Now as you may know by now, I am avegetarianand I have awheat allergy. Finding ready meals for something quick to throw in the microwave has been a hassle but then I found Tesco’s Vegetarian range. All of these items were bought with my own money and the opinions are honest!
Mushroom stroganoff and wild rice
This tasted fab with a rich creamy sauce but there was a bit too much rice in relation to the stroganoff so it seemed a bit dry.
Tikka masala with pilau rice
Overall the flavours were excellent. Two problems, the whole spices that had to be fished out and there was a black manky bit on a cauliflower floret.
Roasted mushroom and ale pie
I’ll admit my dishing up skills are not that great! Which is a shame as I love the flavours in this. The gravy is rich and the ale is perfect with the mushrooms. Definitely one of my favourites and I have bought this several times since 🙂
Smoky piquito pepper and courgette paella
This was a fun and colourful dish but I felt there was something missing…
Creamy butternut squash and pesto risotto
Creaminess: fab. Spinach: very healthy. Butternut squash: a bit hard and crunchy! The flavours were pleasant and I would get this again but want more spinach to even out the flavour combination and a bigger portion!
Smoky three bean chilli and rice
Not too spicy so my kids shared this with me (they love beans!) Like the strognaoff, it was slightly too rice heavy in the ratio.
This is just a small selection of the Vegetarian Kitchen range offered by Tesco as they are all wheat free (I cannot guarantee they are gluten free as this is different).
Several of the above meals would definitely benefit from an accompaniment such as a bread (wheat free for me obviously) or tortillas, none of them would really suit a potato based product (I love chips! 🙁 )
My favourite is the mushroom and ale pie and I wish they did it in family sized packs. All of these meals are quick to microwave, perfect for having a quick lunch or dinner. I often spend so long making the kids something that I just can’t face the effort of making something for myself so this ensures I have a proper hot meal.