Fall is in the air. Yes, even here in Florida the temps have dropped into the high 70s (or low 80s). Not exactly sweater and boots weather but fall none the less . It is time to say good bye to the lovely tomatoes and basil of summer and say hello to the hard squashes and cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower and broccoli of fall.Want me to let you in on a secret I have learned that will make people think you are a gluten-free rock star in the kitchen? Take some seasonal vegetables, roasted them with a little olive oil, salt and pepper and toss with some good gluten-free pasta and an herb or two and voila! It is the simplicity that wows people and the fact that it is hardly any work at all is just a bonus (that we can just keep to ourselves). I recently discovered a new gluten free pasta; Pastato Potato Penne from Maple Grove Gluten Free. It is made with potato and rice flours but enriched with quinoa flour, ground flax and psyllium husks for added fiber and best of all it tastes great and cooks up in about 7 minutes!Yes, that means that you can have this meal on the table in less than half an hour even if you feel the need to add a salad on the side.This recipe is vegan but if you want to add some meat, just toss some thinly sliced Italian ham inat the end with the veggies. If dairy is not a dietary issue, a good grating of Parmesan Cheese just before serving is spectacular . So while it may be hard to tell by the weather here in Florida thatautumn has arrived, when butternut squash is roasting in the oven and sage leaves are sizzling in (dairy free) butter you can be sure that fall has fallen!
Gluten Free Penne with Roasted Cauliflower and Butternut SquashIngredients1 box Pastato Potato Penne (8 ounces) , 2 cups butternut squash cut into ¾ inch cubes,2 cupscauliflower , cut into 1 inch pieces , ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt , plus more forserving,½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, plus more for serving,¼ teaspoon freshlygrated nutmeg , 3 tablespoons olive oil – use divided , ¼ cup dairy free butter substitute , ½cup loosely packed fresh sage leavesDirectionsPreheat oven to 450 degrees.Toss the butternut squash, cauliflower, salt, pepper and nutmeg with 1 tablespoon of olive oiland place on a baking sheet in a single layer. Roast the vegetables, stirring occasionally foreven browning, for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are browned and the squash is tender.Cook the pasta in heavily salted water for 7 minutes or until done. Reserve ¼ cup of the pastawater, drain the pasta and then return to the hot pot. Melt the dairy free butter substitute in asmall, heavy saucepan over medium heat until it starts to brown, about 3 minutes. Add thesage leaves, remove from heat and toss to coat.Add the roasted vegetables, reserved pasta water, sage leaves and browned butter substitute tothe pan with the pasta and toss to coat. Drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oiland additional salt and pepper if desired. Serve immediately.Want to know more about yourfavorite Gluten Free Recipe or how to avoid being bothered by Celiac with our range of GlutenFree Recipes which are made from Gluten Free raw material feel free to visit us at:http://www.simplygluten-free.com