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I am trying to branch out a little in our gluten free-everyone is eating it tonight for dinner world...those of you that have been around do your kids (gluten-free and non gluten-free-ers) like the Tinkyada pasta or do you have another brand that they like?? <_<

Do you make your own sauce?? If you buy it, do you know if you can get a gluten free alfredo sauce?? I know some red sauces that are gluten-free.

Dallas

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I am trying to branch out a little in our gluten free-everyone is eating it tonight for dinner world...those of you that have been around do your kids (gluten-free and non gluten-free-ers) like the Tinkyada pasta or do you have another brand that they like?? <_<

Do you make your own sauce?? If you buy it, do you know if you can get a gluten free alfredo sauce?? I know some red sauces that are gluten-free.

Dallas

Tinkyada is the only gluten-free pasta brand my family will eat. They even like the spinach fettacine. Friends have had it and not known it was any different than "regular" pasta. My child also likes Annie's brand gluten-free Macaroni and Cheese.

Linda

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My whole family likes Tinkyada. We eat the spaghetti, elbow macaroni and spirals and have tried the lasagne too. They're all good. I don't ever make "regular" noodles and have served it to company numerous times. I make my own sauce, so sorry I can't help you.

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Went to a family gathering a couple weeks ago in Canada, and my grandmother surpeised me with a gluten-free lasagna she made with Tinkyada noodles. It was so good I started crying. :)

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Tinkyada is the BEST pasta ever!!!!!!!!!! (notice I didn't say gluten free, it's just the best ever!!!)

anyway, we eat it, hubby couldn't tell the difference and he is "pasta picky" because he isn't gluten free.

The kids love it, it doesn't get all mushy like normal "gluten-free" pasta does.

I give it an A++

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Thanks...my kids are kind of finiky when it comes to pasta and I just hate to make a batch of something and then they all turn their noses up at it!!

Ihave also found a good alfredo sauce recipe (I hope!!)

We will see how it goes tonight...we also make cinnimon rolls last night for the kids this morning and they were thrilled to have those again!! :D

Thanks for your help!!

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no kids, but I like tinkyada, and my husband's family likes it (and they're italian!).

(I make my own sauces, but am CF so wouldn't make alfredo anyway...)

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All my kiddos, and hubby, love Tinkyada. It's the best we've tried so far....the only brand we haven't tried is the expensive Italian one, that I can't remember the name of.

As far as sauces, we use Ragu, or the Walmart brand. Both have gluten free sauces. From what I have found, most sauces are gluten free, but I always call to double check. The great thing about calling too, is that many companies will send you coupons and a gluten free product list.

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All my kiddos, and hubby, love Tinkyada. It's the best we've tried so far....the only brand we haven't tried is the expensive Italian one, that I can't remember the name of.

As far as sauces, we use Ragu, or the Walmart brand. Both have gluten free sauces. From what I have found, most sauces are gluten free, but I always call to double check. The great thing about calling too, is that many companies will send you coupons and a gluten free product list.

Do you mean RISO pasta?

My husband went to an italian market last weekend and showed up with a bag of Riso Fettucinni. Man, was so expensive...I'm gonna try it this weekend with sundried tomato and basil pesto.

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YES! Everyone here likes it. I dont miss "real" pasta at all cause of it! Kids, faimly, neighbors, EVERYONE likes it. :)

DOnt like the white sauces, we jsut use Ragu...

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We're big fans of Tinkyada here. It cooks up so nicely and doesn't become a gluey mess if overcooked. It tastes like regular pasta, even my autistic son can't tell the difference.

I can't help with the sauce though, I make my own.

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Classico sauces are gluten-free, even the white sauces. I love their alfredo on some tinkayada pasta. Tasty stuff!! Enjoy.

Which of the Classico Sauces are gluten-free?

All of the Classico red and white sauces are gluten-free.

http://www.classico.com/html/faq/home.asp

-Jessica

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I've recently switched all of the "family" pasta in our house to tinkyada, hubby & the other kids have not noticed ;) . It tastes just like regular wheat pasta--we love it!

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My whole family loves the Tinkyada pasta. I do not have regular wheat pasta in the house. I am also the only Celiac.

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we love Tinkyada here... they are a great company with a great product and it's awesome.

yes Classico sauces are gluten-free... they have a really good four cheese alfredo!

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My family loves Tinkyada also. We have just recently switched from wheat pasta. I am dairy allergic as well so unfortunately can't have the alfredo. The vegan alfredo that was really good has soy products in it which I'm also allergic too. Anyone interested in a vegan alfredo sauce let me know and I'll post it. Has a lot of soy in it. Actually, I'm not sure it's gluten free. The vegan sour cream might have glycerides in it. Didn't I read somewhere that that has gluten in it or was that a mistake. The sour cream is tofutti better than sour cream. Since I'm not eating soy I haven't checked to see if some of my old favs are gluten free or not. :(

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Ditto - we switched because I threw all the regular pasta away and they had no choice. Everyone LOVES it - including the neighbors and my dad.

I have tried others but was already spoiled by the BEST.

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I have tried others but was already spoiled by the BEST.

