It should come as no surprise that one of the main difficulties associated with living gluten free is accepting the reality that you must dispense of your regular carb-loading habits. Upon discovering that I had celiacs disease, I first mourned the loss of my regularly scheduled weekend Domino's binges before quickly moving on to sulk over my new pasta-less reality.
I, of course, had seen gluten-free pastas on the shelves of the grocery stores I frequented, but I had only ever heard mediocre, if not flat-out poor, reviews. I prepared to take the starchy loss and live a life resigned to rice and quinoa, but that only worked until it just didn't. The truth is there is no substitute for pasta and I quickly learned that I would need to find an acceptable (wheat, barley, and rye-free) alternative. So, I deep dived into the celiac-friendly section of the grocery store and diligently stuffed myself until I found the gluten-free pastas of my dreams. Below, a full breakdown of my absolute favorites and the best ways to prepare them all.