Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Gluten Free Wednesday – Spaghetti Carbonara

We have gotten REALLY off track with our Gluten Free diet.

Well not all of us. My oldest daughter has been REALLY good at keeping Gluten out of her diet, but the rest of us have really laxed on it.

I just couldn’t help myself. I missed the soft mushyness of our whole wheat bread and the soft flour tortillas. But boy oh boy, I can tell the difference.

I hadn’t realized how bloated and stuffed I felt after eating gluten type food.

None of us are allergic to gluten, but we do have some intolerance's.

So now we are slowly making our way back to the Gluten Free world. And one good thing.. our local Super Wal*Mart has remodeled and recently put in a small Gluten Free section!! Yahoo!! Gluten Free pasta and snacks for MUCH less than our local health food store!

The other night S was watching the Cooking Channel (our new FAVORITE channel) and saw someone cooking pasta Carbonara. She asked me about it and I said ‘oh yea.. I’ve made that before.. a LONG time ago’. So per her request.. I made some for the whole family and they LOVED it!

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I don’t really have a recipe to this. I just kind of put it together so here is what I did.

Already cooked bacon
Garlic clove
Gluten Free pasta
Roma tomatoes
Parmesan Cheese
(ignore the onion in the picture – I ended up not using it!)


Well.. cook the pasta per the directions on the package

Roast tomatoes in oven ( I used our little convection oven)
Chop one to two ( I LOVE garlic so I used two) garlic cloves

Saute garlic in melted butter
Add bacon and tomatoes and heat through


Combine eggs and parmesan cheese
It’s best to beat the eggs first than add the cheese and mix

Add the cooked & still HOT pasta to the bacon & garlic pan, than pour the egg mixture over the pasta. Mix together well. The eggs will cook while mixing in the hot pasta.
and voila..


Gluten Free Spaghetti Carbonara!

Bon Appetit!


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Katie said...

Oh LOVE carbonara! I keep thinking I need to try the gluten free. I honestly don't eat too many carbs but I'm sure it would come as a shock to me...Wow - your Walmart has a whole section!

Linda said...

It's great that you have a reasonably price resource for gf foods. That makes it easier. Your spaghetti carbonara looks yummy!

He & Me + 3 said...

That looks so yummy. I might just have to try that recipe. YUM

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

I tried gluten-free for a while too. I made it about 2.5 weeks before I caved.

This sounds really yummy!

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