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This pasta is supposed to be this color.  As Dan and I are preparing to move (in like 2 weeks!) We’re trying to eat all the food in our cabinets and Dan rediscovered this Carbo-nada (get it?  Carbo-nada=carbanara) noodle stash and is encouraging me to eat it.
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He made this for me last weekend with his usual toppings (parmesan cheese, olive oil, salt, pepper and rosemary).  It was meh.
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I can’t believe I used to eat all of this low carb stuff, it totally wasn’t the real thing!  Looking back on it though, I bet one of the reason that low carb didn’t stick for me was that I never all that sold on it. 
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I always looked for fake foods to replace the real ones that I was missing.  I also did this when I was a vegetarian, I was the first person in line for each new Morningstar farm fake meat meal…
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I guess I’m not destined to cut out a food group. 

Have you cut out a food group?  Did you find replacements? Or stay away?