Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan with Pesto Sauce

Gluten Free Pesto Chicken Parmesan Over Pesto Spaghetti

My husband’s favorite dish is chicken parmesan. Since my father was visiting and can no longer eat tomatoes (too acidic) and I am allergic to them, I thought I would create a gluten free chicken parmesan recipe with pesto sauce, which we could all eat. I topped breaded chicken with a pesto cream sauce. Mmmm! Dad being 100% Italian, loved this recipe, as did we! It’s very rich, though! You may need a nap after, especially if serving pasta! I used some of the pesto sauce with Jovial’s gluten-free angel hair pasta (Capellini) and served it with gluten-free zucchini casserole without any added spices. I was so hungry and it was so good, I didn’t realize that I hadn’t taken a photo of one of our plates until it was half gone! Luckily I shot a photo of it in the skillet! I like this recipe, as you can bread the chicken hours in advance and place in the fridge when ready to cook! Continue reading “Gluten Free Chicken Parmesan with Pesto Sauce”

Basil Almond Gluten Free Pesto Sauce

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My father is visiting us and he’s 100% Italian. I just had to make him some of my famous gluten free pesto sauce! The most delicious pesto sauce I have ever made contained blanched, slivered almonds instead of pine nuts. Since I had about 2 tablespoons of pine nuts left, I used them up by substituting them for 2 tablespoons of almonds. Dad loved it, even went back for seconds! Perhaps not the healthiest meal for someone in their 90s, but hey, he’s on vacation, and the garlic is extremely healthy! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did.

UPDATE: I’ve since made this recipe using all almonds and it was just as delicious, if not more! Continue reading “Basil Almond Gluten Free Pesto Sauce”

Gluten Free Pesto Mashed Potatoes

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A month or so ago, I went to an Italian restaurant where I was served pesto mashed potatoes and it was one of those hitting my forehead type of moments, “Why didn’t I ever think of that?” They were fantastic, but lacking in butter. Perhaps they used olive oil only. They had just a hint of garlic and basil, not overbearing as you may expect. It didn’t taste like pesto pasta, nor garlic mashed potatoes, but a unique, flavorful mashed potato. I was able to duplicate the recipe, and wanted to share it with you, though my version has more butter than theirs. Rich, decadent and creamy! They were so good that I forgot to take a photo of them when first made. See my left-overs in the below photo. Enjoy. Continue reading “Gluten Free Pesto Mashed Potatoes”

Raw Almond Pistachio Avocado Ice Cream

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This recipe is dairy free, refined sugar-free and additive-free. I love pistachio ice cream but have had trouble thinking of a way to make it green without using artificial food coloring. I recently learned that avocados may be used as a substitute for eggs. Do you see where this is going? A raw avocado ice cream recipe made with almond milk, but instead of using vanilla extract, as some may have thought, I used almond extract. Just delicious! It also contains agave syrup. Check out my recipe below. Continue reading “Raw Almond Pistachio Avocado Ice Cream”

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