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Celebrate Drink Wine Day with Tandoor Chef

Dis you know that today is Drink Wine Day? What a great Day; you know I will be celebrating! 

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The purpose of National Drink Wine Day is to spread the love and health benefits of wine.  I really didn’t need another reason to drink wine, but whoever came up with this holiday deserves a raise! Even though I love wine, sometimes it is hard to know which wines go well with which foods, and as I am still learning about wine pairings myself, I am glad  that Tandoor Chef has developed a wine and beer pairing tool to help you choose the best compliment to their restaurant quality authentic Indian cuisine. Find the perfect companion for your next healthy frozen meal by clicking here.

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Have you ever tried Tandoor Chef Authentic Indian Cuisine?  If you haven’t, you are truly missing out! I first wrote about Tandoor Chef last March. I am a big fan of their restaurant quality all natural Indian frozen meals. I work 1-2 nights/week while the students are in school and do not get home until after 8pm. Being able to quickly heat up a healthy and tasty meal is key for me on those nights because I am starving by the time I get home. 

Tandoor Chef offers 15 gluten free entrée and appetizer options! With their authentic Indian spices and flavors, and wide selection, you won’t have to sacrifice the robust flavors you love.

 

I love the Chicken Curry with tender boneless chicken breast simmered and seasoned in a zesty, authentic sauce. Yum! Tandoor Chef recommends Pinotage, a deep red wine with smoky, bramble and earthy flavors, sometimes with notes of bananas and tropical fruit, to drink with this meal. I didn’t have any Pinotage at home but I did have a nice Shiraz, a full bodied red wine with hints of blackberry, pepper and clove; it’s not too far off from a Pinotage and paired nicely with my meal! 

How are you celebrating Drink Wine Day?

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Saffron Road Gluten Free World Cuisine

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I’ve shared on my blog about Saffron Road products before and I’m honored to be working with them again for a second post. Saffron Road makes truly great products and if you haven’t tried them yet, you need to check them out! Saffron Road offers 

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Care Package from Saffron Road

CEO and founder Adnan Durrani witnessed in person the horrible tradegy of 9/11.  Through this event, he was deeply affected and wanted a way to ” soothe political, religious, cultural and social dissonance.” He took part in the Silk Road Project in 2002, which eventually led him to create the company Saffron Road. The brand launched in 2010 with frozen Indian entrees and has since expanded. Since then, Saffron Road has expanded its product line to include Middle Eastern, Thai, Korean, and Mexican cuisine and has moved beyond frozen food to broths, dried snacks, and simmer sauces. 

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Selection of Gluten Free Saffron Road products

Most of Saffron Road’s products – over 70% – are free of gluten as certified by the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO). All of the certified gluten free products are naturally free of gluten, so there is never a sacrifice in flavor! Unlike some food manufacturers that may self-label themselves as gluten free, Saffron Road’s products are audited, inspected, and verified in order to provide that extra comfort and transparency to our consumers.

Saffron Road offers 23 gluten free frozen entrees, three types of chicken nuggets/tenders, five varieties of crunchy chickpeas, seven simmer sauces, and two food-truck inspired taco meals. So that equals 40 gluten free offerings in total! They also have a line of vegetarian/vegan options for those who do not eat meat. 

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Lemongrass Basil Chicken

 

The meals are easy to cook, with an option to cook in the oven for 40 minutes or heat in the microwave for 5 minutes. Since I usually eat these meals when I work late, I’m hungry by the time I get home so I opted for the microwave. The aromas that filled the air from my microwave, made me feel like I was about to eat a very delicious ethnic meal straight from the kitchen of an Indian restaurant. The Lemongrass Basil Chicken is my favorite Saffron Road entree. The sauce is made with green curry, peppers, onions and basil. It was light and rich in flavors. The rice was a perfect texture, but I wish there was more! 

All of the products have a heat indicator on the package. I try to stick to the mild and medium options, anything more is too hot for me. The Lamb Sagg (picture below) is mild but I still find it a little spicy!  

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Lamb Saag with spinach and white rice

I love that each entrée is one portion and a sizable healthy portion at that. Ranging from 210-370 calories each, they are pretty healthy, although some meals have a little too much sodium for my liking, so I stay away from those. 

