Entrée, Gluten-Free, Italian, Lightened Up, Meal Prep, One Pot Dish, Seafood, Vegetarian

Ravenous for Winter Risotto

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Mmmm, this Butternut Squash Risotto with Parmesan, Peas, & Shrimp is delicious. What a wonderful winter (and gluten-free) dish. While time-consuming to make, it’s really not all that difficult. This would be easy, yet an impressive dish to serve when entertaining. Risotto is also so easy to add a twist to make it your own. You can make it meatless, add chicken, kale, zucchini, lobster, pancetta, mushrooms, asparagus, broccoli, pumpkin, shaved Brussels sprouts . . .  and the list goes on. The key to making a good risotto is to add the broth hot so it takes less time to heat, to continue adding broth for the rice to absorb and to stir constantly. This makes the rice plump, decadent and a perfect dish.

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Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Lightened Up, Salad, Side, Vegan, Vegetarian

Make a True Salad From Your Potato Salad

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Ok, I have a confession. I stole this recipe from my mom because it was that good. This Arugula Potato “Salad” was entirely her idea, but it was too good not to share! A perfect side for one of those last BBQs or a hot day in September before summer truly ends. This is exactly what you need when you want all the fixings of a potato salad without all the mayo and additives. This salad would pair quite well with fish, chicken, burgers, ribs, steak — anything you’d serve for a classic BBQ or even an untraditional BBQ, like one with veggie or black bean burgers.  You’ll definitely want seconds of this arugula potato salad and hope you leave enough for leftovers!

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