Homemade Flavored Pasta using Vegetable Powders


Two Methods with 2 Great Recipes!


My friend Judi Strauss, writer and food creator extraordinaire of the blog The Charmed Kitchen,  loves playing with her food as much as I do. She has 2 delightful recipes for homemade pasta that we have been discussing. They fit nicely into use with vegetable powders. So many of you have asked for directions on making your own pasta with your powders that I decided to write a short article giving you two options for doing so with the help of Judi’s recipes.


Method #1: Vegetable Powder Purée

The first method uses Judi’s recipe for Rainbow Ravioli, a delicious treat for the upcoming holiday of Easter because of its rainbow of bright colors, but makes for good meal anytime! She uses vegetable purées to make these beauties. Many of her Children’s Cooking Camps she teaches make this easy dish as well.

To make this from your vegetable powders, take each “flavor” and make a purée. I tested the carrot myself to measure for you.

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  1. If your carrots are not already ground into a power, Measure 1/2 cup dry-measure into your coffee grinder, high-powdered blender, or mortar and pestle. Grind into a floury powder. You should have about 1-1/2 to 2 tablespoons of powder.
  2. Pour 1-1/2 tablespoons of powder into a liquid-cup-measure and add hot water to the 1/3 cup measure. Stir well with a fork, incorporating all the powder into the water.
  3. Allow to set 5 minutes. Stir again with a fork. You are looking for the consistency of applesauce. If too thin add more powder, a little at a time until thickened. If too thick, add more water, a few drops at a time until thinner.

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The full recipe for Rainbow Ravioli is found here on The Charmed Kitchen’s website: Rainbow Ravioli made with vegetable-based dough.


Method #2: Pasta Using Powders

You can also just substitute other veggie powders for the mushroom powder in this recipe: Homemade Mushroom Pasta.


With these two examples, you can see how easy it is to convert your own favorite homemade flavored pasta recipes!

Many thanks to my beautiful friend Judi Strauss and her Charmed Kitchen for the wisdom and inspiration!

 

 


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