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My Enlightened Delights Recipes!

My recipes are all plant based; most are already vegan, but all can be made vegan.
I aim to enlighten readers on decreasing intake of fats/toxins & increasing nutrition by using high quality, organic ingredients. I always cook on the Saladmaster Healthy Cooking System, so I am able to cut out unwanted fats/oils/toxins, excess water & time.

For more info, check out my Vegan Substitutes page & My Cooking Commandments.




Sweet Potato Spinach Gnocchi

Sweet Potato Spinach Gnocchi 

I first tasted gnocchi while I was touring Italy post high school graduation. Although I ordered the "vegetarian" menu, this trip would be the first time I consumed dairy & eggs since becoming vegan. There was a lot of pasta, pizza, tiramisu, and gelato; but the best dish I had was gnocchi.

I loved it so much, I started craving it when I returned home. At first I bought prepackaged frozen/dehydrated gnocchi. Then I found some recipes online and found so many different flavors. Today I'll make a quadruple batch and freeze them for a quick meal.


1 pound organic sweet potatoes
1 large handful of fresh organic spinach
1+ cup organic white whole wheat flour


Wash sweet potatoes well, then chop off the very tip of potato to vent. Bake in the oven or stovetop of medium heat until fork tender. Remove skins & discard. Mash sweet potatoes until smooth. Meanwhile, steam fresh spinach until wilted. Drain & dry thoroughly. Start boiling water a large pot of water.

Combine mashed sweet potatoes potatoes & spinach in a mixing bowl. Begin adding flour in batches & knead with your hands. Keep mixing in flour until dough no longer sticks to the bow or your hands. Turn mixture out onto a lightly floured surface, knead for 1-2 minutes. Break off a chunk of dough and roll it into a log about 1/2″ thick. Cut into 1″ pieces and place on a lightly floured sheet tray.

Working in small batches, place gnocchi in boiling, salted water to cook. About a minute after they float to the surface, they’re done.

Optional: Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a skillet over medium heat. Saute 1 clove of minced garlic for 30 seconds, then add cooked gnocchi. Brown on each side.

Serve with your favorite sauce or substitute gnocchi for pasta/dumplings in just about any other dish: casseroles, mac & cheese, soup, and more!