Who doesn't love pasta? It is easy, it's affordable and it can be prepared in a million different ways. If you are following a gluten-free diet you can opt for pasta which is made of rice flour or legumes such as beans or lentils. In that kind of pasta, they replace the wheat flour which gives it a different taste and texture which many people actually prefer. It is usually formed into sheets or various other shapes such as penne, rigatoni, pappardelle, gnocchi, ravioli, linguine, farfalle, fettuccine, fusilli, tagliatelle and of course spaghetti. You can cook pasta by either boiling or baking. Pasta is a vital element in Italian cuisine which is considered to be one of the best cuisines in the world. Pasta is usually cheap and you can buy it from any grocery store. You can also find fresh pasta in certain shops.
When consumed in moderation pasta can be part of a healthy diet. A recommended serving size of pasta is around 1/2 cup. So, whole-grain pasta can be a better choice for you since it has a lower glycemic index. This means it has fewer calories and carbs but is higher in fiber and other nutrients but remember, the pasta sauce that you use is just as important.
Popular dishes include pasta salad, Tagliatelle Con Ragu Bolognese, Spaghetti Carbonara, homemade Mac and Cheese, Penne Arrabbiata, Capellini with Basil Pesto, Fettucine Alfredo, and Lasagna. Sounds delicious, right? Why don't you go through the leaflets and see which retailers offer the best quality Italian pasta for you and your family? If you buy them on discount or in bulk you can actually save a lot of money. You can find amazing brands such as Barilla, Mueller's, Ronzoni, Creamette and Buitoni on special offer.