Over the last 4 weeks I've been on the road. Being on the road is fun, but I know I need to stay flu free, Corona Virus free, fatigue free, so that I can jump around with a good amount of energy for a month. When travelling I've learned to pace myself, and to cook whenever I possibly can - whether that be wherever or whoever I'm staying with. To me, a home cooked meal has a special energy to it. It has superpowers that comfort the soul and soothe the anxiety that comes with being in unfamiliar surroundings.
No wonder I couldn't wait to christen my homecoming with a proper plate of homemade gnocchi. For those who laugh and roll their eyes, I emplore you to open your mind. Making gnocchi isn't that hard, and to me the satisfaction outweighs the effort it takes you to mash some potatoes and mix them into a dough. The dreamy part of this dish isn't just the fact that you're making little pillows of carb-o-goodness, but the incredibly garlicy arrabiatta sauce that makes me drool just writing about it. This recipe will equip you with the knowhow for the simplest, most badass pasta sauce known to man.
That's all I need to say. Buon Appetito !
Words, recipe and images by Lauren.