A No-blockage Pasta Dish for Ostomy Patients
Fiber is good to help clean the digestive system. However some fibrous foods like tomatoes can cause blockages.
Tomatoes make a traditional pasta dish very tasty, but their skin is very high in fiber. The good news is, once you remove the skin, you can enjoy this divine, savory pasta dish without sacrificing flavor. Baby tomatoes are a good substitute since they are less fibrous, and lend a more delicious and sweeter taste.
Preparation Time: 45 min
- Cooked pasta for 2
- Baby tomatoes, around 200g
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
- Fresh basil, around 5 leaves, chopped
- Bacon, around four strips, sliced into squares
- Olive oil, 2 tbsp
- Salt and pepper
- Grated parmesan cheese (optional)
- Cook the pasta in boiling water and salt and set aside.
- Drop tomatoes in boiling water until the skin cracks. Drain in a colander an run under tap water until cooled.
- Peel the skin off the tomatoes and set in a nonstick metal pan or Pyrex baking pan. Squish the tomatoes or cut in half.
- Add the finely chopped garlic, chopped basil and bacon. Drizzle with olive oil and salt and pepper. Mix until the oil covers all of the ingredients.
- Heat an oven to 170 degrees Celsius and bake the tomato mix for 20 minutes.
- Toss with pasta, serve and top with grated parmesan cheese.
- Cheese can harden stool so take caution with serving portions, or skip altogether. Plenty of fluids will counter the effect.
- Garlic can cause stool odor so use sparingly and do not exceed recipe specifications.