I am easily pleased. Pizza and a movie on a Saturday night with the boyf. A sunny day. A catch up with one of my lovely girlfriends. A lie in on a Sunday morning. It doesn’t take a lot to make me happy and the sight of a new gluten free product gracing the shelves always make smile; sounds sad I know but when you are somewhat restricted it’s nice to know there are some lovely companies out there looking to make scrummy products that don’t make my intestines quiver.
During a recent Sainsbury’s online shop I noticed a new line of gluten free goodies by a company called No. G and so in my basket two of their new products landed. No. G is a Coeliac UK certified company based in Nottingham founded by Ken Perr and their range includes pies, quiches and sweet treats such as cheesecake and treacle tart. Their chef, Phil Bohemia, is passionate about his pastry and has spent over a year perfecting the perfect gluten free pastry. Pastry sans gluten is notoriously hard to make hence why I opt to buy Genius and DS ready made pastry which makes it a doddle so hopefully, this guy has it sorted!
I went for the Crustless Garden Vegetable Quiche and Steak and Ale Pie.
I had the quiche for lunch with some salad and thoroughly enjoyed it. I must admit I failed to notice when buying the product that pine nuts graced the top of the quiche of which I am not a fan BUT I really enjoyed the combination of the pine nuts and feta cheese. The pie was well made, nice to look at and filling – result and top marks from me!
A couple of days later I had the pie with some buttery mashed potato, peas and gravy. Again, a hit. The pastry was very buttery with good chunks of meat in it with a lovely hint of ale. Perfect teamed with mash for an Autumn evening. I also love the No. G stamp – nice touch guys.
I will be buying from the No. G range in the future and am really keen to try their cheesecake! Unfortunately, my local Sainsbury’s in Epsom, Surrey are currently only stocking their savoury range but I hope to see the desert range gracing their shelves in the near future. No. G is currently being stocked in Ocado, Whole Foods and Sainsbury’s. At the time of typing Sainsbury’s are selling the pies at an introductory price of just over £2. Just had a peek at Ocado website and they are stocking a larger range and also at introductory prices.
Give these guys a shot, I think they are on to a winner.