pizza but as we had already had pizza the previous two days, I took advantage of gnocchi and asparagus from the farmers market and herbs from the garden to create a simple green dinner.
Take Me Home Italian food company at the farmers market has a great sales patter. He tells customers that his gnocchi must be either dropped into the sauce or fried but never boiled. Anyone who boils his gnocchi will not be his friend. This made Sylvia very cross. She loves boiling gnocchi.
panforte and watching Carols by Candlelight. And it was delicious. It is the sort of food I would be quite happy to have in the new year if only the asparagus people at the farmers market had not finished up for the season.
This will be my last post of the year, I will be back early in the new year with my reflections on 2019. Meanwhile have a fun and relaxing new year's eve.
Gnocchi with pesto and asparagus
An original Green Gourmet Giraffe recipe
2-4 tsp olive oil
1 packet gnocchi (I think this is 500g)
about 3 big dessertspoons pesto
handful of spinach
Fry gnocchi in olive oil over medium high heat until brown and crispy. While it is cooking (mine took a while as the gnocchi was cold from the fridge) cut asparagus into small pieces, as small as desired, and lightly steam until just tender (I did this in the microwave). Stir in pesto, then cooked asparagus and spinach. Serve warm.
NOTES: My meal was not vegan but you can check that your gnocchi and pesto is vegan if you want your meal vegan. You could serve with some parmesan cheese, basil leaves and/or cashew cream. I was going to stir in a spoonful of cashew cream but mine had been in the fridge too long! This would be great with green gnocchi. I took some liberties with the pesto recipe and used cashews instead of pinenuts and parsley as well as basil in the spirit of using what we had.
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