Having an English husband, as in from England not just the language, and being South African myself, we enjoy eating curry. About every two weeks my hubby starts getting a hankering for it and he wants to get take out. But with my 5 year old needing to have a gluten free diet I can’t always be certain that the ingredients from the restaurant are gluten free, or if they are, something hasn’t accidentally got mixed in ( “cross contamination” as they call it in the Gluten Free world). So I land up making the entire meal myself (yogurt, spices, etc) or buying the ready-made sauces so I can see EXACTLY what is in it.
I already knew about Saffron Road seeing it at my local PCC when I was getting ideas about gluten free products I could purchase in the future. The main reason I hadn’t bought the chicken tikka masala was that I wasn’t sure if my daughter could handle the spiciness or not. We had tried a lemon and herb version already and we all enjoyed it.
The version of the tikka masala I had seen in the shop was just the sauce – you pour it in a pan of your own cooked chicken. But the samples I received for the review was a microwavable meal that included the chicken AND rice! And still gluten free! A lot of these microwaveable meals need to add preservatives in that contain wheat, but not Saffron Road! I did make my own naan bread (yes, still gluten free) as my hubby LOVES his naan with curry and my daughter loves it too!
The tikka masala was not too hot that she couldn’t enjoy it and had enough flavor that my hubby and I could enjoy it too. It did NOT have a process/factory taste to it and definitely something I will be keeping in my freezer for the future – My hubby says he gives it a “thumbs up”! It’s great to know we have an option for quick meals on those days where we have a lot going on! (But isn’t that every day when you have kids? Lol)
You may like to know that Saffron Road is non GMO, all-natural, halal packaged foods and sold across the United States. Saffron Road products include: easy-to-make frozen entrées (the sample I was given); convenient and flavorful hors d’oeuvres; single-serving simmer sauces (what I have used before); broths and savory snacks; a majority of which are gluten-free.
I met Lynn in MOMS Club and she has two children. One of which is the same age as my daughter and they love to giggle and play together. Lynn Hooper is also a local Mary Kay Consultant while also being a full time mom. “A lot of what the business stands for is true to my heart. Mary Kay Inc. has a foundation that donates funds to help end domestic violence and also funds research into cancers that affect women. Mary Kay also has what’s called "The Golden Rule" which means God (faith) first, family second and business third. A great principal for me and nice to know I am part of a team that believes in this too.”