I can’t tell you how excited I get to see all of the different readily-available cuisines in gluten-free varieties these days. I am constantly finding new gluten-free foods in new cuisines, even in new places.
One of my new favorites is Tasty Bite Indian Meals. I first heard of Tasty Bite a few years ago at a gluten-free event, but I rarely ever saw them. A couple of months ago, my mom bought me a big box of Tasty Bite’s Madras Lentils from Costco, which featured in our chili for awhile.
I recently received some samples from Tasty Bite, and so far, it’s been a wonderful, tasty experience for me.
Luckily for me, I’ve always loved rice. One day last week, when I wasn’t feeling too well, I found comfort in a bowl of Thai Lime Rice, with a sweetly subtle blend of coconut, ginger, and lemongrass. It had enough flavor to be great rice without being too powerful for my ailing self. Today, I’m spicing it up with some Ginger Lentil Rice, which even has protein from the lentils. Growing up with my uber-picky father, I rarely had a chance to try different cuisines (I don’t count tacos or spaghetti), and certainly not much with spices. I LOVE trying new dishes and the intertwining flavors from other cultures. When I was a child, I thought ginger was only for cookies and ginger ale.
The Vegetable Korma is a sweet/spicy curry, which if eaten by itself, is like a thick soup. It has big chunks of veggies with a really excellent taste (which I might be better able to describe if I ate Indian food more often). It would be great over a bed of rice or with some fish or chicken. In fact, I got halfway through my bowl the other day and decided I needed to try it with fish. I’m glad I did! I thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful complements of flavors.
Tasty Bite meals are vegetarian/vegan and many are gluten-free. They come in a shelf-stable microwaveable pouch, which makes them excellent options to take to work or for travel (but probably not on a plane, unless you’re taking one of the rice varieties).