CLASSIC RISOTTO – NO FRILLS SOUL FOOD

Risotto
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I made this risotto over the weekend to signify the end of a very long, hectic and tiresome week. I have been meaning to post this beauty for a couple of days now but was able to take time off only today. Nevertheless, I am sure I will be able to do justice to the introduction of this classic risotto considering that I relive the feeling of comfort and my senses relax every time I see this picture. Risotto is an authentic Italian dish which is unfortunately not served in many of the big Italian restaurants! Usually, it is those… Continue reading

PUMPKIN ROSEMARY SOUP – Rich, Creamy, No Broth Soup!

Roast Pumpkin Soup
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I opened the front door last night and my heart almost skipped a beat! There was a monster in front of me. Those horror-thriller movies’ green-faced monster. Yes it’s that time of the year when all my neighbors enjoy scaring the life out of scared little gals like me! 😛 So the monster was a huge poster hung on my neighbor’s front door as a part of the Halloween decor but it sure scared me at 10:oo p.m.! Today’s weather in Texas was chilly and breezy. I decided to make a soup for the evening and my encounter with the neighborly monster… Continue reading

BAKED/FRIED ARANCINI | ITALIAN RICE BALLS

arancini
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I tasted these for the first time at a friend’s place when she ordered for some takeout food. Boy, did they get me hooked! Being a rice-lover, I love risottos more than pizza and pasta. A risotto appetizer? Whoa, “I am gonna keep visiting you babies!” was what the voice in my head was saying I have learnt that they can be made in many ways, the classic with just cheese stuffing or green pea stuffing or something else. I love olives and decided to put together my favorites: Olives and risotto in my version of Arancini PrintBAKED/FRIED ARANCINI |… Continue reading