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Asparagus & Mushroom Pasta

8 Jan


Chickpea Pasta is the Bomb! Made entirely of chickpeas and lentils. Full of fibre and protein. Yum!


1 cup fresh asparagus
1/2 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced
55 gram (dry weight) Chickpea Pasta* (see below on where to order)
1 tbsp basil pesto
1 tsp Olive Oil
1/2 tbsp Lemon juice
salt & pepper

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Low Carb Shrimp Fettuccine for One

22 Apr

low carb shrimp fettuccine

Only 8 grams net carb per serving including noodles


1 tbsp butter
175 grams shrimp
1/4 cup red pepper, chopped
2 tbsp cream cheese
2 tbsp heavy cream
1/2 tsp crushed garlic
1 tbsp parmesan cheese
50 grams Explore Asian Mung Bean Fettuccine



Cook fettuccine.

melt butter in skillet over medium high heat. Cook shrimp. Add peppers and cook until softened. Add garlic.
Stir in cream cheese. Add cream and parmesan.
Toss with hot drained noodles.

Serves 1 – 2

Nutritional Info

  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 660.2
  • Total Fat: 36.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 441.2 mg
  • Sodium: 685.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 19.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10.8 g
  • Protein: 64.8 g

Grain Free Pasta with Italian Sausage

27 Aug

Grain Free Flax Pasta



1 28 oz can tomato sauce

1 28 oz can diced tomatoes

1 tbsp fresh basil

1 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp red pepper flakes

1 tsp crushed garlic

1 tbsp olive oil

salt & pepper to taste

1 1/2 lb Italian sausage

1/4 cup grated parmigiano (yes. it goes INTO the sauce)


2 cups almond flour

1 cup arrowroot starch

1 cup ground golden flax

1/4 tsp xanthan gum (optional)

4 eggs

extra arrowroot for rolling


Sauce: Heat oil and brown sausage (you can remove casings or simply cut into meatball size pieces like I did. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer for several hours. I like to start mine cooking before lunch.


In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Make a well in centre and add eggs. Beat eggs with a fork and gradually add in the dry ingredients. You will eventually want to use your hands to form a soft dough. Gently knead until smooth.

Dough can be rolled out, on a liberally dusted surface, to approximately 1/12th of an inch and cut into strips as for spaghetti, linguini, fettucine, ravioli or lasagne. The dough is a little more fragile than regular pasta dough. You will want to avoid rolling it out twice

Drop into boiling water and boil for barely one minute. Strain.

Serve: Top with the Sausage sauce and freshly grated parmigiano cheese

Serves 4-6 as an entree, 8 as a side dish

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Grain Free Pasta Cookbook

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