Kid-friendly February 2022: “Bellisima” Basil Kid-made Gnocchi + Five-ingredient Tomato Sauce + Italian Vanilla Basil Soda ARCH 2020: Recipe - Sticky Fingers Cooking



 “Bellisima” Basil Kid-made Gnocchi + Five-ingredient Tomato Sauce + Italian Vanilla Basil Soda 

Gnocchi are perfectly kid-friendly, and people of all ages seem to love their pillowy texture and shape. Total comfort food made with simple pantry ingredients. And this recipe is really a practice in using all senses. Smell the basil. Feel the dough. Listen for the water to boil. Watch for the gnocchi to bounce to the surface of the boiling water. Taste the flavors and feel the soft texture as you’re eating. As with all of the recipes we test, we try to imagine what the variable outcomes may be across a spectrum of ages and environments that make up our Sticky Fingers classes! It is SO fun to see the results when kids get involved! This kid-made gnocchi is likely going to come out rustic and creative shapes of all kinds. We happen to find that charming. We these gnocchi “Bellisima,” which means “beautiful” in Italian. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it can be seen in all shapes and sizes. With people. With gnocchi. With whatever we set our eyes upon! 

You may be a bit shocked how easy it is to make gnocchi. For real. Give it a go at home. This recipe is so delicious and easy to prepare, it’s pre-PASTA-rous.

All of us at Sticky Fingers Cooking firmly believe that you can teach anything through cooking:

Math, science, geography, and nutrition… this is what your kids learn in our classes this week:

BASIL-tov to you all - Grazie for having your students join us! 

Happy + Healthy Cooking, Chef Jacqui  & Food-Geek-in-Chief, Chef Erin

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