Pasta

FETTUCCINE IN A CREAMY TOMATO AND CHARD SAUCE

Hits: 0 This recipe came about once again as a result of using up whatever was available in the pantry and fridge.  These days we do what we can to stretch meals and use up whatever we buy.  This dinner should serve 4 or in our case two, with leftovers the next day....yayyy! Sometimes these […]

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GOOD, NUTRITIOUS, GLUTEN FREE FOOD - REVISED

Hits: 0    Having Celiac disease means you have it for LIFE.  Yes you can heal, but it never goes away.  Once you come to understand what Celiac Disease is (the inability to digest Gluten) you can heal from the devastating affects, but you remain a Celiac for life.  You can never resume eating Gluten, […]

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SUN DRIED TOMATO FETTUCCINE

Hits: 0  There is something very lush and decadent about a delicious serving of Fettuccine.  It used to be that in terms of gluten free pasta our choices were pretty limited.  Thankfully we now have a wide range of pastas to choose from.  A couple of gluten free pastas I have yet to find is […]

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TUNA MACARONI AND CHEESE

Hits: 0 Such an old school recipe but one that never gets old and it is mighty tasty too.  Any gluten free pasta style of macaroni or small pasta shape will work in this recipe.  A quick and easy lunch or dinner. 8 oz. Gluten Free Pasta Shells 1  184 gram canned chunky white tuna […]

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CHEESE AND BEEF PASTA - ONE POT MEAL GLUTEN FREE

Hits: 0  This dish was inspired by a few different recipes, but mostly for comfort food made easy...and gluten free.  Here the pasta was Tinkyada Pasta shells - something I have not seen in a very long long time, so we scooped up a couple of packages as it really is a nice pasta for […]

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MARINARA TOMATO SOUP - QUICK AND EASY

Hits: 0 If you read my blog, you know I am a lover of all kinds of soups!  I could eat soup every day for sure.  This soup was so quick and easy, great for lunch or dinner served with grilled cheese, gluten free buns, or a simple salad.  When in a rush, or you […]

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ONE POT CHILI MAC AND CHEESE

Hits: 0What is not to love about Mac N Cheese?  Add in some extra lean ground beef, some tasty seasonings, and best of all....everything goes into 1 pot.  A quick and easy meal in one go.  With this dish, I used a 3 1/2 quart dutch oven so you will want something at least that […]

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GREEK BAKED ZITI

Hits: 0While this recipe was a bit time consuming to make - it was worth the effort.  It has been non stop raining in our area which always makes me want comfort food - with a roaring fire in the fire place blazing away to bring in some added warmth and coziness to our dreary […]

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LEFTOVER TURKEY PASTA

Hits: 0Recently we had a family reunion/gathering in our household.  We had cousins arrive from our homeland in Denmark...family we have never met before.  I fell in love with these far away cousins and it was an amazing, lovely, gathering of the clan. Everyone brought something food wise to the table this day.  Our cousins […]

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LASAGNA: A NEW TAKE ON AN OLD TIME FAVORITE

Hits: 0We have had endless days of rain in our neck of the woods which always leads me to comfort food.  Lasagna being a family favorite.  There are a number of different lasagna recipes on my blog and while this is somewhat of a traditional lasagna there are a few new ingredients as well as […]

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TOMATO PESTO PASTA WITH ROASTED GARLIC GOAT CHEVRAI (A RECIPE INSPIRATION)

Hits: 0We are huge lovers of pesto in this household.  Each year I make Organic Garlic Scape Pesto which we freeze to have throughout the year.  This is the first time I have made Tomato Pesto and Oh My Goodness, do we ever love it. As mentioned in previous posts, every year, we buy our […]

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GLUTEN FREE BUTTERNUT SQUASH SKILLET LASAGNA

Hits: 0The inspiration for this recipe came from a Magazine called "TASTE MAGAZINE" that our B.C. Liquor Stores put out quarterly, I believe. You can see a copy of the magazine here.  While the magazine's focus is on wine and spirit pairings with food, it also showcases the new releases of wines and spirits.  It […]

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GARLIC SCAPE HAM AND PESTO PASTA SALAD

Hits: 0Garlic scapes are such a delicious addition to foods whether in stir frys, pesto, or salads they are bound to be tasty!  They do have a short window however, so luckily this year I was  able to get 5- 6 lbs most of which was turned into Garlic Scape Pesto - recipe can be […]

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TURKEY PESTO MEATBALLS

Hits: 0If you read my blog, you will have read many a time that we do love meatballs of any kind in this household.  You could use ground chicken or ground beef in this recipe - we like to use ground turkey when we can get it.  It makes for a nice change, and is […]

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ITALIAN SAUSAGE MUSHROOM BASIL LASAGNA