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Achiote Roasted Chicken Nutritional Information

One thing I just learned about Saffron Road is that they are the 1st non-GRO verified frozen entree. And, something I did know and would like to share, is that all Saffron Road meat products are 100% humanely raised, vegetarian fed, all natural, antibiotic free, and halal certified. 

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Simmer Sauces

You can find Saffron Road products nationwide in more than 100 retailers, including A&P, Food Emporium, Whole Foods, Publix, D’agostina Supermarkets, and over 6,000 stores. At my local Whole Foods, the entrees and tacos are very reasonably priced at $3.79-$3.99 each. To find a retail location nearest you, check out their store locator

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Masala Mama Organic Indian Spice Kits

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Masala Mama is a Brooklyn-based company that aims to make Indian cooking simple. They offer a range of premium organic sauces, spices and spice blends designed to appeal to every level of cooking expertise, from “What? Me Cook?” to the master chef.

Using Indian spices correctly is the secret to making authentic Indian food. Knowing when to add the spices, and in what form-whether to flash fry them whole, roast them to release their aroma, or grind them – is an art many people might not have. This is where Masala Mama comes in. You don’t have to master this art. They do it for you.  Masala Mama Organic Indian Spice Kits help you make authentic Indian food that is simple to prepare.

Each spice kit is hand-crafted for a specific dish based on traditional Indian recipes and includes 2 or 3 sachets with Indian spice blends, a step-by-step recipe, and shopping list of fresh ingredients. 

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You can never go wrong because the spices are pre-measured and the recipe tells you when to add them. Just add the contents of the spice sachet when instructed, and you will end up with a delicious home-style dish. Indian cooking has never been so easy.RecipeCard_Goa_CoconutCurry+back

Another benefit of the spice kits is it eliminates the need of buying spices in large quantities and having them go to waste. How many times have you bought a jar of spices just to use one teaspoon in a recipe? Only to sit on your shelf and never been used again. The spice kits contain the exact amount of spices you need, so there are no leftovers and no waste.

All of Masala Mama products are certified USDA Organic and made with authentic recipes and spices sourced from artisanal farms in India.  

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Last night I made Goa Curry, a Konkan dish from the Western coast of India, typically made with shrimp, but I used chicken because that it was I had in the house. The subtle sweetness of coconut milk is perfectly balanced with the sour tang of the unique kokum (fish tamarind) and spiced with flecks of red chilli powder. It took about 10 minutes to prep and 35 minutes to make. The spice level is mild (although I would consider it medium).

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The entire line of products include:

  • 3 gourmet organic simmer sauces: Goa Curry, Tikka Masala and Vindaloo. These are locally produced and can be simmered on the stovetop to make incredible Indian food in as little as 15 minutes. The spice levels range from mild (Goa Curry) to medium (Tikka Masala) and hot (Vindaloo), so everyone has something to love.
  • 12 premium organic spice kits designed for individual dishes, such as Chana Masala (chickpeas in a spicy sauce) and Aloo Gobi (potatoes and cauliflower, North Indian style). Each spice kit comes complete with a shopping list and recipe, along with pre-measured and blended spices, and has been carefully developed and tested to yield outstanding results.
  •  3 premium organic spice blends: Garam Masala, Tandoori Masala and (our favorite) Magic Curry Powder. Garam and Tandoori Masalas are high-quality traditional spice blends that are widely used in Indian cooking, while Magic Curry Powder is a versatile spice blend that magically transforms any dish by adding an exquisite Indian flavor to it.
  • Over 30 premium organic individual spices that are fresh and flavorful and can be used in a wide variety of cuisines to bring out the best in any dish.

You can purchase Masala Mama Spice Kits online for $4.99 each via Amazon or the online store

 Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.

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Celiac Awareness Day 11: Tandoor Chef “Best Guess Gluten-Free Giveaway”

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All this month, Tandoor Chef’s website will debut a special page featuring gluten-free resources and information and a weekly “Gluten-Free Dish of the Week” Contest.  Each week between May 4th and June 1st, one winner will be chosen from those who correctly identify the week’s “Gluten-Free Dish” to win a month’s supply of Tandoor Chef products. 
 
