Today I’m giving away a signed copy of Michael Natkin’s cookbook Herbivoracious. I met Michael at Eat, Write, Retreat, where he spoke about the detailed preparation and endless recipe testing that goes into publishing a cookbook. I was lucky enough to snag an extra copy of his beautiful book for one of my hungry readers.
I’m in no means a vegetarian, but when I cook at home I most typically make meatless meals… aka Nikki’s house of pasta. This book has gorgeous photos and fantastic recipes that anyone (meat lover or not) will fall in love with. I was immediately intrigued by the fluffy basil gnudi on the cover…seriously, how amazing does that dish look?
To enter the giveaway, leave a comment below telling me your favorite summer vegetarian dish. I’ll announce a winner at the end of this week!
So I tried my hand at the gnudi (think gnocchi but with ricotta cheese instead of potato) – and it’s definitely not as beautiful as Michael’s version, but I promise it tasted wonderful! It was a perfect summer Sunday night meal shared with my older brother. Oh, and it was especially good with a crusty baguette to soak up the buttery wine sauce!