Hits: 0Lasagna is such comfort food.  What I also love about lasagna, is I make it in the morning and refrigerate until ready to cook for dinner, plus I do not cook the lasagna noodles which saves some time and clean up.  I always use the same yogurt cheese/spinach/parmesan cheese in place of cottage or […]

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THIRTY MINUTES OR LESS PASTA

Hits: 0This is the easiest, fastest, pasta dish I know how to make.  It is for those days when you have been busy all day, too tired to cook, and just need some quick comfort food.  It is also very versatile....add different fresh herbs - in the summer I use fresh tomatoes and fresh basil […]

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PASTA CARBONARA

Hits: 0Here is another pasta dish...I seem to have a few pasta dishes accumulated in my draft posts...but this one was so dang yummy just had to share right away! This is a pasta dish that never really appealed to me....the whole raw egg thing.  Until I saw Jamie's 15 Minute Meals.  Traditionally Carbonara is […]

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CHICKEN PARMESAN CHEESE BAKE

Hits: 0This chicken dish very closely resembles Chicken Cacciatore.  The process is somewhat different - as I made it into a chicken cheese bake in the oven.   We had this dish served over pasta, however, it would also be tasty served over rice. Life in my neck of the woods is getting super super busy […]

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ITALIANS MAKE IT THE BEST!

Hits: 0If you read my blog, you may know I am not a fan of jarred pasta sauces.  This is so true.  There are a number of quick and easy pasta sauces on my blog that you can check out.  Now having said that.....yes having said that.....I found a jarred pasata sauce that is to […]

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BAKED HAM WITH A MANGO LIME BASTING/DIPPING SAUCE

Hits: 1Happy Easter Monday Everyone!  This is kind of a last minute post...we had this delicious ham for dinner with the family on Sunday night.  DH took this picture with our new Sony NEX-5N camera.  It is the first picture I have fallen in love with....yeahhhh!  I am still learning...while kind of.  It helps if […]

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ROASTED GARLIC CHEVRIA AND PESTO TOMATO PASTA

Hits: 0Recently we had a most delicious lunch at an upscale restaurant in town.  They served a dish similar to this one that was wonderful, I knew I would recreate it once we got home.  By the way...it took almost 3 years for this upscale and expensive restaurant to add a gluten free menu...halleluiah! Their […]

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CREAMY BACON LEEK THREE CHEESE LASAGNA

Hits: 0Well, for those of you counting calories...this one will be way over the top!  I do not count calories, however, I am careful of excess fats and sugar.  Once in a while I will make SCD Cream.  When I do, I make a one liter amount so there is whip cream for a dessert, […]

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GLUTEN FREE CLAM PENNE ALFREDO AND A PRESENT

Hits: 0Yes, another Pasta dish.  This was absolutely to die for...seriously!  If you read my blog dear readers, you do know I tend to RAVE about SCD CREAM.  Whether in sweet dishes or savory, SCD CREAM is the best whipping cream ever.  It lends a slightly tart taste that adds a whole new dimension to […]

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GLUTEN FREE ITALIAN CHECCA SAUCE SPAGHETTI

Hits: 0This was one plate of supreme summer freshness!  This is a recipe I will patiently wait for all winter long...then when the peak of summer arrives...we will dive in.  This is also a recipe our son Jarrod and his wife Anook would love - a raw pasta sauce and Vegetarian too. In the meantime...today […]

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CREAMY CHICKEN TOMATO PASTA

Hits: 0This was super quick, easy and tasty.  This is one of those meals to make when you don't feel like cooking.  It does help to have some leftover roasted chicken, and SCD cream made  (I always make a big batch, some for sweet whipped cream, and some for savory dishes like this one).  I […]

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NOT YOUR EVERY DAY HAMBURGER HELPER

Hits: 0Well....when this recipe first began, I certainly did not expect this dish.  No, absolutely not.  It all started with the beginning of a simple Marinara Sauce.  Then work intervened.  The Marinara went into the fridge. Then began the lean ground beef and cheese mixture...still not sure where this was going to go.  Then the […]

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PARMIGIANO REGIANO PASTA WITH ITALIAN SAUSAGE

Hits: 0 This was a good way to use Italian Sausages.  And what is not to love about Parmigiano Regiano Cheese.  I may have mentioned in previous posts, we have a lovely market that sells delicious Gluten Free Sausages, of all kinds.  What I did do, was to remove the meat from the casings.  A […]

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CAULIFLOWER BACON MAC AND CHEESE

Hits: 0The inspiration for this dish came from Jamie's meals in minutes.  It really was a yummy dish.  I love the addition of cauliflower to this dish, and the breadcrumb mixture?  Divine!  Now, I did do my best to make this in 30 minutes.  It did not happen...this took me 45 minutes.  I am just […]

