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Old 06-14-2005, 12:23 PM
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Curious about new pasta

Hi everyone! At the store, I recently saw a new version of the regular pasta noodles I usually use. They were whole wheat -- made out of flax seeds, beans, and other stuff. Has anyone cooked with this kind of noodle with happy results? I think Id like to try it so the family can get a little more nutrition from their standard pasta dishes, but Im afraid the feel of it will be too strange.
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Old 06-14-2005, 12:29 PM
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Welcome to Family Corner jensenacac !

A while back, friend & I both tried a pasta similar to the one you describe (the one we tried did not have flaxseeds that I know of).

The texture was just TOO weird!! And the taste was just too awful! Also, it took FOREVER to cook...at least twice as long as regular pasta.

We both agreed that we'd *never* do that again!!

I do, however, but regular whole wheat pasta and enjoy it very much!
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Old 06-14-2005, 02:04 PM
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Our WalMart in Pa. used to sell a really good whole wheat pasta. I switched to that for my family when I started Atkins. They complained some at first but then got used to it. From the little bit that I tasted, it wasnt bad at all.
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Old 06-18-2005, 08:17 AM
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We tried the Barilla Plus pasta a couple of weeks ago, and I'm glad I didn't buy more than one box. The color, texture and flavor were different.
I might be able to hide it in a casserole with a heavy sauce, but we won't be using it again.
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Old 06-18-2005, 02:12 PM
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We buy whole wheat noodles when we get a chance ( I don't shop at the regular stores too often). The brands we buy are San Giorgio and Creammette. I like them alot they have kind of a nutty taste to them.

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Old 06-18-2005, 04:20 PM
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I've had them and didn't notice any difference in taste or texture. Offhand I can't remember the brand but it was new and had the word 'Healthy' in the title. If you overcook them they will have a nasty texture so be sure and test often.
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Old 06-18-2005, 04:44 PM
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Thanks Barbszy so glad I did not get the Barilla Plus after all. Glad I decided to check into this Pasta thread.
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Old 06-18-2005, 05:03 PM
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different types of pasta

Hi! One way to get everyone at the table to eat a new type of pasta is to blend it with the regular kind. I've gotten my family to eat any shape whole wheat pasta by blending it with
the similar-shaped plain old pasta. Granted, I never tried the type made with flax seeds, but it might be worth it to try
blending. Good luck!
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Old 06-18-2005, 05:16 PM
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Welcome to FC site Junebug. I love your screen name. Good idea on mixing the pasta's. How about the one that is green?
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Old 06-18-2005, 05:27 PM
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The green is made with spinach, and there are other colors all made with a different vegetable. The taste isn't predominant so you can use all of them together. They sell the rotini that way.
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