From time to time, Jennifer, the founder of Navan Foods ("The Allergy Free Food Shop"), features a review of some of the new products that they carry in their store, both in Virginia and online (for shipment throughout the U.S.!). This week she shared with us her family's take on the chickpea-based Frittata mixes from Lucini …
Jennifer ~ Our house is gluten-, soy-, egg-, peanut-, and tree nut-free, so we use many of the foods sold on Navan Foods. One of our newer items in the store is the. According to the package, Cinque e’ Cinque originates from Livorno, Tuscany and is served on small plates or as focaccia for a satisfying, healthy and delicious snack. The product is gluten-free, wheat-free, nut-free, soy-free, corn-free, vegan, and low glycemic, and each serving contains 9 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber.
We cannot cook meals with eggs at our house due to our young son's food allergy, so we found an egg-free frittata mix intriguiging and a definite must try. There are three varieties available: Traditional, Rosemary & Fiery Chili. The composition of the mix is simple with not more than two basic ingredients, chickpea flour and spices (Tuscan ground chili or rosemary depending on mix).
Preparation is extremely easy. Preheat the oven, oil down a cast iron skillet, whisk the ingredients (mix, oil & water), pour in your prepared skillet, and bake. We sauteed some bell peppers, onions and garlic in leftover bacon grease and added it to the mix before pouring in the skillet for the Fiery Chili mix.
The frittata turned out delicious. Next time we’ll probably add sausage to the mix for an even heartier dinner meal. The Fiery Chili is indeed fiery and too spicy for our children. But the other two mixes were well liked by the kids and leftovers made a great breakfast the next morning.
This is a third party review. Photos are courtesty of Lucini Italia. Visit Navan Foods for more information and to purchase the Lucini Cinque e’ Cinque Tuscan Chickpea Frittata Mixes.