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I have not been answering any of my blog comments/questions recently because I have been gone on vacation. This week, I will be answering everyone as best I can through my blogs because most of the questions I received seem to be of general interest as I have received them several times since I have been blogging.
The first questions I will address are about the spelt products I have mentioned in my previous blogs. Because these questions related to specific brands I would first like to be very clear that these items are not the only brands you can buy. They are not the only stores that you can shop at nor am I associated with any of these companies in any way. These just happen to be the ones that are available reasonably close to me and that my own family likes. They may or may not be available to you where you live.
Breads: I generally purchase them at Whole Foods, Wild Oats (formerly Nature's Northwest), and New Season’s Markets. The brand that my own family personally uses the most is Nature Bake.
Tortillas: These are generally purchased at either Whole Foods or Wild Oats and are made by a company called La Rosa.
Phyllo/Filo Dough: Generally, I can get one made by The Filo Factory. It is packaged in a predominately green and white box and is found in the freezer section. Sometimes, I have to special order this item. This product does have a little bit of cornstarch in it. I do not think it would be possible for a company to make and package this type of dough without it getting all stuck together without the cornstarch. It is certainly more compliant than the other types I can find that are made with wheat, cornstarch, and assorted fillers.
Pastas: The only avoid free spelt pasta that I can get is called VitaSpelt and is made by Purity Foods. Some of the shapes I can get are in the same stores as the previously mentioned spelt items are while some shapes I have to order directly from the manufacturer. Their web address is: www.purityfoods.com. The website has all of their products, ordering, and contact information on it.
Ready made desserts that don’t have to be special ordered: Joseph’s Bakery items are available to me at Wild Oats. The premade spelt cookies that I purchase are also from Wild Oats, but Joseph’s Bakery does not make them. I have not been to the grocery yet since we returned from vacation and I am drawing a blank now as to their brand. I will try to remember to answer this in another blog later this week. I would like to mention though that the cookies are not AB compliant. We get them for my husband who is an O secretor.
Later this week (hopefully, tomorrow) I'll answer more questions that I have received.
I hope everyone's week is off to a good start.