Now it's getting a little bit chilly I thinks it's time for stews and casseroles. It's official! The cold dark nights are a sign of requiring big substantial belly filling goodness. I had my first chicken casserole this week after purchasing a Schwartz Packet Mix which was Gluten Free.
Yes, hurrah we too can now eat casseroles like the rest of the gluten eating nation and I can tell you this was gorgeous. I cooked it in my multi cooker for about an hour and it was so tasty I've bought another to do again soon. It made two meals, the first evening I had it with a baked potato and then finished off the second portion just by itself. It was so easy to cook and really filling. It is literally a case of browning the chicken, popping onions and carrots in, pouring the mix over the top and leaving to cook for an hour. How good is that? No worries of being glutened either, brilliant!!!
I was always a bit put off by these packet mixes as I'm trying to stick to my Slimming World diet. I thought I would have to add a lot of syns but for this full packet of gluten free chicken casserole mix it's only 5.5 syns so that's not bad at all. I purchased this pack from Tesco and decided to have a quick look at their other mixes to see if there were any that may have been gluten free. I found some curry mixes, a Balti, Korma, and there is also. a Biryani which are free from gluten so I'm going to give them a try.
The one thing I quite like about Autumn and Winter is that I can chuck something in the oven or slow cooker and leave it cooking, there's nothing like just having it all ready in the evening. It is also nice to have a nice balanced healthy meal, makes up for the lack of sunshine and warm weather.
It's worth checking out these handy mixes which are available in most Free From shelves at the big supermarkets. Take a look at the other sauce mixes as well but always read the ingredients. The gluten free range of Schwartz mixes can also be ordered at www.schwartz.co.uk and there is a good selection:
Roast Beef Gravy
Cheddar Cheese Sauce
Chilli Con Carne
Creamy Pepper Sauce
So that's a quite a bit to choose from, I'm impressed and will be using more of these, let me know what you think.
Enjoy and happy casseroling!!
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