WEEKEND POST 114
I’m of the belief that always is the best time for sweet thoughts + actions, but of course we have Valentine’s Day to set the wheels — in varying shades of pink and red — into motion. So how about it? Are you planning something special?
Sifting through old photos + recipes led me back to these beautiful red beet gnocchi, based off of this tutorial from Mario Batali in The New York Times. We served ours with wilted spinach in garlic browned butter + crispy sage leaves and toasty pine nuts on top. Wouldn’t it be a marvelous meal for the holiday next week? From scratch that night is great, but you could definitely make the gnocchi a day or two ahead if your evenings are a blur.
Don’t forget to show your own heart some love with my new gingerbread bites shared for American Heart Month. Find the recipe among the links + updates below, and enjoy the coming ♥-filled days!
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Some interesting, fun, delicious reads:
- February is International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month. Pregnant women are especially susceptible to certain diseases and infections. If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, learn about the risks + how best to protect yourself and your unborn baby from serious infections.
- Which is more your speed for Valentine’s: 1) heart-shaped cookies; 2) simple but decadent individual chocolate mug cakes; or 3) chocolate-covered berries with a twist? I’m leaning toward sweet (hidden veg) lava cakelets.
- A Valentine giveaway for kids that was clearly inspired by The Simpsons.
- All this talk about beets, though… #sciencegeek.
- Start a Winter Blues Jar if the cold, dark days are getting you down.
- Time-lapse awe.
- This week’s pinned words of wisdom. (p.s. Love, I’m not mad at you. Just saying…)
Recently on HGN:
- Spicy 4-Seed Gingerbread Bites (GF + V/v + nut-free + dairy-free + egg-free + added sugar-free)
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