After a visit at work from OFSTED this week, I needed to de-stress a little. My husband took me out for a meal after work on Friday. I was really excited because he’d found a place that did gluten-free pasta.
We went to Prezzo at Sheffield Centertainment. The restaurant was clean and the staff were friendly so that was a good start. I asked about gluten-free options and was amazed when they brought a gluten-free menu with lots of options. I was overwhelmed with choice! In the end I went for the chicken and asparagus risotto as I don’t get to have this very often. It’s not very Slimming World friendly (think about 550 cals), but hey, I needed a treat. I didn’t have a dessert or any alcohol so using this as flexible syns.
I felt reassured by the amazing menu. When they took our order they even doubled checked that it was the gluten-free version of the risotto that I wanted.
My husband’s spaghetti carbonara looked lovely and so did my risotto. It was very tasty! Not healthy, but worth the calories. I’d love to go back as a treat sometime and would probably go for something a little less rich.
STARTERS: MARINATED OLIVES and LARGE PANE CON CIPOLLA
PIZZAS: MARGHERITA, VERDE, TRE GUSTI, PROSCIUTTO E FUNGHI, WILD MUSHROOM, VESUVIO, CHICKEN AND N’DUJA SAUSAGE and TROPICANA
PASTA: PENNE ARRABBIATA, PENNE WITH WILD MUSHROOMS, PENNE ALLA RUSTICANA, PENNE WITH KING PRAWNS, PENNE WITH CHICKEN AND N’DUJA, PENNE GORGONZOLA, PENNE BOLOGNESE, PENNE CON SALMONE and PENNE CARBONARA
RISOTTO: KING PRAWNS, WILD MUSHROOMS and CHICKEN AND ASPARAGUS
GRILLS: SEA BASS, CHARGRILLED CHICKEN BREAST, CALABRESE and GORGONZOLA
SIDES: MIXED SALAD, MASHED POTATO and ROCKET SALAD
But you can’t eat bread if you are doing Slimming World? Wrong!
You can even make it on gluten-free bread if you need to.
I like Schär White Ciabatta Rolls. They currently cost £2.00 for a pack of 4 at Tescos. Each can be a Healthy Extra ‘b choice’ or 6 syns.
I’ve recently discovered Colman’s mustard powder. Apparently this is how mustard used to be sold in the olden days. It is syn-free whereas jars of mustard have a syn value. It is also gluten-free whereas many versions aren’t. You simply mix the same quantity of powder with water. For most sandwiches you just need 1 tsp.
white ciabatta roll (gluten free if you want)
1 x minute steak
1 tsp Colman’s mustard powder
Cook the minute steak – I used the health grill
Mix 1 tsp of Colman’s mustard powder with 1 tsp of water. Spread the mustard on the bread.
Add the steak, lettuce and tomato.
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These little frittatas can be eaten hot or cold. They can be stored in an airtight box in the fridge for up to two days. I used silicon muffin cases sprayed with a little Frylight to stop them sticking. They are also…..syn free! I had mine with baked beans and fresh tomato. The rest are going in the fridge for when I get peckish later!