A Tale of Two Gnocci #vegan

I’m crazy about gnocci. I’ve even been known to make them, but I also buy them sometimes, because … just because, okay? Don’t judge.

We’re pretty light eaters (difficult to tell from my girth, but we are — that’s what happens when you move as little as possible: doesn’t take many calories to turn you into Jabba the Hutt). I lost my place. Oh, yeah, we’re pretty light eaters, so one package of gnocci does us for several meals. Here are two:

GnocciPeaMushGnocci #1

While you heat water and boil the gnocci (you cook them for about 3 minutes), heat vegan margarine in a skillet. Add sliced mushrooms and brown them. Add the drained gnocci. Chop some parsley and add that. Throw in some peas (these were canned because Charlie prefers canned to frozen — go figure). Dan Antion is free to add some chopped ham. Or bacon.

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GnocciSweetPotGnocci #2

Boil a whole sweet potato. Take it out of the water and cool it and peel it and cut it into pieces. While you reheat the water and use it to boil the gnocci, heat some vegan margarine in a skillet and brown the sweet potatoes. Add the drained gnocci. I think there’s some chopped fresh sage in there, too. Dan Antion … pork chop. Or bacon.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: How does your main character feel about potatoes and potato products?

MA

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One thought on “A Tale of Two Gnocci #vegan

  1. Dan

    January 20, 2016 at 7:22am

    Ha – thanks for the mention. I’ve had gnocci in a meatless meal. It’s pretty filling so I don’t think I would mind. I prefer frozen peas to canned, but I like them either way. I think I’d rather recipe #1. Sweeet potatoes and gnocci might be a bit too much mush ๐Ÿ™‚

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      Marian Allen

      January 20, 2016 at 8:27am

      I prefer frozen peas, too, Dan. Talk about mush.

      The sweet potatoes were good and crispy on the outside and the gnocci are pretty firm, so it turned out to be a really good combination. But #1 was also really good. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Jane

    January 20, 2016 at 10:19am

    Sweet potatoes! Yum!
    Should really eat them more often. Orange food. Great for color wheel cooking.

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      Marian Allen

      January 20, 2016 at 10:25am

      LOL! Yeah, a little kale tossed in there at the last minute would have been good and pretty.

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  3. Shelly

    January 20, 2016 at 12:28pm

    Gnocci #2 looks amazing. I really can’t get enough sweet potato! I like putting sweet potato in red curry. Yum!

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      Marian Allen

      January 20, 2016 at 12:56pm

      Oooo! Sweet potatoes in curry! I like the way you think. ๐Ÿ™‚

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