Tip: Use gluten-free pastas that taste as close to the wheat pastas you used to enjoy before you started a gluten-free diet. While I know this sounds obvious, it's important. Pasta feels like a big loss for most that have to go gluten free. If this is true for you, get this sorted out quickly! Following my diagnosis, I also recoiled at the thought of no more lasagna, baked ziti, pasta penne, and liguine with white or red clam sauce. It took me and my family a while to zero in on the one we liked best. Finally, we found the champ: Tinkyada Pasta. Tinkyada's brown rice pasta goodness cannot be denied. What's more, it tastes like good old fashioned gluten-based pastas. Who says? So says my wife, who is able to eat any kind of pasta and still does when she eats outside of our house. I suggest starting with Tinkyada. I think there's a great chance that you will LOVE it, and if you want to experiment from there then go ahead. But getting this staple in place is important, given the versatility provided by a good pasta. HINT: Do not overcook and rinse pasta after it is strained.
Submitted on Dec 07, 2010 - Category: Gluten Free Foods
I discovered I have celiac disease in 2006, after my son was diagnosed, and have been on a gluten-free diet ever since. We are on a mission to help make the gluten-free lifestyle as fun and easy as possible. In addition to my work on GlutenFreeGrapvine.com, I also provide counseling and psychotherapy services to others with celiac disease and crohn's disease, among other chronic medical conditions.