This part of my life began when my very sick partner was diagnosed with Celiac. Even the slightest exposure to gluten can make him very ill for several days, so I have pursued gluten-free options with thorough aggression. In the U.S. a recent surge of gluten awareness means we have more choices than ever, but it still means hunting and analyzing and tracking down parent companies. After several years now of doing so, I want to share my tricks and tips with others who are still struggling.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Gluten Free Featured Product: Ancient Harvest

A regular postings of gluten-free products that I use myself and are available in my local grocery store.  You can check your local store for these items, order them online, or ask your store to stock them. I do not have any relationship with the companies in question, nor do I receive any form of compensation for these reviews.

Ancient Harvest Quinoa-Corn Pasta
Out of all the gluten-free pastas available at the local grocery store, this one is absolutely the closest in flavor and texture to wheat-based pasta.  The quinoa doesn't turn gummy and pasty the way rice flour has a tendency to, and the flavor is closer to wheat than corn pasta. I have used it successfully as stand-alone pasta, as well as cooking it into chicken-noodle soup (I used the spaghetti noodles broken into thirds).  The soup froze and re-heated well without the pasta breaking down in the process.  I keep pestering my local store to stock their lasagna noodles, but to no avail!

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