Fresh Tomato Soup

Fresh Tomato Soup | The Gluten Free Vegan

I'm not going to share much of a back story about this recipe. I am not going to try to make this post extra-exciting or 'sexy'. I'm not going to use words like 'bacon' to try to entice more readers. I won't embellish the facts and tell a story about how my grandmother made this … [Read more...]

Traditional Fried Green Tomatoes

Fried Green Tomatoes | The Gluten Free Vegan

I am sad. I had to pick off all the tomatoes from my tomato plants on October 1. The nights were just too cool and the plants were starting to show their displeasure. I tried to push it as long as possible. Then I noticed one of my ripened tomatoes had been massacred by a bird or … [Read more...]

Pasta with Kale, Olives & Candied Tomatoes

Pasta with Kale, Olive Tapenade and Candied Tomatoes

After a couple months of sad looking kale in the grocery stores I hit the jackpot the other day, finding a huge bunch of beautiful rather tender-looking kale for just $0.97. Anyway, kale wasn't actually in any of my menu plan dishes but I couldn't pass up buying it and decided … [Read more...]

Spaghetti Squash with Swiss Chard & Tomato

Spaghetti Squash with Swiss Chard and Tomatoes

I'm a real fan of spaghetti squash. I even defended my favorite squash on Twitter. It truly is one of my favorite squashes. I bake it up and use it in place of pasta all the time. I have layered it in a baked pasta dish with excellent results. I enjoy it even on it's own as a … [Read more...]

Basic Marinara Sauce


I have bought jarred pasta sauce before. The Italian in me cringes at the thought, and yet the lazy cook that comes out once in a while rejoices. There are some decent ones out there, but alas, it's true nothing is quite like homemade. And when it comes to marinara sauce, it … [Read more...]