pasta


How To Make your own Ricotta Cheese

  Making your own ricotta cheese is so easy, I wish I’d started doing it long ago. For someone who does a lot of baking & cooking of Italian recipes, it should’ve been a no-brainer! Better late than never.

Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Gf Baked Mac n Cheese

Gluten Free Baked Mac ‘n Cheese

  Wanting to make a baked gluten free version of mac & cheese, I thought logically and started writing down what I would need. Brown rice pasta (the ONLY one I use!)… check. Substitute regular flour for the white sauce… Check (after a little research, in which I found several options!) […]


Shortcut Pumpkin Ravioli

If you’ve ever made stuffed pasta, such as ravioli (in this case triangles of ravioli!) you’ll know just how long it can take. While there’s nothing wrong with taking the long road – sometimes you just want to get there quicker. Enter: Shortcut Pumpkin Ravioli, from work table to stove […]

Shortcut Pumpkin Ravioli served with brown butter, fried sage leaves & parmesan cheese

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Bacon and Tomato

When it comes to gluten free alternatives to pasta, we’ll all do well to remember the many vegetables that can be substituted, with great success, while bringing both good taste and nutrition to the table.


Jovial Brown Rice Gluten Free Spaghetti: Product Review

Always on the hunt for decent, good, better gluten free products I cannot begin to tell you how thrilled I am to have found this product! Picked up on a recent trip south of the border, wink, wink, nudge… the only regret is to not have bought more. The only explanation […]


Summer Fresh Gluten Free Caprese Pasta for One

Rarely do you come across a recipe for one, and it really does surprise me. Is it because people think whether you live alone, or occasionally find yourself on your own, that you don’t want to cook or worse… eat well?? In my mind, this is just wrong. It can be just […]


Penne Primavera with Ricotta & Basil

Having found some gluten free pasta that satisfies my tastes, I’ve very happily returned to eating one of my favourite foods. Just in time for the arrival of the first vegetables of spring/primavera, this fast and delicious recipe that features green veg comes together very quickly, as is the Italian way. […]


Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Walnut Oil & Parmigiano

This is, by any measure, the best alternative I’ve found for traditional pasta, when you’re trying to live and eat gluten free. As reassuring as a hug from a beloved Auntie it’s good to know that, like many things in life, if you look and try hard enough you will […]


Spaghetti alla Carbonara

If you’re like me and of all things Italian have a particular fondness for pasta, carbonara should be in your top 10. Scratch that… make it top 5! With such few ingredients it’s imperative to use the best quality. Traditionally guanciale, an Italian cured meat product prepared from pork jowl […]