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Paleo Pasta Possible?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 29, 2012 at 3:07 AM

Has anyone ordered Paleo Pasta from http://cappellosglutenfree.com/products I saw this giveaway on one of the paleo sites I follow but I am concerned about potato starch since I don't eat potato. Is it any good? Is it worth the price or should I just continue using my Zucchini and Spaghetti squash as pasta replacements? Is it really Paleo or would it be considered a cheat due to potato starch? Thanks,

Kimberly www.farmfreshandactive.com

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on June 29, 2012
at 04:19 PM

Carla, those do not have soy in them, if you'd look at the ingredient listing you would have seen that. I'm highly allergic to soy, I'm pretty good at reading labels...

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(540)

on June 29, 2012
at 03:22 PM

shirataki noodles are very similar and THOSE have soy. miracle noodles are soy free (and not bad). the orzo shape in particular is awesome bc it just sops up whatever you put on top of it.

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on June 29, 2012
at 02:44 PM

No, they don't have soy in them. The ingredient list states "No soy, gluten, or wheat."

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on June 29, 2012
at 01:56 PM

These have soy in them, but true Shirataki noodles are made from yams, but have very few carbs because of their extraordinary fiber content.

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on June 29, 2012
at 01:49 PM

2nd! I eat rice pasta and it really is just like "regular" spaghetti or macaroni or whatever shape. Also, there are varieties of asian rice noodles (just regular dry noodle packages sold in any supermarket) so good in soups!

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on June 29, 2012
at 03:34 AM

I think it's fine. I also use pasta made from pure rice flour. Honestly pasta isn't a whole food so I'm hoping it isn't a staple of your diet. Assuming its a treat or small addition to a meal whatever paleo pasta you use shouldn't be much of a problem :). ( oh and rice pasta really tastes like the real stuff).

46bee6b93ee79082ea1094f26c2da5a4

(837)

on June 29, 2012
at 01:49 PM

2nd! I eat rice pasta and it really is just like "regular" spaghetti or macaroni or whatever shape. Also, there are varieties of asian rice noodles (just regular dry noodle packages sold in any supermarket) so good in soups!

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on June 29, 2012
at 01:23 PM

My solution to this and the whole food issue is to buy a spiralizer - I bought mine off of amazon for cheap. It allows you to chop your vegetables into noodle shapes.

A recipe: Butternut squash pasta with sausage and browned butter

Peel a butternut squash, slice in half and seed. Use the spiralizer to chop squash into ribbons (shaped like flat egg noodles- directions will be included with your spiralizer). The noodles may be a little long (the length of the squash) so give them one or two rough chops to shorten them a little.

Then season ground pork with sage, salt, pepper, and any other spices you like your sausage to contain. Fry in fat of choice until browned and crumbly. Reserve. Add butter to pan, scraping up browned bits (you want the butter to brown a bit). Sautee squash noodles in batches until al dente (or preferred texture). Combine all in large bowl, adding more butter and sage to taste. Enjoy twirly, pasta-like primal goodness. For those that don't do dairy, EVOO can be substituted, but will lack some of the depth of flavor.

Perfect autumny goodness. :)

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on June 29, 2012
at 12:49 PM

You could try to make Wylie Dufresne's shrimp-based noodles.

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on June 29, 2012
at 04:13 AM

Honestly, spaghetti squash and zucchini never did it for me.

If you want something that FEELS like pasta, go to the asian market and get SHREDDED YOUNG THAI COCONUT. It's very lightly sweet so it has that starchy pasta like taste. The frozen version works just as well too.

Also Less problematic ingredients than Paleo Pasta and cheaper too.

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on June 29, 2012
at 03:55 AM

I've had this one: http://www.paleopasta.com/ which was pretty good. Had a texture more similar to fresh pasta, which was nice. Nice treat, though I prefer spaghetti squash which is a whole food, cheaper and more accessible. Plus, I think it holds sauce better.

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on July 31, 2013
at 12:50 AM

I know this topic is old but I have to respond. I am not a huge pasta fan but I hate spaghetti squash and the various veggie noodles. Your basic Shirataki noodle is the same thing as miracle noodles. They are not made with soy, they are made from the starch from the root of a lily-like plant (no relation to a yam or sweet potato). They are pretty tasteless but stink like old urine when the package is first opened and I could never get the smell out of my mind long enough to eat them. There is a variety of Shirataki made with tofu, so that one would contain soy. Kelp noodles are tasteless and odorless if you rinse them before eating them. However, they are so tasteless that you might as well NOT eat them, and they aren't cheap.

If I'm going to eat pasta, which I do a couple of times a month, I will eat white rice pasta, not brown. I'm not suggesting rice of any kind is good for you but the reason I stay away from brown rice, quinoa, amaranths, etc. is because of the phytic acid which is the nutrient robbing substance. However, the more a grain is processed (white vs. brown) the less phytic acid it contains. As far as fiber goes, the reason I eat Paleo is because I don't digest grains very well. Protein, however, is a different story. Now that I cut out grains 95% of the time, the need for fiber is a thing of the past. All the fiber I need I get from vegetables.

I think if you're going to eat a forbidden food, eat what you enjoy if it doesn't disagree with you and just don't make a habit of it.

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on July 03, 2012
at 03:30 AM

Thanks for all of the tips. We aren't huge pasta fans but I saw this on a blog and it looked interesting. I have a friend just getting into paleo and he loves his pasta so I thought it would be a nice alternative for him. When I want meat sauce I just put it on spaghetti squash or Zucchini. I will have to check out some of your suggestions. Thanks :)

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on June 29, 2012
at 01:37 PM

Have you tried kelp noodles/pasta? I was starting the hunt for them myself this week; no go at Whole Foods so my next stop is the other stores like that in the area.

I never ate much pasta to begin with, but it would be nice to have a decent alternative so I could enjoy a good spag/meatballs once and awhile.

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on June 29, 2012
at 11:12 AM

I bought cappello's. If you're just looking for a review on the product -- It was actually very delicious and I ate it with homemade meatballs and sauce. I made the gnocchi and the fettuccine varieties. It was super pricey and I'm not a big pasta person anyway, so it was certainly a once in a while thing... (although, homemade pasta is the most tempting). If you're looking for a treat, it's probably fine, although I'm also just as happy to eat zucchini noodles. Capello's is made from potato starch, eggs, and almond, which I don't mind, but something to consider depending on your goals. You could also make sweet potato or say spinach-ricotta gnocchi from scratch, which I've also done and used coconut, tapioca, or even sweet potato flour if it needs a little binding.

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on June 29, 2012
at 04:33 AM

We carry this where I work. But, I'm not sure if its Paleo. http://www.miraclenoodle.com/

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(540)

on June 29, 2012
at 03:22 PM

shirataki noodles are very similar and THOSE have soy. miracle noodles are soy free (and not bad). the orzo shape in particular is awesome bc it just sops up whatever you put on top of it.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on June 29, 2012
at 02:44 PM

No, they don't have soy in them. The ingredient list states "No soy, gluten, or wheat."

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(320)

on June 29, 2012
at 01:56 PM

These have soy in them, but true Shirataki noodles are made from yams, but have very few carbs because of their extraordinary fiber content.

58d456f4c4d551a697e65ada8c32ad4f

(1178)

on June 29, 2012
at 04:19 PM

Carla, those do not have soy in them, if you'd look at the ingredient listing you would have seen that. I'm highly allergic to soy, I'm pretty good at reading labels...

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