Garden Fresh Tomatoes and Gluten Free Pasta

I love summer. Fresh fruits and vegetables, homegrown in the garden, really what could be better? We decided to take advantage of our tomatoes last night, with a deliciously simple pasta and tomato sauce. I tried a new gluten free pasta from a local gluten free bakery, Maninis. It’s available at our local stores and farmer’s markets, and they also have mixes that can be purchased online. 

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  • 5 small tomatoes
  • about a tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1/4 small onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • good pinch of salt
  • a small pour of red wine
  • a teaspoon or two of dried oregano
  • dash of balsamic vinegar


First, used a food mill to de-skin and de-seed fresh tomatoes from the garden (alternatively, use canned tomatoes).

Then, heat the oil, soften the onion, sauté the garlic briefly, and add the tomatoes, salt, and red wine.

Let simmer down, add tomato paste and finish with some dried oregano and a dash of balsamic vinegar.

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Verdict? The gluten free pasta was absolutely delicious! It definitely tasted like real pasta. The only real difference that Nick noticed was that it started to break down slightly in the colander. I will definitely rely on them in the future when Nick doesn’t want to bother with making homemade pasta. 


Pink and Casual

To finish off the long weekend, here is a simple casual outfit with my new pink converse that I got for my birthday!

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Simple top layered over a tank, with jeans and converse.

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I love them!

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Top: Splendid, Jeans: Rock ‘n Republic, Shoes: Converse

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