So, what's the deal with nightshades? There's much controversy around them. Are they good? Are they bad? Are they going to make my guts explode? Truthfully? I'm not completely against them. Do they have "bad" qualities? Sure--just like many other foods. But there's just something about a juicy tomato in the summer time. I remember the tomatoes that my dad would grow in our garden growing up. They really were the most amazing things.
Nightshades are inflammatory, and aren't the best vegetables for a lot of people. So, what to do? Well, one, you can decrease your intake. Two, cooking them can help to lessen the effects. And three, using certain spices can help the digestion process a little better. Nutrition is a very simple science--and I really love it.
What's the secret? Cumin. Cumin can help reduce the inflammatory effects of the tomato, and of course make it easier to digest. So, try this pasta recipe with the freshest tomatoes you can find!
Enjoy this delicious dish with all your loved ones!