Yea, the first gluten-free pasta we tried was the Tinkayada one, and after that we treid some others.. NO THANKS! :rolleyes: Gonna have to be a gluten-free pasta snob! :lol:

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I tried the Tinkyada lasagna noodles last week for the first time and I was SO impressed. We used Mrs. Leeper's before that and it was "just ok". My kids and my husband all thought it was the real thing. I haven't tried the elbows yet, but they're calling my name and yelling for me to make macaroni. :D By the way...does anyone know how to make a good macaroni and cheese "cheese sauce"? I use the recipe on the :ph34r: velveeta :ph34r: and it just doesn't turn out good.

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I tried the Tinkyada lasagna noodles last week for the first time and I was SO impressed. We used Mrs. Leeper's before that and it was "just ok". My kids and my husband all thought it was the real thing. I haven't tried the elbows yet, but they're calling my name and yelling for me to make macaroni. :D By the way...does anyone know how to make a good macaroni and cheese "cheese sauce"? I use the recipe on the :ph34r: velveeta :ph34r: and it just doesn't turn out good.

Go to walmart, get the "real" thing. Kraft puts the "cheese" out in a shaker can. Its the same powder thats in thier mac and cheese boxes. Its gluten-free and many ppl here use it with great success. I have only seen it at Walmart, but you might see it at other grocery stores. It looks like a shaker for putting cheese on popcorn. Often found near the "shelf stable" cheeses.

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:D By the way...does anyone know how to make a good macaroni and cheese "cheese sauce"? I use the recipe on the :ph34r: velveeta :ph34r: and it just doesn't turn out good.

I have a vegan recipe I use. It uses cashews and water to make a cashew milk. Plus other ingredients including yeast flakes. I've heard those are a no-no but haven't had any definitive answer. Does anyone know why yeast flakes would be bad? :( If they are o.k. then I have two "cheese" recipes I combine to make macaroni and cheese. :D

If you are going to use regular cheese I don't have an exact recipe, but block cheese is much better and much healthier than velveeta. I used to use velveeta when I was a teenager to make macaroni and cheese. Don't remember what I did but it's probably similar to cheese. You would want to use both cheddar and monterey jack. Make a white sauce add the cheese and seasonings (garlic and onion powders). If I remember correctly I also used a little bit of celery salt or ground celery seeds. I'm sorry I don't have measurements. I just brought my family back off of a vegan diet as I am allergic to the main staples of soy and wheat. I am also allergic to dairy so I can't make that mac & cheese anymore. I have a feeling that's a more permanent allergy since I hadn't eaten cheese except at church potlucks when it couldn't be avoided for 3 years. Maybe it's just that I was allergic to wheat/soy already and have had some damage I didn't know about. :unsure:

Hope this helps a little bit.

Andrea

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Everyone in my house loves Tinkyada. The first time I made it my husband asked what I was going to eat because he couldn't believe it was gluten-free. That is the only gluten free pasta we will eat now. I have to try the lasagna noodles. I used to make lasagna all the time before going gluten free. My husband has been asking for some, but I am scared to use regular gluten free noodles.

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I have a vegan recipe I use. It uses cashews and water to make a cashew milk. Plus other ingredients including yeast flakes. I've heard those are a no-no but haven't had any definitive answer. Does anyone know why yeast flakes would be bad? :( If they are o.k. then I have two "cheese" recipes I combine to make macaroni and cheese. :D

If you are going to use regular cheese I don't have an exact recipe, but block cheese is much better and much healthier than velveeta. I used to use velveeta when I was a teenager to make macaroni and cheese. Don't remember what I did but it's probably similar to cheese. You would want to use both cheddar and monterey jack. Make a white sauce add the cheese and seasonings (garlic and onion powders). If I remember correctly I also used a little bit of celery salt or ground celery seeds. I'm sorry I don't have measurements. I just brought my family back off of a vegan diet as I am allergic to the main staples of soy and wheat. I am also allergic to dairy so I can't make that mac & cheese anymore. I have a feeling that's a more permanent allergy since I hadn't eaten cheese except at church potlucks when it couldn't be avoided for 3 years. Maybe it's just that I was allergic to wheat/soy already and have had some damage I didn't know about. :unsure:

Hope this helps a little bit.

Andrea

I've seen a lot of products that include nutritional yeast and are gluten-free. Here's a couple:

http://www.eatintheraw.com/

www.chreese.com

I do the cashew stuff on pasta too and it's awesome. You don't even need the yeast. Just use 1.5 cups raw cashews, 1 cup water, 1 teaspoon italian herbs, 1 teaspoon dill, 1 teaspoon onion powder, 1 teaspoon garlic powder and 1 teaspoon salt and lemon (1/4 cup?) Blend in a blender. I think that's the recipe (going off the top of my head - I make it often. I actually only use 1/2 teaspoon of the garlic, onion and salt.) It's great on everything, including pasta.

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Love Tinkyada and so does my son (who is not gluten-free yet). I make mac & cheese with the Kraft can of mac & cheese powder and it tastes just like the stuff from the box...YUM!! DS had 3 bowls the other night!

DD won't touch it, but she hasn't even tasted it (she is 3.5). If it doesn't look like Kraft Mac & Cheese, she wont' touch it.

For Lasagna I use Debole's No Boil noodles. No one can even tell that they aren't wheat.

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