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  • Nuts!!! Dates!!!!! HELP!!!!

    I live in an an area where there is NO local food sources. There is one *natural* (read: vegetarian) food store where I can buy a few precious things, like slivered almonds, coconut aminos, etc. HOWEVER, I cannot get raw cashews, dates, etc.

    I've done a search online for buying raw nuts and fruits in bulk, but does anyone have a personal preference? Like, quick shipping or very low priced?

    Thanks in Advance
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  • #2
    I would go easy on the nuts.
    Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

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    5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
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    • #3
      Thanks Merl, but I'm not looking for 50# sacks.

      I grind my own flours and try to make as many things *from scratch* as possible. PLUS I have an extremely picky 3 year old so, if I can get him to eat cashew puddings, I would prefer to buy a 5# bag and store them in the freezer so I have them on hand rather than go hunting for raw cashews when he wants cashew pudding.
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      • #4
        Fair enough. I've never really understood fake flours. Baking has always been pretty disappointing in our household since we got rid of the flour.

        Luckily, we've discovered baked bananas with melted chocolate, served with cream. Nomnom.
        Disclaimer: I eat 'meat and vegetables' ala Primal, although I don't agree with the carb curve. I like Perfect Health Diet and WAPF Lactofermentation a lot.

        Griff's cholesterol primer
        5,000 Cal Fat <> 5,000 Cal Carbs
        Winterbike: What I eat every day is what other people eat to treat themselves.
        TQP: I find for me that nutrition is much more important than what I do in the gym.
        bloodorchid is always right

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        • #5
          I order from Nuts.com--terrific products and great customer service. You can check out their website.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by magicmerl View Post
            Fair enough. I've never really understood fake flours. Baking has always been pretty disappointing in our household since we got rid of the flour.

            Although I appreciate your sentiment, I was not looking for criticism. I, personally, don't consider almond flour or coconut flour or any kind of nut flour to be a *fake* flour. If I can use it to keep my toddler interested in eating healthy, instead of junk, then I say To Each His Own.

            As for the bananas: I usually freeze mine in chunks, then coat each piece with a mixture I make of coconut oil, dark cocoa powder and a bit of honey. It sets up and turns it into a chocolate covered banana!



            Originally posted by emmie View Post
            I order from Nuts.com--terrific products and great customer service. You can check out their website.

            THANKS Emmie! I checked out the site and I'm diggin the chia energy bars. The site is a little higher priced than another site I found but it might be worth it.
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            • #7
              since you grind your own nuts, do you have acorns were you live? The tannins in acorns can be leached out and then the flour can be used for baking. We've baked acorn bread. It looks like chocolate cake but it tastes best hot with butter. Here's recipe but it would need to be modified from the wheat flour use. Acorns and Acorn Bread - Jack Mountain Bushcraft School

              White oaks (rounded leaves) have less tannins. Black and red oaks (pointed leaves) are higher in tannins. An easy way to leach them is to put them in a silk stocking and put in the toilette tank. Every time you flush it adds new water. Once the bitter taste is gone it good to use. The Paiutes made extensive use of acorns https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEmZtqCCELk

              Also,
              How to Collect, Process and Store Acorns and Acorn Flour | Hunter Angler Gardener Cook

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28yYMb_RwBo
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              • #8
                Originally posted by elisaevedent
                what is the Best way to Store Dried Fruit, Figs, Dates, Nuts??
                It depends on where I have the most storage space. I usually freeze them whole, OR vacuum seal them in mason jars OR in bags on the shelf. I have a fairly good sized pantry for stocking up on foods since I do a lot of canning.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Scott F View Post
                  since you grind your own nuts, do you have acorns were you live?
                  I am currently at Ft Bliss in El Paso TX. We don't have much of ANYTHING here (NOT EVEN A FARM!!!) much less acorns. No Whole Foods and the only *natural* store here really only caters to vegans... although they will offer free range eggs (which means *free ranged* in someone's back yard. LOL)

                  I hope, at hubbys next duty station, we'll be closer to more paleo food sources.
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                  • #10
                    Deila,

                    First of all, thank your husband (and you and your toddler!) for serving!

                    Second, I'm an army brat of long standing. My mom was very early on the nutritional bandwagon, going back to the sixties (now that was a good combo - my dad the army lightcol, my mom the adele davis hippie). She would drag us kids exploring around every base we were dumped at until we found the local Asian market/section - you can find lots of paleo there. My son is in the air force now and discovering the same thing.

                    Good luck!
                    Matty

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                    • #11
                      Azure Standard, azurestandard.com, delivers to many places around the country. Contact them to see if there is a drop near you.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MattyH View Post
                        Deila,

                        First of all, thank your husband (and you and your toddler!) for serving!

                        Second, I'm an army brat of long standing. My mom was very early on the nutritional bandwagon, going back to the sixties (now that was a good combo - my dad the army lightcol, my mom the adele davis hippie). She would drag us kids exploring around every base we were dumped at until we found the local Asian market/section - you can find lots of paleo there. My son is in the air force now and discovering the same thing.

                        Good luck!
                        Matty

                        Matty. Thanks for your appreciation. During our 8 years of marriage, hubby has been deployed 5 years of it. Most people don't understand that, to be a military *wife*, you have to be a MARRIED single person! LOL

                        There is ONE oriental store here that's bigger than a phone booth, and it doesn't carry a lot of fresh produce or meats. More canned squids and noodles and soy. A HUGE selection of cookware and dishes... but not food worthy at all.

                        I am seriously even having issues with getting meat shipped here. Every place is too far away (or WAY too expensive) to ship. I've been looking into going on a trip to NM as I believe I've found a farm or two I could get some meat from. I can get to a Whole Foods store in Albuquerque (spelled without looking up! **thumbsup**) but it is a 9 hour drive round trip. I would need to do a severe prep for a trip like that.



                        Originally posted by jkr View Post
                        Azure Standard, azurestandard.com, delivers to many places around the country. Contact them to see if there is a drop near you.
                        Checking it out now. THANKS!


                        Also, for those who keep commenting on going *easy* on the nuts, I ALSO use nuts to make homemade NUT MILK. My son, who seemed to be lactose intolerant until he turned 3, drinks gallons of nut milks. He also adores nut butters. And again, if using nuts to keep my kiddo interested in eating healthy, I still say To Each His Own.
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                        • #13
                          I second the nuts.com. Fast service, good prices. I order mac nuts from them.
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                          • #14
                            I use Amazon for bulk unsweetened almond milk, dried fruits, etc...There's free 2-day shipping if you get the Amazon Prime membership (if someone in your family has a school email account you can get 50% off membership price). Fast, reliable shipping, decent customer service most of the time, and a wide variety of stuff I can either subscribe to get shipped to me on a regular basis or save in a wishlist. I easily make back the membership price in a few weeks.

                            I use nuts.com as well even though it charges shipping because everything there is so FRESH and high in quality. I got macadamia nuts the other day and they were jumbo-sized.
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                            • #15
                              If you need shipping help you can contact with Aero Auto Transport-New York,Boston,San Diego,Bangor Maine company.It will be easy for you;.

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