Ideal Protein Diet - New Tomato & Basil Rotini




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starsandrockets
01-07-2013, 05:51 PM
Forgive me if there is already a thread about this, I haven't posted much in the forums for a couple weeks. I looked a few pages back, but didn't see anything.

Anyway, has anyone tried the new Tomato & Basil Rotini? I like the regular rotini, so I picked up a box of this when I visited my coach. I'm just hoping it doesn't taste as icky as the tomato basil soup.


IdealProteinNewbie
01-07-2013, 05:53 PM
Forgive me if there is already a thread about this, I haven't posted much in the forums for a couple weeks. I looked a few pages back, but didn't see anything.

Anyway, has anyone tried the new Tomato & Basil Rotini? I like the regular rotini, so I picked up a box of this when I visited my coach. I'm just hoping it doesn't taste as icky as the tomato basil soup.

I don't know anything about that but I was thinking about you just the other day! Hadn't seen you around lately and wondering how you're doing. Your new pic looks great!

lisa32989
01-07-2013, 05:53 PM
i haven't seen my coach since 12/24. Looking forward to seeing any new products :)


Paint Lady
01-07-2013, 06:42 PM
I would be so afraid to try it based on my severe dislike of the tomato basil soup! Please let us know how you like it.

starsandrockets
01-08-2013, 12:55 PM
I don't know anything about that but I was thinking about you just the other day! Hadn't seen you around lately and wondering how you're doing. Your new pic looks great!

Thanks.

I'm going to try it for lunch today. I'll let you all know how it tastes

Suzali
01-08-2013, 01:27 PM
I would be so afraid to try it based on my severe dislike of the tomato basil soup! Please let us know how you like it.

I'm new to IP and this forum and thought I was the only one who didn't like the tomato basil soup! My friend who has been on the plan for a while was saying how good it tastes.
I apologize if this is posted somewhere: Does anyone have cooking instructions for the regular rotini? I don't have the box and there are no instructions on the packet. Thanks! :)

tobehealthy
01-08-2013, 01:29 PM
Cook it like regular pasta (but a little longer 12-15 minutes) in a pot of boiling water.

Paint Lady
01-08-2013, 02:03 PM
I think the tomato basil soup is the worst product IP carries. It's not even the right color. Food should not be fuschia. I've made myself eat things that I didn't particularly care for during the first couple of weeks on IP. But, I couldn't make myself eat that soup. It was just so horrible! I know some people like it, but I just don't see how, LOL!!

Suzali
01-08-2013, 06:50 PM
Cook it like regular pasta (but a little longer 12-15 minutes) in a pot of boiling water.

Thank you! That explains a lot. I tried cooking it in the microwave and that didn't work so well!:?:

Suzali
01-08-2013, 06:52 PM
I think the tomato basil soup is the worst product IP carries. It's not even the right color. Food should not be fuschia. I've made myself eat things that I didn't particularly care for during the first couple of weeks on IP. But, I couldn't make myself eat that soup. It was just so horrible! I know some people like it, but I just don't see how, LOL!!

I had someone ask me what the heck I was drinking (I put it in a coffee cup). I found something that tastes worse than that - lemon tea! Worse than awful....I still have a packet left, any thoughts on how to make it taste better?

1LittleStar
01-08-2013, 08:56 PM
I think the tomato basil soup is the worst product IP carries. It's not even the right color. Food should not be fuschia. I've made myself eat things that I didn't particularly care for during the first couple of weeks on IP. But, I couldn't make myself eat that soup. It was just so horrible! I know some people like it, but I just don't see how, LOL!!

I completely agree, it is horrible! I had it for lunch on my very first day on IP. I made myself eat a few spoonfuls, then decided to tip back the bowl and drink it! I almost threw up! :dizzy: I went home that night and told my hubby I didn't know if I could do this diet! I'm a little afraid of the rest of the soups as a result, but like most of the rest of the food.

starsandrockets
01-08-2013, 11:50 PM
I hated the tomato basil soup. I tried everything I could think of to doctor it up, but no matter what I did, it still tasted gross.

I tried the pasta today. It's not bad. It's like tomato basil flavor infused pasta, not pasta with a sauce. It's a tad bit bland, so I mixed it with some spinach I sauteed in garlic and olive oil and it was alright. I think I like the plain rotini better though because I can make pasta salad out of it

Ilovesugar
01-14-2013, 07:17 PM
I found this thread as I'm having my first go at the rotini tomorrow! Is there a plain rotini and a tomato basil rotini? I hate all the IP soups, I just couldn't stomach then. My plan for the rotini I got was to have it with the wf tomato basil sauce and add olive oil, garlic, Italian herbs and onion.

Also, the pasta salad idea sounds amazing, would you mind sharing. :-)

GeauxTigers82
01-14-2013, 08:10 PM
I tried the wf tomato and basil sauce with the regular rotini and was so grossed out by the color that I threw it all out :(

Ilovesugar
01-14-2013, 08:14 PM
I tried the wf tomato and basil sauce with the regular rotini and was so grossed out by the color that I threw it all out :(

Noooooo!!!! What grossed you out, the color of the WF tomato/basil sauce? The jar doesn't look so bad but so far I haven't like WF ranch or italian dressing. I don't mind the syrup though! Eeek

Ilovesugar
01-14-2013, 08:15 PM
Btw- you and your mom look Gorg!!!

