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Risotto Primavera

I could eat risotto everyday.  If you like risotto too, this Risotto Primavera is a delicious, creamy (and crunchy) dish which mixes arborio rice with asparagus, peas and cherry tomatoes.  This dish can easily be made vegetarian by substituting vegetable broth for the chicken broth.  Just take your time with it.  No matter how much you might want to, don’t rush it.  It’s a slow and patient process that results in a warm and comforting dish that you won’t mind eating even if it’s summertime.   

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Overall Rating:  Love It

Source:  Cooking Light Magazine

Spring Linguine with Basil

I know we’ve passed spring this year but I thought this pasta dish from Cooking Light sounded like it could be good for summer too.  I don’t usually make pasta dishes with uncooked fresh pasta but I decided to stick with the recipe this time.  Not only does fresh pasta cook faster than dry pasta but it made the meal feel lighter than most pasta dishes I make.  While the lemon and basil add a flavorful boost, I feel like it was missing something.  Replacing the reserved pasta water with white wine or broth might give it that little extra something.  Overall, the meal was light and fresh but it was hard to get all of the flavors in one bite since it’s nearly impossible to keep peas on the fork when twirling linguine!

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  • Frozen peas for fresh peas (because it’s what I had on hand)

Overall Rating:  Like It

Source:  Cooking Light Magazine

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