Well done Angela, our own Recipe girl :) A few mentions for Gluten Free UAE too. The National: 'Angela Coleby is gluten's bane'
I am currently in the process of moving all the recipes to their own section, this will make it easier to look at the News feed and find exactly what you need - just a little bit faster. Please be patient while I move all the old recipes to the new section, its a very time consuming task (not to mention boring), so it may take some time.
Apologies to anyone who has made comments on a recipe, these will unfortunately be lost.
I am so exited to be the first ever customer of the www.glutenfree-supermarket.ae ! I have been given special access just for this first shop!
The site is easy to navigate with a nice layout, there are some recipes and handy tips throughout the site, but this is offcourse not what I am here for today, I want food!
First stop, the Bread section. I happily click my way through it until I realise that I have spent almost 300 dhs, I remove some of the items thinking I must save some for the masses. The bread selection is good, better then in any of the super markets, and there is yeast free bread too for those that need it. You can click on the picture of a product for more info about it, or click straight on the basket to add it to your shopping. All nice and smooth.
I move on to the pastas and am happy to see so many of the DR Schär pastas - the kids favourite. Its good to see so many pasta sauces too.
I swiftly move on between the categories and am pleasantly surprised to see cooking sauces (that I used to go to 2 different shops to get) and cereal (that I used to have to go half way across Dubai to get) and some new products that I cant wait to try.
The Glutenfree supermarket has all the staples in one place, hopefully over time - and with our support as consumers - there will be more products available. I know that the owner Katinka, is more then happy to take requests (She is probably tired of me emailing her suggestions already).
There are 3 more major brands being added shortly, and every request I have made so far has been looked in to or has already been added to the shop (yay for lollipops!).
Shipping is available all over the Middle East, great news for those living in more remote places.
I am done for this time, checkout - once you have created your account - is pretty straight forward with several payment options, including cash on delivery. I like that I am given the option of picking up my own items and not having to pay the delivery charge (especially as Im only down the road from the office).
All in all a good shopping experience, from my own living room! I cant wait to see what will be added over the coming months, because I will for sure be a returning customer :))
-by Linda Forster
Did you know we have our own You Tube channel? Hoping to add lots more videos in 2012!
This video was filmed at our very first event in June 2011.
Another great Article in The National highlighting the problems we face.
Please share it on your facebook and twitter and show it to everyone you know, perhaps your local super market manager ;)
'Gap in market for specialised diets'
Apologies for the lack of updates, work on the website will resume next week. It needs a a ton of updating.
Just wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year!
There is plenty of action on our facebook page and I have just posted our first 2012 event here- Casual Coffee. Hope to see as many of you as possible there!