Some days are just slow days. Usually a Sunday when the weather is grey. You wake up late. Lose track of time. To-do lists fall to the wayside.
Some activities you may engage in on these days include:
- crossword puzzles
- toenail painting
- reorganizing book collections by date of publication
- listening to records
- this american life marathons
- general household puttering
And the best food for such a day of rest? For me there is only one. RISOTTO.
Contrary to popular belief risotto is not a rice dish but a preparation method. It can be made with any delicious whole grain you like, however you must adhere to one simple rule. Take it slow. Adding liquid to the pan one cup at a time makes the dish creamy, delicious and indulgent. Certainly worth a little extra effort.
- 1 minced shallot
- 1 tbsp minced garlic (2-3 cloves)
- 1/2 cup barley
- 6 -8 cups veggie broth (or 1 boullion cube + water)
- 1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin (not the pie filling)
- 1/2 cup almond milk (soy, dairy, etc.)
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast (or parmesan cheese)
- 1-2 tsp grainy dijon mustard
- 1 tsp salt-free herb mix (I use the Kirkland organic brand)
- 1 tsp onion flakes
- salt and pepper to taste
- arugula (for garnish, optional)