All posts tagged: gluten free shopping

Gluten-free comfort food

Yesterday evening was one of THOSE evenings. Long day at work. Bastard commute home. Too-tired-to-care- ever-so-slightly-ill-just-keep-walking-till-you-hit-bed. The thought of conjuring a meal from the meagre selection in my cupboard (rice, rice, lentils, rice) made me want to cry. When I passed a Waitrose, the ‘fuck it’ button went off in my head and I bought the following gluten-free-haul to make myself feel better. For my tummy: Belvoir Elderflower Cordial Dove’s Farm Gluten-free pasta Waitrose Sugo ai Carciofi Artichoke pasta sauce Burnt Sugar Crumbly Fudge Apfel-Mango fruit puree For my mind: Absolute Aromas ‘Equilibrium’ essential oil blend (Bergamot, Frankincese, Rose) for my oil burner. All of this went down very well with my massive duvet and back-to-back episodes of Ru Paul’s Drag Race. What gluten-free bits do you buy to treat yourself?

A Wholefoods reminder: Gluten-free store tours

…Remember that y’all can take a gluten-free tour of the store at your nearest Wholefoods branch! I have never seen any other shop offer this, and think it is a nice welcome for coeliacs and gluten-free dieters. It is especially useful in Wholefoods as their gluten-free products are scattered in amongst the ‘normal’ food, and it can be easy to miss the specialist products. I haven’t been on the tour myself (I think I’ve spent quite enough time perusing the aisles) but imagine that this will be useful for those new to gluten-free shopping.

New place to shop: Wholefood’s in Richmond

There’s a new Wholefood’s in town! I was more excited than most normal people would be when I heard that Wholefoods were opening a store in my nearest shopping area. Richmond is a lovely place to visit anyway, and now there is a place bang in the centre to stock up on gluten-free goodies. I have visited a few times now, and they have a great selection, huge shop space and clearly labelled gluten-free everything. I took my parents there a few weekends ago and they were awed by the sheer variety and size of the foods. On our visit they were even giving out free samples! We had some cheese and wine, which made the afternoon’s shopping a very pleasurable experience. The one downside is the crowds. Wholefoods seems extremely popular amongst the Richmond residents (it handily comes with parking and proximity to Waitrose for the rest of the posh shopping!) and even though the store is big, when busy it feels a little cramped, and the layout is such that that the people-traffic …