Spaghetti & No "Meat Balls"
Spice Level: 🌶️
Did you know that the exact phrase of “spaghetti and meatballs” only appeared in a list of canned processed foods produced by Etore Boirardi, also known as Chef Boirardi in 1938? Widely mocked as a non-Italian dish, it it believed that spaghetti and meatballs was innovated by 20th century Italian immigrants in New York.
Follow timing on MANNA package, this time varies by +/- 3 minutes depending on the level of your simmer and how cold your fridge is. You want to ensure that the internal food temperature reaches about 165°F/74°C, piping hot. Nice & simple, toss pasta together with sauce and top with some almond parm for "cheesiness" as well as some fresh herbs if you have.
This dish is high in protein, vitamins (A, B complex, K), and iron. Jackfruit is high in magnesium, vitamin B6, and antioxidants, and has been shown to enhance immunity, boost magnesium levels, and improve digestion. Fennel is a celery-like winter vegetable with a licorice-like flavour. Fennel has amazing properties including anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-tumor and antispasmodic properties.
Protein: Wheat gluten and whole wheat pasta provide an excellent option for an animal free, soy-free protein source.
Vitamin A: This dish supports the immune and inflammatory functions throughout the digestive tract. Spinach and carrots are excellent sources of vitamin A.
Vitamin B Complex: B vitamins are building blocks for a healthy body and help turn other nutrients into energy, and maintain a healthy metabolism. Jackfruit is rich in pyridoxine (B6 - may help with improving mood and brain health) and spinach and whole wheat pasta are rich in folate (B9 - supports fetal development and growth, and can help prevent cognitive decline).
Vitamin K: Key to helping regulate the body’s inflammatory process. Spinach provides an excellent source of vitamin K.
Iron: Eating foods rich in iron such as Whole wheat pasta, wheat gluten and spinach will help support transportation of vital oxygen throughout the body.