6 New Products & 6 Dinner Ideas: 18th May 2022
I asked you lovely lot whether you’d like to see some new products or some dinner ideas and you gave a 50/50 response so I thought I’d share a bit of both! Hope its helpful, Jess x
6 New Products
I could have written LOADS again but here are 6 that stood out to me this week! Full “New Products” post coming very soon :)!!
Coop Marghertia Pizza Crisps – Coop always have amazing flavours and loads are usually gf 😉 They remind me of Sensations (none of which are gf).
Mcdonalds grilled chicken salad/with bacon – new recipe. Put this here because I didnt know it existed and sometimes I get bored of the veggie dippers so this, chips and sweet curry sauce could be a nice alternative! Thoughts on Mcdonalds/cc/etc here
Costa Lemon and Ginger Slice – yes its got oats in it but they’re gf oats so you’re good to go!
Sainsburys Pollen and Grace Lunch Boxes – getting a bit bored of my lunches at the moment. Just found these and I’ve really enjoyed them! I’ve added some chicken/falafel to bulk it out a little. In my Sainsbury’s, they were with the ready-to-go sandwiches (a place I never look so not sure how new these are but I thought I’d probably not be the only one to not know about them!)
Tesco Korean Inspired Beef Stir Fry Strips – something I’d usually assume contained gluten but is safe
Morrisons tempura chicken *hopefully*– they’ve launched one that looks exactly like M&S but I cant find it online and didnt have it in store…here’s to hoping its gluten free!!!
Our Top 6 Dinners at the Moment:
(1) PHILADELPHIA CHICKEN – stuff a chicken breast with philly, wrap it in parma ham and bake for 20mins at 180oc. We serve with the roasted veg (number 5 below). There’s tons of dairy free/lactose free options for philly on the market now. If the one you buy is unflavoured, I recommend adding a few chopped sundried tomatoes and garlic granules first and give it a good mix before adding to your chicken.
(2) KORMA – addicted to this stuff (paste and milk below are dairy free too). How I make mine:
- We like roasted butternut mixed into the korma (both got a very sweet tooth!) so I start by cutting a butternut into 1cm x 1cm cubes, coat in oil and bake for a minimum 45 mins at 180oC (sometimes takes a little longer – keep cooking until its really sweet and soft – give the baking tray a good shake after about 20 mins to ensure they cook evenly).
- Caramelise an onion – slice it up and fry on a low temperature until its browning and reaaally sweet – can be done by adding a dash of water to the pan and repeating when it boils off if you’d rather avoid oil.
- Add cubes of chicken and cook until browning on the outside.
- Add a handful of sliced mushrooms and cook.
- Add 1 tbsp of korma paste per person. Fry for a few mins.
- Add 1/4 tin of coconut milk per person.
- Bring to the boil and then simmer with a lid partly covering the pan for 20mins.
- Add plenty of salt (tastes sooo much better then) and we like roasted butternut mixed in at the last minute too!
(3) BURGER/EQUIVILANT BOWL – bits we add:
- Golden rice – own brand versions are often gluten free – get the ones you have to boil rather than a microwave pouch, theyre so much tastier
- Burger/sausages/some kind of “bbq” food
- Sundried tomatoes
- Corn on the cob
- Burger sauce – most brands are gluten free. We buy Sainsburys own.
(4) MY CREAMY RED PEPPER PASTA – see my latest reel (ad with Garofalo but we really are obsessed with it). Just need a pepper, onion, cheese and some herbs. We’ve added prawns or the crumbled up the kebabs from the post above.
(5) ROASTED VEG – we’ve been having this with EVERYTHING above – yes, even in the korma. Also love it with pizza chicken.
- Cut a butternut into 2cm cubes.
- Cut an onion, pepper and courgette into chunks (bit bigger than the butternut as it cooks faster).
- Put in a mixing bowl with a handful of cherry tomatoes.
- Add a sprinkle of paprika and garlic granules. Add a dash of oil. Mix it all together so its thoroughly coated.
- Spread over a baking tray.
- Bake for 45mins – 1hr at 180oc (mix up the veg a couple of times during the cooking period so it cooks evenly). 45 mins is usually enough but sometimes the butternut needs a bit longer.
(6) WANT SOME MORE IDEAS? Here’s another post I’ve written: 18 EASY DINNER IDEAS: a sneak peak at my regular dinners!