I was recently sent an email and asked if I would like to take part in the Knorr Gluten free challenge.As part of my challenge I was sent a hamper full of fresh goodies. I did take a photograph which mysteriously vanished but the hamper contained several vegetables, sauce, pastry mix, flour and a sainsburys gift card amongst other things. It also of course contained Knorr stock pots Pots of which 4 are gluten free*, including Chicken, Rich Beef, Beef and Vegetable Knorr Stock Pots. This is what the challenge is all about.
I could make any dish I liked and being British I chose a roast dinner but I used chips rather than potatoes as I could not be bothered peeling and chopping spuds as well as everything else.
My mealFirst the chicken went in for approximately one and a half hours.
In my hamper, some carrots which got cut into strips and part boiled for 5 minutes or so.
Also in my hamper, a rather bizarre looking vegetable which I had no idea what is was. I had to take a photo and send it to friends. It turned out to be fennel which I don't think I have ever tried never mind cooked with before, but after some googling and friend asking I found it can be used in many ways including roasting. So along with the part boiled carrots, a sliced up pepper and an onion, the chopped up fennel joined the mixture in a roasting tray, drizzled with olive oil which was infused with lemon and a pinch of sugar over it.
I have never made this before and therefore had no idea how it would turn out. I left this in for 50 minutes.
I also cooked some frozen chips and some kale which is very similar to cabbage and only takes a few minutes to boil.
Once everything was almost cooked it was time to use one of the Knorr stock pots to make a tasty gravy. They are easy to use and look a little like a savoury jelly. They dissolve in water in minutes and can be used in stews, pies, drizzling as well as for gravy.
And here is the meal, finished and ready to eat.
And time to add the gravy made with the chicken Knorr stockpot!
It tasted great and I was very happy with myself for making it all by myself. It's not very often I make something like this and I was surprised how it easy it was. Izebella enjoyed it too.
All of the entry posts will be submitted via twitter using #glutenfreeknorr. The competition ends November 7th and several prizes can be won.