Category Archives: Healthy Food Supply


A few of my favorite things… ON SALE!

Hi everyone,

Thought I’d share a short list of a few of my favorite SALE items from Azure this month… it’s futile for my dutch blood to resist putting these items in my virtual shopping cart. Keeping the list (relatively) short is the hard part, really. Azure Standard, our buying club’s main distributor, already offers awe-some prices on all good for you goodies (OK, so organic ice cream doesn’t count as ‘health food’. Cry me a river, I’m eating it anyway!). Check out their website- you can create an account for ordering and storing a list of ‘favorites’ of your own, and request a free catalog if you are a new customer! Tricycle Farms Buying Club makes it easy for you to access these amazing products once a month- we DELIVER to your door!

Wishing for Whirled Peas and Lovage, Kelli

PS- ‘CLICK’ on the product images to get more info. and prices!























I’ve got a little list of goods going that are best bought in bulk due to price breaks. Let me know if you are interested- Kel

To investigate more on the benefits of pasture-fed butter, follow the links here or here. To check out our organic cheese supplier, the Rumiano Family, check out the video link here.

Prices listed are before Azure Standards delivery fee (8.5%) and the Tricycle Farms delivery fee (7%).

QP127 Fresh Produce Broccoli, Organic – 14 x 1 bunch $25.75 PER BUNCH: $1.84 GREAT DEAL! 2 nice big crowns.

DP123 Organic Valley Pasture Butter, Salted, Cultured, Organic – 12 x 8 ozs. $42.90 PER 1/2 LB: $3.58

SN756 GimMe Roasted Seaweed Snack, Sesame, Organic – 12 x 20 ct $13.45 PER EACH: $1.12

NU057 Bulk Walnuts, Raw, Organic – 5 lbs. $51.35 PER 1/2 LB: $5.14 PER LB: $10.27

CH238 Rumiano Family Organic Mozzarella Cheese, Organic – 12 x 8 oz $43.35 PER 1/2 LB: $3.61

CH203 Rumiano Cheddar Cheese, Mild, White, Organic – 5 lbs. $5.70/lb. GREAT DEAL!

FG294 Amy’s Margherita Pizza – 8 x 13 ozs. $57.55 EACH: $7.19

BP319 Bulk Chocolate Chips, Org, 56%, Mini,SS – 5 lb $29.70 PER LB: $5.94


NEW Azure Standards Drop Location!

NEXT TRICYCLE FARMS BUYING CLUB ORDER DUE May 26! If YOU would like to order from Tricycle Farms Buying Club but don’t want to pay the 7% delivery fee, we now have the option to set you up with direct ordering! You need to be willing to come meet the truck to pick up your order at a very specific time. Check out my blog at: for delivery dates- usually the truck comes in the evening. The location is the old Westside Party Store a mile or so east of the highway, right on M-89. The truck has a nice spot to pull in here, however this building is for sale, so if someone buys it eventually we may have to change the drop location (personally, I think it would make a great local food hub/natural foods Co-Op!). If you’d like more info. or have questions about how the whole buying club thing works, submit your question through the ‘Contact Me’ page on my blog (, Facebook PM me, or contact me via cell phone @ two.six.nine. four.five.five.

Best, Kelli

Robyn O’Brien at TEDxAustin

Robyn shares her personal story and how it inspired her current path as a “Real Food” evangelist. Grounded in a successful Wall Street career that was more interested in food as good business than good-for-you, this mother of four was shaken awake by the dangerous allergic reaction of one of her children to a “typical” breakfast. Her mission to unearth the cause revealed more about the food industry than she could stomach, and impelled her to share her findings with others. Informative and inspiring.

We seem now to be coming to a time when we will have to recognize the love of farming not as a quaint souvenir of an outdated past but as an economic necessity.

Wendell Berry, farmer and writer

Wendell Berry speech from 2009 regarding the necessity of agriculture. Check out the link here!

Healthy Food Supply 101: Stocking your Pantry, Refrigerator & Freezer


Goal: Open your pantry or refrigerator, and have a delicious, healthful, and convenient meal or snack available immediately or within thirty minutes… the ultimate ‘fast food’!

If you are at the beginning of your health food supply gathering, don’t let this list overwhelm you… you may not even like all these foods or eat them regularly. Try to start buying items as you need them, and keep this list handy to start planning more quick snack, lunch, and week night meals. This is just a starting point! If you want to start purchasing items in bulk in order to save money or if you are trying to incorporate more organic foods, again, start with a few items on this week’s grocery list that you know you buy and use regularly. Buy those items in bulk. Start incorporating bulk buys on a weekly or monthly basis, and soon your healthy food supply will build and you can keep replenishing your supply over time!

