Leading the movement in South Africa towards packaged food that contains only natural and healthy ingredients is savoury brand KNORR with the launch of their Naturally Tasty recipe mix brand.
KNORR Naturally Tasty is an exciting new cook-in sauce that is full of natural ingredients. Naturally Tasty offers consumers a recipe mix for everyday dinner meals which are easy to prepare, taste fabulous and contain only the best natural ingredients.
The KNORR Naturally Tasty product range has been developed to meet the needs of consumers that seek convenient, easy meal solutions which taste good but which don’t contain artificial preservatives and flavours.
“For these home cooks natural ingredients are a priority,” states Waleed Amlay, Unilever Knorr Brand, “The Naturally Tasty range allows us as the KNORR brand to satisfy the needs of a broader group of consumers who are looking for natural options. Those consumers who enjoy the quality and taste of our existing range will be able to carry on using their trusted KNORR recipes but those who seek natural ingredients will now have a choice.”
The ingredients that go into the KNORR Naturally Tasty range are found in nature and are subject to only minimal processing, for example drying. All the ingredients are meticulously sourced and consist of real herbs and vegetables which are dried. Drying is a commonly used natural and traditional method of preserving fresh herbs and vegetables, ensuring that the flavour and colour of the natural ingredients are maintained.
“Knorr believes that great tasting recipes start right in the field with quality ingredients grown sustainably by farmers who use resources carefully to protect the land, farmers who care for their workers and the environment – using just the right amount of water, minimal amounts of fertilizers and chemicals, and care for the soil.” explains Waleed.
KNORR Naturally Tasty is only available from select Pick n Pay retailers in South Africa and comes in 7 delicious variants: Beef Tagine, Moroccan Chicken, Chilli Con Carne, Lasagne, Tuna Napolitana, Chicken & Broccoli Bake and Spaghetti Bolognaise.
I attended the launch held at Caxton Magazine offices on August 29th. Cooking School owner and Chef, Sasha Zambetti demonstrated how to make the Chilli Con Carne variant. I tasted some of the dishes (Chilli Con Carne and Lasagne) and they were delicious.
Clean eating is trending at the moment and if it is your thing to consume natural foods then this range is for you. However, even if you aren’t crazy about natural foods/foods made natural ingredients, it would be great to give yourself and your family a day of mindful eating at least once a week. The range consists of 7 variants which gives us consumers interesting option to choose from. In addition, there’s something for meat eaters as well as vegetarians (YAY!). What I personally appreciate about the range is that the recipes are on the packaging and it’s not a long list. That means, you can get your dinner in one go while doing shopping and just go home and voila!
Below is the Lasagne recipe, believe me it’s worth trying out. For exciting recipes ideas and dinner inspiration visit www.whatsfordinner.co.za
Lasagne Recipe Mix
For this recipe you will need:
- 500g extra lean minced beef
- Naturally Tasty Lasagne Recipe Mix
- 200ml water
- 400g can chopped tomatoes
- 9 lasagne sheets
- 300ml white sauce (25g margarine, 25g wheat flour, 300ml semi skimmed milk)
- 30g grated Cheddar cheese
1) Preheat the oven to 190°C, 180°C fan assisted, Gas mark 5.
2) In a pan, fry the mince until browned. Blend contents of the sachet with the water and add to the pan with the tomatoes. Bring to the boil whilst stirring, then simmer for 1 minute.
3) Beginning with the beef sauce, place alternate layers of beef and pasta into an ovenproof dish. Top with a layer of white sauce, sprinkle with the cheese and bake for 35-40 minutes until golden and bubbling.
4) Delicious with a mixed salad.