It’s easy … each week they’ll display a delicious Tandoor Chef entrèe with a missing gluten-free portion. Guess what’s missing and you could win! Don’t worry if your best guess isn’t exactly right … everyone has a chance to win at the end of each week. Remember, to go back each week for a new chance to win! Good luck!
 
Tandoor Chef, produced by Deep Foods, is a second-generation family owned and operated leading manufacturer of restaurant quality, all natural frozen Indian meals. Tandoor Chef offers 15 gluten free entrée and appetizer options! With their authentic Indian spices and flavors, and wide selection, you won’t have to sacrifice the robust flavors you love.
 
Gluten Free options include:

I’ve tried the Chicken Biryani, Channa Masala, and Chicken Pad Thai. All three meals were restaurant quality. The Biryani was actually better than the take out I had last week. The aromas and smells that filled the kitchen as I was microwaving my meals were unreal. It smelled just like fresh, flavorful Indian food should smell. The Channa Masala was super spicy! It’s also vegan and only 190 calories per serving. 

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Overall I really enjoyed the flavors of all three meals; the meat was tender and moist and the noodles and rice were cooked to perfection. You really would never know this was a microwaved frozen dish. My only complaint was the amount of sodium. With sodium levels of more than 800mg per meal it was a little too much for me. I got a few bites that were just way too salty. Tandoor Chef does offer “low sodium” meals with about 500mg, which is not low by my standards but much better and more tolerable.

The other con is some of the meals are somewhat high in calories and carbs, such as the Chicken Pad Thai. But there are a handful of meals 350 calories and less.

In the manufacturing of gluten free products, Tandoor Chef is careful to guarantee that they meet the necessary standards. They send products out to a certified lab on a regular basis to validate the claims are accurate. Tandoor Chef also offers a wide variety of both vegetarian (11 options) and vegan (6 options) meals. 

Tandoor Chef meals are available major retailers across the United States and Canada. In New York City, you can find them at Whole Foods, Westerly Natural Market, Health Food & Vitamin City, Health Nuts, and so many more. For a complete list of store locations click here.

You can even buy Tandoor Chef meals online via Amazon! At my local store, meals ranged from $3.99-$5.99 but when you buy on Amazon (cases of 8 or 12) the price is a little better.

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review. 

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Tandoor Chef offers 15 gluten free frozen Indian meals & appetizers

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Wrapping up the month of March, which is National Frozen Food Month, I want to share with you a few new frozen foods I’ve tried this month, starting with Tandoor Chef. 

Tandoor Chef, produced by Deep Foods, is a second-generation family owned and operated leading manufacturer of restaurant quality, all natural frozen Indian meals.

Tandoor Chef offers 15 gluten free entrée and appetizer options! With their authentic Indian spices and flavors, and wide selection, you won’t have to sacrifice the robust flavors you love.

Gluten Free options include:

  • Tandoori Chicken Wings 

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  • Lamb Vindaloo
  • Masala Dosa (vegan)
  • Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Chicken Tandoori with Spinach
  • Chicken Curry
  • Chicken Biryani

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  • Chicken Pad Thai (dairy free)
  • Vegetable Pad Thai (vegan)
  • Balanced Vegetarian Vegetable Korma (vegan)
  • Balanced Vegetarian Paneer Tikka Masala
  • Balanced Vegetarian Mutter Paneer

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  • Balanced Vegetarian Palak Paneer
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  • Channa Masala (vegan)

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I tried the Chicken Biryani and Chicken Pad Thai. Both meals were restaurant quality. The Biryani was actually better than the take out I had last week. The aromas and smells that filled the kitchen as I was microwaving my meals were unreal. It smelled just like fresh, flavorful Indian food should smell. 

Overall I really enjoyed the flavors of both meals; the meat was tender and moist and the noodles and rice were cooked to perfection. You really would never know this was a microwaved frozen dish. My only complaint was the amount of sodium. With sodium levels of more than 800mg per meal it was a little too much for me. I got a few bites that were just way too salty. Tandoor Chef does offer “low sodium” meals with about 500mg, which is not low by my standards but much better and more tolerable.

The other con is some of the meals are somewhat high in calories and carbs, such as the Chicken Pad Thai. But there are a handful of meals 350 calories and less.

