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Food Spotlight: Quest Pasta Spaghetti


It's universal. We all love pasta. But it has long been off limits due to empty carbohydrates and gluten. Quest Pasta changes all that! This is pasta re-imagined Quest style, gluten free with zero net carbs*!
*4g total carbs - 4g fiber = 0 net carbs



Purified Water, Glucomannan (Soluble Fiber) Calcium Hydroxide.





About Quest Nutrition

Quest Bars were created from a simple idea: food should taste as good as it is good for you with zero compromises. We set out to deliver something that no one had done before and believed that with enough hard work and innovation food could be delicious and good for you. People eat for enjoyment rather than sustenance. That’s why Quest is driven to engineer foods that don’t compromise on taste or nutrition. Read More



Company: Quest Nutrition
Brand: Quest Nutrition
Origin: USA
Category: Noodles
Packaging: 8oz (226g)
Claims: Low calorie. Zero fat. Low carb. Gluten free
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $37.99 (12 pack)
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Finder
Website: www.questnutrition.com






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Food Spotlight: Explore Cuisine Organic Edamame Spaghetti



Who knew classic spaghetti could be hand-crafted from Edamame!? Indulge in this nutritious, delectable dinner dish with Explore Cuisine’s Edamame Spaghetti, containing nearly half of your daily protein AND fiber requirements in just one serving.

It’s one of our most nutritious and delicious products in the Explore Cuisine line and we’re proud to call it ours!
6 packs for $25





About the company

While exploring the Far East, our Founder, Joe Spronz, had a light-bulb moment! With new health trends and dietary needs on the rise, why not create a healthy, bean-based pasta that everyone’s been craving!? With a single idea to reinvent the pasta industry and inspiration from the soybean noodles he discovered on his trip to China, Joe made his way back to the United States to begin production; the Explore Cuisine brand was born



Company: Explore Cuisine
Brand: Organic Edamame Spaghetti
Origin: USA
Category: Prepared meals
Packaging: 8 oz.
Claims: USDA organic, non-GMO and gluten-free.
Variants: View Full Range Here
Price: 6-pack $25.00
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Locator
Website: http://www.explorecuisine.com/en/





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Food Spotlight: Slim Pasta Spaghetti



Enjoy your favourite spaghetti dishes, but without the carb overload the comes with traditional pasta! Made of all natural, GMO-free Konjac flour and Juroat™ fibre, Slim Pasta Spaghetti is the perfect answer to both your cravings and your health and fitness requirements.

The net weight of this product is 270g; it is 200g when drained.



Ingredients: Water, Konjac flour and superior oat fibre (Juroat™), food grade: calcium hydroxide, food grade: titanium dioxide.


  • Only 9 calories and 0g carbs per 100g serving
  • Gluten, fat and sugar free
  • High absorbency for fuller flavour



About the company

Shape up and stay full longer with our delicious range of Slim Pasta. If you’re considering a diet for weight loss, try us first – we’re safe, 100% natural and come in penne, fettuccine and spaghetti variants. Since our products are composed of organic GMO-free konjac flour, we’re even safe for coeliacs and diabetics! Don’t miss out on your favourite foods…get slim!



Company: Slim Pasta
Brand:  Slim Spaghetti
Slogan:  Slim Pasta
Origin: UK
Category: Prepared Meals
Packaging:  270g
Claims:  Gluten, fat and sugar free; only 9 calories and 0g carbs per 100g serving.
Variants: View product range here
Price:  Coming soon
Where to Buy: UK, Buy Online
Website: http://www.slimpasta.co.uk/



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Italian Chefs Are Fed Up With How You Cook

Hundreds of Italian chefs cooked bolognese sauce in order to show the world how to make the classic recipe correctly.

While the dish has been a staple for millions of diners around the world for decades, Italians claimed the original reciope has become so corrupted it is in urgent need of culinary rescue.

Gourmands insist that the popular dish's apparent simplicity is deceptive, and throw their arms up in dismay when they see chicken or turkey used as a substitute for the key ingredient, minced beef.

In an attempt to restore the integrity of the dish known to millions of British diners as "spag bol", nearly 450 chefs in Italian restaurants in 50 countries cooked spaghetti bolognese on Sunday with authentic ingredients including pancetta, carrots, celery, onions, tomato paste and a dash of wine.

They had to conform to a recipe set down in 1982 by the chamber of commerce in Bologna - the home of bolognese.

Most people, particularly foreigners, get the recipe wrong from the very start, purists insist. Instead of spaghetti, they say it is tagliatelle that should be cooked to go with the rich meat and tomato sauce, making it "tag bol" rather than "spag bol".

"Along with lasagne, spaghetti bolognese is the most abused Italian dish. There are some crazy versions out there," said Massimo Bottura, a bolognese "virtuoso" who runs a restaurant in Modena. The worst he had ever eaten was in Bangkok. "It was terrible," he told the Corriere della Sera newspaper.

Abominations such as turkey mince, American meatballs, butter and cream have no part in a true spaghetti bolognese and need to be stamped out, say the guardians of Italy's culinary heritage.

"Abroad, when they offer spaghetti bolognese, it's often something that has nothing at all to do with the original," said Alfredo Tomaselli, the owner of Dal Bolognese, in Rome's Piazza del Popolo, who counts among his past customers George Clooney.

It is not only spaghetti bolognese that is subject to abuse in the kitchens of the world.

Other Italian dishes that have gained worldwide popularity, such as spaghetti carbonara, Neapolitan pizza, pesto and the creamy dessert tiramisu, have also been compromised, often with results that are close to inedible.

"It is always the great classic recipes that get most twisted around," said Alessandro Circiello, of the Italian Federation of Chefs.

RECIPE: The perfect bolognese

Serves four people


2 tbsp olive oil

6 rashers of streaky 'pancetta' bacon, chopped

2 large onions, chopped

3 garlic cloves, crushed

2 carrots, chopped

Stick of celery

1kg/2¼lb lean minced beef

2 large glasses of red wine

2x400g cans chopped tomatoes

2 fresh or dried bay leaves

salt and freshly ground black pepper

800g-1kg/1¾-2¼lb dried tagliatelle

freshly grated parmesan cheese, to serve

1. Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan and fry the bacon until golden over a medium heat. Add the onions and garlic, frying until softened. Increase the heat and add the minced beef. Fry it until it has browned. Pour in the wine and boil until it has reduced in volume by about a third. Reduce the temperature and stir in the tomatoes and celery.

2. Cover with a lid and simmer over a gentle heat for 1-1½ hours until it's rich and thickened, stirring occasionally.

3. Cook the tagliatelle in plenty of boiling salted water. Drain and divide between plates. Sprinkle a little parmesan over the pasta before adding a good ladleful of the sauce. Finish with a further scattering of cheese and a twist of black pepper.



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