In the rich soils near Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan is where you will find Grandma Lou working along side her sons on a farm that has been in the family since 1917. In the 1970’s the family farm became known as McDougall Acres Ltd. As you might imagine the farm has seen many changes.
Legume crops such as lentils and chickpeas still remain foreign to many Canadians. As we have been growing more legume and flax crops we have become more knowledgeable about their many nutritional benefits. Over the years our knowledge of how to prepare these foods has expanded.
Grandma Lou, her children and all her grandchildren, are enjoying these foods. To make it easier for you to use them with your family, Grandma Lou has provided recipes or ideas on the back of each of the products and here on the website.
All of Grandma Lou’s products are grown in Saskatchewan, primarily by McDougall Acres Ltd and a few other chosen growers. We clean and bag the products ourselves.
The Canadian Food Guide tells us to include “a small amount of unsaturated fat each day” and to choose “meat alternatives such as beans and lentils often.” Seeds, such as flax, contain unsaturated fat, the kind of fat our bodies need. Legumes, such as lentils and chickpeas, also make good choices for our diets.
We often hear and read about incorporating more legumes into our diets and maybe you just don’t know where to start. Over the years we have tried many recipes and used different techniques to prepare our products. We have posted our favourites on our website, and as we find more, we will continue to add them. We would be happy to hear how you use our products. Enjoy.