Christy – Pasta and more pasta

dinner

I have had pasta two nights in a row!! That’s a little crazy for a girl who doesn’t eat pasta all that often. And it has been oh so good!

Last night, we made some Organic gnocchi that we had gotten from Whole Foods. It is a brand called Rising Moon Organics. And on the back of the package are inspiring quotes from famous people like Eleanor Roosevelt.

CIMG1566.JPG

We boiled the gnocchi and made some steamed asparagus to go with it. And then made fresh pesto sauce in our Vitamix

CIMG1568.JPG

Dinner was scrumptious!

CIMG1567.JPG

There was even pesto left over, so tonight I made an impromptu pasta dish.

I put some leftover broccoli, asparagus and sweet potato in a bowl

CIMG1570.JPG

Then added some udon noodles to it and tossed it with the pesto sauce.

CIMG1572.JPG

I wasn’t sure if it would be good but it was actually really tasty. The pesto sauce was so rich and garlicky and tied everything together, and the sweet potatoes gave it the needed sweet flavor.

I realized a little too late that I will definitely be smelling of garlic the rest of the evening. I feel bad for the person sitting next to me at meditation tonight :)

  • http://thekitchenofarunner.com Matt

    Gnocchi is by far my favorite pasta. Yum!

  • http://www.saywhatyouneedtosayblog.com Lauren

    I love this brand but I didn’t know they made Gnocchi. I love the ravioli but I will definitely look for the gnocchi now. Looks delicious!

  • http://simplylifeblog.blogspot.com/ Simply Life

    I LOVE gnocchi – that sounds great!

  • http://www.hernewweigh.blogspot.com Anne Marie@New Weigh of Life

    I love pasta. To me, it’s one of the best food inventions ever :)

  • http://www.snackingsquirrel.blogspot.com Kelsey

    oh i love ur blog so much! what a great name too! AMAZING FOOD! <3

  • http://whydeprive.wordpress.com whydeprive

    Gnocchi is my all time favorite pasta – and your pesto looks SO good!! So green :)