Sweet Potato Gnocchi with creamy Mushroom Sauce

Hello there 🙂
I HAD to reblog this Sweet Potato Gnocchi with creamy mushroom sauce recipe from http://www.ezentiallyfit.com This site is really new, but if this recipe is anything to judge by, there will be many great things to come.
The story behind this reblog is: I was traveling in Israel years ago and as a mostly vegetarian / quite finicky eater finding the perfect meal proved challenging in some cases. Until that is, I discovered a dish a lot like this recipe! I think it was more sweet potato cheese ravioli with a cream mushroom sauce – but with a thick gnocchi -like texture, but it was SO GOOD and I’ve been on the hunt for a simplified version of this recipe that I actually have a chance of making myself. So you can imagine how excited I was when I came across this post!
I hope you enjoy this as much as I am!

eZENtially Fit

I am a big fan of using “leftover” ingredients from my pantry. In fact, whenever I want to cook a certain recipe, I rarely have all the ingredients needed. Besides, I really like simplicity when it comes to cooking. What is better than playing with only few simple ingredients to create a tasty, nourishing meal?

I have to admit, I’ve never made Gnocchi myself before. So for my first Gnocchi, I wanted to use my favorite potatoes, sweet potatoes which happen to be a super food.

Recipe for 4 person:


  • 600g Sweet Potato (3 medium-sized)
  • 300g Wholemeal Flour
  • 1Tbsp ground Chia Seeds or Flax Seeds
  • 2 Tsp Salt

Mushroom Sauce:

  • 400g Mushrooms
  • 1 Tsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Lemon
  • 200ml Soya Cream
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Pepper
  • Parsley for garnish

Ingredients needed


(1) Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into small chunks. Boil for 15-20 minutes or until…

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BAD GIRL BEAUTY: Vintage Mugshot Makeup + Hair Inspiration

I had to reblog this uniquely cool post from http://www.theeyeoffaith.com Thanks for letting me share! This post caught my attention because its so different and effective. I love the perspective. And with all the ‘hot guy mugshot’ weirdness floating around, finding these ironically beautiful shots from the last 60 years really caught my attention! I hope you enjoy this post as much as I did!

The Eye of Faith Vintage 11.11.11.

The Mugshot. Definitely a work of art.

We’ve had a few of them come into our possession over the years, and they are always full of so much fascinating mystery. They definitely have a special quality to them; you know that person did something “wrong” and then they paid for it. Most of the time we don’t know what that “wrong”-doing was, or what happened to them thereafter, and for someone with a vivid imagination like ours, it can provide endless amounts of entertainment.

Sites like Small Town Noir give new life to these individuals and their stories, and many of the mugshots that really inspired us for this post are taken from there. Definitely check it out!

Mugshots were first devised in 1888 by French police clerk Alphonse Bertillon who devised the classic format of a side by side profile and head on photograph on one sheet to keep…

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Deception, Infringement, and Fire – The Best Boozy Lawsuits that Ever Happened!

Hello there 🙂
I had to share this great post by http://www.lorynstone.wordpress.com
I happened upon it while discovering new blogs & the business nerd in me had a party. Reading about fascinating corporate lawsuits is what got me through Trade Law & to this day, I’m like a moth to a flame with these stories. I hope you enjoy these as much as I did, and feel free to check out her fascinating blog while you’re at it!

There’s no better way to show someone that your money-dick is bigger than theirs than by whipping it out in a lawsuit. By suing someone, you’re not only showing them that you have the time to make their lives the purest form of miserable hell, but that you’ll win their money as payment for having them make you waste their time by suing them. Wait, does that even make sense anymore? I don’t even know- I just heard money and got all excited.

*Disclaimer- I’m all in favor of lawsuits when they need to happen. Sometimes there are dangers, health risks, or otherwise unfair situations that need to be addressed in a court of law. I’m just also in favor of internet jokes, too.

That said, an idea came to me one day: When discussing lawsuits, frivolous or otherwise, what sort of trouble have beer companies landed themselves in? After…

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Fried Okra…

Hello 🙂
I had to share this fab fried okra recipe I found from http://www.camelliascottage.com I was so happy to see this! When we were in States this summer, we fell in love with okra. Good thing too, because it was in everything! I can’t wait to find some okra and try this recipe. I’ve been told the key is to make sure the oil is hot as molten lava.
Thanks, Camellia, for letting me share this!

