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No Tomato Sauce

This is a fabulicious sauce for anyone who loves Italian food and doesn’t tolerate nightshade vegetables, which are common allergens (tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and eggplant). Instead of tomato, this recipe uses carrot, beet, sweet potato, and lemon. However you’ll never know when you taste it...

Best Paleo Lasagna

My friends go crazy for this amazing lasagna. With its rich layers and luscious flavors, every bite transports me to Italy. However I can't eat wheat, cheese, or tomatoes. So this recipe uses zucchini strips, coconut ricotta filling, Vegan Parmesan Cheese, and No-Tomato Sauce. Or use ...

Grain-free Gnocchi with Wild Greens

One of the most beautiful and isolated retreats in the world lies in the Casentino mountains in Italy, about 50 km from Florence. The Sanctuary of La Verna was founded there by St. Francis of Assisi in 1213. If you're lucky enough to visit, you'll be invited to taste Gnocchi del Casentino, the traditional...

Artichokes di Campagna, Tarragon Dip

In the Italian countryside, or “campagna”, everybody knows how to cook artichokes. This is the quickest and one of the most delicious ways to prepare them. When I have only 15 minutes, this is my favorite vegetable. Artichokes are one of the best foods for liver health and to balance blood sugar. ...

Easy Gluten-Free Apple “Torta di Mele”

My favorite Italian dessert is also the easiest. This is called torta di mele morbida (soft apple tart), Paleo-adapted from my amazing friend Giorgia Pistellato in Venice. Not a fancy dessert - it's is an everyday sweet with apples and cinnamon that always pleases (and reminds me of my former opera career in Italy.) This Apple Torta is a perfect choice for beginning bakers and children, simply because it NEVER FAILS! A luscious last-minute recipe like this can be a useful stand-by in your kitchen, since it uses common ingredients that you probably have on hand. ...