Saturday, November 23, 2013

Good Things Make Life Better


Although we live in an electronically advanced age, some things just never get old -- like receiving  letters/cards in the mail or packages delivered to your door.  
I had a package delivered to my door not long ago!  
I was expecting it. 


While we as MGCC do not endorse companies,  we will give praise where praise is due when someone comes up with something new or something better!  
When I was asked by Tamar from Catelli if I would be willing to test their new gluten free pasta, 
I almost said no, because I knew I would so hate to tell her I didn't like it!  
But, I decided to risk it, and am so happy I did!  
I have not enjoyed pasta for the last eight years that I have been gluten-free due to having Celiac. 
BUT...    I did  enjoy the Catelli GF pasta!    
Texture and flavour - perfect!  and just as good warmed up the next day! 
In fact, my wheat loving husband declared there was no longer any need to buy wheat pasta.  
He would be happy for us both just to share and enjoy the GF.  
The pasta is a blend of 4 flours including the healthy quinoa. 

( Ohh ... and if you are heading out the door to buy some... 
remember to first print out the one dollar off coupon  )  

I know there are about as many pasta recipes as there are cooks,  every family having their favourite. Throughout my growing up years,  I always enjoyed the following simple pasta dish my Mom would often serve  - I still enjoy it, modified now to be gluten free.   (my mom would not put in the cheese because my Dad didn't eat cheese - still doesn't) 

  • 3 1/2 cups Catelli gluten free pasta ( or 1 box) 
  • 1/3 chopped onion  
  • 1 tbsp oil 
  • 2 cups whole milk 
  • 1/3 cup butter 
  • 1 tbsp sweet rice flour 
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch 
  • salt / pepper to taste 
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese 
  1. Cook pasta as per package instructions...  drain, set aside. 
  2. Sauté onion in oil until soft 
  3. Add milk and butter and heat until butter is melted and mixture is hot. 
  4. Add blended  sweet rice flour, cornstarch, salt and pepper .  
  5. Cook,  stirring until thickened. 
  6. Stir in cheese until it melts.  
  7. Pour over pasta, mix and top with more grated cheese.  

 NOTE :  Catelli Gluten Free pasta is produced in a dedicated gluten free facility and has been recently certified by the Canadian Celiac Association,  

ADDED NOTE - to our American followers --   Catelli recommends Ronsoni GF pasta  sold in the US that is comparable to theirs -- same ingredients ..  here is the link  

5 comments:

  1. I had been wondering about this product, can't tell you how many GF pasta I've tried .... and wish I hadn't ! Thanks for all the GF recipes.

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  2. I agree this is the best GF Pasta we have tried and serve it to the whole family. Thanks for the recipe I will try it with a dairy free milk.

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  3. Half my family has given up gluten because of auto-immune issues. I hope that I can find this brand eventually in the states. What I have tried so far, has not been satisfactory.
    Beckie

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  4. I am constantly amazed at the wonderful GF recipes you share! This is an amazing resource for all and especially those who are gluten intolerant. This pasta dish looks wonderful.

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  5. Thanks so much for all yourgf recipes, especially the mennonite ones. I tought they were a thing in the past. Hint for those that cannot buy the catelli psta, you want to cook it in plenty of waterto well done its awful if undercookd. Sorry for the spelling mistakes, I'm on a slow tablet.

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