White Girl Pho / Asian Noodle Soup

This is a favorite go to soup. I LOVE the flavor of this soup. It reminds me of a macrobiotic soup I used to get in Los Angeles  at a restaurant called Inaka. They would use glass noodles, also gluten free. I use rice vermicelli, but glass noodles (mung bean noodles) or any other rice […]

Penne Spinach “Lasagna” Casserole

The premise of this super tasty dish is that is an easier, quicker, version of my traditional lasagna; it is more accessible as a casserole style baked pasta dish. My friends could not believe it was dairy free. Super cheese like, and could easily be made without the faux cheese if that is not your […]

Bordeaux Chipotle Red Sauce

Deliciously rich and decadent tasting, I had just enough wine left over to change the whole flavor of a basic marinara sauce. The smoke from the chipotle and the depth of the wine creates a wonderfully balanced sauce…So delicious over Gluten free Penne served with a fresh radicchio salad or sautéed greens. Bordeaux Chipotle Red Sauce […]

Fusili with Broccoli & Garlic

Pasta With Broccoli & Garlic  1 head broccoli, washed, cut, trimmed into bite size pieces 1/4c fresh parsley/ basil *optional 1/4c +1 T XVO 1T vegan butter 2 cloves garlic, smashed and minced ¼ fresh chili pepper, minced or pinch red pepper flakes 1/2t pink salt 1/4t fresh ground black pepper 1 pound of preferred […]

Sugo..Red Sauce…Marinara….

A STAPLE SAUCE. MAKE IT. FREEZE IT. ALWAYS HAVE IT IN THE HOUSE. Ellen’s Simple Marinara Sauce 2 large cloves garlic, smashed & minced 1 large can (28oz) of diced or crushed tomatoes – I used the equivalent from a glass jar (Bionatura brand) 1c water 1 large onion, medium dice 1/4t black pepper 1/4t […]

Smashed Potato Gnocchi

These are INCREDIBLE. I used the leftovers from the Smashed Potatoes, with just a little bit of flour, these transform into one of my most favorite Italian delicacies. Gnocchi gone bad are just not a good scene, heavy, clumps of dough that stay with you long after you’ve eaten them- THESE WERE NOT THOSE GNOCCHI!. […]

Fresh Tomato, Cauliflower & Basil Penne (GF)

Fresh Tomato & Cauliflower with Basil Pasta Sauce 1 small head cauliflower, cut and trimmed into bite size pieces 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 large tomato, diced 1/4c extra virgin olive oil 1/4c fresh basil, lightly packed, chopped 1/4t black pepper 1 small cherry bomb pepper, sliced 1t salt or to taste — 1 Pound […]