We always choose organic alternatives and stay away from processed products. In addition to avoiding pesticides, additives, gluten and so on, we also find a huge difference in flavour and tenderness. It can be hard to find organic beef; in those cases products from grass-fed animals can be a substitute.
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Cericola Farms produces this fresh, whole organic chicken, which we find at Costco. One bag includes two, individually packaged, fresh chickens. We always buy several bags and put half of them “as is” in the freezer. The rest we cut up into breast/thigh/wing pieces and package by category in smaller portions before freezing. This allows for more flexibility when preparing different dishes.
Blue Goose is another brand of organic chicken, carried by the Independent Store/Loblaws.
President’s Choice organic eggs. Walmart and Costco also sell organic eggs.
Fish and seafood
First preference: Wild-caught. Second: Farmed organic. The advantage of farmed, organic: often comes in practical portion-size pieces.
Frozen, organic Atlantic salmon from DOM International, portion packaged, from Costco.
Kirkland Signature, wild-caught Atlantic cod, from Costco.
President’s Choice wild Atlantic cold water shrimp, from the Independent Store/Loblaws.
Olivia Atlantic cold water shrimp, cooked and peeled, from Costco.
Ocean’s canned wild sockeye salmon, bought at Costco.
Kirkland Signature organic lean ground beef, from Costco.
Grass-fed beef from Life Choices sourced at the Independent Store/Loblaws.