December Staff Picks

Fern, Grocery
Bob's 1 to1 Gluten Free Baking Flour
Grocery
Scratch your head no more. Easy to 'translate' a recipe to gluten-free with this product. Whole grains. Like it says, simply use 1 to 1 for any favorite recipe.
Fern, Grocery
Tempeh Tantrum Tempeh
Grocery
The freshest tempeh you will ever taste outside of Indonesia where it originated. This tempeh is made on Chicago and 35th. Nice nutty taste, great texture.
Megan, Admin
South River Organic Miso
Grocery
My coworker suggested adding this miso to my homemade chicken soup I started making in the wintertime. If you add some to the last few minutes of cooking, it imparts a warm, nutty flavor. Just the ticket!
Katherin, Grocery
Mediterranean Organic Caper Berries
Grocery
What could be more delectable than a giant crunchy caper?! Put this in salads or seafood...delish! Oh and popping them into a cocktail never hurts either. Enjoy!
Fern, Grocery
Happy Pho
Grocery
From Star Anise Foods a whole wheat noodle in a tasty broth. Add your own veggies, tofu or meats and on to Saigon!
Megan, Admin
Dark Chocolate Quadratini
Grocery
These taste amazing! If you want people to never leave your house, serve these at a party. Or better yet, don't invite anyone over and eat them all yourself. Yes. Indeed.
Michelle, Front End
Bhakti Cold Brew Coffee Chai Blend
Grocery
Perfect blend of chai spices and cold brewed coffee. Puts a zip in your day and a smile in your tummy. Excellent splurge for a spicy gentle energy!
Nathan C., Front End
Stumpton Cold Brew Coffee w/Milk
Grocery
This is the best packaged prepared coffee I've ever tried. Very smooth, great flavor, and not too sweet. An expensive habit but so worth it. Also, Josh of Produce said the one without cream and sugar made him feel like a "Lord of the Earth." So yeah, its pretty good.
Emily L., Admin
SnoPac Strawberries
Grocery
If it isn't June in Minnesota, these strawberries feel like it! They are sweet and flavorful and the deep red that only ripe-picked strawberries can be! The only other strawberries I will use are ones I picked and froze myself!
Dan, Cheese
Pam's Pepper Jam
Cheese
Pam's Pepper Jam is not only the perfect amount of spiciness, hot but not overwhelming, but Pam herself is a charming lady with a thick Minnesota accent. Enjoy Pam's Pepper jam on meats, sandwiches, toast or crackers with cream cheese.
Dana, Front End
Vermont Creamery Crumbled Goat Cheese Chevre
Cheese
I tried goat cheese and I love it! Then I saw this product, bought it, put it on my salad, and no turning back! It trumps regular Feta and parmesan 100 times over. I went through a whole container in 2 days! Yummy! It's creamy, mellow, yet fresh! On eggs too! Give it a try.
Brooke, Health & Body Care
Campfire Incense
Health & Body Care
Smelling this incense when it isn't lit does it no justice! But once you buy and experience these woodsy scents there's no going back! These would make a great stocking stuffer for all your friends that love a cozy home!
Julie, Health & Body Care
Acid Smooth
Health & Body Care
Marshmallow root - my fave! Helps with new tissue production and has adhesive qualities that soothe inflamed muscle tissue. This isn't a bandaid like most things for acid reflux and heart burn. Acid soothe works with your body on enhancing various digestive processes. Many herbal ingredients to help with inflammatory conditions. Love it!
Julie, Health & Body Care
Digest Spectrum
Health & Body Care
Go crazy! As in, have fun eating! Fear no food! This is especially convenient with holidays approaching. Digest Spectrum is ideal for any food intolerance from wheat, dairy, sugars, fruits, additives, casein, beans or raw vegetables. And, as with all enzymedica, it digests from top to bottom.
Sarah , Health & Body Care
Alaffia Africa's Secret Multipurpose Skin Cream
Health & Body Care
Wow. This skin cream is amazing. Take a look at the ingredients: shea, beeswax, neem, coconut, honey etc. This is a great product for eczema on your hands or to use as a protective barrier on your face in the winter months.
Katherine, Grocery
White Peppercorns
Health & Body Care
White peppercorns are so delicious. They make a dish so much more pleasant! No acrid aftertaste that I sometimes find from the black ones. Still has the spiciness of a peppercorn but savvy sophistication.
Kim C., Health & Body Care
Tea Source Gold
Health & Body Care
This is my favorite blend of black tea, orange blossoms, red sandalwood, elderberry and passion fruit! Yum, it is so great iced and of course it is absolutely heavenly and comforting as a hot tea.