For Christmas I received this handy gadget:
I have been wanting this thing for years… so I was super stoked when I opened it up! Okay, so I am not the biggest pasta eater in the world, so why would I want this?
Well, I am not the biggest pasta eater because I don’t want freeze dried pasta, and I don’t want the soft white pasta noodles in the specialty section of the store. I wanted the ability to know with 100% certainty that the pasta on my plate is 100% whole wheat and nutritious.
The FDA allows food manufacturers to claim a product as 100% whole grain as long as 51% of it’s whole grain… to mean that’s far too processed!
Eating healthy complex carbs are actually very important for a balanced diet, I just want to know that it’s complex… hence my desire for a pasta maker!
Well… I had my first attempt this past weekend and OMG it was AWESOME!
Dan actually told me it looked too easy and I needed to trade it in for an old fashioned, crank pasta press… I just gave him “the eye”.
When I went to the store to get my flour I was amazed out the diversity to choose from! Everything from chickpea to coconut flour!
I decided to not go too crazy and try to play it safe, after all it was my first time making pasta from scratch.
This is my pasta recipe… super easy, super clean and super delicious! I’ve also decided that I will NEVER buy store pasta again, this is just way too easy!
Clean Homemade Pasta:
- 1.5 cups whole wheat pasta
- .5 cups chickpea pasta
- 1/4 cup water
- pinch of salt
- That’s it… I tossed the flours into my food processor (using the pastry blade) and slowly added the water in. Go tablespoon by tablespoon. You want it to be one big clump and slightly tough.
- Remove your dough, kneed it for about 30 seconds, roll in a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. From here toss it in the fridge for around 30 minutes. Then pull it out and make your pasta!
What’s the last thing you made from scratch??