Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Cherry Tomatoes, Artichokes & Shrimp

zucchini noodlesFor the most part, I like to think I demonstrate a healthy measure of self-control. For instance, I’ve learned to avoid getting groceries while ravenous and that shopping for a new wardrobe after consuming a few cocktails is not always the brightest idea (although that leather jacket really does go with everything).

But catch me in the checkout aisles of a certain department store where the latest “As Seen On TV” culinary tools and toys are displayed, and I’m put to the test. I mean, who can honestly resist a vegetable spiralizer named The Veggetti?

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Gnocchi alla Cesaroni

Gnocchi gluten-free

This authentic “Abruzzese” style gnocchi (gluten-free) can be served in a low simmered veal/beef sauce or in a sauce of your preference. Accompanied by ground hot peppers in olive oil and a sprinkle of parsley, this recipe is a must! Today we drank Tony Cesaroni’s homemade Merlot-San Giovese red wine and finished with peaches in homemade wine for dessert. Please visit next week if you wish to acquire this delicious sauce recipe! Continue reading

Rapini alla Paesana

rapini pasta gluten and dairy free

Rapini , also known as broccoli raab, is a bitter green primarily used in Italian and Portuguese cooking. Rapini is low in calorie content but rich in vitamin A, B-6, C, Calcium, Magnesium and Fibre.  If bitter doesn’t appeal to you, there are many ways to prepare Rapini to cut its bitterness. Once I tired rapini that had been prepared along with other fragrant ingredients, I became hooked, and it is now one of my favourite vegetables.

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