Camellia's Cottage

img_3323.jpgFried Okra! This Southern Favorite has been around as long as anyone can remember and without exception is remembered fondly! So fondly that one friend named her precious little Dog, Okra. I’ve been told that a man who had a particular fondness for Okra named his two daughters Okra and Hibiscus! (Okra plants bear Hibiscus-like blossoms and are in the same plant family!) Those were brilliant names; a guarantee that everyone would love those girls! However, Okra is an acquired taste for anyone who was born outside of the South- there are whines that it is slimy (and it is slimy unless it’s fried)  Folks also wonder ‘Why anyone would eat Okra!’ Well, okra that is not fried, is used to thicken the finest gumbos, the best pots of vegetable soups, and a pod or two placed on the top of a pan of simmering Field Peas, Baby Limas or Speckled Butterbeans- makes the broth thicker with…

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Does your breakfast pack a punch? Try my veggie packed masala breakfast eggs!

Greetings all 🙂 I had to share this awesomely unique breakfast recipe from http://www.goindikitchen.com This site is packed with cool stuff, so feel free to check them out! Thanks for letting me share, can’t wait to try this recipe!


It is a known fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. There are so many benefits to eating breakfast from a health perspective; it helps to stabilise blood sugars, it is also said that people who regularly eat breakfast are less likely to be hungry during the day, less likely to over eat and thus are less likely to be obese.  All fantastic benefits, and for someone who never used to eat breakfast and has her own real-life weight battles, I can assure that I feel so much better for eating it now.

What better way to start the day than with all the nutrition your body needs. My veggie masala breakfast eggs are full of the good stuff; a myriad of veggies with fresh eggs and a sprinkle of spice’ it is the breakfast of champions and will keep you revved up until lunchtime. This…

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Avocado-cilantro hummus

This is the first time I’ve seen a recipe for avocado-cilantro hummus….3 of my favorite things! So I HAD to share this post by http://www.vfoodjourney.com I hope you enjoy this as much as I did, and thanks to the author for allowing me to share this great post!


1 serving; 15 min preparation time.

Hummus is one of my favorite healthy foods. It’s creamy, full of flavor and so delicious. You can eat it for breakfast or lunch on a toast, or serve it on top of a bruschetta when you have guests. 

This is a nice variation of the traditional chickpeas hummus. The cilantro gives it a fresh and unusual taste. And the avocado makes it extra creamy.

If you do not like cilantro, replace it with fresh parsley. The taste will be slightly different, but it will be fresh and very yummy.


  • 300 g chickpeas, canned
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 3 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 avocado
  • 10 g fresh cilantro
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper


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Chocolate Mousse With Daim and Strawberries

This chocolate mousse with dame bar crumbles from Break Gorgeous looks awesome! As soon as I’m clear of the wedding dress, I am making this!

stay young and beautiful

This delicious chocolate dessert is easy to make and requires the following few ingredients:

4 egg yolks
4 dl whipping cream
2 Daim bars (same as almond toffee/Hershey’s Heath/Skor bars)
200 gram milk chocolate
Strawberries for decoration

Do as follows:

1. Break the milk chocolate in small bits and melt it.Then add the egg yolks and mix.

2. Cut one bar of Daim in small bits (keep the other one aside as it will be used for the decoration at the end). Add the Daim bits to the chocolate-yolk mix.

3. Mix the whipping cream separately. Then blend with the chocolate-yolk-daim mass.

4. The light brown creamy blend thus obtained will be divided in portions and then left in the fridge for 2 hours.

5. Slice the strawberries and break to bits another bar of Daim. Decorate 🙂 Now the chocolate mousse is ready to eat!


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Foraging – Spring Edibles Pt. 3

I HAD to share this awesome post from http://www.lovelearnwander.wordpress.com
As you probably already know, we have a field of dandelions here. As opposed to being frustrated trying to eliminate them all, I thought it would be really great to make use of them in any way possible. Win-Win, am I right?? So I was THRILLED when I came across these 2 fantastic sounding ‘not your typical dandelion recipe’ dandelion recipes. That syrup is tops on my to-try list this summer! Looking super cool 🙂 A big thank you to Love Learn Wander for allowing me to share!

