I am so lazy.
I am so lazy.
(Get it? BAHAHAHAHAHA. Mother of god do I crack my shit up.)
Anyways, that's why I'm dragging ass when it comes to posting recipes.
Like this one for example.
I forget how I made it. <--- senile
I wrote it down somewhere, but I forget where I wrote it down. <--- senile
I could go home and try to find it, but I won't. <--- lazy
I give you the general gist below.
Urban Vegan's Winter Pesto recipe is exact though.
And I'm pretty certain the other crappola is close to exact as well.
All in all I was pleased with this recipe. It was pretty to look at. And it was sweet and flavorful.
And I was surprised by the winter pesto itself. Granted, spinach is no sexy sumptious basil, but it makes for a surprisingly tasty (and healthy) pesto.
However, using store-bought gnocchi reminded of how much store-bought gnocchi sucks in comparison to the real thing.
So if you're lazy, you can use the storebought shit. <--- lazy
Otherwise, make your own, for god's sake. It's so much better.
Otherwise, make your own, for god's sake. It's so much better. <--- senile
should be accompanied by a
harmony of angels' voices)
- 3 c.s fresh organic spinach (or arugula), packed
- 1/2 c. + 1 T. extra-virgin olive oil
- 6 cloves garlic
- 1/2 c. walnuts (or pine nuts, or a mixture)
- 1/4 t. salt & fresh ground pepper, to taste
- Nutritional yeast (optional--I tossed in a T. or so)
Place all ingredients in food processor. Process 'til smooth, scraping sides of processor as needed
Makes about 1 1/2 cups pesto
(Pesto recipe from Urban Vegan)
SWEET & HEARTY WINTER PESTO GNOCCHI
- 16 oz. gnocchi (fresh or store-bought--Gia Russa Potato Gnocchi is vegan), cooked
- 2 red peppers, roasted and sliced
- 1 small jar/can quartered artichoke hearts, drained (I can't remember the size, maybe 8-oz?)
- 1/4 to 1/2 c. winter pesto (depending on how pesto-y you like it)
Throw your (hopefully still-warm) cooked gnocchi in a large serving bowl. Add sliced roasted red peppers, artichokes, and winter pesto. Stir. Serve.
(You could either serve this heated or at room temperature. I threw my pesto into the microwave for a few minutes before tossing it in with everything else.)
Serves about 4.