There’s nothing that fat cartoon cat Garfield loves more than a plate of pasta - and most dieters shun the stuff altogether. In fact, pasta may actually help weight loss as part of a healthy Mediterranean diet - and isn’t as fattening as we’ve believed. Researchers from the Neuromed Institute used data from two large Italian studies where people were asked what they had eaten in the past 24 hours, and whether this was representative - and then measured.
Get the recipe from: Pickled Plum Vegan Dan Dan Noodles Substitute meat for mushrooms in this play on the traditional Chinese dan dan noodles recipe. Using a bit of peanut butter leaves you with a dish that stradles the line between dan dan noodles and sesame noodles from your favourite take out spot.
I love pasta. When I’m out at a restaurant, the first menu page I flip to is the pastas. When I’m at home and hungry, I whip up a way-too-big pot of mac ‘n’ cheese. I’m never one to turn down the dinner size portion at lunch. And my love affair extends beyond just the usual dishes: I’m a firm believer that pasta salad is indeed a salad, and any soup with a noodle in it is A-OK in my books.
Fresh ricotta cheese is used in this recipe and, I think we can all agree, is one of the best things out there. You want the pasta to be thin enough so that it cooks well, but sturdy so that it can keep its perfect shape.
The upside to that is it means spring is right around the corner! Meanwhile, here are five soup recipes to keep you cozy until March rolls out like a lamb. Classics are classics for a reason! You can never go wrong with a chicken soup loaded with veggies and noodles.
What’s cozier than having a big ol’ skillet full of comfort food to get you through the next few weeks of winter? After all, who doesn’t love making an entire meal in one vessel (read: less clean up after), so we’ve rounded up our top five picks for one skillet meals. As Abbey from Everyday Champagne says “It’s everything you love about the perfect plate of spaghetti and meatballs (and a little bit of what you love about lasagna) but easier”.
Pasta is already easy, fast, and tasty, but what if you could make it easier, faster, and tastier? Even better, what if you could transform it from a carb-filled guilty pleasure to a low cal – but still satisfying – meal? With World Pasta Day on October 25th, we’ve rounded up 11 of the most clever pasta hacks to take this popular carb to the next level – no matter what your health or flavour goals. Wet your appetite by clicking through the gallery of handy tips above.
Manhattan family doctor Bruce Roseman used to be addicted to foods like bread and pasta. In fact, Roseman says that new brain imaging techniques from the emerging field of addiction neuroscience show that a certain carbs—which he calls “addictocarbs”—stimulate the addiction and pleasure centres of the brain, causing irresistible cravings just like opioids. Roseman, who also holds joint appointments at Mount Sinai Hospital in the departments of family medicine and OB/GYN, says he was overweight for most of his life until he gave up carbs, having twice lost 70 pounds only to gain it all back.