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Whole Foods Gems

onefineleo | Feb 22, 2007 01:03 PM

I copied this from a CH post last year and have added some of my own


Packaged Starches: Casbah Saffron Jasmine Rice
Seeds of Change 7Grain Pilaf(TREMENDOUS ), and Cilantro Quinoa
Casbah? Moroccan Rice w/Lentils ,and Couscous w/Lentils and Tomatoes

Chips etc:Barbara's Cheese Puffs in White Bag (the ONLY great cheese puffs i have ever found);
Frontera Chipotle Lime Tortilla Chips
Potato Chips

Blue Moon sorbets- grapefruit campari, and peach melba
V cornmeal pizza crusts (TREMENDOUS;the ONLY pizza crust for me,but i pre-bake 7 min. before topping)
Nature's Touch veggie patties- vegetable medley and spicy black bean- good low carb starch
Rudolph’s Whole Rye Bread, brown wrapper- The most toothsome hearty Rye bread i have found -for toast- not sandwiches)

Bread:Pigs Fly- Dark Rye , Harvest
Iggy's- all theirs but especially Francese(though the holes are a drag)

Chocolates: Newman's own peanut butter cups
Vosges Bars- esp. Red Fire Bar and the Barcelona with salt and smoked almonds
Orange Choc. bar :Black and Green, and Chocolove

Cheese dept.:
34degrees Goat Feta in jar- unbelievable wonderful
Italian Truffle Cheese
Forme d’Ambert
Fresh ricotta
Red pepper and feta spread in jar
Vermont cheese co. lightly salted or unsalted butter in yellow paper-wrapped tube
bruderbasel smoked cheese- for pizza
Truffle cheese
Parmesan (their new wisconsin parm is very very good, as cheaper alternative to the expensive italian ones)
Danish feta in a jar (with herbed marinade which can be used to marinade lamb or chicken or beef; add red wine vinegar first)
Fresh ravioli- Smoked mozzarella and Red pepper; and Lobster
Cilantro pesto (Bear pond farm and Cibo)
Cibo Artichoke Lemon Pesto

Lifeway Raspberry Kefir

Salad Dressings:
Cindy's: Chipotle ranch, Cilantro, Deeply Roasted Sesame, Greek with Feta and Olive,
(Cindy’s Ranch and Creamy Miso need work)
Annie's Goddess
365 Peanut Sauce (for peanut noodle salad)

Trout, Skate ( both are very flavorful fresh fish that won't break the bank)
Charlie Trotter's 2 gravlax types
Frozen minced clams
Smoked scallops
Whole foods teriyaki orange marinade next to seafood

Meats: Assorted Chicken Sausages

Deli:Risotto Cakes
Masa Cakes
Cilantro Fritters
The best deli Corned Beef i have had
Turkey/Smoked Turkey
Sesame Noodle salad
Roasted Beets
Guacamole-not low fat
Red pepper hoomus
Teryaki Chicken Wings

Soups: Butternut Squash Soup
Corn chowder(i add cooked shrimp, smoked and regular scallops,clam juice, cilantro and pesto to this)
Clam chowder(i add more clams, and corn to this)
Tomato fennel soup (i add cooked wheatberries or brown and wild rice, and/or chopped ham to this)

Peeled garlic (better quality and price than Trader Joe’s)
Munch Mix sprouts – particularly good for salads- adzuki,lentil and pea sprouts
Jerusalem Artichokes
Burdock Root
Comice Pears

Arrowhead crunchy peanut butter and almond butter
Maple syrup- (grade B for stronger flavor)

Spices and Baking:
They are the only ones who carry my fav curry powder-Sun brand Madras-in small gold square can- TONS better than any other brand(even from Indian food stores)
Sweet Hungarian Paprika
Buttermilk Powder
Golden Syrup (alternative to corn syrup)
Packaged Flours
Flours( incl.hard-to-find WHITE pastry flour)
Grains, Spices,Herbs, Dried Fruit
Ginger Chew candies

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