|My Nuts.com order - it came in the cutest box. All the packaging is awesome and they threw in a sample of Goji berries - nice!|
I mainly placed an order with Nuts.com (a US family owned company) to get blanched almond flour at a significantly lower price than I could find here in Winnipeg. There are two kinds of ground almonds generally used in cooking/baking: Almond Meal and Blanched Almond Flour. The Almond Meal can be made by grinding raw almonds in a food processor. If you buy almonds at Costco, for instance, you can get them for $12.99 for 3 lbs so your Almond Meal is about $4.29 per pound. Pretty reasonable, but unfortunately almond meal can't be used for all recipes. Especially if you are doing a lot of baking where you need a lighter, finer flour. I'm in that camp plus I kind of like the convenience of it being ground for me. So I still need to buy blanched almond flour. Problem is that it's hard to find - I went to three different health food stores and they were all sold out and its expensive - $11.50 per lb at Bulk Barn. I just can't handle that price - I'm too cheap.........which is why I hang around places like the Habitat for Humanity Restore.
|Baby loved this box and the colourful bags. Kept him entertained for at least a half hour. I am smitten with that kid!|
|That's 25 lbs of blanched almond flour. I repacked it in tupper-ware containers. I have lots of room in my freezer for it where my bread, egg rolls, pizza, etc, etc, etc used to be! No problem.|
If you are interested in more recipes using almond flour, the Elana's Pantry website has a ton. Also, one more plug for the Wheat Belly Cookbook - buy it, read it, live it! You will thank me when you feel awesome!