Recipe: Potato Gnocchi

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I’ve always loved Italian food. The smell of sauce cooking, the warm, filling qualities of the meals. ahhh… Pasta! Plus, I’m Italian, and I grew up eating pasta in all its forms. Since the fall, I’ve been trying to make various pastas from scratch, but one I was avoiding was gnocchi.

Why avoid gnocchi? Well, it’s hand down my favorite pasta and always has been. And I simply did not want to mess it up, or let myself down. Luckily, gnocchi is—dare I say—easy to make! And easy to make vegan!

Making gnocchi for the first time took me less than two hours, and it was absolutely scrumptious. It was probably the best gnocchi I’ve ever had. It was that good! The dough was pillowy, yet still dense enough to be chewy. The fork ‘rolling’ technique did the trick, and the pasta sauce stuck on the gnocchi in the best way.

I know spending a few hours making pasta isn’t feasible most nights of the week, but for that special occasion or on the weekend it’s well worth the effort! Give this simple three ingredient gnocchi recipe a try!

Mangia! Mangia!

Jocelyn

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Mini Review: Thomas Pizza Bagels

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I was in the middle of a Target run and recently had a cart stopping experience. I saw Thomas PIZZA BAGELS! And they happen to be vegan. Who doesn’t have fond memories of making pizza bagels in college? But now, the bagel is already preseasoned to get the pizza party started. Start your week off right with the perfect scrumptious lunch or late night snack!

Ingredients

  • 1 Thomas Pizza Bagel
  • ¼ cup pizza sauce (I used Muir Glenn’s)
  • ¼ cup Daiya mozzerella cheese

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Place the two  halves of the pizza bagel on a baking sheet.
  • Spread the pizza sauce evenly over the insides of the pizza bagel halves.
  • Sprinkle with Daiya and whatever additional topping you like.
    • Try green peppers, onion, or basil!
  • Cook for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted to your liking.
  • Enjoy!

These are on shelves for a limited time only so go get some while they last!

Happy eating!

Jocelyn

 

Recipe: Vegan Rice Krispie Treats!

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Did you hear that Trader Joe’s recently released vegan marshmallows for a fraction of the cost of the previously available Dandies? A 10 oz. bag is just $2.99!

I simply could not wait, so I trekked to Trader Joe’s to pick up all the necessary ingredients to make vegan rice krispie treats. They were so easy to make and delicious, too! Give this simple recipe which will have you reminiscing about childhood today!

Happy snacking!

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Recipe: Vegan Sour Cream & Chive Biscuits

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Who doesn’t love a good biscuit? They’re warm and flakey. They taste great smothered in gravy, with jam or cream cheese, or even on their own.

There’s just something about a fluffy, buttery, savory, moist biscuit which feels like a hug from the inside out. I set out to make a vegan version of my favorite biscuit—sour cream & chive.

It was incredibly easy to make. In fact, you only need seven ingredients! You just need a few pantry staples like vegan butter and sour cream, and whole wheat flour, as well as, a heaping helping of freshly chopped chives. Also, because all of the ingredients are mixed by hand, so it won’t leave your kitchen or mixers in shambles. Continue reading “Recipe: Vegan Sour Cream & Chive Biscuits”

Recipe: Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Spread

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This weekend I did a little spring cleaning in my kitchen. I found a rather large jar of sunFullSizeRender_2 dried tomatoes, and I knew I had to use them soon. What could I do? Obviously, I could make penne pasta with sun dried tomatoes and olive oil, or I could toss them in a salad, on a sandwich, etc. I decided I wanted to make something a little more original.

My AeroGarden has been going gangbusters lately. I have so much basil, parsley, mint, cilantro, and dill, I just don’t know what to do with it. A light bulb went off, and I decided that I would make a sun dried tomato pesto. That would use the sun dried tomatoes, basil, and parsley. Perfect!