Posts with tag ‘groceries’

18 Mar
2013

New gluten-free sauces for salads

Vinagreta Frambuesa Baby Fresh

The downside of shopping at Carrefour on Saturday at 6 pm (besides the crowd) is that they offer tastings of a lot of food you can’t eat. However yesterday I found something good, there was a tasting of salad with a new raspberry vinaigrette by the brand “Baby Fresh” (Primaflor). I ask the girl who was offering it if the sauce was gluten-free but she didn’t know. I took a look at the bottles and fortunately they have a gluten free logo, because the text on the label is so small that you need a magnifying glass to read it ;-)

They have a several flavors:

  • Caesar
  • Mustard and honey
  • Yogur
  • Balsamic
  • Raspberry

I bought a raspberry vinaigrette and a caesar sauce and prepared a good salad when I got back home.

They come in 280 ml cans with lid drip and costs 1,95 Eur each. On Primaflor’s web, the balsamic and the raspberry flavors vinaigrettes don’t say “gluten-free product”. However, the bottles I brought home do. They also have the caesar sauce in sachet of 60 grams.

 Caesar sauce

 

If you want to know where do they sell then besides Carrefour, send them a message from their web contact page.

Thanks Primaflor for thinking of celiacs.

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06 Oct
2012

New ecological and gluten-free store

In my previous article about de Antiu-Xixona Ice Cream Parlor I mentioned that there is a new ecological store next door that carries some interesting gluten-free stuff.

The store name is “Pura Vida” (Pure Life) and is located on 5th Mirasierra St., right behind the City Hall. They have a lot of eco food and also some gluten-free food. They are also herbalist.

Cerveza Mongozo en Pura Vida

Among the gluten-free stuff we noticed the vegetable pates and the Mongozo gluten-free beer we mentioned in our post about beer tasting.

If you really are into eco food you can be fan of their Facebook page where they publish when they receive fruits and vegetables so you can buy them fresh. If you buy more than 35€ they deliver to Majadahonda, Las Rozas, Aravaca and Pozuelo de Alarcón

The owners, Fernando and his sister Esperanza, really care about their customers and are willing to order new things for them. They sell stuff as weird as a Japanish brush to clean vegetables!. Among these weird food we dared to buy an eco and gluten-free vegetable pate with chorizo flavor that we haven’t tried it yet. We’ll let you know as soon as we do. There are pates with other flavors, like morcilla, sobrasada and longaniza.I have tasted before other vegetables pates from the same brand Naturgreen and they are good.

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28 Jul
2012

What’s your favorite gluten-free bread?

Today I feel like researching and have decided to do a survey about gluten-free bread.

I’d like to know what’s the gluten-free bread brand that you like the most. Of course nobody beats a good home made bread which is better and cheaper than commercial versions. Well this is true if you don’t burn it like I usually do, or it’s one of those 40ºC (104º F) degrees days so you wouldn’t turn on the oven for anything in the world :-)

So, What’s your favorite gluten-free brand?

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15 Jul
2012

“Gullón” gluten-free biscuits

Gullón, one of the well known biscuit manufacturers in Spain, has a category of “healthy” products that includes, among others, gluten-free biscuits of 3 types:

  • María (name given in Spain to a pretty plain kind of biscuit). They are also free of lactose/milk, egg and nuts.
  • Chocolate Chip. Also free of  egg and nuts.
  • Pastries. Also free of lactose/milk, egg and nuts.

Gullon Biscuits

According to their website they are made with corn and soy flour, and they have the “Controlado por FACE” (FACE controlled) seal.

They are all fairly good although are a bit crumbly and they don’t soak up the milk (that might be a problem for some people :) as it happens with most gluten-free biscuits.

I was diagnosed the celiac disease almost three years ago so I might have already forgotten how the regular biscuits taste. This is why I asked my son (13) and a friend of him to try them and tell me what they think. These were some of their comments:

  • They are pretty yummy
  • They are very crumbly
  • At the end they feel a bit like sand but I like them.
  • Yummy, May I have some more?

I thinlk the last comment is the most valuable :-)

Have you tried them? What do you think?

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24 Apr
2012

Supermarkets gear up with gluten-free products

Every time I go to an Ahorramás supermarket I’m pleased to find new gluten-free products of their own brand “Alipende”, with a large gluten-free logo clearly printed on the front side of the package, just like Mercadona supermarkets who have been the leader in gluten-free products offering so far.

Alcampo hypermarkets also have a store brand of gluten-free products that are supposed to be pretty good and at affordable prices. I tried a plum-cake made with Alcampo’s gluten-free flour and it was very good. They also sell Schär products that, in my opinion, are one of the best gluten-free products one can find in Spain (even my son and husband eat them and they are not celiac :-) …more »

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