Whole 30 Italian Night.

This post is coming to you late because I‘m really behind on life.  And stressed, and unfocused.  Praying this will pass! Tuesday night‘s din din was MY kind of food ~ pasta!!!  Only, made with Whole 30 compliant ingredients ~ YAHOO! I wanted to make Lidia’s famous Pasta Trio, but I figured only two kinds of “pasta” would do. Here’s what we ate: Sweet Potato … Continue reading Whole 30 Italian Night.

antipasti greatness.

i cannot get enough of the antipasti lifestyle this summer.  man ~ italians are BRILLIANT.  i put out this spread in just a matter of minutes, and we celebrated the beauty of dining al fresco ~ which means, “with bugs”.  ha ha ha. but seriously ~ is this not the most lovely little platter? here’s the low-down on this antipasti platter of goodness… there’s a … Continue reading antipasti greatness.

GF butternut squash lasagna.

gluten free, meat free, but through the ROOF with flavor, y’all! remember that dinner party i posted?  this is the recipe for the butternut squash yumminess from that night. it all started with a recipe from giada de laurentiis ~ i found it years ago and have been making her version for years.  thank you, giada!  but for my recent dinner party, i decided to … Continue reading GF butternut squash lasagna.

neighborhood dinner club: italian night!

welcome to pixy’s table!  and dinner party number 956. just kidding ~ i made up that number.  but i wish i had been counting all these years.  it’s gotta be in the 100’s by now! my first dinner party was in high school.  i made ham steaks with pineapple/orange glaze, and fettuccine alfredo, which turned out more like mac n cheese.  i don’t remember the … Continue reading neighborhood dinner club: italian night!

baked italian fish.

this isn’t even a recipe, it’s so easy.  it’s not very often that you come across an entire meal with only four ingredients…that’s good for you, anyway.  sure ~ hamburger, bun, french fries.  but this is light, delicious fish with veggies! remember the baked fish i had at the amish restaurant my mother and i went to?  well, this is my version! drop a fresh … Continue reading baked italian fish.

easy italian egg bake.

this is such a simple dish, but so satisfying.  you probably already know how to make something like this, but i’m posting it anyway.  i mainly want to remind you that there doesn’t have to be any gluten in the making of a delicious egg bake.  that’s all.  lots of recipes call for cubed bread, or some kind of filler, but i’m pretty sure the … Continue reading easy italian egg bake.

hearty italian bean soup (vegetarian)

anyone else having a tough time this january?  it’s cold here, but not much snow.  just dreary and gray. well, sometimes a hearty italian soup can be just the remedy, especially when served with a lovely glass of chilled, refreshing pinot grigio. this soup is a take on an italian classic ~ i’m convinced the italians weather their mild winters beautifully because they eat this … Continue reading hearty italian bean soup (vegetarian)

gluten-free fried zucchini flowers.

are you ready for some mouth-watering pictures? here we go! i don’t even know what to say, except this is ONE SEXY MEAL.  and i’m almost embarrassed to report that it was breakfast, too.  fried food for breakfast?  TERREEEEBEEELAY! (italian for terrible) in this one, you can see the poached egg hiding under the mound of fried zucchini flowers… and even closer… and then, at … Continue reading gluten-free fried zucchini flowers.