Happy Halloween friends!!
This is probably not quite what you were expecting on a day like today. Yeahhhh I totally dropped the ball this year on cute, festive, halloween themed treats. #foodbloggerfail
But I will just leave this right here for your entertainment 😉
Ohhh our poor puppy! He was such a trooper this weekend with all the Halloween festivities and costume changes. And then he slept literally all day Sunday recovering from his crazy weekend lol!
But, seriously, how cute is this pic?!?
Because we’re talking GNOCCHI today!
Everyone still needs to eat a REAL meal on Halloween (and no, reese’s cups do not count as a meal), so why not make is something warm and comforting and filling before you head out to your festivities or trick-or-treating or whatever it may be?!? If you feel me, I’ve got the BEST pasta dish for you today: Mushroom Stroganoff Gnocchi— made entirely vegan and very easily gluten free for all your dietary needs 🙂
I got the idea for today’s recipe from one of my all time favorite cookbooks, Isa Does It. Have you heard of it before? Have a copy at home? Use it religiously?!? Yeah, it’s definitely one of the best vegan ones out there, so I don’t blame you.
Well, anyways, Isa has an utterly delicious recipe for Tofu and Mushroom Stroganoff in this book that I use frequently, but of course I adapt it every time to fit our eating preferences. And today I’ve done it again, but this time, with my favorite pasta EVER.
Is anyone else a huge gnocchi fan out there?
Back when I was in high school, my best friend and I used to frequent this little Italian joint near our town after school just to order boxes of take-out gnocchi. Yeah, most teens go for pizza, we went for gnocchi. (#futurefoodblogger) But seriously people, it was amazing! Soft, tender pillows of potato and dough all covered in this luscious, creamy tomato sauce— is there really any better comfort food?
So that, of course, started my obsession with gnocchi, which clearly did not end there. I’ve tried my hand over the years making homemade gnocchi— pumpkin gnocchi, butternut squash gnocchi, whole wheat gnocchi, and I even taught my nanny kids this summer how to make traditional gnocchi (and it didn’t turn out half bad!).
Today I used DeLallo’s Whole Wheat Potato Gnocchi because it’s absolutely delicious and SO easy to make, but you could totally make your own homemade as well. I topped this gnocchi with a rich, creamy stroganoff sauce, made from a mix of white wine, mushrooms, tomato paste, and cashew cream. These flavors simmer and meld together in the most beautiful, luscious way!
I topped it all off with some fresh parsley and a side of white wine (of course). The perfect, comforting start to a busy Halloween! Hope you all have a great night!