Of course I didn’t! When would I have? After all, this is only blog post number 2! Well, I just LOOOOOVE Gnocchi – and by the way, for those gnocchi virgins out there, the “g”, yeah – it’s silent.
I had one of the most fabulous gnocchi experiences of my life tonight. Truffles, a fabulous little bistro in downtown Saskatoon was given a ridiculously high rating on urbanspoon, my trusted source for restaurant reviews. When I walked up to the door and looked at the menu, the only vegetarian thing on the menu was….GNOCCHI! And that was how the evening’s love affair began.
And let me get something straight. I love gnocchi, but not just any gnocchi. The plump goodness of fresh homemade gnocchi makes my world go around. I have yet to attempt to make my own, but I will, just you wait.
So let me get to this dish already. Sundried tomato (another favourite) thyme sauce toped with pea shoots and freshly grated Parmesan. So simple, but so amazing.
Here’s the thing: I firmly believe that only the very best should go into this belly of mine. I will spend hours looking for just the right restaurant, the freshest ingredients, and the foods that “feel” clean and healthy.
I got off the gravy (and meat) train a while back. I also got off the wheat and dairy train (except when it comes to a thick layer of butter slathered on fresh, but not warm, bread – a wheat and dairy double whammy!) – because those foods just do not sit well in my body. Gnocchi aside, how about bringing some awareness to our bodies after a meal and noticing what foods make us feel what – and choosing only those that feel like clean, wholesome fuel. And that’s not to say you can’t have a plate of gnocchi every so often either! As Sainsbury’s, a grocery store in England, touts on its health-conscious line of food products, “BE good to yourself!”