THIS. Is what homemade pasta dreams are made of.
I’m not lying when I say anybody can make this healthy-ish recipe. Just 5 ingredients, a little rolling and you’re 20 minutes away from soft, pillowy gnocchi. It’s vegan too, the sweet potatoes not only adding flavor, but mimicking the binding of eggs.
As I spent the better part of the day testing this recipe a few times, I got stuck on that number 5 for awhile. I thought about the things things that have held Brian and I together for 5 years, each playing an integral part even though some are simpler than others. Kind of like the salt in the gnocchi. Sometimes an after thought, but without it, there would be nothing to bring out the flavor of the other ingredients.
I know you probably weren’t looking for a 5 ingredient recipe for love, but I thought I’d share ours anyway.
1. Honesty: There is nothing we keep from each other. There have been times where I have wanted to stay silent, but instead I let go because I know it’s what I need. And after I do, it feels so much better than holding it in.
2. Love in actions: I always knew that actions spoke louder that words, but it never became more clear to me than when we started dating. Love is a word that can be misused very easily, love is a word that can hurt. But doing things for each other that are silent, humble and kind always have a trueness.
3. Finding good in quirks: We all have them, and they’re what make us unique. Think about the positive in each one and they become something you admire.
4. Celebrating each others independence: We love being together, but we love our own space and different activities. It gives us time for self growth so that we can be better as a pair.
5. Laughing: There is not a day that goes by, even the crabby ones, that laughter isn’t heard throughout our halls. And smiles. It’s amazing what good comes to the soul from these two things.
I couldn’t resist popping a few gnocchi into my mouth as they came right off the skillet. Their golden edges and fluffy interiors are exactly what I had envisioned. And the little indents made me feel all Italian grandmother like. The combination of sweet potatoes, millet flour and almond flour give the gnocchi a slightly sweet and nutty flavor. I know some of you might be thinking, “now I have to buy another bag of flour?” Trust me – I don’t like that either, which is why I shop the bulk bins at local Lakewinds Coop. Coops make gluten-free cooking so much more cost effective, and efficient, rather than waiting for your expensive Amazon shipment to arrive. The flour for this entire recipe cost me less $1.50. Win.
The gnocchi is great on it’s own with a little butter and fresh herbs, or the Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Sauce below, that I created using my Blendtec. If you’re looking for a more nutrient dense white sauce, this.is.it. So silky and rich like the alfredo sauce made from lots of butter and cheese, but instead it’s the result of cauliflower, soaked cashews and the caramelized garlic.
Here’s the separate post for that recipe because I have more ideas (and photos) for how you can incorporate it into several meals. Wishing you all a great week, and thanks for stopping by. xo
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