Roasted Sunchoke Risotto

I absolutely love sunchokes (aka Jerusalem artichokes). If I had to pick a favourite vegetable, they would definitely top the list. They have a rich and creamy texture and a unique flavour that is earthy and delicious. They have a variety of different health benefits also, including being rich in vitamins & minerals and prebiotics for healthy digestion. I was chatting about my love of this vegetable with someone recently, and it got me thinking about how best I might use this lovely root veg in order to maximize its flavour in a dish. I arrived at risotto, roasting the sunchokes ahead of pureeing them in order to pull out lots of flavours and maximize on their creamy texture after roasting. I used to peel the sunchokes prior to cooking them, but in this case, I simply gave them a really good scrub and left the skins on. Roasted Sunchoke…

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Cheesy Risotto with Basil and Garlic Scape Pesto

I adore garlic. If I had to pick one food I couldn't live without, garlic would be it. It is delicious pickled, sauteed, roasted, I even tried it raw once, although I am not sure that was such a fun experience for everyone around me afterwards! In addition to being crazy delicious, garlic also contains some very powerful health benefits. According to the World's Healthiest Foods, garlic is full of antioxidants, is anti-inflammatory and contains sulfur compounds that assist with detoxification. In addition to being antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal, garlic also contains blood-thinning properties and can be beneficial for cardiovascular health. When garlic is chopped or crushed it releases an enzyme called alliinase, which is then able to mix with a compound called alliin, resulting in the anti-cancer phytonutrient called allicin. Eaten raw, the benefits of allicin are readily available to the body. While I am a fan of raw…

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