Saturday, November 20, 2010

Pasta Thoughts

Pasta is one of those things that didn't really bother me to cut out of my diet. It was cutting out beer that was sooooo difficult. In 2001 there really wasn't any GF pasta worth eating. I tried a few and most were corn based, poor texture and just plain gross. If you're going to eat pasta and splurge on having those complex carbs in your meal then it has got to be GOOD! A few years later more products started to hit the market and I came across the Tinkyada brown rice pasta products and loved all the ones that I tried. The only bad thing about this company is that it is hard to remember their name (and pronounce for that matter.) It was the only pasta I would buy when I lived in the States but when we moved to Germany my selection changed drastically and I really had no desire to eat pasta again.

But the other day I was walking through the commissary doing my normal scanning of the aisles to find new gluten free products and there it was, a new pasta product. Ooooo I had to try it and I'm glad I did because it was fantastic. The consistency was no different from regular pasta and my husband loved it!

The Patch Commissary now carries 3 different products: Bionature, Ancient Harvest Quinoa and the new one, La Veneziane Fettucini. The best out of these 3 as far as taste goes is the La Veneziane but the Quinoa pasta is the healthier choice.

My husband and I picked up a chive pesto from the local Christmas Market in Sindelfingen last weekend and all I did was throw a few tablespoons of that pesto into our pasta, mixed it up and then placed sautéed chicken, zucchini and a little bit of parmesan cheese for me, and a lot of cheese for my husband. He is the cheese lover. Super simple, super good!

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