Miss using bacon in sandwiches and other recipes? Phoney Baloney's Coconut Bacon makes a wonderful cholesterol-free, salty snack straight from the bag! These shavings of dried organic coconut meat seasoned with tamari, natural liquid smoke, maple syrup, sea salt, pepper, and spices come as close to approximating the real thing as any fakin' bacon we've tasted yet. Use in BLT's, fold into tofu scrambles, top pizza, sprinkle on doughnuts... wherever you're craving that smoky, salty accent. To crisp the bacon a little, warm in the oven on a baking sheet at 250° for a couple minutes, watching closely to avoid burning. Vegan and gluten free; do not refrigerate or freeze.
3.5oz, Reg. $5.49
Wild Squirrel Nut Butters; Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter, Cinnamon Raisin Peanut Butter, Chocolate Sunflower Seed Almond Butter
Keeley Tillotson, 19, and Erika Welsh, 20, were University of Oregon sophomores when they made their first batch of homemade peanut butter. After running out of their last jar of store bought peanut butter (and dreading a trip to the grocery store in an Oregon downpour), the two began to experiment, adding chocolate, cinnamon, coconut and other delicious ingredients to their own homemade peanut butter. They first sold at farmers markets and in small craft fairs; now, little more than a year and a successful Kickstarter campaign later, Wild Squirrel Nut Butter is sold in more than 150 stores. Wheatsville now carries Wild Squirrel's Nut Butter Packets (single serve portions); look for the jarred flavors soon to follow!
1.15oz, Reg. $1.29
Beneath the tough, leathery skin of a pomegranate are hundreds of jewel-like edible seeds encased in sweet, juicy pulp. Pomegranate seeds (also known as arils) are an excellent source of dietary fiber and vitamin C; the antioxidant content of pomegranate juice is greater even than that of red wine! Extracting these juicy red seeds can be a tricky task, fraught with lost juice and fingers stained purple for days. New from Woodstock Farms, these certified organic, Non-GMO Project Verified frozen pomegranate kernels eliminate the fuss and are an easy addition to salads, pilafs, and desserts. We especially love this recipe from theKitchn for a Persian/Turkish-inspired Pomegranate Green Olive Relish with pistachios and mint!
8oz, Reg. $5.99
The creamy taste of Nutiva's cold-pressed Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil is great for frying and baking, enhancing your favorite recipes, and is fantastic for body care. There is simply no comparison between Nutiva's coconut oil, with its light taste, pleasant aroma, and pure white color, and industrialized coconut oil, with its bland taste, faint aroma, and off-white color. Never refined, deodorized, bleached or extracted with hexane, Nutiva's coconut oil is also Non-GMO Project Verified. Tiny brown specks found at the bottom of the jar are from the coconut fiber and are indigenous to extra-virgin coconut oil.
15oz, Reg. $10.99; 23oz, Reg. $13.99