Once again, my local Maxi supermarket has thrown up something new – fresh stuffed pastas that have no artifiicial preservatives, colours or flavours. They are not low chemical, but the bulk of the ingredients are OK for Oscar and he can probably tolerate the small amounts of the other ingredients. I can’t tell you that for certain as Oscar has refused to eat them. He asks to have “fresh pastas” for dinner then asks for tube pastas for himself!
The manufacturer is Mimas Foods, and the two varieties we have tried are:
Ravioli Beef: durum wheat semolina, eggs, lean beef (21%), parmesan cheese, breadcrumb, celery, carrots, onions, herbs and spices, water. The potential problem ingredients for Oscar are the very high salicylates in the onions, herbs and spices. Parmesan contains very high Amines and Glutamates
Agnolotti Chicken & Mushroom: durum wheat semolina, chicken (26%), eggs, breadcrumbs, mushrooms, parmesan cheese, herbs and spices, water. There are very high salicylates in the mushrooms, herbs and spices. Mushrooms are also contain glutamates.
Given that these pastas already contain a lot of flavour, a very simple sauce was required. So I have been using this Creamy Garlic pasta sauce, made using either sour cream (amines) or cream cheese (low chemical).
Creamy Garlic Pasta Sauce
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||5 minutes|
|Total time||15 minutes|
|Allergy / Intolerance||Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates|
|Suitable for||RPAH Elimination Diet - Low Chemical / Failsafe|
|Meal type||Lunch, Main Dish|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Serve Hot|
- 1/2 Small leek
- clove garlic
- 1 Stick celery
- 1 heaped teaspoon butter or Nuttelex
- 1 cup light sour cream or cream cheese
- 1 Small bunch parsley (finely chopped)
|1.||Melt the butter/Nuttelex in a frying pan and add the leek, garlic and celery. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until soft.|
|2.||Add the sour cream/cream cheese and reduce the heat to low, simmer for 2 to 3 minutes.|
|3.||Stir through the parsley and season with salt.|
|4.||Stir through cooked pasta and serve immediately.|
Low Chemical / Failsafe
Hi Betty, thanks for your feed back.
Locust bean gum is actually from carob trees and it is listed as failsafe (low chemical) on fedup.com.au. The cream cheese we have in Australia, which is listed on fedup.com.au and in the RPAH handbook as low chemical, has “starter culture” listed as an ingredient. I think this would be the same as cheese culture, so it probably is OK, but I’m not 100% sure.
I found your site a couple of days ago. Thanks for all your hard work!
I have a question. Do you know if cultured cream cheese is ok? ( I live in the U.S.)
I found a cream cheese labeled Neufchatel. It’s made by Organic Valley.
Cheese culture, and Locust Bean gum, are two ingredients that I question?
Do you know if these items are ok?
Thanks so much,