Published On: Thu, Oct 22nd, 2015

Knorr Challenges Gluten-Free Bloggers To Get Cooking

To show how versatile gluten-free cooking can be, Knorr set a challenge for 17 gluten-free bloggers. They were tasked with creating a delicious gluten-free recipe using the ingredients from a gluten-free hamper supplied by Knorr, complete with pasta, flour, pastry, soy sauce, fresh vegetables and a variety of Knorr Stock Pots.

The bloggers certainly didn’t disappoint, and after much deliberation from the judges, the top spot went to Katie (AKA Miss Enchanting), who was so inspired that she created not one, but four fantastic recipes. These include a chicken stir fry, risotto, a beef casserole, and the judges’ favourite, a hearty meat pie.

Here are Katie’s thoughts on the Knorr Gluten-Free Blogger Challenge:

“Taking part in this challenge not only broadened my cooking confidence, but it was a perfect example of how gluten-free food is evolving for us Coeliacs. Gone are the days when we miss out on tasty foods, or feel like the odd one out with an entirely different meal from the rest of the family. Using products like the Knorr Stock Pots demonstrates that gluten free food can be exciting, experimental and most importantly enjoyed by everyone.”

To discover Katie’s gluten-free recipes and read the full blog post.

See her winning recipe and try it for yourself…

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Meat Pie- Knorr Beef Stock Pot 

N.B You will need slow cooker for this recipe

Ingredients:
450g Diced Beef
3 x Carrots
2 x Leeks
2 x Parsnips
1 x Swede
Helen’s Gluten Free Pastry Mix
1 x Egg (to be added to pastry mix)
1 x Knorr Beef Stock Pot
2 x Pints Boiling Water
Roast Potatoes and Steamed Vegetables to serve

Method:
1. Brown the beef in a frying pan- no oil required.

2. Make a stock using boiling water and the Stock Pot.

3. Using a slow cooker, pour in the vegetables, the beef and then pour over the stock ensuring everything is covered. Add more hot water if necessary and then cook on high for around 6 hours or longer (switch to low after this time until ready to make the pie)

4. Roll out or make the pastry mix. (note to self- check you’ve got a rolling pin…if not an empty (of course) Prosecco bottle is the next best thing!)

5. Fill a pie dish with the meat then layer over the pastry. Decorate as you choose…I went for an ‘A’ (for Albury) and a love heart…as you do…then baste with a beaten egg or milk.

6. Cook in a pre-heated oven for about 30-45 minutes until the pie is golden brown.

7. Serve with roasted potatoes and steamed vegetables…Bon appetite!

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