Ideal Protein Diet - tomato and basil rotini

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04-01-2013, 05:09 PM
Is it good? Do many of you like it? I have the plain rotini and it is OK, but nothing great.

04-01-2013, 05:11 PM
I prefer the tomato/basil.

I cook it in fat free chicken broth (for extra flavor) and then I either strain it and make soup with the flavored broth then put the noodles back in, or save the broth for later and use the noodles to make tuna or chicken salad.

04-01-2013, 05:20 PM
I like the plain better.....I would make it into a pasta salad.

04-01-2013, 06:44 PM
I like them both. The tomato and basil isn't that strong of a flavor. They taste pretty close to the same to me. They both are good as pasta salads, or as a spaghetti substitute.

04-01-2013, 09:09 PM
How long do you cook them?

04-02-2013, 01:33 AM
I usually boil them for 13-15 minutes. They're a lot like whole wheat pasta, and it takes longer to cook them.

04-02-2013, 01:45 AM
I cooked the regular rotini noodles last weekend. I made a pasta salad with bell peppers and zucchini. It was fabulous! :).

I'll be trying the tomato/basil rotini this week. I'm going to make a spaghetti-type dish, but I'm thankful I read about tuna and/or chicken salad. I'll be trying that next!

04-02-2013, 02:03 AM

04-02-2013, 02:42 AM
Is it good? Do many of you like it? I have the plain rotini and it is OK, but nothing great.

Hi iwiggy58
I think you have to try it to find out, I haven't try the basil yet, I've heard not so many great comments about it... I'm trying to play safe, and keep getting the plain, kinda scare to not liking it and throwing it away
Good luck.
PS- how's going your restarting... Hopefully great!

04-02-2013, 11:00 AM
Hi forever....
Yesterday was my first day and I did well. I waited WAYYYY to long to eat supper so I was famished. I am going to learn from that and eat sooner tonite. I have 3 kids and a husband to feed, so I find that challenging. I hate to cook, so figuring out what to eat for them, and then figuring out what I am going to eat is stressful for me. Oh well.... :) How are you doing?

04-02-2013, 02:01 PM
I prefer the plain rotini because it is more versatile but I like both. The tomato & basil had a stronger/weirder flavor to me but if it I eat with some good spices or a good veggie puree then I don't notice it.

The plain rotini I cook for 12 minutes on the stove like pasta, but the tomato & basil rotini only takes like 2-4 minutes. At least that has been my experience and what my packages say!