1LittleStar
01-14-2013, 08:44 PM
I was a bit afraid of the Tomato & Basil Rotini, so I cooked a package of plain with a package of T&B. I then had it with a fire-roasted tomato sauce with leeks and mushrooms. It was great, but I couldn't really taste the difference between the two rotini. I think I will stick to the plain rotini, I think it's a bit more versatile.

starsandrockets
01-15-2013, 05:45 PM
I found this thread as I'm having my first go at the rotini tomorrow! Is there a plain rotini and a tomato basil rotini? I hate all the IP soups, I just couldn't stomach then. My plan for the rotini I got was to have it with the wf tomato basil sauce and add olive oil, garlic, Italian herbs and onion.

Also, the pasta salad idea sounds amazing, would you mind sharing. :-)

The way I make my pasta salad is cook the rotini as directed on the package and then rinse it under cold water to cool it off. Then I mix it in a bowl with 2 cups of mixed veggies (usually cucumbers, radishes, green onions, celery and red peppers). I toss it with a bit of olive oil, the pink salt, pepper and dried dill and parsley

GeauxTigers82
01-15-2013, 06:25 PM
Noooooo!!!! What grossed you out, the color of the WF tomato/basil sauce? The jar doesn't look so bad but so far I haven't like WF ranch or italian dressing. I don't mind the syrup though! Eeek


The color of the sauce grossed me out. I am a teacher and the kids saw it and wanted to know why I let my nose bleed into my food :o

I made the regular rotini and added sautéed mushrooms and garlic and the wf herb and garlic sauce. It was delicious!!

GeauxTigers82
01-15-2013, 06:26 PM
Btw- you and your mom look Gorg!!!

Thanks :)

Ilovesugar
01-15-2013, 06:30 PM
The color of the sauce grossed me out. I am a teacher and the kids saw it and wanted to know why I let my nose bleed into my food :o

I made the regular rotini and added sautéed mushrooms and garlic and the wf herb and garlic sauce. It was delicious!!

Gotcha!!! Ok, so there is just the plain noodles and than there's a tomatoes basil rotini? I got just the plain noodles and plan on using WF t/basil sauce with evoo, garlic, onion and ground turkey!!!

Starsandrockets- thanks! Sounds delish! I was thinking it might not be bad with an Italian or vinegar/evoo dressing. I might play around with it!!!

starsandrockets
01-15-2013, 08:30 PM
Gotcha!!! Ok, so there is just the plain noodles and than there's a tomatoes basil rotini? I got just the plain noodles and plan on using WF t/basil sauce with evoo, garlic, onion and ground turkey!!!

Starsandrockets- thanks! Sounds delish! I was thinking it might not be bad with an Italian or vinegar/evoo dressing. I might play around with it!!!

Yeah there's plain rotini and there's the tomato basil rotini. I prefer the plain rotini myself and have found it tastes best as a pasta salad. The tomato basil rotini I made warm with 1 cup pureed tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, basil and oregano

puglife
01-21-2013, 05:24 PM
I found the pasta to be a bit spongy. I was wondering if I should cook it a bit longer but didn't want to make it mushy. Any thoughts?

Suchawittygal
01-21-2013, 05:30 PM
Has anyone tried the WF Alfredo sauce yet? I just bought a jar of it, but I'm afraid to use it. LOL

Just wondering.

lisa32989
01-21-2013, 06:51 PM
I found this thread as I'm having my first go at the rotini tomorrow! Is there a plain rotini and a tomato basil rotini? I hate all the IP soups, I just couldn't stomach then. My plan for the rotini I got was to have it with the wf tomato basil sauce and add olive oil, garlic, Italian herbs and onion.

Also, the pasta salad idea sounds amazing, would you mind sharing. :-)

I asked my coach about the tomato basil rotini. She said its not available in the states yet.

IP43
01-21-2013, 07:40 PM
I know some people used the tomato basil soup for a pizza crust but when Rainbow refered to the "pepto bismal pink"... now it's all I can think of. LOL. However, I'm gonna go make me some pasta salad for lunch tomorrow. Thanks all!!

Alohakiwi
01-24-2013, 08:29 PM
Plain rotini is better. I find the tomato basil flavor too strong in the rotini. I made my tb soup into a pizza crust it was *ok*

Calisto
02-03-2013, 06:10 PM
We just got the Tomatoe basil one at our office, my coach said they are discountiuning the plain rotini!!!

She said what they had in stock is all they were going to have because they could no longer order it (at least in the states)

IP43
02-03-2013, 06:37 PM
Has anyone tried the WF Alfredo sauce yet? I just bought a jar of it, but I'm afraid to use it. LOL

Just wondering.

I've used it several times and quite like it. I sometimes add it to a creamy soup base too, to make it creamier. My hubby is an alfredo fan so it's nice to have one that doesn't have a million g of fat.