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Melany Myers

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I love to cook! But lately, I’ve noticed that I’m having some “hot flashes” so I’m not spending as much time in the kitchen. Italian food is my favorite, so I’m always looking for “healthy” pasta recipes. Yes, I know that’s an oxymoron but yet I look!

Gnocchi is one of my favorite things. The soft balls of dough crisp up so nicely and they’re great in so many dishes! Soups, stews, and they’re great with a meat sauce. I found a recipe the other day for a healthier dish with gnocchi. My memory isn’t great, but I bought the ingredients needed for the dish. Well, the ones I remembered.

When I went to find the yummy recipe I realized that I didn’t save it. I think I found it on Pinterest. Instead of spending 20 minutes trying to find the darn thing, I just decided to do my own thing. One of my favorite things about cooking is that you can combine some ingredients you like and create a tasty dish.

I put a tablespoon of butter in a pan, and heated it up, then added the gnocchi to the pan. Cooked it on high for about five minutes. Once it was somewhat crispy, I took the skillet off the stove. Then I put roughly chopped mixed greens into the dish: spinach, red and green swiss chard, and arugula. I buy an organic mix that’s really good! I then took cherry tomatoes and cut them in half, then combined the raw veggies to the still hot pan, mixed everything together, and added a bit of olive oil and salt and pepper.

Not only was the dish delicious, it was so pretty! And I made sure I added enough veggies for the dish to be kinda healthy. Without question, this is a dish I will make lots this summer. Give it a try and let me know what you think. I’m excited I have some leftovers!

gnocchi, tomato and mixed greens