August 1st is just around the corner and I have a LOT of information to read, learn, and put into action in order to go completely gluten-free & cow-dairy free & GMO free. This weekend my family joined me at the library so I could get a few cookbooks to start building my new shopping list. Turns out they are all fantastic! (Thank heavens for libraries, because I could not afford to purchase all these books). There are so many new ingredients for me to become familiar with - I thought I’d purchase a few at a time so by 8/1 I’ll be ready to go! Today’s inaugural trip was to Costco & I came home with these goodies:
- Organic Quinoa & Brown Rice (Thank heavens for the samples as I would never had thought I would enjoy eating Quinoa)
- Unsweetened Almond Breeze Almond Milk
- Organic Peanut Butter
- All Natural Almond Butter
- Pure Maple Syrup
- and SkinnyPop! (I actually bought this at Walgreens as it’s the only place they sell it near me)
I still have a long way to go, but it’s a good start! I also saw organic blue agave, hemp hearts, organic golden flax, organic honey, and ancient grain granola cereal there, but I want to make sure I have a need for it before I buy it Supersized! A friend of mine told me that if I go to Whole Foods, the staff will actually walk me around the store and point out all the Gluten Free foods, so I am totally doing that this week! I’ll let you know how it goes.