We always choose organic grains, seeds, cereal and pasta to avoid pesticide residues. The reason is that peas, beans and other seed crops used to make gluten-free flours, breads, pasta, etc may have been sprayed with herbicide just a few days before harvest. The products we buy are also gluten free.
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Grains and seeds
Organic quinoa from C & F Foods Inc, bought at Costco.
Organic Ancient Grains from Sonoma Valley Farms is a mix of quinoa, amaranth and millet. We buy it at Costco.
Organic chia seeds from PRANA. Also from Costco. Once opened, we keep the package in the fridge.
Costco also carries Nature’s Intent‘s organic chia seeds.
BASSE organic sunflower kernels, bought at Costco.
Stores that sell organic seeds and nuts include Walmart, the Independent Store/Loblaws, Costco and Bins and Bins (North Bay).
Nature’s Path manufactures a wide range of organic products, including Mesa Sunrise cereal, which is also gluten free. We find it at the Independent Store/Loblaws, Walmart and Sobey’s. We often process this cereal and use it in recipes as bread crumbs.
A hot cereal produced by the same company. It’s available at several stores, including the ones listed above.
Inno Specialty Foods‘ organic Super Seeds Coconut Clusters, bought at Costco, are great for toppings on yogurts, cereal and ice cream.
Gluten-free, organic pasta from Tru Roots. It’s made from brown rice, quinoa, amaranth and corn. We buy it at Costco.
Red and white quinoa macaroni from Go Go Quinoa. We buy it at Costco.
Organic, gluten-free brown rice pasta from President Choice, bought at the Independent Store/Loblaws. This store also carries other kinds of organic, gluten-free pasta.
Central Roast’s organic, raw cashew nuts. We find them at Loblaw’s/The Independent Store.