Baked Gnocchi

I made a huge batch of homemade gnocchi the other day, and as I was brainstorming simple ways for serving it, I thought that I’d give baking it a try – stick some freshly sautéed, golden brown gnocchi in the oven under a nice coating of Marinara sauce and a sprinkling of Mozzarella cheese?! …What’s…

Gnocchi with Pesto

It has come to my attention that although, I have two gnocchi recipes posted, neither of them are for a standard, no frills gnocchi.  I have decided to remedy that this week with a step by step guide to basic gnocchi making, along with an attempt to photograph the proceeder.  Somehow flour coated hands and…

Baked Ziti

A baked pasta dish made up of ziti pasta, marinara sauce, sweet Italian sausage, mozzarella cheese, and fresh spinach for some color, nutrition, and fiber.  I like to refer to this dish as my lazy-person’s lasagna.  It has a similar flavor profile to a traditional lasagna, but none of the hassle of layering in all…

Parmesan Gnocchi Sautéed in Sun-dried Tomatoes and Garlic

The parmesan gnocchi I made the other night turned out wonderfully – light, pillowy cushions of cheese and potato pasta sautéed in olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes, and  garlic.  I did not turn out the prettiest of gnocchi, the cheese made them a little chunkier then usual, but the flavors all checked out. I added more…

Soba, Edamame, and Sesame Seed Stir-Fry

One of my favorite vegetarian meals – buckwheat noodles, edamame, and sesame seeds tossed in a sweet, salty, and tangy sauce.  One of the best things about this dish is that it requires less then 10 minutes of preparation, if you buy the edamame already shelled, and only about 5 minutes of cook time. Ingredients:…

Saffron Pasta with Oranges and Olives

My homemade saffron semolina pasta sautéed in olive oil, garlic, madeira wine, and a squeeze of fresh orange juice, sprinkled with Kalamata olives and chopped parsley. Ingredients: Saffron Semolina Pasta 1 tbsp Olive Oil 2 minced cloves of Garlic  1/4 cup Madeira Wine the juice from 1 Orange 1/2 cup sliced Kalamata Olives 1/2 tsp…