Risotto is a dish which you make and then you have to eat it straight away otherwise it will be gluey and not so nice anymore. There is an exception though, a risotto bake is a risotto which you can make in advance and then you can bake in the oven just before serving it.… Continue reading Risotto bake with tomato sauce, peas and mozzarella
Creamy pumpkin and mushroom risotto
One of my favourite times of the year is pumpkin season. Pumpkins are not just for Halloween, yes it is fun to carve them but you can do so much better with them…in the kitchen. Every year I always buy several pumpkins and I like to line them up in my little “cantina” or cellar…… Continue reading Creamy pumpkin and mushroom risotto
Super green risotto with crunchy prosciutto
This risotto has so much green goodness in it that I have called it “super green risotto”. To me, the more veggies there are, the better. Made with fresh green beans, peas, zucchini, a handful of arugola leaves and a few of crunchy prosciutto bits on top, this is a good healthy midweek meal and… Continue reading Super green risotto with crunchy prosciutto
Arancini with Prosciutto di San Daniele & Grana Padano
Sicily will always be close to my heart. I have fond childhood memories of being there: the blue sea with crystal clear waters and wonderful beaches, friendly hospitable people and of course memories of incredible food like “arancini”! Arancini or little oranges are fried rice balls which originate infact from Sicily. They are a handy… Continue reading Arancini with Prosciutto di San Daniele & Grana Padano
Risotto with spinach and gorgonzola cheese
Let me give you this simple recipe of spinach risotto with gorgonzola cheese. When I make spinach risotto I usually just wash the spinach and add the leaves to the rice but this time I whizzed them instead. The risotto was much creamier and really delicious. If you don’t like gorgonzola you can simply add… Continue reading Risotto with spinach and gorgonzola cheese
Red cabbage risotto
Red cabbage makes you think of Christmas. In the UK it is infact served with the Christmas turkey dinner: it adds a festive colour to the dish and it is delicious too. I love it steamed, with raisins and nuts, olive oil, vinegar and a pinch of salt. After dressing it, you will find that… Continue reading Red cabbage risotto
Seafood risotto to die for!
Whenever I go back to Italy there is one single thing that’s compulsory: have at least one shellfish dinner. There is a little local restaurant we know which is not too pricey and does the fish beautifully. This is where we always go to satisfy our cravings.I love those gigantic prawns, the ones you have… Continue reading Seafood risotto to die for!
Fresh air, good food and happiness!
How can you make yourself happy? These are a few tips. First you need to fullfill a few basic needs like being generally healthy, having a few good friends and a decent comfortable home; Live in the present, which means not obsessing about what’s in the past or worrying unnecessarily for what has yet to… Continue reading Fresh air, good food and happiness!
Pizza risotto bake, a yummy way to enjoy risotto!
Honestly I feel exhausted at this time of year and it seems that everybody else feels just the same, the build up to Christmas is always so hectic however I am thrilled to say I have almost finished my Christmas shopping! Just a few more bits to get and then… time for the food shopping… Continue reading Pizza risotto bake, a yummy way to enjoy risotto!