A feast a fabulous dishes was enjoyed by my family and friends. No Meat was in sight of these flavoursome dishes.
Would you like to join us for dinner?
On the menu
Mixed Salad (another salad idea)
Mushroom, sun dried tomato and spinach risotto
Price: free of charge
Step one – mixed salad leaves loving placed in a big beautiful bowl
Step two – avocado chopped in large pieces
Step three – Fresh basil leaves. Sniff the aroma as you break the leaves off.
Step four – Slice fresh mushrooms (your choice) and delicately chop your
juicy Roma tomatoes
Step five – Add spinach leaves
Step six – Grab a few broccoli flowers and chop roughly so it crumbles over
the top of the salad
Step seven – add roasted seeds
Mix and serve with olive oil drizzled and fresh lemon squeezed over top.
Serve as a starter or with your mushroom risotto
So did you save your salad to have with your risotto or did you eat it first. Either way is good. Perhaps if you eat it first, you might not to eat as much risotto. Risotto is full of carbs. 😂😂😂😂
Here is an article to read about the health benefits of Arborio Rice. I don’t eat a lot of pasta. My personal belief is there is a lot more yummy foods that have more nutritional benefits than pasta. It is an occasional thing for me. Please read anyway, make your own decision.
Now mushrooms are a nutritional boom house. They pack a punch. Here is little bit more nutritional info for you.
Mushrooms support our own health systems, by helping strengthen our immune system and preventing debilitating diseases. Some benefits that you may enjoy from consuming mushrooms are:
Weight management – One study showed that substituting red meat with white button mushrooms may support a healthy weight.
Improved nutrition – Adding more mushrooms to your diet may help improve diet quality.
Optimal vitamin D levels– Eating certain mushroom species is seen in a study to be more effective than taking vitamin D2 supplements.
Optimal digestive function – Mushrooms support your gastrointestinal health, thanks to their supply of dietary fiber and fungal enzymes.
Antibacterial properties – Penicillin, streptomycin, and tetracycline are all derived from fungal extracts.
It’s small wonder that mushrooms are now gaining a superfood reputation. Definitely add them to your diet if they are not already part of it, especially if you are not a meat lover after.
Ready for main course?
One brown onion
One garlic clove is enough I tend to put two or three
Flat leaf parsley
30 g of olive oil
400 g of Arborio rice
100 g of white wine
3 heaped teaspoons of vegetable stock
1.2 liter water
200g fresh mushrooms
Sun dried tomatoes
Baby spinach leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat up some oil in a fry pan, Add chopped up onion garlic and parsley and sauté
Add your arborio rice, wine and sauté for about two minutes
Add your vegetable stock, water and mushrooms and cook
How to Know When Risotto Is Done
The best way to determine risotto doneness is with both your eyes and your mouth. First take a look at the pan: Is the risotto creamy but not thick, rolling back after the spoon is run through the pan? You’re probably very close to done.
Add chopped sun dried tomatoes
Now take a taste — the rice should be mostly soft with slight al dente texture
can be served with Parmesan cheese and your salad if it’s not already eaten.
I hope you enjoy this as much as my friends and family did
Served with love ❤️