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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 

Care Package from Saffron Road
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. 

Lemongrass Basil Chicken
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. 

Achiote Roasted Chicken Nutritional Information
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. 

Simmer Sauces
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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Jessica

I've been on a gluten free diet since January 2009. It's been an adventure, and a challenge at times. I love to go to new restaurants and try new foods, and being gluten free can make eating out difficult at times. But I will not let my dietary restrictions get in my way of finding new restaurants and products. These are my stories of being a young women in a big city, eating out and trying new foods, all while NOT eating gluten. Like I said, it's an adventure and you are welcome to come along... Please note that as I try to eat gluten free 100% of the time, my intolerance is not as severe as others so please use caution when dining at restaurants that are not certified gluten free.