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Gnocchi al Pomodoro is a fun and pillowy gnocchi on a bed of tomato sauce. Topped with crispy cured ham, shaved parmesan and arugula to bring a nice crunch. A mouthful of flavours and textures! This Gnocchi al Pomodoro recipe is so easy, fast and too good tasting for the time and preparation it needs. It’s not a traditional “Italian” dish, per se but a personal experiment. It’s a dish filled with textures, in one bite you’ll get a smooth gnocchi, tangy tomato sauce and a crunchy ham or fresh arugula. A Romantic dish, with all those textures and colours going, perfect for Valentine’s day. Is Gnocchi Pasta? Let’s talk gnocchi for a sec… They look like pasta and come with a sauce like pasta but they are not per se the usual semolina pasta… they are potato dumplings. First of all, I chose pre-made gnocchis from the market, if you want to make…

Bloody Mary is a classic cocktail made of tomato juice, vodka and a touch of heat to bring some veggies into your diet. For those last days of winter, before the heat comes, just a little hot Bloody Mary drink will warm you up! A drink made largely of vegetables is a tad different. It’s a bit of everything; spices, veggies, vodka… Back in Canada, where I’m from, they do a version with Clamato juice (mildly spicy clam broth and tomato juice) instead of simple tomato juice, they call it Bloody Caesar. Since Clamato isn’t easy to find in Europe where I live… I have to use tomato juice, and spice it up! I’ve also added some celery salt, which I think is an important element to this drink. Obviously, living in Spain, I add a little ingredient called “Salsa Espinaler” which is basically a vinegar and paprika sauce instead of…

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