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Vegan Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Dear brides,

Food has the ability to provide nourishment beyond taste and pleasure. Food is something to be revered for its ability to connect us to the land and to one another.

Our eco-friendly brides understand that true nourishment is an experience of gathering loved ones and beloveds to share stories, experiences, and connection. True nourishment feels like home, like sisterhood, like deep contentment for all of the blessings we are gifted in this life.

This sweet potato gnocchi recipe was crafted with the vision of gathering your bridal party for an evening of good clean- messy fun.

Sweet Potato Gnocchi Recipe
3 cups of Gluten-Free flour or all purpose flour
2 large sweet potatoes or 3 small sweet potatoes
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp of sesame oil/ olive oil
10 fresh sage leaves
2  fresh sprigs of thyme
4 cups of water

The Process:
– Bake sweet potatoes at 400 degrees F for 35 minutes or until fork can go through sweet potato completely.
– Take out of oven. Set aside to cool. When cool enough to handle, peel
skin off sweet potato and mash into a soft consistency.
– In a separate bowl, mix flour and salt.
– Add 1 cup of flour to mashed sweet potato. Mix evenly before adding second cup of flour. Continue mixing until dough like consistency. Depending on the size of the sweet potato, you may need more flour. Add 1/4 cup flour until you reach a dough consistency that isn’t sticky.
– Sprinkle flour onto a flat surface and cut dough into six even pieces.
– Sprinkle dough onto your hands to prevent dough from sticking to your hands. Take one section and roll dough into a ball. Roll out dough onto a flat surface using both hands. Dough should be about an inch thick
-With a knife, cut into inch pieces. Use a fork to create the signature gnocchi indentations.
– Boil water in a pot with a dash of salt. Once boiled reduce to a simmer and add your gnocchi to the pot. – When gnocchi floats to the top, remove and place on a plate lined with paper towel.
– Heat a medium sized pan. Add oil, thyme, and sage to pan. Stir for a minute. Add boiled gnocchi.
– After 2-4 minutes, flip the gnocchi onto the other side until browned. Final product should be crispy on the outside and chewy in the inside.

Here are some process shots by Californian Vegan Ayurveda Teacher and Practitioner, Vegan Vedas

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