One GRITS Journey To Convert Beloved Southern Recipes to Paleo Approved, and Darn GOOD too!

This is my story of how I am striving to change my family's life, nutritionally, for the better. Here in the deep South Paleo is a foreign word. No one has heard of it, and gluten free is really almost as unheard of...
After reading Gary Taubes enlightning GOOD CALORIES, BAD CALORIES I was determine to change! Armed with my own two hands, the internet (thank God for AMAZON.com), and all those wonderful blogs and podcasts available now, I am beginning my journey.
Please feel free to join me as I try to adapt all of our Southern Favorites into Paleo Appropriate Scrumptiousness!!! (and all Gluten Free) I will try to post all of the good ones, and may even blog about some failures along the way.

02 March 2011

Playing with Pasta...

So my husbands big issue with this whole Paleoish mvmt that we have undertaken???
PASTA....
I was not sure what to do about this. Making pasta out of coconut flour is just not gonna happen- there is just only so much you can do with that....
I have taken a modified stance at this point I guess...I have been stressing the GLUTEN FREE more so  than the entire wheat free, grain free movement in my house, for now anyways...
So given that, I have set out to learn to make many things the GLUTEN FREE way. I am LOVING Shauna's (of Gluten Free Girl and the Chef) new cookbook- check it out ya'll- really it so awesome!!!
So back to the PASTA!!!!
I already had a pasta maker attachment for my KitchenAid....so just needed a recipe--enter GlutenFreeGirl and the Chef's Recipe-it in the cookbook- so go buy it!-- I made it exactly as they said, and walaa, real pasta!!!!!
VERDICT:
It felt like pasta in my hand, and it held together!!!!
My kids liked it, my hubbie liked it. I served it with spagetti sauce.
I did not care for the taste, I don't know, something was just not right...I will keep working on it...Maybe I salted the water too much? Do you not do that with gluten free pasta?? It was really slimey to touch...
Maybe I will switch out the flours, I am learning that as long as you use the weight not the measurement then you are able to switch things around pretty easily till you find what you really like... I will update with my own recipe if I find one I LOVE.

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