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Root Vegetable & Mushroom Risotto Recipe

There are many different mushroom risotto recipes, but not many like this.  This isn’t technically risotto.  Risotto is rice cooked  slowly in broth, and usually has parmesan cheese.  This recipe has no rice or parmesan cheese.   Then why call it risotto?  Instead of rice  and cheese I used root vegetables and nutritional yeast, but applied the same process as risotto.  This means starting with onions, the vegetables, then adding some alcohol, letting it cook off, and then adding a little bit of broth at a time until the vegetables are cooked.  I know some of you may be skeptical, but trust me this is a delicious dish.  Vegetarians can eat this as a main or side, and if you eat meat or fish this makes a great side dish.

This dish has many different flavours thanks to the different vegetables.  Just like risotto it is salty as well as creamy.  The mushrooms add another level to the already deep flavour palate presented here.   This dish may sound complicated to make for some, but I promise it is straightforward and simple.  Go ahead and try something different. Root vegetable and mushroom risotto. Continue reading

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Navy Beans and Arugula-Walnut Pesto on Toast

My original intention wasn’t to eat this on toast.  To tell you the truth I am not quite sure what my original intention was.  I had this idea on mixing some white beans with some pesto.  So I just did it.  I chose navy beans and decided on an arugula walnut pesto that I just made up.

I love roasted walnuts.  I will say it again. I love roasted walnuts.  If you don’t know what I am talking about go to the kitchen right now, turn on the oven to about 350 degrees Fahrenheit, lay some walnuts out on a baking tray, and roast in the pre-heated oven for approx 4-5 mins.  Do not take your eyes off the walnuts after they have been in for 2 minutes.  You will forget about them and they will burn.  It happens so quickly and so easily.  So just be patient and keep your eyes on them.  It won’t take long.  When they start to smell good and change colour they are ready.

you will want to eat these while they are still warm.  They taste so good. Great healthy snack.

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