Friday, August 19, 2011
If you keep up on my blog, you already know how obsessed with good food I am. Since I went gluten free almost 2 years ago, finding and making some of my favorite foods has been a challenge, but has not held me back. Today was a nice day, and I didn't have much planned after my acupuncture appointment. I spent some time down on 4th street having lunch, looking in shops, and resisting the clip board people. (people with clipboards, want you to donate money or petition.... HATE.) I ended up in one of my favorite Italian specialty food/deli/bakery shops: The Pasta Shop I ended up buying some beautiful prosciutto. I was looking at the pasta and felt sad that I couldnt just buy fresh pasta. Then I saw it.... WHAT!!!??? Yes, my friends, they actually make fresh gluten free pasta. I also bought some almond cookies that are also gluten free. So, I knew dinner was going to be fabulous.
I picked up some heirloom tomatoes, sweet onions, Parmesan cheese, and cantaloupe on the way home. So excited to cook.
I ended up roasting the tomatoes, onions, garlic, and olive oil until oh so tender. Then, I made an alfredo sauce with butter, olive oil, half and half, and cheese (shhh.... this part isnt low cal..). I put the veggies in the food processor with chopped basil. (smells so good) Then, I pour the red veggie mix into the alfredo sauce and cooked with a splash of white wine. I also crisped some prosciutto to put on top. Also, our favorite tuscon melon with prosciutto.
I told you, I refuse to let gluten get in the way of eating like this every now and then. ahhhh!