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TURKEY TETRAZZINI

Hits: 0This may well become a Christmas Turkey Leftover Tradition each year in this house....wow, so good! There are many wonderful Tetrazzini recipes out there.  After looking at different recipes, I took a few ideas from here and there, then added in my own ideas too.  If you have 2-3 cups of leftover Turkey, 1 […]

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SHRIMP AND SCALLOP PASTA, IN A LEMON TARRAGONSAUCE

Hits: 0Checking with The Flavor Bible – another recipe emerged. This book is such an inspiration.  I knew I wanted to use yogurt, and bacon, but combining the Tarragon, Dijon,  lemon, green onions, made this dish light and flavorful. 2 1/2 cups yogurt 4 slices, chopped bacon 1 large minced shallot 4 minced garlic cloves […]

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A SIMPLE SUMMER PASTA

Hits: 0This is a quick, and easy summer pasta dish, served with a fresh green salad and in 30 minutes or so, dinner is done!   Fresh Basil is so wonderful when you have waited all year for it's return. With this dish, I used Tinkyada Gluten Free Fusilli pasta.  The directions say to cook 10-12 […]

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CREAMY BACON BROCCOLI DIJON PASTA

Hits: 0Phew!   That was a long title for this pasta.  I did not know what to call this pasta dish - there were so many components but so easy to whip up too.  And did I mention mighty tasty? I love coming up with new pasta dishes with just what I have on hand.  […]

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GARLIC PRAWNS WITH PESTO PASTA

Hits: 0This was such a quick, simple delicious meal, great for when you have had a busy long day.  Plus, any leftovers would make a wonderful salad for lunch the next day. One dozen prawns, de-veined, peeled, tail off (I used frozen, that I thawed in the refrigerator) butter 1 sliced garlic clove Pasta: 2 […]

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LASAGNA

Hits: 3 I cannot remember the last time I cooked Traditional Lasagna.  By traditional, I mean Lasagna in a meat sauce.  My family loves the Vegetarian Lasagna I make, but for a change it was lovely to  have Lasagna with a meat sauce.  I used the yogurt cheese filling similar to the Vegetarian Lasagna, but […]

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ASIAN NOODLE SALAD

Hits: 0A lovely recipe to share, and a story to tell: Recently, my Best Friend and I went out to lunch.  We had a day of wondering through Antique Stores, Second Hand Vintage Stores, and her fave, gem stores looking for stones so she could make jewelry.  It was a fun day, a day we […]

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PASTA WITH SQUASH LEAK AND BACON

Hits: 0 I have often heard of incorporating purred squash into pasta dishes, but never thought it would taste good.  I was wrong.  It is a lovely combination, and healthy too!  I used bacon in this recipe, but ham would be tasty as well. 1 1/2 cups purred squash, I used Hubbard squash 6 slices […]

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PESTO LEEK BACON PASTA

Hits: 0 I had a huge craving today.  Usually, that means comfort food, usually equating to pasta, at least for me.  But I was also craving greens.  What did I have to fit the bill?  Swiss Chard, Leeks, Peas, homemade Pesto (from the summer) then add some Bacon, Pasta, Parmesan cheese...I was a happy girl.  […]

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PASTA IN A CREAMY CHEESE SAUCE

Hits: 0 Since going milk free years ago, I made up this recipe for Macaroni and Cheese, in fact this is the cheese sauce I use all the time for other casseroles, which use a Bechamel  or white sauce as well.  The key is to find a neutral tasting, unsweetened Soy, Hemp, or Rice Milk.  […]

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MEATBALLS IN A CREAMY PARMIGIANO REGIANO SAUCE

Hits: 0 I think my hips might be crying, but lordy be, tummy is very happy.  This dinner was my daughter's birthday choice. It has always been a tradition in this household, when there is a birthday, they get to pick what dinner they want.  Many years ago, this was made with canned mushroom soup, […]

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PASTA IN A CREAMY TOMATO KALE SAUCE

Hits: 0 Lately, when I make SCD whip cream, (please check Heal Balance Live for the recipe) I have started making bigger batches, using 1 liter of cream, instead of half.  (More recipes are on the way).  Normally, I make it for desserts.  For those of us that are Lactose Intolerant, this is amazing.  I […]

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HOMEMADE GLUTEN FREE PASTA

Hits: 0For the past year now I have wanted to make homemade gluten free pasta.  I had bought some at a market once, made mostly with potato starch - it was good, but expensive.  From that day onward, I knew I wanted to come up with my own recipe.  Once I had finished making the […]

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END OF SUMMER VEGGIE CASSEROLE

Hits: 0This was a throw together meal, yummy, and I got to use up the last handful of green beans, 1 zucchini, and a few tomatoes.  The garden is winding down.  You can feel fall is in the air - rainy days, cooler weather is on it's way.  This was a meal that literally was […]

