About a year Nomad Health got in touch with me and asked whether I would review some of the their pasta. About 6 months later Fodify Foods gave me some of their sauces and spice mixes to try out. In the last few months I have finally made the time to actually try out all these products, make recipes, photograph them and write up my review for you.
I find the Nomad pasta exciting because these pastas are not only gluten free, they are grain free. It’s not often that you find a free from pasta that is free from the usuals of potato starch and rice flour. Not that they’re bad per se, but I find they are sometimes heavy on my stomach and I know that they sometimes provide trouble for others.
These pastas are made from sesame flour, green banana flour and other unusual ingredients. Usually gluten free pasta can disintegrate if cooked too long or it can fall apart. But this was just like cooking ‘normal’ pasta and when cooked, the pasta held it’s shape with no problem. I had a cheeky little taste while I was plating up…
Seeing as I had pasta to try out, I had to make a sauce to go with it. Fortunately for me, I didn’t have to work very hard because the lovely ladies at Fodify Foods had given me a Tomato Pasta Sauce to try. What’s special about this sauce is that it has no added sugar or salt and it is low FODMAP. Most of the time with sauces, garlic is a key ingredient, however for those following the low-FODMAP diet garlic is a no-no.
For this dish I wanted the recipe that would show off the sauce, be low-FODMAP and an easy to follow. I had some beef mince in the fridge so I decided meatballs would be perfect.
If you have any fresh basil or parsley, it goes great with this dish. I think this pasta sauce is a really great base sauce. Ideal for herb-ing up as you like!
So without further ado, let’s make some dinner!
Low FODMAP Herby Meatballs with Fodify Foods and Nomad Health Pasta (Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Nut Free, Low-FODMAP)
Super easy to make!
Serves 2-3 people
- 500g beef mince
- 1.5 tsp dried basil
- 1 tbsp dried oregano
- 2.5 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
- 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
- 0.25-0.5 tsp salt, to taste
- Oil for frying
- 1 Jar Fodify Foods Italian Pasta Sauce
- 2 portions of Nomad Health Green Banana Fusilli Pasta
Preheat your oven to 180C
Put the mince meat, basil, oregano, parsley, mustard and salt in a bowl and use your hands to mix them together so that the herbs and mustard are evenly distributed in the mince. Now take some mince and roll into a ball. You should be able to make 14 meatballs.
Heat a little oil in a sauce pan until hot. Fry the meatballs in the pan to brown on all sides. Once browned place in an oven proof dish. Continue until all the meatballs are browned.
Now pour the jar of Fodify pasta sauce over the meatballs. Use a couple tablespoons of water to rinse out the jar and add to the dish.
Put your meatball dish in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until cooked through.
When the meatballs have 10 minutes to go. Cook your Nomad Foods Fusilli Pasta as per pack instructions.
Serve with a sprinkling of fresh basil and enjoy!