Thursday, August 5, 2010

Popping In To Say Hello

Just popping in to see how you are doing and to share a recipe!
I was just informed that Yukon Golds are now available! Yippee!
So I'll post my favourite Yukon Gold Potato recipe at the bottom of this email.
Hopefully you can hit your local market for some of these great potatoes!

We tried to post a video or picture to go with the recommend work out for this week but were having problems loading them.
If you are unfamiliar with the suggested exercise please email me and I will be sure to send it to you.

On a further note we have our 5 phone consults! They came in within the first hour of posting the article. I'm thrilled to say that we have 3 men, 2 ladies and none with similar goals which is nice!

I wish everyone great success with week one! I've been hearing that there are a lot of sore muscles waking up to say hello! Continue to log your strides!

New Italian Gnocchi

4 Large Yukon Gold Potatoes (or russet potatoes will also work)
1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
11/2 - 1 3/4 unbleached all purpose flour
1 Tablespoon Nutritional Yeast

Boil potatoes in the skin.
When soft carefully remove and scrap skin off while still very warm
In a glass bowls either rice or mash potatoes with a fork adding salt and pepper.
Slowly add in flour a 1/4 cup at a time until it forms a sticky ball. At this time add the olive oil. Then turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Add the nutritional yeast and slowly continue to add the remaining flour until the mixture feels like Play Dough.
At this point divide the dough into workable sections and start to roll it out using the palm of your hands to create rope like lengths of dough about 3/4 " thick.
Put salt water on to boil in a big pot. As you continue to work on your dough. Then cut 1" pieces off the rope and press the fork gently into it to create a design in your dough.
Then begin dropping them into the boiling water for approximately 1-2 minutes. when they have risen to the surface remove with slotted spoon and toss in olive oil.
You can then top with your favourite pasta sauce (pesto, vegan Alfredo, tomato, etc.)

Ciao darlings!

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