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Chicken Pad Thai Nutritional Information

In the manufacturing of gluten free products, Tandoor Chef is careful to guarantee that they meet the necessary standards. They send products out to a certified lab on a regular basis to validate the claims are accurate.

 Did you know that Tandoor Chef also offers a wide variety of both vegetarian and vegan meals? Tandoor Chef offers 11 vegetarian meals and 6 vegan options. 

Tandoor Chef meals are available major retailers across the United States and Canada. In New York City, you can find them at Whole Foods, Westerly Natural Market, Health Food & Vitamin City, Health Nuts, and so many more. For a complete list of store locations click here.

You can even buy Tandoor Chef meals online via Amazon! At my local store, meals ranged from $3.99-$5.99 but when you buy on Amazon (cases of 8 or 12) the price is a little better.

 

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review. 


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Review: Cook Simple Gluten Free Meals – Healthy Home Cooking Made Simple

cooksimpleI love cooking. But let’s face it, after a long day at work and either a quick trip to the gym or running around town doing errands, who really wants to spend the time and energy to cook a meal? One solution is Cooksimple. Cooksimple offers a line of inexpensive and budget-friendly gluten free meal kits made from all-natural, whole foods and no added sugars.

Cooksimple was founded on the principle that people will eat healthier if doing so is tasty, easy, and accessible. Cooksimple has designed a product line to do just that by removing the largest barrier for most people: the lack of time to cook at home. These meal kits are a breeze to prepare, and are flavorful, satisfying, and inexpensive, all the while delivering superior nutrition.

I recently had the opportunity to try a few products from this line. The instructions were simple, and in under 30 minutes I had a complete meal ready to feed a family of five!  What I truly appreciated about these meal kits is the back of the box. Where it shows clear pictures of the ingredients you’ll need to buy. Also listed, are suggestions for variations and substitutions. Each meal requires you to buy 2-3 extra ingredients, such as ground turkey, canned tomatoes, chicken, shrimp, sausage or tofu. Some of the ingredients (soy sauce, eggs, olive oil, and canned tomatoes) I already had in my pantry, as most people probably do too. All of the meal kits are vegan on their own, and can be prepared with tofu, beans or other vegan meat alternatives to satisfy vegetarian and vegan diets.IMG_2349

Cooksimple meals have a lower sodium content than most boxed meals. This is a huge plus for me, not only for health reasons (too much salt is not good for anyone) but I also because I tend not to like to add much salt to my meals. These meals have about 50% less sodium compared to other boxed meals, and also rank higher in nutritional value and higher in fiber.

Cooksimple is all about making life easier, not weight loss. But it’s clear that they value nutrition and healthy ingredients. Cooksimple is sold in over 3000 stores across the U.S. and the full product line is also available for purchase online for $4.99 each. To find a location near you click here.

There are nine diverse and globally-inspired kits available including Tamale Pie, Cowboy Chili, Asian Burgers, Skillet Lasagna, Cranberry Wild Rice, Punjabi Curry, Tibetan Dal, White Bean Chili, and New Orleans Jambalaya.

tibetan dalThe Tibetan Dal is classic savory Indian dish with aromas of cumin and turmeric, a hint of cilantro, and can be enjoyed as a meal or a special dip. This meal kit only required the addition of canned tomatoes and olive oil – super easy and super flavorful. IMG_2369

My favorite meal kit, by far, is the Asian Burgers. This savory recipe adds an Asian inspired twist to traditional burgers. The box suggests adding ground turkey, soy crumbles or beans. I added a mix of black beans, pinto beans, artichoke hearts and mushrooms which I chopped in a food processor before adding them to the oat and spice mixture of sesame seeds, onion, garlic, ginger, orange peel and sea salt.  The burgers were delicious and moist, and smelled heavenly while cooking. The box also includes a package of rice, which for being ordinary rice, was also exceptionally flavorful.

