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Sometimes I really need a pasta fix! Do you think it's better to eat the grain-free/gluten free pasta or just regular old pasta???

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Sometimes I really need a pasta fix! Do you think it's better to eat the grain-free/gluten free pasta or just regular old pasta???

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on January 05, 2014
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I'm still working through my last harvest. A very small garden produced far more squash than my family has been able to consume.

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on January 05, 2014
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The problem with zucchini (and a few other squashes) is that they are a GMO in the USA. If you can, get non-GMO seeds and grow them yourself, or find organic ones. From the description, it's just anti-fungal/virus protection, but we don't know the effect on humans.

http://www.gmo-compass.org/eng/database/plants/74.zucchini.html

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I loved those, of course, once you realize there's no flavor in any noodle and that it serves a single purpose of flavor delivery vehicle, you tend to get more creative and find other delivery vehicles.

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on January 04, 2014
at 08:56 PM

I believe the paleo view is that refined grains are actually better than whole grains, because of the anti-nutrients in whole grains. If you're eating plenty of vegetables like you should, you don't need the extra fiber. Whole grains may have a lower glycemic index, but for reasons I don't understand, white pasta is also supposed to have quite a low GI.

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Hmmm I may have to give that a tey

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white wine, butter, clams, olive oil, parsley and Zoodles is #1 for me.

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These really work great to satisfy my noodle cravings in soup and stir fries. But they don't work for me with pasta sauces. I eat those on zucchini "paparadelle" I cut with my mandolin.

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I'm pretty new to this and am trying to ween myself off!!

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on January 05, 2014
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Once you realize that noodles are simply a flavor delivery mechanism, you tend to figure out that what you're really after is the butter (in the case of buttered noodles), or the cheese (Mac and Cheese), or the tomato sauce. Sure, those are too strong by themselves in some cases, but you could always find something else to use.

I've found rice noodles and kelp noodles work very nicely as substitutes. Rice noodles tend to puff up too much in soup, so you'd want to add them in nearly at the end (and don't leave them in the crock pot overnight) - they do have them in linguini size (they'll puff up to that size once cooked). Kelp noodles work for cold dishes, but they're a bit too dense, and they're shipped in bags with water to keep them fresh.

Spaghetti Squash is awesome, but it's rare to find it here most of the time.

I did see the stuff on zucchini and wanted to try it, but the trouble is that in the USA, they're a GMO crop: http://www.gmo-compass.org/eng/database/plants/74.zucchini.html

This sounds like it might work too:

http://www.paleocupboard.com/paleo-pasta.html

I wonder if there's some way to thinly slice bacon rashers into noodles? Hmmm, that sounds like a deliciously smokey plan!

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on January 04, 2014
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Zoodles can replace wheat pasta easily. Though if you're cooking Asian, rice noodles are more or less fine (and gluten-free, if that's a big deal).

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on January 04, 2014
at 12:59 AM

Nom nom paleo has the best recipe for Zoodles... Butter, tomato sauce, sausage, and zoodles my top 3 favorite dinners.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on January 05, 2014
at 02:22 PM

The problem with zucchini (and a few other squashes) is that they are a GMO in the USA. If you can, get non-GMO seeds and grow them yourself, or find organic ones. From the description, it's just anti-fungal/virus protection, but we don't know the effect on humans.

http://www.gmo-compass.org/eng/database/plants/74.zucchini.html

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on January 04, 2014
at 01:33 AM

white wine, butter, clams, olive oil, parsley and Zoodles is #1 for me.

Af679502f1e31c0c59c79bd08f324b35

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on January 04, 2014
at 02:40 AM

Hmmm I may have to give that a tey

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on January 03, 2014
at 11:46 PM

I second the spaghetti squash. Freaking awesome and I love it with a marina and beef sauce. Amazing.

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on January 03, 2014
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Personally I have no desire for pasta after going down the zoodle path. I think zoodles have better texture, and I can infuse them with the flavor of om sauce. I've even had several, non-paleo, friends quit noodles after trying zoodles.

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on January 03, 2014
at 08:40 PM

I really like the shirataki noodles. One bag mixed with meat/veggie toppings really satisfies.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on January 05, 2014
at 02:18 PM

I loved those, of course, once you realize there's no flavor in any noodle and that it serves a single purpose of flavor delivery vehicle, you tend to get more creative and find other delivery vehicles.

3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on January 03, 2014
at 10:00 PM

These really work great to satisfy my noodle cravings in soup and stir fries. But they don't work for me with pasta sauces. I eat those on zucchini "paparadelle" I cut with my mandolin.

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on January 03, 2014
at 08:20 PM

I know the feeling all too well! I love both raw spaghetti (yeah, I'm weird) and cooked pasta in general.

I think spaghetti squash is a fantastic substitute for pasta. The flavor is a little different (if you're just having it plain, without sauces or anything) and the texture is close to being al dente in terms of having a little firmness and crunch. And it can be nuked in the microwave for fast cooking; also some nasty burns if you aren't careful!

Whole-wheat pasta tends to be better for you from a dietary/health standpoint than gluten-free. Whole-wheat is lower in sodium, higher in potassium, lower (slightly) in carbs, way higher in fiber and way higher in protein. I have no clue about grain-free stuff.

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on January 04, 2014
at 08:56 PM

I believe the paleo view is that refined grains are actually better than whole grains, because of the anti-nutrients in whole grains. If you're eating plenty of vegetables like you should, you don't need the extra fiber. Whole grains may have a lower glycemic index, but for reasons I don't understand, white pasta is also supposed to have quite a low GI.

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