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Sam1148

Sam is a trusted home cook.

added almost 4 years ago

You could get a Vegtable turner. It's the thing Japaneese use to make raddish threads and carrot threads.
http://www.amazon.com/Benriner...
Use that for Zucchini threads and slightly cook them and use like pasta.
It's also good for turning out long thing threads of potatoes to mound up and fry.

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Monita

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added almost 4 years ago

My friend, who has two children with celiac disease and can't have gluten, prefer - Bionaturae brand gluten-free pasta
http://glutenfreegirl.com...

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added almost 4 years ago

A gluten-free friend served me the Tinkyada Brown Rice pasta, and I was really impressed with it. If she hadn't told me, I might not even have known -- would have thought it was just a hair past al dente, but easily in the range of what regular wheat pasta tastes / feels like...

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Greenstuff

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added almost 4 years ago

I'd suggest that you just plunge in and give a few a try. We don't need to be gluten-free, but I've had delicious corn pastas.. And Asian ones, like rice and mung bean have been popular in their own spheres since way before eating gluten free was on so many people's radars. No need for mush with any of them.

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added almost 4 years ago

I"m not gluten free, but I buy Ancient Harvest Corn and Quinoa pasta just because I like it. I highly recommend it.

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added almost 4 years ago

I have tried multiple gluten free pastas. My favorite is a gluten free fresh pasta sold at Whole Foods but I like to have pasta in the pantry. What I have found is many brown rice pastas turn mushy very easily. I like Lundsberg farm linguine and Hodgson Mills as well as Arrowhead mills. There are a couple 100% corn pastas that are very nice but definitely taste like corn/polenta which is great at times but not always what I am looking for. As far as the blends go, rice soy and potato or whatever they may be they in general, for me anyway, have a sweet flavor and sometimes a texture I just don't like. Realize most of the gluten free pastas are twice or more as expensive as other pastas and more often then not are packaged to look like a 16 oz. box when in fact they are 8 to 10 ounces. My point being you buy one to feed four to get home and find out you don't have enough pasta.

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added almost 4 years ago

one last note, read the labels, for example most quinoa pastas have wheat flour in them

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added almost 4 years ago

I have tried all of them, and I'm pretty certain this one is the best http://www.gourmetimportshop...

Stinky in Brooklyn carries it, if you're around there...

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added almost 4 years ago

I second the benriner/spiralizer/rotary-vegetable-slicer. No need to even cook. Yellow squash, zucchini, turnip, beets, carrots work wonderfully and easily.

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Carol Blymire

Carol is a gluten-free chef and food blogger currently cooking her way through the Alinea Cookbook.

added almost 4 years ago

Ashley, it can be intimidating, can't it...? There are different pastas I like for different things. To make mac and cheese or to serve with sauce, Bionaturae is my favorite. It cooks nicely in salted water, holds its shape, and tastes the most like "real" pasta. In soups (chicken noodle, etc.), I prefer Tinkyada brand rice pasta (elbows and penne are outstanding). For lasagne, deBoles lasagna noodles are my favorite. Hope that helps!

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added about 3 years ago

Have you ever heard of spaghetti squash ?
When baked the flesh can be raked out with a fork into spaghetti like strands. They are available year round at your local grocery store

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added about 3 years ago

Papardelle's Pasta has a great assortment of gluten free pastas. They take longer to cook but they're delish :D And not mushy.

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added about 3 years ago

Papardelle's Pasta has a great assortment of gluten free pastas. They take longer to cook but they're delish :D And not mushy.