Love Learn Wander

This week’s foraged goodness is a real little ray of sunshine and is probably blazing its way across your lawns right now – the dandelion. If you missed last week’s instalment on Hairy Bittercress, you can find it here.

Dandelions are so abundant and persistent at this time of year that people spend hours trying to eliminate them – a quick google search tells me that we’re spraying, digging, salting, smothering, even torching (really?!) this gardeners blight – when what we should be doing is enjoying their deliciousness.

The dandelion ‘weed’ can be found just about anywhere grass grows and can be harvested at any point during their cycle, though the leaves do get tougher as they age. Just make sure the land you’re foraging is chemical free (no roadsides!) and you really can’t go wrong. I sent my children over the garden fence to gather ours, they spent…

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Please will you re-blog this post for me? Yes, I know you’ve not read it yet, but I really, really want to get the word out.

In January I plan to start a new monthly newsletter which will contain the back story to Amie before she went to Africa and the lives of other characters in the trilogy. The first one recounts a major event in Ben’s life which I think you will find both fascinating and interesting. This will only ever appear in my newsletter and never be posted anywhere else.

There will also be early notice of price drops and promos and I will feature and promote books by other authors – so, if you’d like to be included, please contact me.

Most important of all, I will be giving you updates on the full story of the court case as Amie sues me with the intention of…

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Hello all 🙂 I really wanted to share this post from http://www.ruchisvegkitchen.com Whilst wedding planning, I have discovered that quite a few of my guests have serious food allergies. I can only imagine how difficult it is to find good food if you are allergic to, for example, onions and garlic. This is a great looking recipe for that and I hope you enjoy!

Ruchi's Veg Kitchen


Paneer Tikka Masala is an Indian Vegetarian  Dish,  marinated Paneer cubes grilled  and then cooked in spicy gravy, is delicious in every bite. A smooth , luscious , spicy gravy and cotton soft fresh Paneer … when serve hot with Roti, Paratha will be definitely a treat ..

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Bread, Cheese & Children from Scratch

Hi all! I HAD to reblog this awesome post! I am really looking forward to trying this home cheese recipe, it looks so much simpler than I had ever imagined 🙂 Check out http://www.wildwoodhomestead.com for more cool ideas!


I spend a small fortune on cheese. Especially soft cheeses, like goat cheese and sumptuous, creamy, expensive real, imported cheeses that pair perfectly with Pinot Noir and peppery water table crackers or smeared across a piece of thinly sliced toasted rye. Yep. This is my vice. Good cheese. Hard, soft, crumbly, whatever, I love it. And if I’m wrong for loving good cheese and crispy, crunchy crackers or bread, then by golly I don’t wanna be right in this life.


I’ve had some really successful cheese making sessions lately. The kind where the mozzarella actually stretches and with each pull, I simultaneously feel a tear being tugged from my eye as I secretly celebrate my cheese making success while beaming with pride. Like, how boring is my life that my mozzarella making accomplishments leave me verklempt? Let me answer that question for you…

Not boring at all.

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YES!! Party Link Live – Love Thing Valentine Blog Bash and Mingle… Join the fun!

Valentine’s blog party is off the chain right now over at http://www.acookingpotandtwistedtales.com Come check it and join the fun! Whoop! Whoop!

a cooking pot and twisted tales


You are welcome to our Valentine Blog Bash.

Just make yourself comfortable.

Refreshments are nicely arranged down the page. Drinks, Chocolates, Cakes, Donuts and so much more. 🙂

This video had me cracking.

You can crack your Poetic Prowess by taking part in continuing this tag along poem below. The full poem will be published on my Tuesday’s Trivia with every part attributed to the contributor. So here goes…

Her eyes shone with tears

That clung to her lashes

She glanced at the ring

It’s twinkles brought back flashes

Okay, so here are the rules of partying and mingling.

  1. You must mix and mingle with others. Don’t be a wall flower. Go say hello to someone and you can participate in the Tag a poem up above.
  2.  Please leave your blog link or post link in the comment box below along with an introductions.
  3. It’s one link per comment, but…

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