Technically, legumes are on the “don’t eat very often” list for me because they are considered an inflammatory food for those of us whose inflammatory mechanism is broken.
For me, having pasta made with lentils is not as damaging as having pasta made with brown rice. So every now and then I treat myself and because I don’t have it often, it really feels like an indulgence.
My husband prefers them with sauce, but I can eat them any which way. I love them. I’d say they have a slightly different texture than “regular” pasta, but nothing that is off putting. I think they’re fabulous!
I cook mine longer than the directions suggest. More like 12-14 minutes. But be careful, because they go from aldente to way too done very quickly during those last few minutes.
When you taste them at the end of the boiling time, they will seem a tad over done, but once they are rinsed and tossed with whatever you add to them, they firm right back up. A lot of the brown rice pastas react that way as well. I don’t know why, but it’s a good cooking hint to know!
The Spicy Mango with Jalapeno are our favorite Aidells sausages, but again, I can’t eat them very often. Pre-packaged foods are loaded with sodium, another inflammatory. Although salt in itself isn’t bad for inflammation…but that is another post for another time.
These are a little sweet and more spicy, they go so well with sauteed veggies of any kind! I think they are best grilled.
Both the pasta and the sausages can be used in many different ways, the options are endless really.