Crush Foster's Favorite Hard to Find Grocery Items

“Finding products that stay in line with Dr Sebi’s Nutritional Guide can seem impossible. Often you find something like Spelt Pretzels only to read the ingredients and see what looks like a science project containing Maltodextrin, Yeast, Canola Oil, Gums, preservatives and more. It begs the question..why in the heck did they need to ruin it with XYZ?”
~ @CrushFoster
There never seems to be a good reason that milk solids or nutritional yeast end up in Spelt crackers, but sure enough when you look, you find them.
Here is a list of my favorite ‘least detrimental’ products that fall in line with with Dr Sebi’s Nutritional Guide.



Just when I thought I couldn’t enjoy oatmeal anymore I discovered Rolled Kamut Flakes. They’re a lot like Rolled Oats but are not starch based and are much easier to digest. It’s honestly hard to tell the difference once you open the bag. However when they’re cooked the difference becomes clear as Kamut Flakes don’t have that slimey mucus like texture that oatmeal takes on. Replace them with Kamut Flakes and never miss your favorite hot cereal again.


These Kamut Pasta Spirals are also easier on the digestion and only contain whole grain Kamut. They replace regular wheat pasta like nothing ever happened. The kids won’t even know the difference. Make them with pasta sauce, or make a cold pasta salad. The possibilities are endless. Anything you can do with wheat pasta you can do with Kamut Pasta.


Who doesn’t remember having a big bowl of Cheerios and watching TV? Or maybe a bowl of KIX or some other non sweetened cereal that moms use to buy. Well Quinoa Queen is kind of a mixture of both but with only one ingredient – Organic Whole Quinoa. Naturally it’s gluten free and was obviously made with those looking for healthy alternatives in mind.


The thing I love about Quinoa Flakes is that they cook in about 10 to 15 mins and always come out perfect. Whole Quinoa can take quite a while and isn’t ideal when you’re pressed for time. The flakes are extremely versatile and can replace grits, sweet hot cereals or just quinoa as you would normally use it – just much quicker to make.


This is the date syrup I enjoy most. It tastes like caramel and also has one ingredient – DATES. Use it to sweeten anything from tea, cereal and sea moss to baked goods and smoothies. It’s pretty sweet so a little bit goes a long way. Also works as a great topping for vegan ice cream.


Hemp Hearts probably get more use in my home than anything else. I make hemp milk with them and use it for everything from sea moss to cereal. High in omegas and magnesium they come in handy as a nutrient boost to smoothies or even sprinkled on top of salads. Try my recipe for hemp milk and never go back to cow’s milk again.



Wild Rice is one of the staples in my house because it’s great to be used for various recipes like Oyster Mushroom and Wild Rice Burgers. The same batter can be used for meatless balls or meatless loaf. It adds a distinct texture to recipes made in the food processor or as great filler for hot soups or as a side to a number of vegan dishes. Organic Wild Rice is not easy to find in stores and can be pretty expensive for a 12 ounce bag. I managed to find some that’s somewhat affordable. Compare it to anywhere else and save.
Oyster Mushrooms, though not always hard to find can be challenging for those who live in remote areas that don’t carry them. One option is to grow your own. It’s a good rule of thumb to practice growing your own food 1 food at a time as you get comfortable with having a hand in the process. Mushrooms are an easy way to begin. Many are grown using coffee grounds or straw as the base item which creates the environment similar to a tree log in the woods.
The above brand is a simple and complete kit that teaches a bit about mushrooms and provides enough of a lead for additional research on the topic. You may even have a workshop in your area that you can explore.
For additional information on how to shop for success and prep meals to stay on track with your Plant based Alkaline lifestyle changes


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