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The Best Gluten Free Meal Ever!

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My husband and I had our anniversary last night and my kids (girls 15 and 14, boys 12 and 10) made an absolutely delicious, special dinner for us. (The girls did most of the cooking.) Candlelight, lace tablecloth, flowers, decorations and wedding photos set the stage. They sealed off the kitchen and dining room all day so I couldn't see what they were up to. Here's what they served:

Bread basket with freshly baked "Pamela's Amazing Wheat Free Bread Mix"

Choice of lemonade or iced tea.

Salad with choice of dressing

Main course:Chicken Sausage Pasta With Basil and Wine (they used white grape juice since they couldn't buy wine at the store)

Dessert:Homemade Carrot Cake (Same recipe that my mom used for our wedding 20 years ago!)

Here's the recipe for the pasta. It came from recipezaar.com

Chicken Sausage Pasta With Basil and Wine

3-5 chicken sausages-spinach asiago if you find it (my kids used sausage from Trader Joe's with pinenuts in them - yum!)

1 lb pasta (any shape)

2 Tbs olive oil

1 Tbs minced garlic

1 small onion, chopped

1 C white wine (or white grape juice, but use a bit less)

1/2 C fresh, chopped basil

20 cherry tomatoes, cut in half

1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (they left this out)

salt and pepper

4 Tbs butter

3/4 C salted pasta water (snitch it from water used to cook pasta)

1 C fresh mozzarella, cut into bite-sized pieces (they left this out)

parmesan cheese

1. Start to cook pasta according to package directions.

2. In a non-stick sauce pan, start to heat the olive oil. Remove the sausage casing and then cut sausage into quarters lengthwise, and then into inch long pieces.

3. Add onion, garlic and sausage to the hot pan and cook thoroughly. Add wine and cook a few minutes longer, adding the cayenne, salt, pepper and butter. Stir until butter has melted. Add enough pasta water so that you have enough sauce to coat all the pasta (about 3/4-1 C).

4. Drain pasta when cooked al dente. Toss pasta with the sauce, adding the basil, tomatoes and mozzarella. Serve with parmesan cheese.


Started Specific Carbohydrate Diet on 8-16-09 because son was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and want to give him moral support.

Diagnosed with Minimal Change Nephrotic Syndrome in 2003. Discovered that going completely gluten-free put me in remission.

I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Psalms 27:13

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It all sounds just wonderful! What thoughtful, talented kids you have :) Wow--they thought of everything. Bet this is an anniversary you'll remember always.


"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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How sweet!!! That meal sounds amazing! :)


"Life isn't about how to survive the storm

but how to dance in the rain."

Positive bloodwork 1/9/06

gluten-free since 1/12/06

Very positive dietary response

DS (12 years old)

Biopsy 7/7/06 ~ Diagnosed Celiac 7/12/2006

gluten-free since 7/15/2006

DD (almost 6)

HLA-DQ2 positive

Celiac Bloodwork negative 2 different times

Still eating gluten for now.

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