Bolognese

We fell in love with this super simple dish while watching Stanley Tucci discovers Italy. It is nightshade free ( no tomato) and can be gluten free. It is absolutely delicious in its rustic presentation and pretty quick to make so it goes in my 30 minute meals when made with prepared pasta. Enjoy! INGREDIENTS:…

American-Irish Guinness Stew

INGREDIENTS: 2 tbsp olive oil 2 lb beef stew meat (chuck or roast)  3 garlic cloves , minced 1 sweet onion, chopped 6 oz bacon, diced 3 tbsp cornstarch 2  11 oz bottles of Guinness Stout (not GF) 4 tbsp  Worcestershire (not NSF) 3 cups beef broth  2 medium carrots , peeled and sliced on a bias 1 inch thick 2 large celery stalks , sliced on a bias 1…

Spanish Rice

One of the things I miss about tomatoes is Spanish rice.  I love it with a taco, alone or on a flip flop.   I also love Paella (a Spanish rice).  So here is my tomatoless version.  It is perfect as a mexican side or as a base for a beautiful paella. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup or…

Chicken Pot Pie Pasta

I love chicken pot pie.  It is that glorious, rich, comforting childhood meal.  I also adore an amazing chicken soup and I am a sucker for pasta.  This dish combines all of those loves into one soul filling bowl.   The secret is in the broth which can’t be rushed.  A good broth is a symphony. …

Pasta with Pancetta and Peas

Ever looking for a pasta dish without a heavy sauce?  Sometimes I want the heartiness of pasta but I am not in the mood for a red or cream sauce.  This recipe fits the bill.  Smoky pancetta or bacon combines with peas and lemon in a barely broth sauce for a light yet filling meal! …