Switching to a GF diet has been an enlightening experience. It is amazing how few of the raw cooking ingredients I am looking for are available in a major chain stores. This provides the obligation and the opportunity to support the small grocers who don't look at volume as the answer to all life's problems. I also like to cook food that gets the label of 'foriegn' in Maine so many of my spices are only available at small stores as well.
Stores you'll find some of the things you need:
Here is a list of ingredients and where to get them. This is not an exhaustive list, but I compiled it to compare prices and selection so I wouldn't end up running all over town for three things.
|White Rice Flour||Sun||$3.59||3lb||$.075/oz|
|White Rice Flour||Shop N Save||$.59||1lb||$.037/oz|
|Glutinous Rice Flour||Sun||$.89||1lb||$.056/oz|
|Gram Flour||Sun||$4.59||4lb 6.5oz||$.065/oz|
|Potato Starch||Wild Oats||24oz|
|Tapioca Flour||Wild Oats||22oz|
|Quinola Elbows||Whole Grocer||$.137/oz|
|Gillians Rolls||Whole Grocer||$4.89/6|
|Brown Rice Bread (Food for Life)||Whole Grocer||$3.99|
|Dried Thai Hot Peppers||Vientiane|
|Bulk Spices||Whole Grocer||Reasonable|
|Zodiac Vodka||Whole Grocer||Reasonable|