Video: Tesco Haul!

Thought I’d do a video showing some of the gluten free products I buy in Tesco supermarket- good excuse to buy myself a few treats!

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Video: Baking vegan, gluten free, peanut butter brownies

For Christmas, I received a Delicious Alchemy chocolate brownie baking mix. Delicious Alchemy are a gluten free food company. For veganuary they offered some egg free alternative recipes for the brownie mix, so I thought I’d give it a go and make some vegan chocolate brownies using peanut butter.

Recipe:

  • Delicious Alchemy chocolate brownie mix
  • 60g of peanut butter
  • 75ml milk/soya milk
  • 100g unsalted butter or dairy free alternative
  • 1/3 teaspoon (1g) xanthan gum
  1. Add the xanthan gum to the dry packet mix and shake together to combine before pouring it into your mixing bowl.
  2. Place peanut butter into a bowl with the soya milk (or regular milk). Mix together.
  3. Add the peanut butter mixture to the mixing bowl along with the rest of the ingredients. Mix and bake for 20 minutes at 160 degrees or 180 fan.

This version works using either butter or a dairy free alternative, depending on whether you also need the recipe to be dairy free.

Kirsty’s Sausage and Sweet Potato Mash

20140129_171044I bought this Kirsty’s ready meal from Waitrose. It is Sausage with Sweet Potato Mash. Gluten free sausaged in a rich onion gravy with carrot and sweet potato mash. It is free from dairy, wheat and gluten, low in fat, low in sugar, only 260 calories and one of your 5 a day. Something I quite liked about it when I bought it was it had a fairly long time before the use by date, I think over a month! Meaning I could keep it inn the fridge for a day when I needed a quick meal. I had it with baked beans.

I liked the meal, for convenience it is great and it seems healthy. For me, I generally like meat very well done if I cook it, but for a microwave meal you can’t expect this really. I liked the taste of the mash, it was very mashed it had no lumps in. The portion was fairly small, but as I had beans as well I didn’t notice this too much. I would recommend if you like this sort of food. I can’t remember the price, but the website says it is £3.

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I also tried the Spanish Chicken with Brown rice which I enjoyed more, it was quite spicy and the rice had vegetables in so I didn’t cook anything extra to go with it. I forgot to take a photo but here’s one from the website.

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Genius Spicy Fruit Loaf

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I recently bought this Spicy Fruit Loaf from Genius. I have had it toasted with butter, and with peanut butter. I like the taste and it has a good amount of fruit in. Would buy again!

Caffè Nero- Chicken and Pesto roll

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Really like this gluten free chicken salad and pesto Genius seeded roll from Caffè Nero! Maybe my favourite shop bought sandwich so far. It is £3.50 compared to the £2.95 ‘normal’ sandwiches which is a bit disappointing. I know gf bread costs more but I can’t imagine any sandwich costs more than about 50p to make so I’m sure it doesn’t need to!

I also like the Starbucks and Sainsbury ones. Waitrose used to do sandwiches but they seem to have disappeared from the one near me. I think the only one I haven’t liked is Marks and Spencers, I just for some reason really don’t like the taste or texture of their bread. (I tried one quite a while ago so I’m not sure if it’s changed)