Coeliac Awareness Week with Tesco


+ + + May 9, 2017

It’s the best week of the year! Well, almost. It’s Coeliac Awareness Week and I’ve teamed up with Tesco to show you some of my favourites from their Free From range.

Tesco has one of my favourite gluten free ranges. They carry a huge amount of gluten free products from their own brand, as well as from other name brands. I’m always impressed by their ability to bring out products that are different from other brands. The gluten free world can definitely get a bit “samey” sometimes. If you’re gluten free I’m sure you’re used to the obligatory gluten free brownie that’s available around every corner. Or the pasta option of fusilli, fusilli or… fusilli.

Earlier this week I mapped out a Day of Tesco for myself, and made each meal using some of these products that are a little bit different!

Breakfast

I don’t eat very much cereal. When you go to the cereal section in the grocery store you are often faced with very healthy cereals with all kinds of obscure grains and fruit. Don’t get me wrong, they’re nice enough. But sometimes you just want to relive your childhood and curl up on the sofa on a Saturday morning with something fun on TV and a sweet cereal, like the Tesco Free From Kids Cereal Selection.

Equally, as someone who was diagnosed with coeliac disease when I was well into my 20s, I can’t imagine being a child who grows up with the condition. I’ve only actually encountered two or three coeliac kids! It’s nice to know that there are options for the little ones.

Lunch

This next one is really exciting. When I first saw it (it’s a new release) I was beyond excited. If you love Japanese food and miss the offering at Wagamama, you will be equally excited about their Free From Katsu Chicken Curry!

The chicken in this meal is meant to be cooked in the oven, so it may not be the best choice for a quick lunch at work. I like to bake the chicken a bit longer so it’s extra crispy as the sauce will, of course, make it a bit softer once served. The sauce is absolutely lovely, just as I remember, with warm spices and a bit of a sweet edge. A coriander garnish really finishes the whole thing off spectacularly.

Tesco do a fab range of breaded things, in general. Of course you can get the breaded chicken individually. They also have chicken kievs, crispbakes and… mozzarella sticks! At Christmas they even had breaded jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese.

Dinner

For dinner I went a very basic option, but an undying favourite of mine: spag bol pasta bake! Remember the aforementioned never-ending offering of fusilli? It’s undeniably the most common gluten free pasta shape, as it is rather robust. But Tesco also goes a bit crazy and offers a few more interesting shapes! They do a lovely Tagliatelle. My favourite, however, is the Conchiglie.

Although most jars of pasta sauce tend to be gluten free anyway, I picked up the Free From Bolognese Cooking Sauce to try. I mixed the sauce with quorn and cooked pasta in a casserole dish and then baked the whole thing with cheese.

To go alongside, I chose the Free From Garlic Baguette which is gluten free, vegan, and very delicious indeed. Garlic bread is probably one of the best things on the planet and this was no exception.

I also popped a bit of Tesco’s Crunchy Salad alongside to break up the Carb Fest, even though I have no problem eating loads of carbs. Katy likes vegetables though, and I’m a nice girlfriend.

As you can see, Tesco for a day kept me very well fed indeed! I’m really looking forward to seeing the new things they come out with!

If you’re interested in the above or anything else from the Free From range, they seem to have a 3 for 2 deal on during Coeliac Awareness Week! Definitely a good time to stock up and maybe try a few new bits.

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  • omg I love chicken katsu soooo much so I’m glad there is a GF option so all you gluten-free people can enjoy it as well! But also remember the time I left tempura in your fridge and you ate just to see what would happen? lol