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Pasta Floren-bean

I had one of those crazy-get-home-late-and-don’t-know-what-to-make-for-dinner nights.  So, I looked in the cabinets and settled on just plain gluten free pasta with tomato sauce.  But then I looked a little deeper into the cabinets and decided to jazz it up a bit with some canned white beans, frozen spinach, and onion I had lying around.  It turned out wonderfully delicious!

Pasta Floren-bean


  1. one half box/bag of gluten free pasta (any size, any shape!)
  2. one half bottle tomato sauce
  3. one quarter of an onion, diced
  4. 2 cups frozen spinach
  5. one can drained white beans
  6. 2 tbsp. olive oil
  7. 1 tsp. dried oregano or parsley
  8. salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, sauté the diced onion in the olive oil over medium heat.
  3. When the onion is tender, add the spinach and drained white beans.  Sprinkle with dried oregano or parsley, and salt and pepper.
  4. Continue to sauté until spinach is cooked through.
  5. Add the jarred tomato sauce and stir to combine.
  6. When the pasta is done and drained, add your floren-bean sauce to the pasta and serve hot!

pasta florenbean

Happy Allergy Free Eating!





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Recipe Roll Over

In an attempt to continue to eat healthy despite the busy schedule of fall, I spent a lot of time in the produce section of the grocery store this week.  I bought a large eggplant.  I wasn’t exactly sure why, but I thought it would come in handy.  When I got home, I realized that I had some corn pasta and canned tomatoes in the cupboard, as well as some fresh basil in the front yard.  So, I made a mish mosh of recipes!

I cooked the corn pasta, made a quick tomato sauce, and sliced the eggplant to make crispy eggplant (oh, how I love this recipe!).  I served the pasta and sauce over the crispy eggplant for a perfect week night meal!

To make a quick tomato sauce… in a deep roasting pan, I put:

  • 1 large can san marzano crushed tomatoes
  • one half of a shallot, diced
  • generous seasoning of salt and pepper
  • 6-7 fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • one half cup coconut creamer (optional)

I then put the roasting pan in the oven at 375 for about 20 minutes until heated through.  This recipe is similar to Mama’s Meat Sauce, and almost as tasty!  You could certainly use Mama’s Meat Sauce over the corn pasta and eggplant for a heartier meal.

Serve the corn pasta, crispy eggplant, and homemade sauce for a great recipe roll over meal.

Happy Allergy Free Eating!

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