Cappello’s Pasta with my Fettuccine and Meatballs

I’m always on Instagram. Just ask my husband. It’s probably the first thing I look at in the morning when I wake up–even before I brush my teeth! Hah. A few weeks ago, my girl over at livinpaleo¬†posted about paleo pasta–YES, pasta, on her blog and I was so intrigued! The company is Cappello’s, based out of Colorado. I just had to try it! Ordered a sampler pack for myself, but I had to wait just a bit because they only ship on Mondays and I placed my order on a Wednesday or something! TORTURE!

I finally got my box of goodies, yesterday, and here’s what it contained:

Ok, you’ll be in for a bit of sticker shock, but oh my does it taste like the real thing!

First, I weighed out 3 oz of the fettuccine pasta. It does say serves 2, but I decided I’m making my packages serve 3, quite possible 4 (I am now babysitting my pasta…I think 3 oz is way too much for me! lol.)

All the while, I was getting my pot of water boiling on the stove. Once it was boiling, I dumped my pasta in and set my timer for 45 seconds. Got my strainer ready and once the timer went off, I strained my pasta and served my meatballs with Rao’s Homemade marinara sauce.

And voila! Here it is!

Cappello’s Grain-Free and Gluten-Free Fettuccine and Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1 jar of Rao’s Homemade marinara sauce¬†
  • 1 pound of ground turkey
  • 1 pound of sweet Italian sausage
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp dried basil (double if using fresh)
  • 2 tsp dried oregano (double if using fresh)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Coconut oil/ghee/olive oil for browning

Directions

  • Dump the jar of marinara sauce in a pot and warm over low heat
  • Pre-heat oven to 350F
  • Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl until combined
  • Form the mixture into balls, I form 1.5″ sized meatballs
  • Heat a large skillet over med-high heat
  • Melt your fat of choice (I like to use ghee! They come in 3.5 pound buckets at Costco!)
  • Brown your meatballs on all sides, don’t overcrowd you pan
  • Once all of your meatballs are browned, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until cooked throughout
  • Add the meatballs to your warmed marinara sauce and serve over Cappello’s pasta!

I’m not quite sure how well the pasta reheats after they’ve been cooked, so I suggest portioning out the uncooked pasta and using what you’re going to eat. For me, I like to use my handy dandy food scale! The fettuccine contained 9 oz of pasta, so I measured out 3 oz for myself, which was a bit too much for me, unfortunately. But at least I didn’t boil the whole dang package all at once! lol. Sometimes I’m impulsive like that…

ENJOY!

Paleo Lavender Latte

It’s been a while. Ok, a long while! Sorry, folks! My last post was in October, when my stress level for the wedding picked-up!

Since then, I got married on the beautiful island of Maui! Our wedding was amazing. I loved every minute of it.

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See how happy I was?!

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This is one of my favorite pics…I love how my sash is billowing in the wind.

Our honeymoon in Bora Bora was absolutely amazing. We had a wonderful time and it was nothing short of amazing.

Ia orana!

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Lovely day compared to yesterday! #borabora #hiltonborabora #honeymoon

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Enough of that!

I know you’re just here for the recipe, so here it is!

Paleo Lavender Latte

Ingredients:

  • 1 heaping teaspoon of culinary lavender
  • 1 cup of brewed coffee
  • 1/4-1/2 cup of full-fat coconut milk (I like my milk creamy)
  • 2 teaspoons of coconut sugar

Directions

  • Dump your coconut milk in a saucepan and heat over low-medium heat
  • Using the back of a spoon, or a mortar and pestle, crush the lavender
  • Dump the lavender in the pot and let steep for 5-10 minutes
  • In the meanwhile, brew a cup of coffee. I use Starbucks VIA or K-Cups since I don’t brew coffee for anyone but myself (hubby doesn’t drink coffee)
  • Take a cheese cloth and hold it over your coffee mug with a rubber band
  • Pour the coconut milk through the cheese cloth so it catches the lavender
  • Add coconut sugar (or sweetener of choice) to your desired taste

I had my cup of lavender latte with 2 slices of bacon and 2 scrambled pastured eggs topped with chives and served with homemade paleo ketchup!

Enjoy!