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Buying Food Online – Great Way to Find Traditional Goodies {GIVEAWAY – NOW CLOSED}

June 7th, 2013 · 3 Comments · What to Buy

And the survey says…60% of you order food online.

That’s even more than the number who have ordered KS eBooks, by quite a bit.

Don’t worry, my feelings aren’t hurt – I’m glad you’re smart enough to prioritize food over information, because hey – you gotta eat. Plus, I give plenty of information and recipes away for free, and that can rarely be said about food (except maybe in this post). Winking smile

When I took a survey of readers here at Kitchen Stewardship in December 2012, 60% really did check the box for ordering food online. I feel pretty safe in assuming that the new order-your-delivery-pizza-online feature is not what these fine kitchen stewards are referring to.

Whether you live in a rural area without health food store options or simply find it easier or less expensive to shop via a screen than a trip to a store (moms of toddlers, raise your hands), it can’t be denied that people are increasingly ordering lots more online, including food. It’s no longer a fringe thing.

I hope you’re already familiar with Wise Choice Market, as I’ve mentioned them before, but in case you’re not – and especially if you’re in one of those groups who really needs to order online for whatever reason – I’d like to introduce you.

Wise Choice Market fermented vegetables

Wise Choice Market seems to be becoming a one-stop-shop for Weston A. Price foodies. They began by selling just one product: naturally fermented, raw, organic vegetables. They’ve now expanded into

All shipped frozen to your door. Convenience at its best!

Sprouted Breads

Sprouted grain bread made from whole, live grains

We had some of the sprouted manna bread this morning for breakfast. Each loaf is made not from flour, but actually baked with the whole grains intact. The bread is dense, to be sure, but they taste great and really fill you up.

One note: they come frozen and unsliced, so you want to plan to let it partially thaw out, maybe half on hour on the counter, the first time you serve it. Then you can power through it with a bread knife, cutting the whole loaf and freezing again in slices, which can be toasted right from the freezer.

Real Bone Broth

Benefits of Drinking Bone Broth (1) (475x356)

Although of course I think you should make your own chicken and beef stock, there are times you just might need to buy some, including if you can’t source good chicken, truly don’t have the time, or perhaps are too exhausted, like if you’re starting GAPS and have heavy die-off reactions.

I remember reading about a blogger on GAPS intro who paid her friend to make broth and sauerkraut for her because she could barely get out of bed. That was the first thing I thought of when I read that Wise Choice Market was going to begin carrying chicken and beef stock, made traditionally with a vinegar soak, organic vegetables, sea salt and a 24-hour cook. If you don’t have a friend you could hire to make it for you, there aren’t really options other than this brand. It’s expensive…but it’s truly, truly delicious. I wouldn’t even use my sample in soup; I drank it all, one cup a day.

Fermented Vegetables

John is ravenous for fermented black radish veggies from Wise Choice Market

Similarly, there aren’t a lot of traditional, raw, organic cultured veggies available on the marketplace. So many brands pasteurize their stuff or don’t ferment things long enough. For once, here’s a company who isn’t choosing to do things the fastest and easiest way.

If you want to prioritize fermented foods and don’t have time to smash cabbage and make sauerkraut or kimchi, I thought the cultured veggies were delicious and last a long time if you take once spoonful a day (or with each meal), even though the bags look small at first (they’re compressed).

The picture above is the only other person in my family who will eat them, although we’re working on the kids. John is literally ravenous for fermented black radish there, and at 22 months now, he still gets about as excited when I get the jar of ferments out as when he catches sight of the bag of chocolate chips.

That’s the way the whole family reacts, by the way, whenever we splurge and get the amazing soaked cereals from JoshEWEa’s Garden, resold by Wise Choice Market. They are truly a treat, but nothing to feel guilty about!

The Giveaway

Wise Choice Market’s offer today is super generous:

One lucky reader will get a prize package valued at $105, including:

Some Happy Winners!

The winners of last week’s Tattler canning lid giveaway from LPC Survival are:

  • Elizabeth (cameogirlemh@…)
  • Mary L. Palmer

Congrats, ladies! Please email katy at kitchenstewardship.com with your mailing address, phone number, and whether you’d like wide or narrow mouthed lids by midnight on Monday, 6/10 – we hate to have to draw new winners for this one!

ENTER HERE

Giveaways at Kitchen Stewardship are run via a survey, which means comments on this post do not count (and will be deleted). In the long run, this is quicker for you if you go for extra entries.

There are 6 possible entries! Here’s what you can do to win:

  1. *Mandatory entry: Sign up for the Wise Choice mailing list here.
  2. Subscribe in a reader or via email to Kitchen Stewardship (or tell me if you already do).
  3. Tell me if you “LikeKitchen Stewardship on Facebook.
  4. Tell me if you “Like” Wise Choice Market on Facebook
  5. Follow @kitchenstew on Twitter
  6. Tweet this: “Giveaway @kitchenstew’s this week: Organic Fermented Vegetables and Real Bone Broth, worth over $100! #realfood [INCLUDE URL HERE]”
  7. Subscribe to the KS Monthly Newsletter (or tell me if you already do) – this is totally different from the RSS feed for daily posts – new content, once a month, and some summer menu plans for free when you sign up.

Remember, comments here DO NOT COUNT. You must use the survey form.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Rafflecopter, powered by random.org’s integer generator, will choose the winner, who will be announced on the blog and will receive an email. The giveaway is open to continental U.S. residents only. Entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on June 13th and I’ll post the winners the following week.

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Kitchen Stewardship is dedicated to balancing God’s gifts of time, health, earth and money.  If you feel called to such a mission, read more at Mission, Method, and Mary and Martha Moments.

Disclosure:I received products for my review at no charge, which of course did not affect my opinion in the least. Giveaways are paid advertising and a great thing for my readers. See my full advertising disclosure here.

Official rules and small print stuff: 1) No purchase necessary to win 2) must be 13 or older to enter and have a mailing address within the sponsor’s boundaries (see above) 3) only one survey entry per person 4) odds of winning depend on number of entries 5) employees of Kitchen Stewardship, LLC or sponsoring company not eligible for participation 6) contest sponsored by Wise Choice Market 7) prizes must be accepted as is and are not redeemable for cash 8 ) Kitchen Stewardship, LLC and sponsoring company are not liable for any injury or damage to persons and/or things as a result of the acceptance of the prize offered. 9) This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

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Welcome!  Meet Katie.

I embrace butter. I make homemade yogurt. I eat traditional real food – plants and animals that God created, not products of plants where food scientists work. Here at Kitchen Stewardship, I share how I strive to be a good steward of my family's nutrition, the environment, and our budget, all without spending every second in the kitchen. Learn more about the mission of KS here.

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