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for all you pasta lovers

ITALPASTA_GLUTEN_FREE Menu Sep 23 2013 at 7Numbers

This post was written along with my GFF Lisa Cantkier, the brains behind Gluten Free Find.


Last week we were invited to a gluten-free media dinner hosted by Italpasta at 7 Numbers on the Danforth in Toronto. That’s right, Italpasta—famous for its 100% pure durum semolina pasta (fancy talk for pure wheat)—now serves up pasta for the gluten-free set. Made in Italy! It’s a good thing we showed up hungry. Funnily, neither of us knew the other was attending this event, and we happened to arrive at the exact same moment. After months of attempted dinner plans, we finally got to break bread (so to speak!) courtesy of Italpasta. A GFF (gluten-free friend) reunion and a glass of red vino to kick off the night…what more could a gluten-free gal ask for?


Italpasta currently has three gluten-free noodles—penne, fusilli and spaghetti—made from a blend of rice and free-from-GMO corn.

While I’m partial to penne, my daughters are fusilli fans because it’s curly like their hair.


Italpasta has three kinds of gluten-free noodles—penne rigate, fusilli and spaghetti—made from a blend of rice and non-GMO corn. The company recently got a stamp of approval from the Canadian Celiac Association’s Gluten Free Certification Program, which will soon appear on all of its gluten-free packaging.


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If only he could come over and cook dinner for my family every night…


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The food was 100% vegetarian and, featuring four pasta dishes, an adventure in carbs—and we loved every bite. With the same colour and texture of “regular” pasta, you’d never guess that this pasta is gluten free. Each variety of noodle held its shape and the pasta was chewy, not gooey!


LISA: As someone who’s been following a gluten-free diet for more than three decades, I’ve seen many-a-mushy pasta come and go. But the science of gluten-free pasta has come a long way, baby! At the Italpasta dinner, I almost felt compelled to check with my server to verify the gluten-free status of the dishes! The noodles are firm and hold their own no matter what sauce is used. See below…and click on the links for recipes!


it’s Fiesta time!

Running out to my local grocery store to pick up a few things. Look who's here!

We ran out to our favourite local grocery store this week to pick up a few things. Look who’s here!


Inside the store, it literally is a gluten-free fiesta!

Fiesta Farms is literally a gluten-free fiesta! Besides the incredible whole foods and fresh organic produce, the selection of gluten-free fare is something to party about. Here are just a few of our fave GF products available at Toronto’s largest independently owned grocery store.


Antipastos Kitchen's new line of frozen pastas.

Delicious authentic Italian frozen pastas from Antipastos Kitchen.


Sunflower Kitchen's hummus, pestos and soups.

Sunflower Kitchen‘s hummus (we basically live on it), pestos and soups.



Nud Fud's raw, organic, gluten-free snacks. (Goji Energy dipped in peanut butter rocks our world!)

Raw, organic, gluten-free snacks from Nud Fud. (Goji Energy dipped in peanut butter rocks our world!)


A variety of delectable, nutritionally dense salad dressings from RawFoodz.

A variety of delectable, nutritionally dense salad dressings from RawFoodz.


Saigon Soul Foods' best spring rolls on the planet, best accompanied by their roasted garlic plum sauce.

Saigon Soul Foods‘ crunchy spring rolls, best accompanied by their tangy roasted garlic plum sauce.


JK Gourmet's grain-free granola.

JK Gourmet‘s yummy grain-free granola.


Gaga for Gluten-Free's melt-in-your-mouth cookies.

Gaga for Gluten-Free‘s melt-in-your-mouth cookies.


What's a fiesta without Neal Brothers' salsa?

And what’s a fiesta without Neal Brothers‘ savoury salsas and tortillas?


We are double happy to have Fiesta Farms and Neal Brothers as sponsors of the Gluten Free Garage! 



love your gluten-free guts

We baked these

We baked these banana chocolate chip muffins today with JK Gourmet’s almond flour muffin mix. They were amazingly moist and, I’m going to use a word here I don’t use too often, scrumptious! We were off to The Mike Chalut Show on 103.9’s Proud FM, gluten-free goods in hand.


Lily, aka the GFG muse, made her radio debut with Mike Chalut on 103.9 Proud FM.

Lily, aka the GFG muse, in-studio for her radio debut with the handsome Mr. “Love Your Guts.”


We felt bad we didn't bring Mike's favourite— poutines—but he was thrilled with his muffin and his GFG bag.

We felt kind of bad that we didn’t bring Mike his favourite— poutine—but he was thrilled with his muffin and GFG bag. Tune in to Foodie Friday on 103.9 Pride FM!


We’re happy to have JK Gourmet as a sponsor of the Gluten Free Garage! They sample like crazy at the event so don’t forget to hit up their table!

quinoa gets crisp

We picked up this bag full of gluten-free goodness at Fiesta Farms.

We picked up this bag of organic gluten-free goodness at our favourite neighbourhood grocery store Fiesta Farms. But we had no intention of eating it for breakfast.


We took this recipe for crisp off of the Lotus website.

Instead we made a delicious juicy crisp with apples and raspberries!


And we dug right in!

Why didn’t we think of this sooner?! For the recipe, click here.


We’re happy to have Lotus Fine Foods as a sponsor of the Gluten Free Garage! They’ll be exhibiting their nutritious quinoa granola at the Neal Brothers table.