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Joan

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Is there a wheat free pasta?
« on: April 18, 2013, 09:53:56 AM »
I'm just getting started on the wheat belly diet.  ( Still waiting for my book to arrive ).

What do you guys do about pasta?  I normally eat pasta about 2 or 3 times a week.   I looked at the ingredient list of all the pasta I have and it all has wheat in it.  :'(

Joan
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Re: Is there a wheat free pasta?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2013, 11:40:04 AM »
Not the same but you might want to try spaghetti squash:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roNFu9S8Cwo

Jan in Key West

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Re: Is there a wheat free pasta?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2013, 04:32:10 PM »
Dr. Davis mentioned shirataki pasta made from the kudzu root.  Tried it this week and we both loved it, although the small package just enough for two people. It comes in a solution and you have to rinse it.....then boil for two minutes. If you can find the flour, it's also good as a thickening agent. I found capsules.

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Re: Is there a wheat free pasta?
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2013, 05:24:07 PM »
I agree on the shirataki noodles, although the versions sold around here also contain soy, which I try not to eat too much of. Once you'd adorned them with sauce, you really can't tell the difference except they're not as chewy as al dente pasta. I like to use a quick Alfredo sauce, I just mix some melted butter, heavy cream, and all the grated Parmesan I can spare and throw in a little French thyme for good measure. Okay, now I'm hungry, guess I should go fix dinner.  ;)

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Re: Is there a wheat free pasta?
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2013, 05:50:05 PM »
Thinly sliced zucchini makes great noodles! Just drain them well.

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Re: Is there a wheat free pasta?
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2013, 06:18:32 PM »
I agree with spaghetti squash. Im not too fond of marinara or tomato sauce but add a little pesto, toss and it's tasty.

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Re: Is there a wheat free pasta?
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2013, 02:41:36 PM »
I agree on the shirataki noodles, although the versions sold around here also contain soy, which I try not to eat too much of. Once you'd adorned them with sauce, you really can't tell the difference except they're not as chewy as al dente pasta. I like to use a quick Alfredo sauce, I just mix some melted butter, heavy cream, and all the grated Parmesan I can spare and throw in a little French thyme for good measure. Okay, now I'm hungry, guess I should go fix dinner.  ;)

I couldn't find the soy free version locally either, so I ordered from Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Miracle-Noodle-Shirataki-7-Ounce-Packages/dp/B004CLCEDE  .   From my understanding, you have to refrigerate the soy version, which is why I wanted to order the non-soy one.

I agree that once you cook them and put your sauce on them, it tastes fine.  But there is a fishy smell when you first take them out of the package that geeks me a little.
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Re: Is there a wheat free pasta?
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2013, 04:34:14 PM »
I misspoke in my prior post regarding pasta..... Shirataki noodles are made from konjak, a root from a Chinese tree....I found capsules which are apparently used as a fiber source for people but I open them up and use as a thickening agent. 0 carbs and works as good as cornstarch!

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Re: Is there a wheat free pasta?
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2013, 05:55:46 PM »
I've been trying to give everyone Karma whenever I see a post and I think about it doing it, but I can't give karma to the same person more than once an hour, as that is a limitation on the system.   

Anyone who views ( even people who read but don't post ), can give karma too.  So I urge people to give karma points.

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Jan in Key West

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Re: Is there a wheat free pasta?
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2013, 08:42:31 PM »
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Re: Is there a wheat free pasta?
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2013, 12:06:04 PM »
Thanks everyone for your ideas!



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Re: Is there a wheat free pasta?
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2013, 04:27:01 AM »

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Re: Is there a wheat free pasta?
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2013, 07:35:43 PM »
Hahahhahah RITA! I gave you a little jolt in the karma dept. lol
Ya, yam noodles here. I dry fry them after I rinse them, in a non stick pan, toss them around in there for a bit then cover with Dr. D's Alfredo sauce.... almost heaven.

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Re: Is there a wheat free pasta?
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2013, 07:48:53 PM »
I sooooo want to buy an extruder for my kitchen aid stand mixer. BUT I have searched high and low for a pasta dough recipe ... nada. If anyone knows of one plzzzz let me know. But for now it's yam noodles.

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Re: Is there a wheat free pasta?
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2013, 12:14:17 PM »
I love shirataki noodles but found something called the "Miracle Noodle" online.  I ordered some and will let everyone know how they are.  Very low carbs and zero calories.

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Re: Is there a wheat free pasta?
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2013, 06:42:41 PM »
My karma is 2. I always thought my DH was hard of hearing. Maybe I don't have anything to say.

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Re: Is there a wheat free pasta?
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2013, 10:39:36 PM »
Hahahhahah RITA! I gave you a little jolt in the karma dept. lol
Ya, yam noodles here. I dry fry them after I rinse them, in a non stick pan, toss them around in there for a bit then cover with Dr. D's Alfredo sauce.... almost heaven.
:D I found some of those kelp noodles in my local Aussie organic store this morning so quickly snapped up a packet to try in place of pasta.  Hope they do the trick.

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Re: Is there a wheat free pasta?
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2013, 10:40:45 PM »
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Jan in Key West

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Re: Is there a wheat free pasta?
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2013, 06:34:53 AM »
Kezza....I boosted your karma  :) !


Can you get the Miracle brand noodles where you live?  They really are very good....made from konjac flour, zero carbs.....they do not need to be refrigerated unless opened.....have a fairly good shelf life.....and if you close your eyes, you think it's pasta!  They come bagged in a briny solution (which puts some people off) and have a slight odor when you open the bag, but once rinsed in cold water, and  boiled for two minutes....you're in business!

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Re: Is there a wheat free pasta?
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2013, 03:44:32 AM »
I tried the Miracle Noodles but couldn't stand them.  They were too slimy for my liking.  Will stick with the shirataki noodles.

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Re: Is there a wheat free pasta?
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2013, 03:29:13 PM »
I finally tried the Miracle Noodles (soy-free shirataki noodles) ordered from Amazon.  I ordered both fettucine and angel hair.  I made my 'pasta' dish with Italian sausage in marinara sauce.  I used the fettucine style noodles for that dish. Yumm!  Although the anticipated fishy smell was a bit off-putting, it quickly went away with rinsing.  Not a problem at all.  And I loved how quickly they cooked.  I really like them and plan to use them often.  I actually prefer them to spaghetti squash for a pasta substitute.  Plus, the packages do not need to be refrigerated before cooking as the soy shirataki noodles do that I can find locally. 
 
I'm looking forward to trying the angel hair style noodles with pesto soon, or with just ghee and garlic as a side dish.

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