Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Gluten Free Spaghetti

I grew up on spaghetti. For big occasions my dad would simmer a pot all day long with completely homemade sauce filled with ground beef, sausage, whole mushrooms, bell peppers and olives. For quick night meals ground beef and a jar of sauce would do. We would throw leftover bread in the oven with butter and garlic and toast it up to go with it.
Food is family to me. So many good memories created around the table at the end of the day. Now with my new knowledge about high glycemic carbs, which the paleo dieters do not eat, pasta is not on the menu.
So last night for a little cheat meal (but the best kind of cheat) I found gluten free spaghetti. This "pasta" is made with alternative flours which break down more slowly in your body to not cause a sugar spike. These pastas are not paleo but better for you than traditional pastas and they taste just the same! Try one out and let me know what you think!

To make the sauce I used one jar of organic spaghetti sauce. 1 lb ground beef. 1 diced onion. and a jar of whole olives.
Saute the onions and ground beef with salt, pepper, oregano, basil and garlic. Add in the jar of sauce and simmer until bubbly. Add in the olives and stir to heat.Cook the pasta according to the package then top with sauce. Yum-O!

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