May 6th, 2011
More Than Pasta is truly pasta made easy. And I know what you’re thinking: How could pasta possibly get any easier? But we mean easy on the stomach, digestible, and better yet, almost entirely guilt-free.
Recently opened on Ossington's east side, More Than Pasta crafts kosher, gluten-free products that are rich in soy and vegetable protein. What's left when you abandon the traditional flour and egg recipe? Five grams of protein for every 60 gram serving, and far fewer carbs than the other guy.
Executive chef Roderick Strike explains the simple mission: to give pasta-loving diabetics, vegans, and plain ol’ health nuts a new alternative. He suggests that I try a best-seller: basic linguine with a cilantro-pesto sauce. A meal for two is just $10.
Naturally, the pasta doesn’t taste like regular pasta. The dense noodles and grainy texture make it feel heartier; a little goes a long way. I was totally satisfied after just one serving. And the sauce? Just as perfect as the linguine it was poured on. Finally, a fast, affordable meal that didn’t weigh on my conscience, or too badly on the scale the next day—proving that More Than Pasta is actually, in a way, less. — Carli Stephens-Rothman
More Than Pasta, 121 Ossington Ave., Toronto, www.hollywood-foods.com