Looking for good source of nut flours and other gluten-free essentials
My spouse has recently been diagnosed with Diabetes and we have both started to reduce wheat from our diets as it is a significant source of carbs that affects sugar levels.
As a result, we're looking at recipes that use almond, chickpea, cashew, etc flour instead of white/whole wheat flour.
Anyone else here know of a good source of these types of flours? Other than the typical small bags of Bob Red Mill that are found almost anywhere at rather high prices?
Trying to keep healthy on weekdays so we can indulge a little on weekends.
There is a little gluten free shop in Dorval. Louise Sans Gluten
475 Avenue Dumont, (514) 631-3434
In Pointe-Claire, try Papillon bulk foods. They sell some by weight.
In JTM there is a health food grocery in front of Marche des Saveur. I forget the name, maybe somebody else can volunteer it. The selection isn't as big as Papillon foods though, nor are the prices.
The health food shop across from Marché des saveurs is Alfalfa. http://epiceriesantealfalfa.ca/
7070, rue Henri-Julien, #C1
Montréal, (QC) H2S 3S3
Also try Mondiana, at the market (northwestern corner, rue du Marché du nord and Casgrain, just south of Jean-Talon. Another location nearby at the corner of Bélanger and Christophe-Colomb, and there are two in other neighbourhoods: NDG 6470 rue Sherbrooke ouest. Montréal, Québec H4B 1N2. 514 439-6663. and Ahuntsic 1602, rue Fleury E, Montréal, QC H2C 1S8
One of the cheapest places for Bob's Red Mill is Segall's on St-Laurent at the corner of Duluth.
Obviously this depends on your physician and dietician, but your reason for less wheat doesn't mean you have to avoid it altogether; perhaps some wheat gluten (protein) can help in panification with non-gluten flours?
Went to Papillion Bulk over the weekend... WOW. They have an amazing selection of bulk items, from flours, to dried fruits, nuts, cereal, spices, honey on tap, pure vanilla on tap, nut butters.
We left with 1 bag and large bill... but that's expected.
Will check out the other stores, although I have a feeling our best bet will be some of the ethnic stores for the various flours. This stuff can get quite expensive.
I know Tau has coconut flour, as well as other flours. I suspect that you are on the cusp of following a soon to be popular food trend. I just saw a show on L'Epicerie which featured white bean puree in a dessert application which replaced part of the fat content. As well we are embracing international cuisine which does use different flours. I realize you are doing this for health reasons, am curious as to what you intend on doing with flours.