I love pasta, and I eat it on a regular basis. I guess most of us eat white pasta and have tried wheat and brown rice pasta too, but have you guys tried plant based protein pasta? Yes, protein pasta, made of edamame.
Seven months ago I found out that my body is intolerant to a lot of food which includes pasta and all types of rice and wheat. So poof! What am I left to eat? I substitute rice with quinoa and sweet potatoes but for pasta, I couldn’t find any alternative in the market until I found 7Grains Pantry Protein Pasta a couple of weeks ago. It was like an answered prayer for a pasta lover like me.
Got so excited when my order came in the mail. And cooked it the next day.
How does it taste?
So here’s my honest review. I love that it’s so easy and fast to prepare, it’s cooked in 5minutes. So prepared my favorite pasta recipe which is my Prawn Kimchi Pasta. (I give you my recipe down below). Tasting time, it doesn’t taste anything like pasta at all. Honestly I didn’t like it at first, it tasted like weird like a noodle. The second time I tried to add a little more salt but it still taste funny. It tastes like a bland vegetable even with the sauce. It wasn’t until my third time eating it that I began to love it. I think it’s like eating a foreign delicacy for the first time, it’s an acquired taste.
I already finished two boxes now and sometimes I use it as a rice substitute and just over saucy dishes. But yet, I still have not yet convince my husband to join in the bandwagon. He is a picky eater and loves flavorful dishes. Hopefully soon he will start to love it too.
Sharing with you my own recipe for this Prawn Kimchi Pasta, and please let me remind you that I am no expert here. I no expert in the kitchen. And what might taste good for me doesn’t taste good for you so I’m just hoping you’ll like it and just wanna share it with you guys.
10Minute Prawn Kimchi Pasta
- 100 grams Protein pasta (cooked)
- 3 cloves Garlic (minced)
- 1 whole onion (chopped) I love onions so much I use whole
- 3 to 5 pieces of prawns (peeled, or you can use tuna or salmon)
- One half cup Kimchi
- 250 grams of Red sauce of your choice
- salt and pepper to taste
- basin or mint leaves for garnish
- Nutritional yeast (optional)
Saute garlic and onions, throw in prawns until it turns red on one side, flip, then add salt and pepper, toss in Kimchi, cook for one minute and then add your sauce, mix and simmer for one minute then toss in the pasta then voila. You can top if of with nutritional yeast if desired. I love nutritional yeast, it’s my substitute for parmesan cheese. I buy mine from Healthy Options.
The best thing about this pasta is that is made from USDA organic edamame, low carb, high in fiber, high in iron, high in calcium, high in protein and very low on carb and cholesterol. So if you are looking for a healthy food substitute, then 7Grains Pantry has some solutions lined up for you. Bon Appetit!
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