These are links to some of my favorite and recommended resources. Some are affiliate links where I get a bit of money for the referrals or purchases, which merely helps to pay my monthly hosting fees, etc. I don’t want to do ads and such on my blog, so this helps me in small ways that doesn’t cost you any extra if you purchase or sign up through my links. Thank you.
Resources for healthy eating and local farms, etc.
www.westonaprice.org I have been a member and involved with WAPF (Weston A. Price Foundation) for 20 years. They are a wonderful organization. It costs $40 a year to join as a member (I don’t get anything for this, just giving out the info as I think it is vitally important to support these organization that do the work in the trenches to keep our local food systems going) and you get their quarterly journal which is chock full of amazing information/articles/resources, etc. They also started the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund which is an amazing organization too. There are 500 local WAPF chapters in the world. You can find your local one on their website. I am on the Leadership team as a volunteer with my local chapter.
Healthy Traditions Network-The Metro-Detroit Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation. I have been involved as a volunteer with this chapter for 20 plus years. It is a great resource for local farms, stores, classes and health information. HTN is always open if you have some volunteer time to devote to helping us run the chapter, both large and small jobs need volunteers. You learn a ton by volunteering, it is a great group!! They also have a Facebook page with a file of tons of local farms/stores/resources.
Eatwild.com –Way to find local farm sources in the US and Canada.
Local Harvest– Way to find farmers markets, u-pick farms, etc.
Gluten-free Recipes and Resources (my favorites)
Little Lisa’s Gluten-free Nosh– recipes, info, and gardening info too.
MI Gluten-Free Gal– blog that has a lot of info on Michigan (and some other areas) restaurants and sources for Gluten-free dining and eating. Some recipes.
Gluten-free Alaska – Great blog with lots of recipes and information.
Flav City– lots of info about clean eating and recipes, plus he has videos on YouTube. He has supplements and cookbooks he sells too. I do like his cookbooks and love watching his videos.
Bob’s Red Mill– I use a lot of their products and they have lots of good recipes on their website.
Paprika. This is a recipe organization app. It is my favorite recipe app, and I use it all the time. It can sync with multiple devices and can email, print, and easily download recipes.
Gluten-Free Wish List by Jeanne Sauvage- https://amzn.to/3PYOPVR I have made several recipes from this book, and they are delicious, but several are tedious to make.
Gluten-Free Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Hertzberg and Francois https://amzn.to/3OBGfuM This book has various flour blends and chock full of amazing bread recipes. I have made the pizza dough, cinnamon rolls, and much more and they are all good. I don’t let my dough go longer than a day in the fridge, as I don’t’ like the fermented yeast taste it gets when it sits too long.
Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon and Mary Enig – this cookbook is from the founder of the Weston A. Price Foundation. It isn’t specifically Gluten-free, buy has many GF recipes and a ton of great information on eating a nutrient-dense diet. https://amzn.to/3J9bht5
Some helpful kitchen tools
10-inch cast iron skillet. I prefer Lodge as it is great quality and American company and American made. https://amzn.to/3PSMH2l
12-inch cast iron skillet. I prefer Lodge as it is great quality and American company and American made. https://amzn.to/3PYaFZy
14-inch cast iron baking pan with loop handles (pizza pan). I prefer Lodge as it is great quality and American company and American made. https://amzn.to/3b3OPVO
Silicon baking mats https://amzn.to/3oyJzMK
Danish Dough Whisk https://amzn.to/3BknTeV
Sifter (flour and powdered sugar) https://amzn.to/3S3ezlG
Russian piping tips https://amzn.to/3PGL7Au I use these to do cupcakes. I find them easier than regular piping tips, since I am not a cake decorator.
Glass pie plate https://amzn.to/3BmRft3
Pastry Cutter– https://amzn.to/3cLpBvF
Egg Separator- https://amzn.to/3zFLx4p
Plunger style measuring cup https://amzn.to/3Jb31sC
Bamboo storage lids for mason jars https://amzn.to/3S7tb3q
Plastic wide mouth storage lids (with silicon seals) for mason jars https://amzn.to/3Bnm7d2
Plastic regular mouth storage lids (with silicon seals) for mason jars https://amzn.to/3vmTYiG
Magnetic dry-erase menu board for fridge. I love this for my weekly menu plan. Comes with chalk markers. https://amzn.to/3zOFXgj
Non-localSources for Gluten-free Ingredients
Thrive Market– I love Thrive Market. They have excellent customer service, fast shipping and decent prices. I have been happy with just about everything I bought from them, and many items have been my go-to store brand, as they have great quality. There is an annual fee to join, but I feel I have saved a lot of money by not having to drive all over to find specialty items and their prices are competitive. They often offer a free item with purchase, so we get to try some new things. http://thrv.me/5WxpQD
Azure Standard Buying Club- This is a family-owned company out of Oregon. They have an amazing selection of healthy items, organics, etc. They have club drop points around the nation. The one I help coordinate is in Oxford, MI. You order through their website online and pay online, they tell you the order deadline and the week of delivery. When the order period closes, you will get an email with your order information, and they will take the payment out at that time. You will get an email with the date and time of delivery. You go to the drop point at that day/time and pick up your stuff off the truck. Shipping costs are added on, but for my drop is 8.5% of your order. I love ordering things in bulk from them. Some of things I order from Azure are bulk flours, grains, tomato sauce, nuts, frozen fruit, laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, so many things. I also order garden plant starts in the spring. Great quality. https://www.azurestandard.com/?a_aid=9eab2fff3f