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Old 05-01-2008, 08:13 AM   #1
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Is there a "wheat-free" couscous?

I love cous cous...but I am wheat intolerent any such thing as wheat free cous cous???? I ate some yesterday....BAD IDEA! But I LOVE it! Please help!

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Old 05-01-2008, 09:09 AM   #2
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Don't know that there is but you should be able to substitute a fine grain for couscous with similar effects. Which one? I don't know, sorry.
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:45 AM   #3
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If wheat free means gluten free check this out. Click the link on the left for pasta and grains.
Amazon.com: Gluten-Free: Grocery
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Old 05-01-2008, 09:52 AM   #4
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Quinoa might also be a good substitute.
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:00 AM   #5
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Cous Cous is, by definition, wheat. So no.

But you may be able to find a "fake" cous cous made with another grain.
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couscous is NOT a grain, but tiny dough pellets, making it technically pasta.
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Old 05-01-2008, 12:32 PM   #7
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Quinoa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://www.quinoa.net/
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Old 05-13-2008, 09:28 AM   #8
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Thanks all for your suggestions, Ill let you know if i find anything!!!
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Old 05-13-2008, 10:25 AM   #9
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Quinoa is really nice ... try it. cooks easily and is very healthy. Tastes good too.
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Old 05-13-2008, 03:20 PM   #10
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I agree Quinoa is great. I do not think it is anything at all like couscous though. they can be used in much the same way, but the flavor and texture of both are very different from each other.
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