Friday, July 16, 2010

Quinoa (keen-wa) Pasta

I found a new health food store by my house the other day.  This is my new favorite store, not just because they are so close by, but because they offered to order and keep my favorite silken tofu in stock.  That is not a small thing for me.  I have had major difficulty finding silken tofu for smoothie making.  This is their site.

While I was there I happened upon this item:

I must say that I am very impressed with this pasta. It is made with quinoa flour and rice flour. It's good for those with celiac or other gluten aversions.  For me, it just tastes good and has a very healthy grain as it's base.

I decided to go old school and just do spaghetti and meatballs, even though this is really fettucini.  I love the texture and flavor.  The box describes it as nutty.  The sauce I used took precedent over the pasta's flavor, but I would not hesitate to try this pasta with a less powerful sauce.

I made a normal, nothing special sauce, and some simple meatballs.  I don't know why I am including this pic.  It does not do the meal justice.  I was being lazy and used my mobile phone to take the pic.  It blasphemes most of the food I cook.

I think my kid likes it.

Here is a link to the company that gifts people this amazing product.

1 comment:

  1. Your post totally inspired me to get this and make it last night. SUPER delicious! I think I actually prefer it to regular pasta.

    Oh, and you should make this quinoa salad recipe - it's simple, but really excellent: