Sue Z.’s Finds

With fall around the corner, it’s time to turn on your ovens for some great baking. Why not try Julie and David Madison’s Domata gluten-free seasoned or plain baking flours? Use in your favorite recipes and see if you can tell the difference (, available at many local grocers including Hampden Park Co-op and Lakewinds).

Way Better Snacks, Jim Breen’s all-natural food company, recently relocated to Minneapolis. Once you taste the Simply Sprouted tortilla chips and snacks that incorporate sprouted flaxseed, chia seeds, quinoa, black beans, broccoli, and daikon radish seeds, you will rush to buy more (, available at several metro grocers including Whole Foods, Kowalski’s, Lunds, Byerly’s, Cub Foods, and food co-ops).

Gramps and Sammy’s Pesto debuted a few years ago at the Minneapolis Farmers Market and is now also sold on local supermarket shelves, including Kowalski’s. It’s delish on bruschetta, pasta, and salads.

Sue Zelickson is the founder and director of Women Who Really Cook and Perspectives Family Center’s Kids Cafe. She is the former host of WCCO Radio’s Food for Thought.

Sue Zelickson (Sue Z.) is a James Beard Award-winning food media personality, philanthropist, and longtime contributor to Minnesota Monthly and WCCO radio. She has founded the Charlie Awards, the Women Who Really Cook networking organization for women in the local food industry, and the Kids Cafe at Perspectives, Inc., which improves access to nutritious meals for families in need. You can find her buzzing around from event to event throughout the Twin Cities, helping to raise funds for charitable organizations, including some she has had a hand in building.