Naturally Gluten-Free Naked Ravioli: Gnudi Toscani

gnudi

gnudi

Did it ever occur to you to see a picture or read a recipe of a dish and longing to make it but never finding the right time, or the right conjunction of stars, to get it done? Gnudi has been just like that to me. I had them in mind for one maybe even two years and, for some reason, I have been hesitant to break the ice with such a simple, and yet totally delectable, Italian specialty.

One can imagine how overjoyed I am now for having finally made my first gnudi. They are super easy and quick to make (preparation takes no more than 15 minutes including cooking). And are so delicious with a simple basil tomato sauce that I had to tell myself “slow down!”. A perfect dish to pamper yourself and your guests with.

A few more notes: Gnudi have become popular only recently after having been included in the  menu of a fancy NY restaurant. They are shaped like gnocchi but are made of an equal proportion of ricotta cheese and fresh spinach like ravioli. That’s why they are called “ravioli nudi”, naked ravioli. There are different version of gnudi. In some areas of Central Italy  flour is combined to the dough to help keeping the gnocchi-like rounds together. I prefer though the Tuscan version of this dish, which uses flour only to coat the gnudi. If rice flour rather than wheat flour is used for coating, here you go, you have a 100% gluten-free home-made gnocchi. And if you, like me, are trying to keep a balance between carbs and proteins in your diet, you may like to know that this vegetarian dish is also very low in carbs. (SCROLL DOWN FOR THE RECIPE)
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Spinach And Chickpea Veggie Burger

chickpeas burger

These are some of my favorite veggie burgers ever. And the good news is that they are also extremely easy to make from scratch, using only a few ingredients that is possible to have always at hand.

They are soy-free (I am slightly intolerant to soy, how about you?), gluten-free, packed with proteins and vitamins and… delicious! (SCROLL DOWN FOR THE RECIPE)

Questi sono tra i miei hamburger vegetariani preferiti. Sono facilissimi da fare con pochi ingredienti. Sono senza soia (per la quale ho una lieve intolleranza), senza glutine, ricchissimi di proteine e vitamine e… deliziosi! (SEGUE LA RICETTA)
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