Sweet Potato Noodle Ham and Cheese Sandwiches (Gluten-free!)

sweet potato noodle ham and cheese sandwich

Remember the diced ham in Tuesday’s dish? Well, there is a bag of diced ham in my fridge that needed to get used, so here we are: another recipe with ham. 

Funny enough, the reason I bought ham in the first place was because I had been craving a croque-monsieur for about two weeks. However, these days, I try not to make anything that isn’t for “research” purposes for recipe development. Combining my desire for a fancy ham and cheese sandwich with my blogging duties, I set off to create a ham and cheese sandwich out of sweet potato noodles, with inspiration from my noodle buns.

[Read more…]

Cheesy Gorgonzola Zucchini Pasta with Toasted Walnuts and Baked Anjou Pears

Cheesy Gorgonzola Zucchini Pasta with Toasted Walnuts and Baked Anjou Pears

For those gorgonzola cheese lovers out there, this post is for you… because even smelling gorgonzola cheese usually makes me queasy. But ya know what? After making and then testing this recipe, I think I’m a fanzola (a fan of gorgonzola). No? Too cheesy? Cheesy! Get it? OK…. it’s almost Friday, please forgive me.

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a cheese plate lover. Manchego, brie, camembert, l’explorateur and boucheron are my favorites (in case you are planning on buying me a cheese-of-the-month subscription). Whenever I order cheese at a restaurant, I always tell the waiter (unobnoxiously, of course): “Give me your best…. as long as it’s not a blue cheese!” Now, let me tell you how this pasta dish is really a cheese plate….

[Read more…]