I wanted to start a resources page to assist people in finding the spices and ingredients I use in my recipes.   I will continue to update this page as I get questions about specific items and as I think of a good place and or product that I have found crucial in making my life easier.
First:  Most of my grocery budget is spent at the local famers, though I do occasionally shop at traditional grocery stores to supplement what I can get from the local famers especially during the winter months where famers markets are limited.
Second: All of my spices come from two places.
  • Savory Spice Shop (, for local folks in NC the storefront is located in Lafayette Village.
  • local Latin American, Indian, and Asian markets for ingredients not found in normal grocery stores.
All my ground spices all from savory spice shop because I know their Gluten Free Spices and occasional dried whole chilis or canned pastes or whole chiles come from various local markets based on the culture purchased from.

Do not be afraid to make your own spice blends.   I buy bulk whole spices as well as ground base spices which I then turn into my own blends that I use for my meals.   I will share those as I continue blogging.

  • A BBQ Sauce Example here:
  • Posting some Salt Blends I make and use regularly here:
  • Here are some BBQ rubs I have made that I love to use both on the BBQ and on the stove or oven.

Other Resources:

As much as I love to cook from scratch,  I also love to go out and eat and try food at restaurants.   To that end, I post reviews on Yelp, Foursquare, and Find me GF on local restaurants that have GF options or whole menus that are Gluten Free.  For anyone that wishes to follow me on these sites just reach out and I will provide the account I am under on those applications.

Companies that I have bought from or that I have found at Gluten Free Awareness Events I have gone to that cater to the Gluten Free and Paleo lifestyles.

JP's pastry
Vegan, GF, and even Paleo Offerings. Check out website or look them up on facebook.

hummus product that can be found at whole foods. Pretty good list of ingredients and a very decent price. Thai and Chipotle flavored humus current favorites.

Produce box.
This is a NC delivery of farmers products to your door. Cool if you aren't close by a farmers market or don't have time for going to one. One of the things that drew me to find this resource prior to this event was the fact that they carry Imagine That GF product line or JP's as well as others.
Online grocery story for organic produce and products. Need to check this one out myself in more depth.

Thrive bites
Freeze dried fruits and veggies. Alternative location for organic fruits and veggies for smoothies during off season. Ok this is also prepper heaven probably if into prepping.

Allergic traveler.
International dietary and allergy alert cards.

The gluten & grainfree gourmet.
She had a great talk about grain free lifestyle at one of the Gluten Free Awareness events I went to.. Her chocolate chip cookies I received as samples were pretty good.

Rikkos inc
Great plantain and cassava root chips. Bought a couple bags :). Typically can find them at places like weaver street and whole foods. Sometimes seen at Harris Teeter.


enjoy life foods
Great chips free from top allergens for GF and paleo baking.