Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Often as I wander through the Internets, I find myself thinking, "Will that work in real life??"

I mean, blogs and Pinterest are full of pretty photos of perfect food, crafts, clothes, hair...  But in real life, nothing is perfect.  So I thought, hey!  People keep telling me to start a blog.  So here we go.

Today for dinner, I tried out Crispy Gnocchi Pesto (via 1 Cup Awesome)

I've been basically obsessed with gnocchi since my boyfriend (accidentally) took me to Spiaggia for my birthday this year.  If you have, you know, two or three hundred dollars to spare, I would definitely recommend checking it out.  If you aren't making it rain all over Chicago, at least stop in for a plate of the gnocchi.  Literally one of the best things I've ever tasted.

Anyway, back to the Crispy Gnocchi.

Their way:

My way:

Okay, so this isn't my first attempt - shhhh, don't tell!  The first time I tried it, the gnocchi was overcooked on the outside, but still uncooked inside.  Thanks to my cheap & tacky apartment, my stove  tends to be waaaay too hot, so the gnocchi *appeared* to be done after the 4-6 minutes the recipe suggested.  On the second try, I cooked it on a much lower temperature, which took longer but got the job done.  

I also cooked using grapefruit seed oil instead of olive oil (my new favorite!) and added a salmon burger paddy from Trader Joe's.  Yum!  

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