The Primal Italian: Spaghetti Puttanesca (GF, Primal, Vegan Option)

2012 August 10
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Hi Folks!  This is a re-post from my trip to Italy last year,  in preparation for a Gluten Free Italian cooking class I’m doing next week (including home made gluten free pasta!) …  I’ll be at DiVino Wine Studio Aug 13-  in case you are curious. :)



After spending 5 amazing weeks in Italy (*sob*  I sit at home as I write this… lol),  I decided I just had to share all my recipes… BUT. Yowzers… so many photos, I didn’t know where to begin… So, I decided I’d do a little weekly feature to spread it out a bit.  All of these recipes are traditional, with adaptations for various diets.  That way, EVERYONE is happy :)

Once a week or so I’m going to be posting a recipe or two from my travels.  They will always be authentic, and (bonus)  along a primal, gluten free, or vegan theme.

This week its the traditional Spaghetti Puttanesca! And, how to make your own home-made dried olives… delicious… stick around!


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Grilled Eggplant Redpepper Rolls (GF, paleo, ACD)

2012 July 8

So I’m really working hard at improving my meat-based recipes.  A few days ago a I had a good friend over for dinner, and as soon as he pulled out a bottle of wine I thought, oh nuts. I have to make something good to live up to the wine. lol. read more…


Mexican Chickpea Zuchini-Thyme Salad (GF, Vegan, Top 10 free)

2012 July 7

Zuchini Thyme Salad

A few days ago I had the pleasure of dinner at a dear friend D’s house, who recently retired (and he likes to point out every time that he doesn’t miss a thing. Thanks D. Thanks for rubbing it in…lol). read more…


Gluten Free Vegan Banana Snacking Cake (xanthan free, sugar free)

2012 July 5

Gluten Free Vegan Banana Snacking Cake (gum free, sugar free, egg free) -

Good morning peeps!

I have a new cake for you-  its a snacking cake.  Whats a snacking cake?? A snacking cake is slightly more sturdy than a regular cake – it holds together well, but still has a light crumb.  Its a touch less sweet than regular cake and so its perrrrfect for breakfast.  Serve it with fresh berries… or if you want, you can use it to soak up your non dairy latte. yum.  read more…


Raw Creamy Banana Strawberry Avocado Smoothie

2012 July 4

I never really got what the big deal was about smoothies.  It always seemed to be a bunch of nameless swamp coloured concoctions that, to be honest, really didn’t make my mouth water.

Now I totally get it.

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