A local woman, Amy D’Angelo, started a company called Garlic Clove Foods and she recently created a gluten-free product line. Last week I had the opportunity to sample Garlic Clove Foods’new gluten-free southwest pilaf. Amy uses super-food whole grains that provide great nutrients and lots of fiber. I met Amy at the Gluten-Free Vendor Fair and, don’t get me wrong, I loved all of the doughnuts, pizza and cake at the fair last weekend, but after overdosing on sweets, it was a relief to try Amy’s pilaf and feel like I was getting some much needed nutrients in the midst of all the sweets.
This spicy (but not too spicy) and delicious dish is composed of millet, quinoa and beans. It was absolutely delicious and didn’t need any additional flavoring from me. (This made me feel a little helpless in my own kitchen but there’s no need to change something that’s already so good!) All you have to do is pour the contents of the packet in chicken or vegetable broth, boil and let simmer. So easy! There are no preservatives in Garlic Cloves Food and it’s a great side dish for any quick dinner. One packet makes a lot of food so it can also be the main course for your meal. David and I enjoyed our southwestern pilaf with leftover pork from the pancetta wrapped pork loin we made the night before and a salad. I also ate it again as leftovers the next day and it was great cold. A perfect lunch on the go!
These are the photos from our weeknight dinner with Southwest Pilaf. Yum!