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FINALLY An Instant Side Dish Even *WE* Can Eat! : Knorr-Lipton Whole Grain Pasta Sides

  • Mar 23, 2006
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Rating:
+5
Pros: easy to make, adapts well to soy milk, noodles in small pieces

Cons: not much in a package, needs to have vegetables to break up saltiness

The Bottom Line: It is about time that the mainstream grocery companies start making good healthy whole grain options. The Alfredo Whole Grain pasta is a decent choice.

Many years ago, because of extreme health concerns, I had to make a permanent choice. I could have gone the self-destructive route of constant medical poisoning through chemicals that my body was not meant to endure, or I could eliminate chemically altered foods and help my body to heal itself.

Being a more preventative minded person, I chose the second option. Prevention and nutrition first.

I never had to opt for the second choice.


WHAT MADE ME WANT TO TRY THIS SIDE DISH

When I was asked to try this Alfredo Whole Wheat Pasta side dish, I was ecstatic. We eat whole grain almost exclusively and we also do not eat a lot of chemical additives or preservatives.

The Knorr-Lipton Whole Wheat Pasta Alfredo side dish was exactly up our alley.


I ALWAYS HAVE TO BE DIFFERENT

Besides not shopping in grocery stores as often as most people, we do not make food in the same way that a lot of people do. While the directions on this container specify either microwave or stove top cooking, we only use stove top.

I put our 2 1/2 quart pan on the stove and put in 1 1/2 cups of water, and instead of the milk that it called for, I added 1/2 cup of SOY milk. We do not eat most dairy products except for butter. I added a Tablespoon of butter and brought it all to a boil on our gas stove.

I stirred in the package contents, which amounts to dry powder and flat noodles cut into bite sized pieces (perhaps 1 1/2 inches or so) and then I let it boil for 10 minutes.

At first it was soupy and runny, but then it started to thicken slightly. I turned it off at about 10 minutes and tasted it well, but it needed a little bit more time. Although it was salty, it was quite good, for an instant meal, I thought.

I did not leave this alone, however, I also put in broccoli to steam at the last few minutes. It was delicious. Just plain it was too salty.

Unfortunately, the phone rang, and I missed the timer warning, so the rest of the pan was overcooked and some of it burned.

I was quite upset because I actually LIKED this stuff.


MY FINAL COMMENTS

I liked this side dish. It says on the package that it serves two people, but I really thought that it only served one. With the broccoli in it, it was a fabulous small meal, and it could be used for two small side dishes.

However, I did not like it plain- it was too salty and boring.

I wish that I could have eaten the rest of the pan, I feel frustrated that the phone call interrupted my my cooking time, but I did get to taste enough of it to know that it was creamy, the noodles were very good, and I enjoyed what I did taste of it with the broccoli added and using soy milk and butter instead of the suggested milk and margarine.

I would buy this again for $1.39 price that it is listed at to have on hand for last minute single meal emergencies. I would plan to use about 2 cups of vegetables with it, however, for health reasons as well as taste.

INGREDIENTS

Enriched Whole Wheat and Semolina Pasta(whole durum wheat, durum semolina, niacin, iron, thiamin mononitrate(vitamin B1), Riboflavin(vitamin B2),(folic acid), Parmesan and Romano Cheeses(Pasteurized Milk, Salt, Cheese Cultures, Enzymes), Cream Cheese, Pasteurized Milk, Cream, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes),Salt Whey, Sodium Citrate, Autolyzed Yeast Extract,Potato Starch, Natural Flavors (Soy).

I received this product for free from Fleishmann-Hillard in exchange for an honest review.




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Pros: easy to make     Cons: tastes AWFUL     The Bottom Line: Unless you like glue and cheese, this pasta isn't for you.     I am pretty adventurous when it comes to trying new foods. There are certain foods that I absolutely REFUSE to try (such as venison, certain fish, etc.), but I'm usually wide open when it comes to pasta. When given the opportunity to try Knorr-Lipton Whole Grain Pasta Sides jumped at the chance. After all, I had …
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