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The white bean chili was anything but mundane. The spices – chili powder, pepper, paprika, onion and garlic – are strong. Made with pinto, navy and kidney beans, I also added shredded chicken breast. I opted for water, not milk, but I think the milk would have helped cut the intensity of the spices. For a vegetarian dish, add more beans or tofu.wbc

The classic New Orleans Jambalaya was surprisingly lacking in flavor, and I needed to add more of my own spices. I was expecting a spicy dish, but this was just lackluster. Using Andouille sausage will give it the kick it needs to kick the spice factor up a notch. If you use precooked shrimp do not add them until the very end. The shrimp only need a few minutes to cook and if you add them at the beginning, like the directions say, they will be overcooked and too dry.IMG_2364

So how do these meal kits really stack up against other boxed meals?

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It isn’t often that I find a gluten free product free of preservatives and additives that is healthy and super tasty! I definitely recommend buying a few boxes of CookSimple™ to keep on hand for those nights that you don’t feel like cooking.

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Product Review: Saffron Road World Cuisine

I’ve never been big into frozen meals, not before my gluten intolerance nor now. But when I was offered to try out a new natural frozen food line I didn’t hesitate; the packaging alone caught my eye! I was intrigued, and hopeful, that I would finally find a frozen meal I would like; one that was not too salty or high in calories that I could heat up quickly when I didn’t feel like cooking.

Saffron Road offers “gourmet world cuisine” – Turkish, Thai, Indian, Moroccan, Manchurian and good old chicken tenders, nuggets and bites. Saffron Road prides itself on all natural, vegetarian fed meat raised without antibiotics. Why is this important? I was curious of that myself. So after spending about 15 minutes googling this, I’ve learned that vegetarian fed meat contains less total fat and has higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids (the good fats). I also learned that 80% of antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used for animals, not humans. This is disturbing, considering how many people could benefit from antibiotics. But, I will not get into that here. Overall, it appears to be healthier to eat the antibiotic free and vegetarian raised meats.

I’d like to clarify for the sake of full disclosure that these products were sent to me free of charge for review purposes. I was not paid anything to write this review. Rest assured, I will be thorough in my review.

I had two choices: cook in the oven for 40 minutes or heat in the microwave for 5 minutes. I was hungry so I chose the later.  The aromas that filled the air from my microwave, made me feel like I was about to eat a very delicious ethnic meal from an Indian restaurant. The first entrée I tried was the Chicken Tikka Masala. Described as braised white meat chicken simmerwed with Tandoori spices in a robust, creamy tomato sauce with basmati rice. All of the products have a heat indicator on the package. This one was medium. – I avoided all ‘’hot’’ entrees, as you all know I could not handle those – I loved the flavor of this entrée and it certainly had a kick to it; my lips were left burning. The sauce was incredibly flavorful and rich, but not too creamy, and the chicken was tender and juicy; not rubbery like many frozen dinners I have tried before.  I love that each entrée is one portion and a sizable healthy portion at that. This one was the lowest in calories (290), fiber (3g) and protein (18g), and the highest in sodium (670mg) that I tried.

Next I tried the Lemongrass Basil Chicken. This is by far my favorite dish. The sauce was made with green curry, peppers, onions and basil. It was light and rich in flavors. The rice was a perfect texture. But, I was disappointed with the amount of chicken in the entrée. I had some plain chicken breast in my fridge left over from dinner last night and I added it to the sauce. This dish has 370 calories, 2 grams of fiber, 20 grams of protein and 460mg sodium per serving. It was pretty high in saturated fat, 6 grams, the highest I’ve seen yet.

Saffron road also makes a Lemongrass Simmer Sauce, which I also tried. It was tasty and I will most likely buy it again, but it wasn’t as good as the meal. But, much more affordable ($2.99 at my local Wholefoods) and goes a lot further.

The third entrée I tried was the Chicken Biryani; tender chunks of chicken baked in basmati rice topped with caramelized onions in the classic hyderabadi (type of Indian cuisine) style. This dish was loaded with flavors; ginger, garlic, turmeric and onions to name a few. I devoured the entire plate. This entrée had less sodium than the Masala, and I could definitely tell. (I am so sensitive to salt!) The calories were slightly higher (400) as was the protein (25 g). I believe the higher calories are due to the significantly larger amount of rice in the dish. I was surprised that this was higher in protein because it seemed to have less meat than the Masala.  All other entrees had ample sauce, but this one left me craving more.

