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Green Pea and Lemon Risotto

Tonight’s dinner was picked by Brent. He was skimming through Veganomicon and said “Here. Let’s make this. We have all the ingredients.” I was fine with it, although I pointed out that I was somewhat skeptical of a risotto without butter or cheese. Brent’s response, “Oh yeah it’s vegan. I didn’t think about that.”

hpim28901I have a confession. I cheated — I added about 2 tablespoons of Parmesan to the risotto. It just felt necessary. Also, I just used a jarred roasted red pepper rather than roasting my own as the recipe calls for and then diced it up and threw it in the pot. I really liked the risotto without all the butter and cheese though. This tasted very bright, and springy. Brent was equally impressed. To go with it, we had a salad with some of last night’s fabulous dressing. I love this stuff!

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Now I’m just finishing up some baking and soup making for our lunches this week and hoping to be in bed pretty soon for our super early Monday. Because I like to end Sunday night on a positive, cheerful note, here are some things I’m looking forward to this week: I have some fun dinners planned for later this week, including a yummy pizza on Friday night, and the OSCARS are on Sunday! I love watching them. I think we’ll be going to a party at one of Brent’s co-workers’ to watch. Speaking of that, I need to think of something to bring. Any ideas for finger foods?

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5 responses »

  1. Great risotto!!

    Good luck with your early Monday!!

    **Finger foods = can’t go wrong with mini pizzas or a hummus & vegetable platter.

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  2. Love risotto!!

    I’m echoing Miss VeggieGirl but hummus and veggies is always a winner!

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  3. I always devaganize vegan recipes! It’s not on purpose … it just happens. đŸ˜€

    Finger food I love at parties is brucshetta.

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  4. This dish looks great – I will have to try it.

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  5. I would have added cheese too!
    http://www.seejessrun.com

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