- Roasted Chicken with green beans & heart-shaped spicy potatoes-
Life is a series of experiences. It can be both rewarding and stressful. I admit that there are times when it becomes stressful enough because as a mommy, I am juggling a lot of things which includes work, kids (Ykaie and my nieces), household chores, bills, and being away from my peanubutter♥ . I have to keep up with time management and of course, the sadness of being away from my husband who works abroad.
However, at the end of the day — or the week– doing the things that I love most is what I consider my rewards for a job well done. I guess you already know what those are — cooking and eating out with my family.
- Banana Nutella French Toast -
Cooking isn’t simply one of the chores that I have to do. I consider cooking for my family to be such a rewarding experience specially when I see their face light up when I cook their favorite food. It also keeps me happy and it relieves my stress..
Now who needs a spa when I can cook or bake?
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This is my first time to try making a risotto. I’ve always been intimidated in cooking it because I know that it is not the most carpal-tunnel-friendly recipe you can find. Cooking Risotto involves a lot of stirring wherein you add a small amount of broth at a time and allow the rice to absorb the liquid. This creates a creamy sauce that envelopes the rice and gives you all the flavor that you want.
I decided to make Cauliflower Risotto as Cauliflower is one of the vegetables I love. It has a mild sweet and nutty flavor that lend itself to whatever dish that you’re making. I had to choose a mild flavor for my risotto because I’m pairing it with a Garlic-Rosemary Roasted Chicken for lunch. Yet, I also want my risotto to be able to stand out on its own.
Yes, we had quite a heavy lunch yesterday…heehee.
Risottos are usually made using Arborio Rice, but nowadays I’ve seen risotto recipes made with steel cut oats, quinoa, and bulgur wheat. Since I am making this for the first time, I decided I should stick with the classic. But one thing I’m really happy about is that I’m making Risotto the easy way.
This gives me the chance to try out my Breville Multi Chef‘s Risotto function! The pre-programmed Risotto function of the Breville Multi Chef controls temperature to absorb flavor, lightly agitate while simmering, and turn itself off once ready. Simple, delicious, home made risotto, without stirring. What could be more easier than that?
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