Mid Week Meal Inspiration

Recently I was sent a bit of a different foodie package. Inside? Kale, brown rice and quinoa pasta, soy sauce and a tin of tomatoes. Immediately I started thinking; what can I create with this strange trio.

Of course, tomato and pasta go together no problem, but adding the soy sauce? That maybe difficult. However, it all worked brilliant and came together to form a delicious and nutritious dinner.

So what products did I use exactly?

Organic Super Trio Pasta, RRP £3.99, available on Ocado and Amazon.

This ‘super pasta’ combines many super foods including kale, quinoa and buckwheat to create a pasta which tastes exactly like normal pasta. If it wasn’t for the fact that some of the pasta pieces were green, there would be no way of knowing!

The packaging does state it cooks in 9-11 minutes but mine was slightly too soft after cooking for 10 minutes so I’d suggest 8 minute cooking time.

Sanchi Tamari Soy Sauce, RRP £2.59, available on Ocado and Amazon.

Although traditional soy sauce does contain wheat, this option is wheat free so perfect for coeliac’s and vegans due to containing no preservative, caramel or artificial enzymes.

This isn’t too thick compared to some soy sauces I’ve tried and does taste light. I did find you needed slightly more than normal due to the flavour not being incredibly powerful.

Tarantella Tomatoes, RRP £2.39, available in Ocado and selected natural online shops.

These tomatoes come naturally sourced from Italy. All are free from additives, pesticides and GMO’s. The range includes chopped, puree and peeled plum tomatoes.

I samples the peeled plum tomatoes and found that their weren’t any awful lot of tomatoes in the tin, but their was a thick tomato juice which was perfect for coating the pasta.

What did it all turn into?

£1.76     15 minutes     Serves 4

All you need is

  • 1 box Organic Super Trio Pasta
  • 1 tbsp. Sanchi Tamari Soy Sauce
  • 1 tin Trantella Tomatoes
  • 1 handful of spinach
  • 2 rashers of bacon
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

To make it just

  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil and place the pasta in to cook for 8 minutes.
  2. Heat a frying pan and then chop the bacon with scissors straight into the pan.
  3. Once the bacon begins to crisp add the spinach and wilt down.
  4. Drain the pasta then return to the heat adding the tin tomatoes, bacon, spinach and all other seasonings.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

My overall verdict

Whilst the dinner was delicious, I did find it more expensive than my usual meals, mostly due to the cost of the individual items featured. However, I think if you’re looking to add more nutrients to your dinner then these products are great.

Overall, the three combined make a perfect mid week meal.

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