Potato & Cauliflower Gnocchi With Pesto

Potato & Cauliflower Gnocchi With Pesto
Today is MEATLESS MONDAY! I love to have my homemade Gnocchi, but it has always been such a process. To have a light dough it is a sticky mess and I have always wanted to mix in cauliflower like I add it to my mashed potatoes… Well, I was reading the September issue of ‘Food & Wine’ this week and one of my favorite articles…Mad Genius Tips:… All I can say is it revolutionized my concept of Gnocchi making!!! Wow… now my mind is reeling on all the different ways I’ll be making Gnocchi in the future!!! Continue reading

Pappardelle with Roasted Butternut Squash & Sage Sauce

Pappardelle with Roasted Butternut Squash & Sage Sauce

Today is MEATLESS MONDAY! Last time I visited New York City I stopped by Eataly and grabbed a bag of  my favorite Pappardelle. For some reason I have a really hard time finding this pasta near my home so every time I can I’ll stop by there and pick up a bag. These long pasta ribbons are perfect for this roasted butternut squash & sage sauce on this cool December Meatless Monday… Continue reading

Roasted Butternut Squash & Red Onion Farro

Roasted Butternut Squash & Red Onion Farro

Today is MEATLESS MONDAY! Farro is one of the oldest grains. It was even found in the tombs of Egyptian kings! For years it’s been cultivated in Italy and has a lot of history (History of Farro). History or no, I really enjoy eating Farro. It has a nutty tenderness that is hearty and perfect for the Fall and Winter months. For this recipe Farro was joined with roasted butternut squash (another true favorite) and red onion, perfectly seasoned, and topped with crunchy toasted pine nuts. It can be enjoyed as a side dish or all on its own. It’s high in protein and fiber so it fills you up. If you’ve never tried Farro before, this is a great way to give it a go… Continue reading