Organic Supermarket

November 2, 2009

For those of you in the south Dublin area, a new shop has opened recently in Blackrock village that is definitely worth a look.”The Organic Supermarket” has bunches of interesting vegan items and everything in the shop is organic. I got a great Mediterranean Marinated Sesame Smoked Tofu that tasted delicious. Be warned, it has an extremely strong flavour so you need very little of it. A small amount (no more than a quarter of the pack per person) diced, fried and dropped into soup or salad brings a great depth of flavour.

They also have a fab selection of wines that are not much more expensive than your average off-licence and some lovely dairy free breads as well. I found a great substitute for Nutella – Carobio Hazelnut Spread, which is a little stronger that chocolate spread but just as delicious.

The shop itself is a little on the small side and can get a bit overcrowded at lunchtime but  they have such a selection of goods in store that I completely forgot to go back to work when I wandered down on my break today.  Luckily for me, they also have a good website (listed here) for all the essentials so no more murderous glares from the boss in future.

 

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Home Organics

November 1, 2009

This week, I looked around on-line and found a fab company called Home Organics that  delivers locally grown high quality organic fruits and veggies to your door. I was surprised because a whole bag would last a small family for a week and costs only 22 Euro. If I tried to buy that amount of organic produce in a supermarket it would cost me twice as much so I pounced on the site and ordered my bag to be delivered to my job. The link is displayed here so if you live in the Dublin area look it up online.