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Skinny Pasta first impressions 11/19/15

The new zero-carb Skinny Pasta range satisfies those carb cravings with an interesting range of products.


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I recently received a press pack filled with Skinny Pasta products to test out and I’ve been pleasantly surprised so far.

What is Skinny Pasta?

Skinny Pasta is a vegan, zero-carb, sugar-free pasta, rice and couscous alternative made from konjac. Konjac is something I’d never heard about before so had to do a bit of reading up. Konjac is a starchy plant that is used to make flours and jellies and is popular in Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan and South East Asia.

The konjac is made from the underground stem of the plant, called the corm. It’s quite a spectacular plant when in bloom.

Amorphophallus konjac flowering at the Flower Factory in Stoughton, Wisconsin ( James Steakley )

What Skinny Pasta products are available?

There are a number of carb alternatives including ‘pasta’, ‘couscous’ and ‘rice’.

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How do you cook Skinny Pasta?

Unlike conventional pasta and rice, you don’t boil the noodles, you simply drain the water from the sachet and heat up in a pan with your favourite pasta sauce – kind of like instant noodles. The instructions suggest two minutes, but we found that it needed a bit longer. It’s also possible to steam konjac products, but we haven’t given that a spin yet.

The noodles retained their shape and texture, which is surprising, as you’d expect them to become soggy.

I am not going to share the recipe for the first test meal with Skinny Pasta as it was very much an end-of-the-month concoction. But the noodles were great. They had a nice al dente texture and satisfied the pasta craving!

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Find out more about Skinny Pasta

Go to the Skinny Pasta website to find out more about this interesting new product.

Price: R30 a packet or R195 for the family introduction pack.

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Laura Cooke is the editor and creator of the Veggie Bunch website and community.


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