Look what I made for the thousandth time?! Pasta! Lol. Not a shocker. The shocker is that I made it with real ground beef! 😵 I’m sure you’ve noticed that I don’t really cook meat at home at all anymore, but I do eat it if we go out or order in, especially if my body tells me I need it.
I really didn’t mean to make pasta this time, though. I had other plans until I came across the low FODMAP products at Sprouts. I had looked for the garlic-infused olive oil last weekend and didn’t find it because I looked in the aisle where all the olive oil was displayed. I mean, that’s common sense, right? Low FODMAP or not, shouldn’t all olive oils be in the same aisle and on the same shelves? Nope. Sprouts has a different way of thinking, and they put the small amount of low FODMAP products—including the pasta sauce you see here—next to some gluten-free snacks. But if you’re looking for gluten-free pasta, you’ll actually find it in the aisle with the rest of the pasta. I don’t get it.
Annnyywaaayy, when I saw the oil and pasta sauce, I really wanted to try them to see if they’re any good. Sadly, I couldn’t taste the garlic at all when I sautéed the zucchini and the cherry tomatoes in the garlic-infused olive oil. And at $14.99 for this small bottle, which is the same price as my usual bottle of regular olive oil that’s also 3x the size, I’m definitely not buying this again.
The pasta sauce was great, though! With just five simple ingredients—chopped tomatoes, tomato paste, extra virgin olive oil, salt, and basil—this sauce is perfect for the times I’m too lazy to make my own sauce.
Next up to try is Asafoetida Powder (aka Hing), which is commonly used in Indian cuisine and provides a garlic/onion flavor without the fructans. I’m hoping Whole Foods carries this!
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