Rustic Scoop. Food and Meat Co-op's Newest Gluten Free Partner!
Rustic Scoop™ is a new baking mix manufacturer that uses clean ingredients that are gluten free, top 9 allergen free (except coconut palm sugar), and refined sugar free. The mixes are easy to make and are delicious.
We are a family that lives with multiple food allergies, celiac disease, and other health-related food restrictions. Between all five of us, there are so many things that we can’t eat that it’s almost easier to just tell people what we CAN eat. What we realized is that most things were very possible in the kitchen, even with the long list of foods we couldn’t eat. It just took some creativity. Rustic Scoop™ is the fruit of our determination to make the best of all of our diagnoses.
It all started after my husband and I got married. He had been having some health issues and we knew some of them were food related. Shortly after we got married, we took several foods out of his diet, some within the top 9 allergens, and some outside. As difficult as it was for him to eliminate many foods from his diet, I was struggling to come up with delicious recipes to serve the two of us. At that time, the internet was not full of recipes, support groups, or any of the other tools we are used to today. We limped our way through some terrible meals, but with the restricted diet, he began to feel better.
Years later, our two youngest daughters were both diagnosed with severe food allergies from the time they were infants. Their list of food allergies was long and it made eating complicated. Not long after that, our youngest was also diagnosed with celiac disease, which led to my husband's diagnosis of celiac disease as well.
The biggest challenge to add to our list of “free-froms” was my husband's intolerance of cane sugar. We could not find any pre-packaged foods that fit all of our needs. This is when we really began baking and cooking everything from scratch and creating our own recipes. As time went on, we began to experiment in the kitchen with anything our hearts and bellies could dream up.
This is where Rustic Scoop™ started. It is a place where our intention is to feed people well, help them find healing through food, to find connection with loved ones, and to create inclusion. Having food allergies, celiac disease, and other food restrictions can be isolating and hard. We set out to prove that you can eat well with all of your loved ones with ONE meal for everyone. No more cooking separate meals for different people. ONE meal for all to share. We have thoroughly tested our mixes on those with and without food restrictions, foodies, and novices in the kitchen to ensure our mixes are excellent and easy to make. The response has been overwhelmingly positive. Now, we get to share our mixes with all of you!
Rustic Scoop™ currently sells four baking mixes: Sandwich Bread, Pizza Crust, Chocolate Cake and Cupcake, Pancake and Waffle. Each month, we add new recipes to our blog, The Scoop. Each of these recipes are made with one of our current baking mixes. Here is a list of our mixes and what other creations you can make from them:
Sandwich Bread: Cinnamon Rolls, Pull Apart Dinner Rolls, Focaccia, Croutons
Pizza Crust: Hamburger and Hotdog Buns, Sub Sandwich Rolls, Yeasted Fluffy Pizza Crust
Chocolate Cake and Cupcakes: Whoopie Pies, Chocolate Donuts, Faux Thin Mint Girls Scout Cookies, Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Pancake and Waffle: Banana Muffins, Vanilla Donuts, Fry Bread, Funnel Cake, Coffee Cake, Pumpkin Spice Pancakes, Graham Crackers, Cinnamon Apple Muffins, Vanilla Cake, Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Muffins
If you ever have any questions for us, we are more than happy to answer them. We love our food allergy, celiac, and food restriction community and hope we get to serve you soon. For more information and purchasing, please visit www.rusticscoop.com.