Gandhi used to say  Be the change, I’m gonna tell you Be the Chef!

The reason why a lot of people are allergic to gluten is because the low quality white wheat that you find in bread and other products are really deleterious for our health.

The only way to make sure that your food is 100% pesticides, fertilizers and chemically free is to grow it yourself.  However, though it may be relatively easy to grow veggies, it may be quite challenging when it comes to wheat. So what can you do in this case?  Buy the highest quality wheat possible and make sure it’s organic. Now please don’t give me the poor me story about living on a low budget just cut your expenses on anything else but invest in your food – the source of your health and well being!

Ingredients:

gr 100 High Quality Wheat Flour per person 

1/2 glass of water

Organic oil (whatever you prefer)

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 onion (the small red ones are the best)

7 baby corns

2 sweet potatoes

1-3 red hot chili peppers (adjust according to your taste)

1 bitter gourd

3 tomatoes

fresh coriander

spring onions

sea salt

brown sugar

fresh coriander or parsly

Instructions:

Fettuccine

  • Fill a big pot with water put a full spoon of salt, cover it with a lid and bring to boil.
  • Put the flour in a big round bowl, add a pinch of salt and a little bit of water. Mix everything with a fork until you can start working the dough with your own hands. Add a little organic oil to make the dough smoother.
  • After a few minutes, when you can see that the dough consistency is homogeneous, add a little bit of flour on top of it and put it aside.
  • Prepare enough space on a surface to lay the dough; the final result will be a big rectangular shape so make sure you cover the surface with little pinches of flour to make sure the dough doesn’t stick to the surface.
  • Make a a ball with the dough and start pressing it down until it gets flat. Give it a rectangular shape.
  • Now, put some flour around your rolling pin (you can use a clean and dry bottle if you don’t have one) and flatten the dough until it becomes thin but not transparent. Do it in a way that you get a long rectangularly shaped dough.
  • Sprinkle the surface of the dough with some wheat and smooth it with your hand.
  • Take a knife and start cutting along the edge of the the though, it doesn’t matter is the fettuccine are not exactly the same but make sure you put them on a plate a bit separate from each other so they don’t stick.
  • When you are done, gently placed them inside the pot with the boiling water (medium heat).
  • Stir gently with a fork and when the fettuccine rise to the surface it means they are ready. If you are not sure, take one and taste it.
  • If ready put them in a strainer and then place them in the pan with the veggie sauce.

Veggie Sauce

  • Put a little bit of organic oil in a pan
  • Slice the onion in small pieces
  • Cut the chili and put it in the pan together with the onion.
  • Turn on the heat to very low
  • Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into small cubes
  • When the onion is starting to get a bit cooked (very slightly), add the sweet potatoes, half a glass of water, cover with a lid and wait about 5-10 minutes.
  • Clean and chop up the baby corns and the bitter gourd (seedless).
  • When the potatoes are done, add the baby corns and the bitter gourd, stir and keep cooking at low heat.
  • Cut the tomatoes into small dices, sprinkle with 1 spoon of brown sugar
  • When the bitter gourd is soft enough, add the tomatoes and stir one more time. Cover with the lid and keep cooking for another 5 minutes.
  • Finely cut the coriander
  • Add the fettuccine,the fresh coriander, 1 spoon of olive oil and stir thoroughly

Cook the veggie sauce first and the pasta later.

Buon Appetito

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