7 Major Benefits of Low Carb Foods

7 Major Benefits of Low Carb Foods When it comes to carbs, there’s the good, the bad, and the fattening. Let’s take a look at why low carb foods will still satisfy you and keep you healthy. While you may have heard about low carb diets and foods, do you know just exactly what they can do for you? Adopting a diet filled with low carb foods can offer a lot of benefits that you may not realize. These foods may be [...]

pasta alternatives

8 Pasta Alternatives Every Pasta Lover Needs to Try if They Want to Be Healthier

Do you love pasta but worry about your health? Here are some amazingly healthy pasta alternatives so you don’t have to sacrifice your favorite food. You may love pasta, but the feeling may not be mutual. If pasta doesn’t treat your body right, then it’s time to incorporate some pasta alternatives into your diet this year. Research shows that more than a whopping 263 million consumers in the United States used packaged pasta — including noodles, spaghetti, and macaroni — in 2017. So, if [...]

From Amori to Ziti: 20 Different Types of Pasta

With almost 350 different types of pasta, you can please your palate for a long time. How many can you name? Test your pasta proficiency with this list. Pasta, a simple food, has been around for ages. With almost endless ways to shape this mixture of flour and eggs or water, the various types of pasta make for quite an extensive list. The history of pasta is rich and varied, much like the food itself. Though its origins aren’t exactly clear, what is [...]

10 Awesome Vegetarian Pasta Recipes to Try

10 Awesome Vegetarian Pasta Recipes to Try Looking to switch up your menu? Here are 10 vegetarian pasta recipes to try at home. Pass the veggies, please! Who knew that filling your plate with vegetarian pasta dishes would be so delicious! Whether you’re a full-time vegetarian or a newbie, you will not be disappointed with these dishes. Pasta may have a bad reputation for being unhealthy and fattening. But, if you prepare these pasta recipes the healthy way, they can all be guilt-free [...]

7 Tips for Being Health Conscious When You Love Pasta

7 Tips for Being Health Conscious When You Love Pasta Just because you want to be healthy doesn’t mean you have to give up pasta. Here are some ways you can be health conscious while still being a pasta lover Poor pasta. Its reputation has taken a beating in recent years. So easily blamed for the many modern health issues. Did you know the average Italian eats 51 pounds of pasta per year? While the average North American consumes only 15 pounds. So how is it [...]

5 Feel Great Gluten Free Pasta Recipes!

Suffer from Celiac’s disease or have a wheat intolerance? Do you want to remove gluten products from your diet? If so, one of the first foods that you’re likely to eliminate is pasta. But if you’re like most people, pasta is a staple in your diet. Pasta is quick, versatile and filling. It can make the perfect main course or side dish. Dreading the idea of never enjoying pasta again? Fear not! The availability of gluten free pasta is on the rise. You’ll find [...]

Where’d that Noodle Come From?

Where’d that Noodle Come From? Pasta and different types of noodles have been around for centuries and each part of the world has put their own spin on it – the way it’s made or the way it tastes. We love them all! When we think about pasta, we almost immediately think about it coming from Italy but the history behind pasta goes a little deeper. Although many believe that pasta was originally created by the Italians, evidence of pasta creation can [...]

Organic Pasta, Is it actually better?

Organic Pasta, is it actually better? For the last several years we’ve heard the words organic, wheat free, GMO free, tossed around almost constantly when we are in the grocery store. We are always told that one is so much better than the other. When we walk through the grocery store aisle there are so many different labels indicating the benefits. One of the most common is organic. People most commonly associate organic with fruits and vegetables but it also [...]

Using Your Noodle – 8 Creative Ways to Use Noodles

Creative Ways to Use Noodles Many pasta lovers will create their own dishes with special sauces that they create on their own or have been passed down generation from generation. Sometimes creative ways to use pasta come as easily as just a mere experiment of different bases, spices, veggies or even proteins such as chicken or cheese. While you’re making a pasta dish, you might be wondering, what could I make with this? How can I make this different? Is there something [...]

How to: Making Pasta at Home!

Making Pasta at Home! Whether you are looking for something fun to do with your kids in the kitchen or you are watching what goes into your body… making your own pasta might be something to consider. Making your own pasta will add a little more personality to your next pasta night and a great conversation starter around the dinner table. Fresh vs. Dry Pasta   When we talk about pasta, there are two basic types – fresh and dry. Dry [...]