What she ate last night.

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

Next please

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.

Just in case you are interested

The pros and cons of carbs. YES THERE ARE GOOD CARBS

Now mushrooms are a nutritional boom house. They pack a punch. Here is little bit more nutritional info for you.

Mushroom Nutrition: 

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

Add spinach

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

Born appetite

Served with love ❤️

Published by Janette Bendle

I have reached my fabulous 50s. Guess what, it’s okay. 20 years in the health and wellness industry. Educating men and women on the importance of nourishing their bodies with good food, moving with integrity, recharging their energy levels and empowering their minds. I love my job. A mother of two boys who are now men and my greatest achievement. A lover of words, an aspiring author with a book written and no idea where to go next, a poet who writes from the heart and her vulnerability. A foodie who loves to experiment, a salad lover , But not just your Every day salad, I throw in anything you can think of it ends up in my salad. I have a reputation for making the greatest weirdest salads around. As a total contradiction, I have a ridiculous sweet tooth. I rescue abandoned souls in the bodies of dogs, an animal lover, Who sometimes likes animals more than humans. My teacher in life, my mother never ceases to amaze me. I am one fortunate human being who is filled with gratitude for the life she lives.

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