Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Gluten Free Gnochhi

I'm often frustrated by the lack of gluten free pasta available in grocery stores.  There are usually only one or two varieties available, usually with the options of a spaghetti, a ravioli and a penne.  Sometimes some lasagna noodles. 

Then I went shopping at a store called Grande Cheese, and discovered that they carry a whole variety of gluten free pastas.  I discovered a brand imported from Italy called Dialdi, that makes some of the best pasta I've eaten.  It's a mixture of corn and rice, and the texture is almost identical to regular pasta.  Plus, it doesn't dry up and go hard when refrigerated like some brands, so you can actually have it for leftovers. 

I was there buying these this weekend when I saw something I've been looking for but haven't been able to find- Gluten Free Gnocchi!  Two kinds, one made with rice, and one with corn.  I bought both and can't wait to try them to see which I like better. 

Gnocchi is my favourite pasta, and we haven't had it since we went gluten free for my son.  I'll be making these with two different sauces, so if they taste good, I'll share the recipes here. 

I don't know if you can see the difference in colour between the rice and the corn pasta.  I'm curious to see the difference in taste and texture. 

Love having new options to choose from, let's hope the flavour measures up!

1 comment :

  1. I get frustrated with the pasta selection in my area too. Living in a small can can be a downer when it comes to gluten free living. I'm happy that you have new options! :) Please let us know how you like the new products.