I was very excited to try the new gluten free fajita dinner kit by Old El Paso. This used to be a bit of a treat before I was coeliac, and ever since it’s always been a bit dissatisfying trying to use a gluten free wrap in place of the tortillas. They are generally a bit too filling, as they are quite thick and / or they split and leak when folded up.
So it’s great that you can now buy not only the GF dinner kit, but also the 100% corn wraps, which are available in the regular aisle of the supermarket with the other Mexican items. (Sainsbury’s, Archer Road in my case)
I also bought one of the super mild kits, so the kids could have a mild chicken fajita, whilst the adults had the spicier version with a combination of chicken and steak. The spice sachets seem to be the same as the normal kits, so everything tastes the same. And we had a variety of toppings: avocado, salsa, lettuce, cheese, black beans and sour cream.
I thought the gluten free corn tortillas were very good. They’re a bit smaller than the regular ones, but almost as soft, and did the job very well. We’ll definitely get this again – it’s a great, quick Friday night meal.
Are you also allergic to oats? A celiac told me today 10% if celeriacs are akerfic to oats.
No, I’m not, thankfully. Regular oats are often cross contaminated with gluten due to the processing, but I’m fine with gluten free oats. There are a small proportion of coeliacs who don’t get on with oats at all though.
Thanks, one of my jobs is at John Lewis cafe Sheffield so we offer gluten free options but other than that do not know much about it.
Ah, ok. Well, gluten is is a plant protein found in wheat, barley and rye. It’s also the stuff that gives bread it’s texture unfortunately, which is why gluten free substitutes are generally harder to make.
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