Thursday, January 9, 2014
Barilla Gluten Free Pasta, YES!!
Which one is gluten free?? Bill got it wrong, read on to find out if you did too!
I had no idea that Barilla even had a gluten free pasta in the works. I was checking out at the grocery store the other day, when a coupon printed for $1 off any box of Barilla Gluten Free pasta. I was like... whaaaaaat? The following week while shopping for the week, I actually stopped in the pasta aisle to take a look and there it was. Boxes and boxes of the stuff. Different shapes and everything. Only $1.99 per box and I had that $1 off coupon. I couldn't decide between elbows, penne, rotini or spaghetti. I'm partial to elbows, so I grabbed a box. It even looks like normal pasta through the little window on the front. It would be easy to confuse the boxes if you weren't paying attention!
Bill bought me an electric pressure cooker for Christmas and I've been loving it. It's so fast! I am a big fan of this sausage, tomatoes, peppers and onions recipe that I found online (I'll do another post about that later) and I wanted to try it over this pasta. It even cooks just like regular pasta, 7 minutes and it's done! I was thrilled with this pasta. It looks and tastes just like the real thing. It doesn't have that thing about it. I don't know how to describe that thing.. but Tinkyada has it. Don't get me wrong, Tinkyada has been my go to for years and I still have some in the cabinet, but it's obviously gluten free. This Barilla pasta is just awesome. And cheap! And easy! I don't eat a lot of pasta because I just haven't been a huge fan of the gluten free versions. Plus we try not to eat too much of the stuff anyway. But I do crave a nice pasta dish every once in awhile and I'm so happy to have this. One thing I did notice is that it does break down easily, but that's to be expected. The texture and flavor otherwise make up for it.
I hope they come out with lasagna noodles soon!!
As far as everything else goes, things are going well. I've recently been inspired to start blogging again. Maybe it's the freshness of the new year. And who knows how long it will last, but I need some kind of hobby. We only have 3.5 months left until the wedding, so that's exciting! Maybe I'll do some wedding posts. I haven't had much to say about it but now that we're getting down to the details I'll have more to share. I hope I still have some readers left!!