Namaste Foods is a company my sister introduced to me when we visited her in Idaho. Based in Coeur d’Alene, this company’s mantra is “Meeting the needs of more people with food allergies than any other brand.” And that’s just about right. When corn and potato are used in placed of ingredients containing gluten, Namaste uses tapioca flour and arrowroot – great for people like me whose allergies go beyond the norm. Their Waffle & Pancake Mix is free of wheat, gluten, soy, dairy, casein, corn, potato, peanuts and tree nuts. And they are absolutely delicious.
Whole Foods is a good bet for finding their products, but you can also order online.
In the meantime, check out Namaste’s 1st Annual Kids Summer Fun Recipe Contest. There are two categories: 10 and under and 11-16. Recipes must be gluten-free and contain at least one Namaste Foods product. Recipes accepted until August 31, 2011. This is a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen and earn some mad money. Good luck!