I live in a very rural area, I went to the only natural food store in my area. They did have some of the foods, but not a lot of what I want to try. Are there any online places I could order from? I'd like to try several different things, and the recipes I want to try have ingredients I couldn't find. Thanks!
I'm having the same problem as you..my only natural food store doesnt have alot of what I want to try because I live in such a small place..the closest place is 5 hours away so thats along drive to try one item. An online place would be great as I'm in canada. Hope you find something!
I'm a big time meat lover and I've been vegan for 1 month and I found that having food "building blocks" prepared in the fridgerator was a great way to keep me eating correctly. For example I have cooked (unseasoned) asapargus, corn, mashed potatoes, rice so that I can quickly whip up a meal. I eat all the time and have lost 5 lbs, and feel great so I know you will end up enjoying this diet.
The Kushistore.com has a huge amount of sea veggies, sea salts, miso's, shoyu and soy sauces, sugar substitutes, teas, rice and grains, pans, books, tableware, beans and so much more. They also run specials that you can receive by email. The most recent one was $9.95 shipping on orders of $200 or less. That was a big help and I was able to stock up more. Also Suzzannes-specialties.com for brown rice syrup and mallow. Shipping is fairly expensive tho. Many of her products are gluten free as well. We love using her raspberry brown rice syrup on mixed berries. Her maple brown rice syrup is yummy too! I have found many products at Hyvee but you have to hunt a bit. We're lucky in that we have a large population of Asian and Latino people who have opened markets and that has expanded our choices. But I do have to travel to the next town over to shop these stores. We have only one Whole Foods in Nebraska and that 4 hours away so its a not for us. bobsredmill.com has grains, beans, peas, recipes, flours and just a ton of choices. They will send you a catalog on request. There are alot of things that I have yet to find but these sources have been a tremendous help.
Eden foods has all the sea veggies, beans, teas, mochi... It was almost $10 for shipping, but I ordered everything at once so it's not too bad. The good thing is, all of those things will last a while. I live in kansas city, by a few whole foods and it's amazing what I can NOT find. I also desparately wish we had farmers markets in the winter. No such luck. I so want to eat kind, local, and organic, but you can only do your best with what your given.
I just ordered the Daiya Cheese that made Veg News top new product of 2009 that Alicia posted about like 2 weeks ago. I ordered it from Cosmos Vegan Shoppe online. Prices were good and shipping wasn't too expensive.
Thanks for the suggestions on the other shops. I didn't know Eden foods shipped so I can now try Mochi. I have a recipe to make it myself but I still haven't gotten my suribachi yet to do it with. It just takes so much time to redo the kitchen for all these new food choices. But its also so exciting I have to admit that I enjoy the challenge!
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