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Old 01-25-2014, 02:24 AM   #151
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The Norpro is small, but it does work amazingly well and clean up is a snap.

I haven't tried using it for anything else, (yet) and I can't see grinding huge batches of meat or anything with it, but I think it will do well for grinding small amounts of meat for "experiments".

Another great thing about this pasta, my husband and I are both diabetic. I was sure the pasta itself would be no problem (in terms of impact on blood sugar) but I usually have problems with tomato products spiking me. However, using 1/2 cup of sauce combined with this pasta gave no significant rapid spike. I believe it's because of the large amount of fiber in the pasta,this is a HUGE bonus for me!



Thank you again Jen.

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Old 01-25-2014, 10:32 AM   #153
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Okay..I got a Pasta Pronto from amazon. It is a cylinder with little ends that you screw in..spaghetti, etc..You twist the knob with your wrist and the pasta dough squeezes out the end..

Well, I just tried it and it works great! A bit hard on the wrist, but I will use rubber gloves to help me get a better twist. I made up the regular pasta recipe and with a large whisk whisked for a little while until it was lump-free. Then I Pammed the inside of the Pasta Pronto and scooped in the still pliable pasta with a large spoon. Set the timer for 7 minutes, then twisted the pasta out. It came out great!! I used the "rope" and the spaghetti ends.

Note: This pasta barely needs cooking..and when it gets to boiling, some of the pasta could fall apart. Honestly, one minute of very hot water seems to do great!
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:39 PM   #154
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O M G I made the large macaroni with the kitchenaid attachment today then made macaroni and cheese!

You dont have to cook the pasta at all. Make your cheese sauce pour over the raw pasta 350 for 40 minutes........I am in heaven......oh how I missed you macaroni and cheese. Bonus is that the "pasta" is nearly all fiber you don't eat a lot!



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Old 01-26-2014, 11:17 AM   #155
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I made a batch today with the original recipe. I was going to make mostaccioli (I use a norpro) but it seemed a bit more crumbly than the first batch I made. I was so excited the first time, I forgot the coconut flour, why might have something to do with it, lol.

I made spaghetti and it turned out beautifully. Made a pot of skyline chili yesterday, so I know what dinner is for me tonight!

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Old 01-26-2014, 12:09 PM   #156
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:30 PM   #157
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Man, I *THOUGHT* I had some oat fiber, but apparently not. I sure have everything else though!

I'll get some this week and try it. DH is all excited about it now too!
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*Humming the jingle for skyline commercials*

It was AWESOME and even better...no BG spike!

Other note: I had a very small amount in the norpro that did not extrude (maybe just a 1 1/2 TBLS) rolled it out into a lasagna noodle, going to start saving those in the freezer and make lasagna when I have enough.

Jen....you are a genius!



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Old 01-27-2014, 04:09 AM   #162
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My norpro should be here Tuesday!! I better go look to see if I have the oat fiber.
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lol. Norpro is gonna wonder whats up! Mine should be delivered tomorrow, lol.
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:30 AM   #164
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lol. Norpro is gonna wonder whats up! Mine should be delivered tomorrow, lol.
I often think this about various products we all use! Probably been a big run on lots of different items, then sales go back to normal again and they're scratching their heads, thinking, what was THAT all about?

They just don't understand the power of LCF! LOL!
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I was thinking the same thing about glucomannan!

I also have a frozen lasagna noodle stash from the leftover bits in my freezer!
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Diwitch- what chili recipe did you use?
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My Norpro should be here tomorrow too, lol. I'm sure they're scratching their heads.
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I hAd some leftover uncooked thickish spaghetti (fridge cold) so I put it in a small bowl covered with Saran and microwave it for 45 secs. It was
Al dente, the way I love my pasta.

I was thinking that when I boiled my pasta yesterday it might have absorbed more water into the pasta cuz it was quite soft. Experiment and see which
Way you like it.
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I got my Norpro today instead of tomorrow!!!
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:25 PM   #171
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How are you all draining your pasta to that it doesn't stick together? I dumped it all into a collander and it all pretty much stuck together....
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How long did you boil it?
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I drain it in a colander and then add butter or olive oil.
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I have found that if you mix the clumped pasta with butter or Pam or olive oil or sauce right away after draining then it unclumps easily if you stir it with a fork.

Tonight we had chicken parmesan & spaghetti with Bella Vita sauce with added italian diced tomatoes, topped with mozzarella. The 2 chicken patties are kinda hidden under all the cheese in my pic though.

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Yes, what they said, freshly cooked noodles should be doused with butter or olive oil - then no sticking.

I am leaning more toward not cooking my noodles. If I put them in a hot dish, they are nearly instantly cooked al dente. A very convenient food!
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:38 AM   #178
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Oh the chicken parm looks awesome!! Interesting about not cooking.
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I agree with the noodles almost not needing cooking if you have a sauce. Last night I made chicken, veggie stir fry with plenty of sauce, I really just heated them up in hot/simmering water and then transferred them into the stir fry. I've cooked them less and less as I'm getting used to them. They are just wonderful.
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I am working on a recipe for no cook noodles. I have already increased the water to 1 3/4 cups and reduced the baking powder to 1 1/2 teaspoons. If the noodles rest in sauce for 5 minutes or so, they do not need any boiling. Otherwise they need 1 minute boiling before adding to the dish. Today I am making a new pasta recipe, and I will try to increase the water to 2 cups. I'll let you know if it works. I am hoping it will feed though the press more easily and need no parboiling for use.
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