The Lamb Koftis was my least favorite meal. The sauce was a bit bland compared to the other entrees. The meatballs were also lacking in taste, and compared to the other entrees that are so rich in flavor, this was a let down for me. The meat itself had a nice texture, but could have usedmore spices. The rice was so fluffy; I absolutely loved it!  This dish has 340 calories, 4g of fiber, 13g of protein, 450 mg of sodium per serving. This is the least amount of sodium yet! I always ragged on my dad for eating frozen entrees with over 600 mg of sodium. I read once, years ago, 600 mg should be the maximum in a frozen meal. This has been my rule of thumb for every frozen item I buy now. Not only is the sodium not good for you, but I personally do not like salty foods and know I would not like something with that much salt in it.

Overall, I found the entrees to be very tasty and full of flavorful, I was very impressed by this, which I have not found to be true of my frozen meals. I loved the texture of the rice in every single entrée, as well as the meat; all were moist and tender. My only compliant is the amount of meat in each meal. Each entree contained such small amounts of meat and I was left wishing there was more.

Not all of their products are gluten free, but a majority are; including simmer sauces, chicken fingers and chicken tandoori nuggets (I must try these), and the chickpea snacks. Saffron road also offers vegetarian and vegan options.

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Gluten Free options at Tamarind Bay – Costal Indian Kitchen

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Tamarind Bay in Washington Square is a great neighborhood gem. The staff is super friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Not just the server, but the chefs and the food runners; when he delivered our food, he made a point to tell us -confirm/reassure us – it was gluten free, which was great. A++

Everyone is given a complimentary ‘bread basket’ of Paratha. Well, I am so glad I told the waitress right off the bat, and not waited until we ordered, because she brought us Marsala Paratha, made of 100% chickpea flour. They do have non-gluten free Paratha which they serve to customers as well, so make sure you ask for this! It was delicious, with hints of garlic, onion and coriander. This ‘bread’ is very thin and crunchy. It also came with two dipping sauces; a sweet and sour sauce and the other made of green herbs, my favorite, and not too spicy (I have no idea what it is called).

We shared to appetizers, Chicken Soup and a Chickpea and Potato Salad. The soup was incredibly spicy, I tried to eat it but after 3 bites I had to down 2 glasses of water, so Jeremy had that dish all to himself. It was very tasty, don’t get me wrong, but I just couldn’t handle it. Of course Jeremy can tolerate spicy food much butter than I can and enjoyed the entire bowl to himself.

The Chickpea and Potato Salad with lemon, onion, cilantro and finished with a sweet tamarind dressing was another story. It had a nice kick to it, just on the edge of being too spicy for me, and so full of flavors! The cilantro and spices were so fresh and so green and with the lemon was a nice compliment to each other. We really could not get over the flavor of this dish, Jeremy kept saying it was one of his all time favorite dishes we’ve had out, and I do have to agree with him on that one. I highly recommend ordering this, and it is big enough to share. I wonder how difficult this would be to make on my own….

For dinner we shared two entrees. Every time we go out to eat we get one (or two) appetizers and two entrees and every time we say “This is so much food! Next time let’s just order one meal to share”. Do we ever do that? Obviously not. The bad thing, there is too much food (wait, that’s not a bad thing at all!). BUT I do end up eating more than I normally would, so I guess there is a bad part to it. The good things about ordering two dishes – getting to try two dishes instead of one, and having leftovers for lunch tomorrow :)

The first dish was lamb; Saag Gosht. This dish consisted of cooked lamb in a fresh and very fragrant spinach sauce. The sauce was made of pureed spinach, tomato paste (usually, not 100% sure about here) and spices. It was thick, but not creamy or fatty. Again it was spicy, I think I drank a gallon of water throughout dinner, but I ate it.

The chicken masala dish we ordered, was EXTREMELY hot and too spicy for me. The flavors were great, I liked the taste and next time I will know to tell them to tone it down a little, and by a little I mean a lot!

Both entrees are served with basmati rice, we had a huge plate of it to share and didn’t eat all of it. Basamti rice is my favorite kind of rice, I always order it at Indian and Middle Eastern restaurants. I love the flavors – cardamom, cumin, cloves, yummm!


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