This is a tasty Greek dish that’s perfect for one of the later stages of your Candida diet. Buckwheat pasta is a great choice because it has a lower Glycemic Load than regular pasta. Glutinous grains like wheat and rye can irritate the lining of the gut, make Candida symptoms worse, and contribute to Leaky Gut Syndrome.
It’s important to buy yeast-free vegetable stock, as some brands could trigger a reaction in those with yeast sensitivities. You can eat this lamb pasticcio by itself or with a simple salad on the side. This is a really filling meal that you will definitely enjoy.
- 1 lb. fresh lamb mince
- 4 oz. dry buckwheat pasta
- ¾ cup yeast-free vegetable stock
- 1 large onion
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 2 medium tomatoes
- 1 ½ cups plain yogurt (preferably Greek)
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tbsp. flour (brown rice or buckwheat)
- 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- Olive oil
- Preheat oven to 190C/375F.
- Pan-fry the chopped onion and garlic in oil for about 5 minutes or until soft.
- Add the lamb and spinach and cook until the lamb browns.
- Transfer to a pot and add the stock, salt, pepper and cinnamon.
- Bring to a boil, cover and let simmer for 15 minutes.
- Now stir the dry pasta and flour into the mixture. Spoon into a large ovenproof dish and place sliced tomato slices on top.
- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs together with the yogurt, then spread evenly over the mixture.
- Bake in the ovenproof dish for 45 minutes, then serve.
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