A few months ago, my daughter’s good friend Kristen, bought me a mix for gluten free healthy Corn and Quiona Chili!
(Thank you Kristen for introducing me to these amazing mixes! xo)
It was packaged like the one below,the presentation of these healthy mixes is perfect for gift giving!
After I whipped up the chili, which was delicious and oh so easy, I knew I wanted to write a post about the company so I contacted them and Michelle at Bountiful Pantry and she graciously sent over some gluten free mixes for me to try!
The first one I tried was the corn chowder. As always, I can’t leave well enough alone, so I added a couple of red potatoes. The chowder already had potatoes but I had 2 in the pantry so I chopped them up and threw them in! I also threw in a package of Canadian Bacon. (chopped-I love the depth of flavor that Canadian Bacon adds without adding a lot of fat, I know it’s not uber healthy but it’s a more healthy choice than bacon!)
The chowder cooked up in no-time and was over the top hearty and delicious.
The black bean soup, I was told, can be made into a dip…perfect for Super Bowl Sunday by the way!
And let me tell ya, that black bean mix has been my favorite so far. I can’t find a good Mexican restaurant that guarantees their food is gluten free (as well as free from cross contamination). So I’ve been on the hunt for really good Mexican food!
Yesterday, I threw the dried black beans in a crock pot with the mix of spices and cooked them all day. The house smelled amazing! At dinner time, I drained them added a jar of gluten free (On The Border) salsa and The Husband and I made Chicken & Black Bean Nachos that were as good as anything I’ve ever eaten in a Mexican restaurant! I will be ordering some more of the black beans ASAP!
This weekend, as The Husband and I are neck deep in this construction project, I plan to put on a pot of Bountiful Pantry’s French Market Lentil Soup. It’ll be souper quick and souper cozy!
If you’d like to have a look around their website, head over to Bountiful Pantry. It’s easy to order online or by phone and if you know someone who eats gluten free or is simply health conscious this is a perfect gift!