Sunday, October 16, 2011

Day 16 - Gnocchi! Fantastico!

Dear gnocchi,
You had me at potato.
Love, me.

It is no secret I am a fan of potatoes. My bar food of choice is fries. When dinner needs to be fast, I mash potatoes. They find their way into bowls and casseroles. The humble potato is this frugal vegan's drug of choice.

When I first bought Vegan with a Vengeance, I had only tried gnocchi once, and it was at Portobello. I knew I had to try and recreate it. It's incredibly easy to make, just a little time-consuming. But SO WORTH IT.

Last night I made it with a tomato pesto sauce and threw a salad on the side as I need to get SOME greens in me. It was delicious.
I've even had gnocchi in Italy. We took a train to Pisa and stopped into a little cafe for lunch. The gnocchi was amazing, but it was probably just because we were in Italy :-)

And on a random note, the baking powder biscuits in VWAV combined with Tofu Mom's white country gravy and caramelized onions is pure magic. I may have eaten some gravy with a spoon.
One more night of Italian goodness! Scotland is next on our tour.

4 comments: said...

I've never been a huge gnocchi fan but I think it's because I've only ever had pre-packaged over boiled gnocchi. I'll have to try it again because I usually love potato everything too!

celyn said...

I love gnocchi and yours look wonderful!

Mandee said...

I just discovered your blog (thanks VeganMoFo!) and I love it!

Your gnocchi looks fantastic, it's been so long since I made some and now I'd really love a big bowl full!

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