Sunday, June 23, 2013

Veggie White Spaghetti

Another one of Chef Tanner's gluten-free dairy-free comfort food creations. It's definitely a throw together dish of all the different vegetables and meats we had left over at the end of the week. He said this dish reminds him very much of one his mom made frequently growing up. We topped ours off with a tiny bit a grated goat gouda cheese. It was delicious and very simple! :-)


Candida diet, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Paleo

 1/4 lb. vegan butter
 1/2 small yellow onion
1-2 tbl. water
1 lb. wax beans, cut on the bias into 1 inch pieces
1 cup broccoli, cut into florets
2 tbl. prepared sun-dried tomato pesto (we used a dairy-free and gluten-free kind we bought at Earthfare)
4 boneless skinless chicken thighs
1/2 lb. mild italian sausage
1 medium sized yellow squash
1 medium sized zucchini
1/3 c. cherry tomatoes
salt to taste
1 tbl. fresh basil
1 tbl. fresh parsley

1. Melt butter and water in a large skillet over low heat. Thinly slice onions and toss in heated butter. Cover and simmer the onions for 8-10 minutes or until melted. Stir occasionally.
2. Boil water and blanch wax beans and broccoli for 1-2 minutes. Strain the beans and add to the butter and onion mix.
3. Place chicken thigh ins a medium sized bowl and coat in sun-dried tomato pesto. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
4. Julienne yellow squash and zucchini using a julienne vegetable peeler.Set aside.
5. Strain the butter, onion, wax beans and broccoli. Set aside.
6. Use the same skillet to brown the Italian sausage and break up using a spatula.
7. Sear the chicken in a skillet over medium-high heat for 1-2 minutes per side. Place in a pre-heated oven until cooked through (approximately 8-10 minutes).
8. Once sausage is browned, add wax beans, broccoli, onions, and cherry tomatoes; simmer on low-heat. 
9. Once chicken is fully cooked, let cool 3 minutes. Chop into bite size pieces and add to skillet.
10. Toss in yellow squash and zucchini. Stir to combine. 
11. Season with salt and top with chopped fresh herbs.  

*Recipe by Chef Tanner Marino and Photo by Keri Rogers.

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