• Food For Better Health,  Pasta

    Pasta Can Be Healthy

    DAY 6 of my 100 Days of Real Food Challenge and my #1 issue is PASTA!  I crave it constantly. Scientific research claims when we crave carbohydrates, it is usually due to the association of comfort and our mood. Besides the energy boost, carbohydrates provide solace during stressful times. Although I don’t feel it, subconsciously, I probably am stressed due to my food restrictions for 100 days!The Process of Pasta Most standard pasta is made with refined bleached or unbleached flour, which is on the restricted list.  During the refining process, the nutrient-rich outer bran shell and inner germ layer are removed from the grain, leaving just the starchy endosperm. …

  • Pasta,  Products,  Recipes,  Reviews

    Products I Love: Ancient Harvest

    My husband and I love to eat pasta at least one night a week.  I am always searching for more healthy pasta options.  Recently, while eating lunch at  THE SWAMP RABBIT CAFE,  I stumbled upon Ancient Harvest.  After preparing it for dinner, we are searching for all their products. Ancient Harvest: Pasta Several pasta shapes were available, I picked up penne and spaghetti.  As a certified NON-GMO product, the ingredients are simple, corn, flour and quinoa flour. Much has been made of QUINOA and its health benefits.   Relativity new to the American market, quinoa was a staple food of the ancient Incas.  Quinoa is called a SUPER-GRAIN OF THE FUTURE…