simple: More Than 125 Recipes for Instant, Overnight, Meal-Prepped, and Easy Comfort Foods: A Cookbook by Tieghan Gerard

The French Market: More Recipes from a French Kitchen byJoanne Harris & Fran Warde


Favorite Reads

Get Out of Your Own Way: A Skeptic’s Guide to Growth and Fulfillment by Dave Hollis

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller

Food: What the Heck Should I Eat by Dr. Mark Hyman

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are  by Brene Brown

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown

Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food



Healthier baking:

I stock my pantry at home with these basics that help me to bake fairly low sugar and nutrient-dense muffins, snacks and some treats. This is a succinct list with links of frequently used ingredients in my baking recipes.

Almond flour (substitute for white flour)

Coconut flour (substitute for white flour)

Spelt flour (substitute for white flour)

Coconut Sugar (lower glycemic index sweetener…replaces white and brown sugar)

Arrowroot powder (Thickening agent, substitute for cornstarch)

Gluten-free old fashioned rolled oats (substitute for instant oatmeal)

Avocado Oil (sub for vegetable oil)

Coconut Oil (Sub for vegetable oil)

Dates (Sweetener)

Cacao Powder (Cocoa powder substitute)

Maple Syrup (Great for baking and sugar replacement)


Pantry Staples:

This is a short list of items I always keep on hand, including some favorite spice mixes. I always check my pantry for these things before I go to the store so I never run out. I find a lot of these items at Trader Joes or my local Whole Foods, but I have linked to Amazon here for convenience. These items feature heavily in many of my recipes, so it’s a great place to start.

Avocado Oil (Great for sauteeing at high heat)

Avocado Oil Mayo

Apple Cider Vinegar (great for dressings, marinades and very good for your health)

Braggs Liquid Aminos (soy sauce substitute, also a great flavor for marinades)

Coconut Aminos (Perfect alternative to soy sauce and great for Asian cooking)

Ghee (butter alternative, also amazing flavor)

Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (It’s best to buy this local, I get mine from Olive Oil Taproom, but linked here is a great alternative)

White balsamic vinegar

San Marzano tomatoes

Maple Syrup (great for dressings and marinades)

Black Forbidden Rice

Wild Rice Blend

Masala Spice Blend (I like to get my spices from Penzey’s, both in-store and online, but this is another great option)

Adobo Seasoning


Hormone Balancing Superfoods

Superfoods are nutrient-dense foods that are considered highly beneficial for our health and well being.  There are many that are not only wonderful for wellness but crucial for hormone balance.  Here are a few of my favorites with links on where to purchase.

Beetroot powder

Bee pollen

Chia Seeds

Coconut Oil

Cranberry Powder

Flax seed

Goji Berries

Green Tea

Maca Powder

Pomegranate Powder

Raw Cacao Nibs

Raw Cacao Powder

Reishi Mushroom Powder

Shredded coconut 

Sesame Seeds




Hormone Balancing Smoothie Ingredients:

These are ingredients that I put in my hormone balancing smoothie recipe. They are also superfoods and can be very beneficial in whatever way you choose to add them to your diet.


Chia Seeds

Coconut milk

Goji Berries

Maca Powder

Protein Powder

Raw Cacao Powder


Kitchen Utensils

This is a list of kitchen utensils and cooking that I use A LOT! There are only a few things because I highly recommend each one of them and they pop up all the time in my recipes.


Cast Iron Skillet

Dutch Oven

Vitamix Blender

Ceramic Kitchen Knife

Braun Food Processor

Euro Pro Yogurt Maker


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Nature’s Sunshine Website

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    3. Membership type: Wholesale customer
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