Dry Grains & Beans:

  • Quinoa
  • Couscous
  • Barley
  • Lentils
  • Dry beans- a few of your favorites
  • Brown &/or white rice
  • Whole grain bread
  • Whole grain pita
  • Whole grain english muffins
  • Whole grain pasta (all sizes & shapes)

Seeds & Nuts:

  • Almonds
  • Sunflower
  • Pumpkin seeds/pepitas
  • Flaxseeds
  • Chia
  • Pine nuts (pignoli)
  • Walnuts
  • Hazeluts
  • Macadamia nuts

Refrigerator Items:

  • Organic cow, goat, or nut/seed milk
  • 100% fruice juices
  • Flaxseed/Hemp oil
  • Fresh parmesan/romano cheese
  • String Cheese
  • Omega-3 eggs
  • Yogurt
  • Ricotta
  • Kefir
  • Tofu/Tempeh
  • Fermented/cultured vegetables
  • Dijon or grainy mustard
  • Salsa
  • Hummus
  • Avocado
  • Peanut/nut butters
  • Tahini
  • Apple butter
  • All fruit preserves
  • Coconut oil
  • Butter
  • Lemons/limes
  • Tomatoes (do NOT refrigerate- storing tomatoes below 55 degrees significantly lowers their aromatic compounds)
  • Scallions
  • Bagged baby carrots
  • Spinach and/or other baby greens
  • Other fresh produce… enough to stay fresh (zucchini, string beans, squash, broccoli, etc.)
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Fresh herbs (one bunch at a time to keep fresh- cilantro, parsley, basil, chives)
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Horseradish
  • Olives
  • Capers
  • Polenta
  • Whole grain sliced bread

Freezer Items:

  • Frozen berries, bananas, peaches, cherries
  • Ground turkey
  • Frozen fish fillets
  • Peas
  • Chicken breast or whole chicken
  • Shrimp
  • Veggie burgers
  • Frozen Yogurt
  • Sorbet
  • Juice concentrates

Canned products:

  • Chick peas (garbanzos)
  • Cannellini beans
  • Black beans
  • Red Kidney beans
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • Whole tomatoes
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Tomato paste
  • Corn kernels
  • Canned tuna &/or salmon
  • Canned re-fried beans
  • Canned pumpkin &/or sweet potato


  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion flakes
  • Nutmeg
  • Oregano
  • Paprika
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Cayenne
  • Sea salt
  • Thyme
  • Turmeric
  • Rosemary
  • Basil
  • Cinnamon
  • Coriander
  • Cumin
  • Curry
  • Fennel seeds
  • Bread crumbs/panko
  • Cooking wines (vermouth, sherry, red)
  • Dried mushrooms
  • Vegetable and chicken broth
  • Soy sauce/tamari
  • Peppercorns/pepper mill

Root Vegetables, Flavor Enhancers:

  • Potatoes (baking, red, yukon gold, purple, sweet, yams)
  • Fresh garlic
  • Onions (yellow & red)
  • Shallots
  • Fresh ginger root

Baking Goods:

  • Whole grain flours, favorite variety
  • Yeast
  • Gluten (if you make your own bread)
  • Cornmeal
  • Oats or your favorite rolled grain
  • Unsweetened Dutch process cocoa
  • Brown sugar
  • Date sugar
  • Turbinado
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Pure orange extract
  • Bittersweet chocolate
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips

Snack Items:

Fresh/dry fruit variety (to name a few) :

  • Berries
  • Apples
  • Grapes/raisins
  • Dates
  • Figs
  • Apricots
  • Mangos
  • Pineapples
  • Cherries
  • Pears
  • Peaches
  • Bananas
  • Kiwis
  • Whole grain crackers
  • Whole grain pretzels
  • Whole grain tortilla chips
  • Salsa
  • Popcorn
  • Rice cakes
  • Kale chips
  • Homemade trail mix
  • Granola bars

Breakfast items:

  • Variety of whole grain dried cereals
  • Muesli
  • Granola
  • Steel cut oats
  • Oatmeal
  • Whole grain pancake mix
  • Maple syrup
  • Raw honey

Oils & Vinegars:

  • Olive oil
  • Canola oil
  • Flaxseed/hemp oil (must be refrigerated)
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Apple cider vinegar

What did I miss? Comment below!

You are What you Eat, Literally!

Don’t be a GMO!

Why are people freaking out about GMOs? Watch!

Bruce Lipton in a six minute video- You Are What You Eat. It’s a quick primer in mRNA and epigenetics and what that has to do with the food you eat… Also discusses GMO concerns.