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8/12/09 5:29 P

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Hi I am new here and I as reading back post. I have been eating Barilla Plus since it came out and I love it. So there is one clean thing to add to my list.

My DH and I are checking out the local (just found out we had one 12 miles away) co-op where they have organic fruit/veg/herbs some honey's and teas and they do lamb/buffalo/chicken so I am very EXCITED.

Great to see such good post with tons of information for us Nubbies.

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I kinda assumed since I was a new subscriber to the magazine that I would have to wait longer to see my first magazine. I just got back from the post office
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I got MY OWN Sept/Oct issue! Can you see me doing my little "happy dance" (all the girls in the office are staring)!!!!!
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8/12/09 11:42 A

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That is what I am having for lunch today with some sautéed fresh broccoli. I already added it to my Nutrition Tracker.

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That'll work for me, I'm adding Barilla Plus to my "keepers" list. Next!

Thanks a bunch.
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Hey Leann....I've got the article right in front of me...here's what it says:

"Eat Barilla Plus to get a fiber,omega-3 and protein boost. Containing lentils and chickpeas, as well as a multitude of nourishing multigrains such as spelt, semolina, oats and flaxseed, Barilla takes top honors with the highest amount of protein per serving."

They also recommend Hodgson Mill Brown Rice Pasta and Eden Orgainc 100% Whole Grain Pasta

Hope that helps! -Erica

Edited by: ERICACLAY10 at: 8/11/2009 (15:14)


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I came across this posting and wanted to see what others thought.

I picked up the latest EC magazine at B&N and browsed thru it (admittedly not thoroughly). I noticed an article on pasta and a small "EC approved" icon next to the Barilla Plus brand of pasta. Anybody else (who's maybe READ the article)want to update us on what they say pertaining to this?

Thanks,
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7/20/09 6:57 P

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No. I know there were no hard feelings intended... I was actually just curious if there was something done during the processing that made it unclean.
Anyhow. No problem!
Thanks also...

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7/20/09 6:41 P

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Certainly no hard feelings intended, I do think rice based stuff is cleaner, but we are also celiac and I think wheat is a far more common allergen. I'm sure that influences my aversion to it.

Incidentally, I saw your story on Cathe website, you look fantastic and YEARS younger. Congrats on your achievements!

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Hmmmm... how is the process of making brown rice pasta CLEANER than making whole wheat pasta. Just curious...
I make my own pasta by adding a little olive oil and egg to organic whole grain flour. Knead it by hand, then cut it... Is that processed? If it is then I guess we could really say that just about everything we eat is processed.
I think I am more concerned about OVER processed and REFINED foods. Where the nutrients have been sucked out, boiled out or bleached out! Or serious chemicals have been added.
Whole wheat pasta is delicious (and I say it IS nutritious!) YUM!!!

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I think it's really not, because the process of making it into pasta is a type of processing. Have you thought of brown rice pasta you can get from Trader Joe's, it's really nutritious, has the same fiber content as brown rice, so it's a low glycemic index. We can't have wheat, so we do a lot of alternatives.



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if it's 100% whole wheat pasta (i.e. only has one ingredient - unrefined whole wheat), it's clean enough for me!!! i'd rather have someone else doing the harvesting and grinding emoticon

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Well... I actually just buy organic whole wheat flour and make my own pasta sometimes, but in the meantime, my organic buckwheat noodles and whole grain pasta will be fine.

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7/17/09 5:03 P

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If you want to be real technical about it No! Unless of course you harvested the wheat yourself, ground it into flour, and made it yourself.

However most people probably would consider it Clean if it was 100% wholegrain.



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7/17/09 2:58 P

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Make sure the pasta is 100% whole wheat/whole grain. If it's not... it may not be clean.
I like brown rice pasta by Tinkinyada.

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I don't think there is anything to be afraid of in regards to Eco-Sweet beyond the sugar in it as it is just a brand of organic sugar.

"ECO-SWEET® evaporated cane juice is a less refined certified organic natural crystal sugar alternative to regular refined white sugar for both consumers and manufacturers alike."

http://www.foodingredientsonline.com/product.mvc/Organic-Sugar-0001




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I really love the buckwheat pasta. I get SOBA organic buckwheat noodles. The taste fairly mild, slightly nutty... really nice.

Also, I've never heard od eco-sweet. You are right to be suspicious/concerned.

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Thanks! Next question then. My local food co-op uses something called "eco-sweet" in their homemade vegan muffins. I've googled this without any real results.

Does anyone know if this is one of the good, clean sugar sources. I use Agave nectar for my cooking, but would like to know if I can pick up these muffins for me and my family - all the other ingredients are clean, just not sure about this "eco-sweet."


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Great to know, because I do love my spaghetti and vegetables for dinner!

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I don't know what I'd do without whole wheat pasta! I'm Italian so I could never give it up totally :)

HAWGWILD, you made me remember about my buckwheat pancake mix I bought a little while ago and still haven't tried yet. How is the taste compared to whole wheat? Any difference?


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I use the Heartland brand of pasta's. It's all natural, no additives. Whole wheat should be first ingredient, I eat this, over the regular pastas, offered, basically because its whole wheat, I have no allergies, and 100%. Great fiber content, and approved by the AHA. And I am a clean eating machine!

Edited by: MJLUVSANIMALS at: 7/17/2009 (13:37)
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You bet it is! I have also tried multi-grain and buckwheat pasta. YUM! There may be other types of clean, healthy pasta also...

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Can you let me know if whole wheat pasta is considered clean eating?

Thank you!!

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