Monday, July 12, 2010

Pomi + Gnocchi = YUM!

As a "green" mom I try to find products that are natural and BPA free!

We all know that many of our canned foods leach BPA chemicals.   

Eliminating canned foods takes some work.  But, here is the good news!  There are readily available alternatives to most canned foods like fruit, vegetables and beans.  You can buy fresh, frozen, or jared.  When it comes to tomato's this is my method of "canned" tomatoes.  But being a busy mom sometimes you  don't have time to wait for tomatoes to thaw.  So I was very pleased to find another alternative to canned tomatoes!


Pomi

Pomi is All Natural.
No Fat added.
No Sodium Added.
100% from Fresh Italian Tomatoes.
Packaged in a  BPA free box!
They are chopped, and strained, perfect for all your fave recipes of sauces, soups, pasta and any recipe calling canned tomatoes!
Now how great is all that!


Pomi is available at select Whole Foods Markets, Stop & Shops, Shop Rite, Publix markets, and Hannaford stores. I would call ahead of time to make sure they carry or even ask them to carry it! They are also available in smaller natural, organic or Italian specialty stores.

And now a yummy recipe!  This recipe is from a very good friend of mine!  This meal was shared with 8 people with leftovers...would be perfect for freezer cooking, and great for a potluck dish!


Ingredients
  • 3  packages of gnocchi (fresh or frozen) cook as directed (one batch at a time!)
  • 1 box of Pomi
  • 3/4 cup finely grated parmesan or cheese of choice (even cheddar works, as long as it is tangy and hard)
  • 1 cup finely chopped greens (chard/spinach/parsley)
  • 1/4 pound of bacon (or proscuitto), diced
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup sweet pepper/celery/carrot, finely chopped

Bring water for gnocchi to a boil. Cook gnocchi as directed.
Meanwhile - fry bacon, until fat is released, drain and set aside. 
Fry onions and vegetables until softened and set aside. 
Add Pomi to pan bring to a simmer.  Whisk in cheese until dissolved completely.  Stir bacon, onion and vegetables back into sauce.  Cover and simmer 2 minutes.
Once the gnocchi is cooked (they should still be firm), drain and stir into sauce.
Garnish with parmesan and parsley.
 Enjoy!


I received a product for the purpose of this review but no other type of compensation was received.  This had no bearing on my completely honest review above.  The opinions and experiences I've shared with this product are my own

18 comments:

April @ The Painted Cupboard said...

We too have gone CAN free because of BPA!! So where can you find this POMI??? Thank you for so many yummy recipes...

Busy Working Mama said...

YUM! That looks really good. I'm going to try it out. I need to go can-free soon.

Sweet and Savory said...

Yum - love the addition of bacon!

Angie said...

April - Pomi is available at select Whole Foods Markets, Stop & Shops, Shop Rite, Publix markets, and Hannaford stores. I would call ahead of time to make sure they carry. They are also available in smaller natural, organic or Italian specialty stores.

Sinful Southern Sweets said...

Looks wonderful!!

Laura said...

I love POMI we can get it in the regular grocery store here in Alaska maybe because Whole Foods doesn't exist?

Thanks for linking up to Just Another Meatless Monday!

Musings of a Work At Home Missionary Mom said...

Wow!!! I am SOOOOO going to try this recipe this week. Yum!

gen @ scarlet acres said...

I ADORE gnocchi, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing it on Tasty Tuesday, I can't wait to try!

Catherine said...

So yummy! Laura- maybe try Vitacost.com or Amazon if you can't find it. I think Vitacost has cheap shipping!

Holly T. said...

Yummy!!! Love your site.
Just posted a blog award for you!
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Umm Mymoonah said...

Hi Angie, That's very yummy gnochhi, love the sauce, looks so mouthwatering.
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comments.
Regarding your question in my blog i'm not quite sure about that, but you give it a try:-)

Brenda said...

That looks great!

Sweet and Savory said...

You turned gnocchi into something heavenly. I was glad to see you at my blog and linking up.

It gives me an excuse, each week, to keep up with my blogger friends as well as getting wonderful recipes.

Tina said...

If only I could cook like that! My husband would absolutely die. Thank you for stopping by to check me out.

Tina
Little Tots Big Ideas

Diana's Cocina said...

I'm new to your blog :). Great post,bacon makes everything taste better, right....LOL!

Kirstin said...

That looks so so good!! I love gnocchi!

I'll have to look for those tomatoes

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I've never tried pomi, your dish looks awesome though! Thanks!

Its A Blog Party said...

Yum! This sounds and looks awesome!
Thanks for linking up!
~Liz