I went to a fun Thai restaurant yesterday. The restaurant doesn't have a set menu.
Each person pays a set amount, and they serve you whatever they made that day. They served us multiple dishes.
We have a couple appetizers, a few curries, a noodles dish, and sticky rice. There were a couple of dishes I had never tried before but were delicious.
It was located in a town house and had a cosy, homey atmosphere. I really enjoyed the overall experience.
I had another good dinning experience a couple of weeks ago. A friend recommended a Laotian restaurant. I had never had Laotian food before then. They food was really tasty.
I made this hearty dish a few weeks ago. It was flavorful.
I found this tomato and artichoke gnocchi recipe on a website called Eating Well. I used fresh basil instead of fresh oregano. I added dried oregano. I also used balsamic vinegar instead of red-wine vinegar.
The ingredients are 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 16 ounces gnocchi, 1 small onion, 1 small red bell pepper, 4 large garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon fresh basil, 1 teaspoon dried oregano, 15 ounces canned chickpeas, 14 ounces caned diced tomatoes, 9 ounces frozen artichoke hearts, 20 Kalamata olives, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar and 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper.
I added one tablespoon of the olive oil to a skillet. I browned the gnocchi over medium-high heat for about five minutes.
After five minutes, I set the gnocchi aside in another bowl. I added the remaining tablespoon of extra-virign olive oil. I chopped the onion and added it to the pan. I cooked the onion for 3 to 4 minutes.
I added the chopped bell pepper and cooked the mixture for another 3 minutes.
I added the garlic, dried oregano, and fresh basil. I cooked this for about a minute.
I added the gnocchi, artichoke heart, tomatoes, onion and bell pepper mixture, and chickpeas into a pot. I cooked the dish for about five minutes. I stirred occasionally.
I added the balsamic vinegar, chopped Kalamata olives, pepper, and salt.
I stirred the ingredients together and then dug in.
This was a flavorful dish. It had a toothsome, Mediterranean flavor.
It had sweet and acidic tomatoes, creamy chickpeas, and briny Kalamata olives.
The gnocchi was chewy and plump. Some of the edges were a little crispy and brown.
The herbs added brightness and freshness.
It was a hearty and filling meal as well.
Overall, it was a satisfying and delicious dish. I would make it again.