Introducing Creativity To The Alternative Diet: Many of us have segued from traditional dietary lifestyle to alternative dietary lifestyles, i.e. Gluten free, Vegan, Grain free, Real food, etc. What are we discovering?? These recipes are NOT mediocre!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Beet and Goat cheese risotto

Hi ladies,
I realize everyone has some big "life" stuff going on so we aren't on a rotation but I found this recipe and IT IS FABULOUS!!!!! So, I wanted to post it and hopefully you will have a chance to try it and let me know what you think! It is stunning to look at, absolutely delicious and unlike any risotto I have made in that you add all the liquid at beginning and just stir occasionally which makes this a incredible easy risotto recipe as well! ENJOY!


¼ cups Butter
2 whole Beets, Chopped Small
1 whole Onion, Chopped Small
1 cup Arborio Rice
3 cups Stock (Chicken Or Vegetable)
1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
Salt And Pepper, to taste
½ cups Goat Cheese

Preparation Instructions

Melt the butter over medium heat in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Add the beets and onion, and cook for 8 minutes (stir to allow the onion to caramelize). Mix in the rice, broth, and balsamic vinegar. Increase the heat. Bring to a boil, and then reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until the rice is tender and the risotto is creamy, stirring occasionally (about 15 minutes). Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with the goat cheese. If you are not a goat cheese fan, you could substitute feta cheese, but trust me, the goat cheese really enhances the flavor of the beets. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

From a Prodigal Chic Chef....

Hello Ladies.....

I just realized today, I have been so busy with work and life that I've forgotten about every blog I'm a part of :( I know I have been away for a while but was wondering when you start the next round if I could be a part of the Chic Chefs again?
I hope you are all doing great and the receipes look delicious!!!
serena :)