Saturday, January 4, 2020

Simple and Filling Gluten Free Pasta Meal...Why Gluten Free?

     Gluten Free Pasta has definitely gotten popular in the passing years but why do I choose it first if possible? I really like pasta of all sorts but the feeling did not seem mutual, it was like thinking someone is your friend but every time you leave there presence you just don’t feel right! Don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking about, anyway, years went by of cutting different seasonings out and  foods but still felt yucky 2-3 times a week (Pasta Nights). Long story short I do not have a gluten allergy but a sensitivity to it, so I can eat it here and there but I barely try that anymore. Also my favorite grocery store Aldi has a decent selection of gluten free pasta and other food so it works. 
The video of this meal is on my YouTube C.LynnsArt of Cooking and my IG @clynnsart here are the details of what I do there are directions on the box:

Cook time about 20-30 minutes 

1) Get Medium pot, fill half way with water turn on high to get it boiling.
2)Get a medium to large strainer pour some pasta in it rinse it under water 20 seconds this seems to take some of the starchiness out then dump it in the water that should be coming to a boil by now.
3)Turn down pot to medium high and stir pasta and add 2 tablespoons of oil and a shake of salt. This kind of pasta can get sticky so stirring it here and there helps.
4) Take out frozen spinach about a hand full, wash it with water and put it in the pot with the pasta turn heat to medium, drain half the water off then add Himalayan Pink Salt, Black Ground Pepper and Oregano about 2 seconds of each.
5)Test a piece of pasta is it to your liking, this pasta from what I have noticed will disintegrate if cooked to long and it is not the best reheated the next day but a few hours later is usually fine.
6)Spinach when wilted is done now drain the water off. If stickiness has occurred add new water and drain again, put back on stove turn heat to low medium add pasta sauce the brand in the video is also from Aldi. Stir all together, taste test add more seasoning if needed.
7) In less then 2 minutes sauce should be hot, turn off heat, remove from that eye so it can stop cooking. Get plates you are ready to eat! 

   Cooking new items are always risky so start with a small portion to practice then move up to serving a dinner party! Comment below if you are team Gluten Free, now on to the next blog post.

Later, Crystal 

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