Sunday, October 31, 2010

Winter Squash and Cannellini Bean Soup - Gluten-free and Dairy-free


Before heading out for the festivities surrounding All Hallow’s Eve, fill the bellies of your little ghouls and goblins with a hearty and nourishing meal. (The grown-up ones, too!) This doesn’t mean you have to slave the day away in the kitchen while everyone else is out having fun. Here is a wonderfully tasty soup loved by all to whom I have served it – big and small alike.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Lamb Ragu w/Gluten-free Rice Pappardelle Pasta


There is a wonderful little Italian restaurant in Seattle that has been one of my husband’s favorite to frequent for over 20 years. The restaurant itself is a small home converted into a dining area reminiscent of an Italian grandmother’s home; the walls are adorned with photos of both patrons and generations of the owner’s family who migrated from Italy. Various items of d├ęcor, both from the “home land” and places near and far, are splashed through out. The atmosphere is intimate, warm, welcome, comfortable and unique.