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Gluten-Free Pasta

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 05, 2013 at 4:04 PM

What about Gluten-Free Pasta?

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

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on April 06, 2013
at 01:37 AM

eww..sounds blech! Was it only quinoa flour? I heard the combo of rice and quinoa in this kind here creates a good texture but i havnet tried it myself. meh-Doubt these substitues could come close to real semolina flour pasta or homemade.

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on April 06, 2013
at 01:17 AM

I tried a quinoa pasta from whole food per-Primal. One word: Yuck! The texture once you started chewing turned grainy. I couldn't get through more than a few bites. I admit to having a few texture aversions when it comes to food but no one in my family could get past it.

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on April 06, 2013
at 01:11 AM

Amen! I don't eat rice often but Pho is always an exception!

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on April 05, 2013
at 09:23 PM

Amen! Exactly my feelings.

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on April 05, 2013
at 06:43 PM

I used to get my pho sans noodles -- I have since stopped that. I eat rice with my sushi and rice noodles with my pho.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on April 05, 2013
at 04:35 PM

Hmm, I've had a number of people ask me about that recently. If you want to try non-gluten pasta and it works for you, great.

I have internal resistance to replacing the processed foods that made me sick with processed foods that hopefully won't. Does that make sense?

It seems that when I finally gave up my addiction to wheat I developed an aversion that automatically extends itself to processed foods whether or not they will produce the same negative symptoms.

Yes, I drink coffee with heavy cream and a little honey. That's about as far as I can comfortably go. If I have to have a pasta substitute--which I really haven't needed recently--I already know I like spaghetti squash.

532cfd279d793e8fcc23b9f6d91dde5c

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on April 05, 2013
at 09:23 PM

Amen! Exactly my feelings.

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on April 05, 2013
at 07:36 PM

As others have said, rice pasta is OK if you're OK with rice. If you don't want the carbs, yam noodles are a fine choice. They have very few calories and a decent texture. I've found them in the refrigerated section, in particular at Japanese grocery stores, where they're called Shirataki.

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on April 05, 2013
at 07:29 PM

I do rice pasta very rarely. It's not particularly healthy, but not particularly bad for you either. I find it more limiting than regular pasta - I used to eat bowls and bowls and bowls of pasta and never feel full. Rice sits like a rock in my stomach and I'm done after half a bowl.

I say that it's a better cheat than sugar or wheat, but definitely shouldn't be eaten often as it's mostly empty calories.

I'd also definitely avoid it if you're trying to lose weight. 1 serving of the rice pasta I have here is 43g carbs, and no one eats just 1 serving of anything.

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0df0b1c6ae16bbb75b4a5efa3d876765

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on April 05, 2013
at 06:31 PM

I make it occasionally for my kids when they come over on weekends. Since they eat a more "mainstream" healthy diet at mom's (pretty much a mix of SAD and Faileo) it makes it easier for me to negotiate with them on eating other things that I fix if they have some stuff they're used to. I sure as heck don't have anything wheat in my house to offer them and they stopped asking a long time ago.

One dish I've made that they like is basically hamburger helper with grass-fed ground beef, rice pasta swirls or shells sprinkled with grated cheddar and asiago, and a light mix of herbs and spices. I also make a yummy chili dish along these lines that they like.

I personally eat around 50 carbs per day myself, but I feel like the drastic drop in carbs for them would be too much, so it's a bit of a compromise. Most often I fix a cup or two of white rice, but only give them a small bit of it on their plate with the meat and veggies and they have to eat all the good stuff before they can have more rice. And of course it gets a good pat of butter and shake of salt and usually a splash of lemon or lime juice.

Back to the pasta, though, I've learned to be very careful with it and only fix one bag at a time when they are at the house, and I don't eat it myself regularly as it's very easy to overeat and and it's pretty empty nutrition. Fatty meat should always be the primary source of nutrition, and our bodies just do not need too much carbohydrate beyond what naturally occurs in whole foods.

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on April 05, 2013
at 04:26 PM

According to the PHD, WHITE rice pasta is ok. Most people here don't do any grain. Some do rice...rice pasta is quite a bit more processed though. Try it and see if it works for you.

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89985542ffc00c296552951369fe809a

on April 06, 2013
at 03:17 AM

The only gluten-free "pasta" I will eat are spaghetti squash, zucchini "spaghetti", or kelp noodles.

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89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

on April 05, 2013
at 11:17 PM

There is a new kind on the market (or im just hearing of it ) here thats made with a combination of quinoa and rice flour. Its purported to have a better texture than straight rice noodles.

I havent tried it yet as like some of the others mentioned having a substitute/stand-in kinda makes me crave the real thing even more.

http://www.gogoquinoa.com/ http://www.gogoquinoa.com/products/pasta/red-white-quinoa-macaroni/

91597fb7f6bb422bff222c03f0885d5b

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on April 06, 2013
at 01:17 AM

I tried a quinoa pasta from whole food per-Primal. One word: Yuck! The texture once you started chewing turned grainy. I couldn't get through more than a few bites. I admit to having a few texture aversions when it comes to food but no one in my family could get past it.

89fa2da4805b0b4e54b77a5a20a2e206

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on April 06, 2013
at 01:37 AM

eww..sounds blech! Was it only quinoa flour? I heard the combo of rice and quinoa in this kind here creates a good texture but i havnet tried it myself. meh-Doubt these substitues could come close to real semolina flour pasta or homemade.

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