We try to buy organic ingredients as much as possible. If we don't get organic, we make sure it is non-GMO. We used to shop a lot at Costco and still go there to buy certain products. Have been pleasantly surprised of late as we have been seeing a lot of organic and non-GMO verified grocery at Costco. We buy our produce from a few different places, starting with our local farmer's market and our local vegetable stand (most of summer), Wholefoods market, Costco and the local Indian grocery store. Some of my readers have been asking me to put a section to list out the ingredients and where I buy each of them, and so I am trying to consolidate them here. This will be an ongoing list and I will keep adding to this list as and when I get feedback from readers for more products that they need info on.
- Cacao: I buy them at either Whole Foods or from Amazon:
- Raw Cacao Powder: Navitas brand: http://www.amazon.com/
- Raw Cacao Butter: http://www.amazon.com/
gp/product/B002US55K0 or http://www.amazon.com/Navitas-Naturals-Cacao-Butter-Pouches/dp/B002PAAWQU
- Raw Cacao Paste: This is the purest form of chocolate available and it has a truly amazing flavor/aroma: Navitas brand: http://www.amazon.com/gp/
- Goji berries:
- Navitas: http://www.amazon.
- WholeFoods has it at the bulk section and hence it is cheaper
- Coconut Sugar:
- Coconut Oil (Organic, virgin and cold pressed):
- http://www.amazon.com/Carrington-Farms-Coconut-Oil-54/dp/B0094IX9FC ==> We get this at Costco these days for a much better price.
- Wholefoods 365 brand Organic cold pressed
- Coconut (if I don't get good fresh ones):
- Raw Honey:
- YS Organic Bee Farms: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B8YZ2LE
- Manuka Honey (Active 16+) from WholeFoods or Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Wedderspoon-Manuka-Honey-Active-17-6-Ounce/dp/B000VK08OC
- Local raw honey from WholeFoods in your area
- Local raw honey from your local farmers market (you will need to check with the farm about their bee keeping and processing to make sure they are pure)
- White/Brown/Wiled Rice: We get some from Lundberg farms via amazon, found their quality to be very good: http://www.amazon.com/s/
ref=bl_sr_grocery?ie=UTF8& field-brandtextbin=Lundberg& node=16310101
- Red/Pink Rice: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002DVNM7W/ ==> This is our staple rice and we love the taste and texture
- Organic Indian Pulses:
- Brand is "24 letter mantra" : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008NXJXU4 ==> their quality is very good, when compared to what we get from the local Indian store
- Wholefoods bulk section will have some of the Indian pulses, you will just need to look at your local Wholefoods market. If they have it in bulk section, it is usually cheaper than Amazon.