Switch to Organic Flour
Since flour is usually 50% or more of any baked good, it is the most important step. Catch it on sale at various stores. I suggest you try different brands to see how each flour performs with different recipes. Flour comparison information coming soon.
Use Organic Plant Milks
You may like Almond Milk, Coconut Milk, Rice Milk, etc. You can purchase Organic Plant Milks at a big box store for much lower prices than your local grocery store.
I prefer Organic Coconut Milk. When coconut milk is added to cornbread, some cakes, etc. you can’t taste it. Someone would have to tell you it is in it the food, and maybe you think you can taste it.
Switch over to using glass, ceramic & BPA free containers
If you take your lunch to work and reheat in a microwave or freeze bottled water for later use, you are possibly exposing yourself to BPA. BPA is released during the heating and cooling of what ever plastic item it is in. Not all plastic items contain BPA (bisphenol), read the labels. Plastics marked with recycle codes 3 or 7 may be made with BPA.
Use Stainless Steel or Cast Iron Cookware
I know everyone loves using Non-Stick Cookware. But, if the lining starts peeling even a little, now you possibly have metallic debris in your food. And, exposure to the bonding chemicals placed between the layers.
Clean Your Water
Clean water may not seem like it should be apart of building an organic pantry. Why not? The main purpose you choose to be more organic is to have a cleaner intake of food. We boil, rinse, soak and include water in our every food choices. I personally don't like the chlorine smell of my tap water. And, don't want it to change the flavor of what I am eating or cooking.
There are many ways to clean up your water: Home Filtration System, Brita, Zero Water, Pur, etc.
Some people choose distilled water, but check to see if the container is BPA Free.
Organic Fruit & Vegetables
Don’t break the bank. Start with bananas, sweet potatoes and carrots. They are the least expensive organic fruits and vegetables.
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