Jan 26, 2013

Saffron Road Food Review & Giveaway

I love crunchy add-ons to my yogurt and granola messes or my ice cream sundaes. 

More textures = more fun!

Usually this extra crunch comes in the form of nuts. But for those with nut allergies, it's a real pity to miss out!

And even for those without nut allergies, it's fun to mix it up sometimes.

Boy oh boy am I happy about one of the latest snack trends - crunchy chickpea snacks!

I tried three varieties from Saffron Road Food - two spicy and one milder.

The Wasabi flavor is AMAZEBALLS.

They are literally little spicy balls of AMAZING.

They're a little salty, but not too salty. They're a little spicy, but not too spicy.

The seasoning is just right and they're crunchy AMAZING!!!

And healthy - 6g of protein per serving? Organic? Chickpeas as the first ingredient?

Yes, please!

Though they're great straight out of the bag, they're also amazing on yogurt messes (see Bombay Spice, below):

The crunch and flavor bring a good yogurt mess to epic levels of awesome! Chocolate chip cookies in there don't hurt, either ;)

Saffron Road also makes really tasty ready sauces to make super quick and easy Indian meals at home!

I tried all four simmer sauces and liked them all - the red sauces were all a bit spicy, but not too spicy (even for wimpy me). If you're super not into spice, however, go with the Lemongrass Basil - it has coconut and is creamy and tasty, but really not spicy (just spiced).

Most of the simmer sauces are vegan, but they're all vegetarian. The Tikka Masala sauce does have cream in it, so it's not vegan.

I really like how convenient these sauces are. It's way cheaper than ordering Indian takeout regularly and much healthier - their sauces are all free of MSG and they're all gluten-free, too! They're also all Halal certified. 

And I love how easy it makes making a delicious meal! You just heat up a little oil in a pan and add your veggies and tofu (or meat, if you prefer) with the sauce. Then it pretty much cooks itself while you go set the table or finish folding the laundry or whatever.

These next pictures are from when my mom used the Moroccan Tagine sauce (since I'm vegetarian).

She used beef, but the sauce smelled really good and I bet it would be really tasty with tofu, too!

Just add in your protein and veggies to the sauce and serve with some rice.

They all really enjoyed the spicy-sweet meal.

And my mom loved the convenience.

Lemongrass Basil with peppers, tomato, celery, and chicken
I think it's a great way to impress friends with your ability to cook world cuisine ;)

You guys can try some of Saffron Road's goodies, too! One lucky LLE reader (you have to be a US resident) will win 5 free product coupons from Saffron Road! 

Enter through Rafflecopter below (through February 9) for your chance to win!


  1. That stuff looks like the best idea ever. I love Indian food. I was especially impressed with how low in sodium all the sauces were. It seems when I make curry, I wind up adding waaaaaaaaay too much salt. Then, I feel like a humiliated grape the next day. Not good.

  2. Oooh I'd love to try the Bombay spice ones. My dad always has the wasabi ones around the house, but I've never thought to put them in cereal. Great idea!

    1. I totally meant yogurt.. not cereal... It's early! haha

  3. I really want to try the chickpeas. They look delicious!

  4. I would love to try the Wasabi Chickpeas. I've never had chickpeas before. :)

  5. The bombay spice variety looks really good!

  6. the lemongrass sounds amazing!!

  7. ah! Those spicy chickpeas sound AMAZING! I love anything that's crunchy & spicy...and, of course, I love chickpeas. (:

  8. Anything with Wasabi I'll love to try!

  9. I would love to try the lemongrass basil simmer sauce...YUM! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  10. I would love to try the Moroccan Tagine Simmer Sauce! Love Moroccan food!!

  11. Those chickpeas sound amazing!

  12. The chickpeas would go over very well at our house!

  13. I love roasted chickpeas!
    I always buy mine at the turkish grocery store, they are called Leblebi. I prefere them with salt, but you can get them without salt or with other spices, too.

  14. They have a very nice selection of healthy snacks here. My personal favorite to try would be the Bombay Spice Chickpeas.

  15. The manchurian dumplings frozen meal sounds great and so do the dried chickpeas!

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  17. would love to try any and all their products. i loved the chickpeas i got from them the last time

  18. I just love these Indian/Asian/Mediterranean flavors! Aside from the simmer sauces - I'd love to try ALL of the Appetizers and since we all LOVE LAMB - the Lamb Saag, Lamb Vindaloo, Moroccan Lamb Stew - oh and the Manchurian (vegan) Dumplins sound great too!

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger

  19. They all look so good! I'd love the Tikka Masala - and I'd love to try the vegetable samosas too!

  20. I would like to try the Saffron Road Lemongrass Basil Simmer Sauce.

  21. I'd like to try the Saffron Road Rogan Josh Simmer Sauce


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