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VEGGIE LEMON BASIL PASTA

Hits: 0 Well, this was supposed to be a simple Lemon Basil Pasta.  Then I realized there was fresh Organic Crimini Mushrooms in the fridge that needed using, as well as a medium sized garden fresh Yellow Zucchini, and a bowl of ripe garden fresh Tomatoes on the counter...then came this.  Yum...where would we be […]

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SEAFOOD PASTA

Hits: 0 Pastas are so versatile…whether cream or tomato based they all work well with seafood, chicken, beef, ground turkey – or vegetarian.  This would also be tasty on baked spaghetti squash too. 2 Tblsp. Olive oil 1 onion diced 1 quarter of a finely chopped green pepper 4 large garlic cloves – minced 1 […]

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HAM AND PASTA SALAD

Hits: 0You know, I am discovering that rice and pasta dishes just do not photograph very well!  Oh well, I have discovered a new Tinkyada Pasta - mini Shells!  They are lovely for a pasta salad, better than other pasta shapes, because they are small.  I used what veggies and herbs were from the garden, […]

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CHICKEN CACCIATORE

Hits: 0 Oh wow....this was sooo good!  We were all about BBQ, then our intense heat turned to a cool down.  Sunny, but being right on the Westcoast - Fog.  It lowers the temperature by at least 10 degrees if not more.  So, Pasta it was, and oh, what a Pasta it was! I have […]

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TWO QUICK, EASY MEALS IN ONE

Hits: 0Here is another quick easy meal, great for 1 or 2, that is fast and simple.  The next two days for me are busy!  So, in thinking ahead....what could we eat that was quick, tasty, and serve as two meals?  Chicken Pesto Pasta.  You don't even need a recipe for this one! (just make […]

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FRESH FROM THE GARDEN AND A SUMMER PASTA SALAD

Hits: 0 My garden is singing....we finally,at least as of July 6,2010, have heat, and sun, both at the same time!!  This summer has been so slow in coming....I hope all the veggies will catch up.  In this bowl is purple broccoli spears, a handful of fresh spinach, a handful of Flat Leaf Italian Parsley, […]

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BEEF PASTA IN A LIGHTER CREAM SAUCE

Hits: 0 This was yet another yummy pasta dinner….without the heaviness of cream….but the lightness of organic yogurt.  After having the  Chicken Basil Pasta dish….I wanted to try a similar dish with beef….oh so good. Olive oil 1 lb. Hormone Free Beef strips 2 cups yogurt cheese, (or dripped yogurt) 1 medium onion, diced 4 […]

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VEGETARIAN LASAGNA

Hits: 2 Years ago…10 to be exact, when I thought I wanted to be Vegetarian, my body loudly told me this was not to happen, I developed this Lasagna Recipe.  It has been the only Lasagna I ever make…my family would definitely protest if I did not.  And, they are meat lovers!  I have served […]

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CHICKEN BASIL PASTA

Hits: 1 A Chicken Recipe....and an UPDATE...some more information.  I went to our local all Natural, Farm Raised, Free Range, Hormone and Antibiotic Free Meat Market.  That was a mouthful!  I had previously bought their Pork Roasts, Pork Chops, Ground Turkey, and Ground Pork.  Love, Love these meats!   Today, I bought chicken pieces.  Then […]

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BEEF IN A CREAMY PASTA SAUCE

Hits: 0 I have never eaten beef in a creamy pasta before.  Having made this the other night, I realized what we had been missing!  So, so, good! As you have probably noticed by now, I often cook with wine.  This is purely optional...we just like the rich flavor that wine brings out in a […]

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

Hits: 0 GLUTEN FREE SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS One of our favorite foods in this house is pasta - and we have always had great success with Tinkyada pasta.    There will be more pasta recipes to come! 1 pkg. Tinkyada spaghetti noodles, brown or white 1 lb. Ground turkey - or a mix of turkey […]

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SHRIMP AND CALICO SCALLOP ALFREDO PASTA

Hits: 0 This recipe turned out soooo good.  It is based on my tomato, bacon, mushroom pasta – and I thought why not make this with SCD whip cream and seafood??? Check my previous post, My Family's Favorite Pie to link onto Karen's site and  get the recipe for SCD Whip Cream. Plus I have […]

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TOMATO-BACON-COLLARD-PASTA

Hits: 0 TOMATO/BACON/COLLARD/PASTA This was really simple and oh soooo good!   The levels of flavour really stood out.  The smokiness of the bacon, the meaty richness of the mushrooms, the 2 cheeses, the mellowness of the greens and the brightness of the tomatoes and herbs…delicious!  And added bonus:  this would also be great on Spaghetti […]

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