Friday, May 14, 2010

GLUTEN FREE PENNE ALFREDO + LEFTOVER PASTA SALAD








Another quick and easy gluten free dinner fix. But first, let me tell you. We are fans of Rizopia gluten free Pasta. Tried many others, but so far none matched this Canadian line of noodles.
Today however, I found in our pantry a box of Pasta that I brough back from my last trip to the US. LUNDBERG ORGANIC BROWN RICE PENNE. Not sure if they are available here, if they are, go buy them. Excellent GF Pasta.



Dinner for Isabella and Lauren had to be quick again, Victoria and myself have a dinner meeting shortly.
Penne Alfredo, tourist's choice number one (followed by Hawaiian Pizza) when they travel to Italy. And those poor people can never find it at a restaurant in Firenze or Milano. Because it really is an American thing. Olive Garden yes, Zeffirino's no.
Regardless. We all like it. Stuck up Italians. Making fun of us tourists all the time.





All you need is butter, cream, Parmesan Cheese, garlic, parsley, salt, pepper, nutmeg and gluten free Pasta.
Add some chicken, sausage or shrimp if you like and you can prep this meal inside 30 minutes.
Isabella loved it and Lauren will enjoy it too.

I made the whole box of Pasta, but only two are eating, so I quickly put together a gluten free pasta salad with the leftover noodles.
One little hint if you enjoy Pasta Salad, mix all the ingredients together while the pasta is still warm, this way the flavours soak better into the noodles.
And use good stuff,  virgin or flavored olive oil, Balsamic vinegar, good veggies or whatever you enjoy in your version. The best lunch to bring to work.



ALFREDO IN LESS THAN 30 MINUTES

I ADDED PEAS FOR ISABELLA

ROAST GARLIC IN BUTTER

DO NOT COUNT CALORIES

ADD CHEESE AND HERBS

NUTMEG

STIR IN THE PENNE


HOME MADE GLUTEN FREE IN 25 MINUTES
GF PASTA SALAD




FOUND SOME SPINACH IN THE FRIDGE

BEST AT ROOM TEMPERATURE

3 comments:

gfe--gluten free easily said...

LOL on "stuck up Italians" and "do not count calorie"! Droolworthy dishes for sure. So easy and yet so delicious. Must get off computer and get something to eat now! ;-)

Shirley

H.Peter said...

Hey Shirley,

I love Italy. But in all honesty, those italians DO make fun of tourists all the time.

thelazygfchef said...

Yum - I love Italian! And thankfully for brown rice pasta (hurrah!) I can still eat it. I'm definitely going to try this recipe, complete with the day-after pasta salad plan - genius!