Maple Roasted Butternut Squash, Pearl Barley and Kale Salad

Unpacking our holiday luggage, we found the small bottle Maple Syrup that we bought in Vermont.

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Japanese Chicken Katsu Curry

This one actually goes back to one of the first posts I made on arcisfoodblog. It’s a delicious dish with succulent fried chicken and a smooth, mild Japanese curry sauce that has become a family favorite over the years.

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Risotto with Roasted Rosemary Butternut Squash and Shallots

Actually this one is inspired by a vegetable roast side dish for Christmas dinner…
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Shallot and Mushroom Oven Risotto by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Finally, an oven risotto that is spot on!

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Creamy Courgette and Lemon Risotto

I rarely use crème fraîche in a risotto, so I gave this fresh lemony courgette risotto a try.

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Bulgar Wheat and Lentil Salad with Spicy Kale and Feta

As part of my birthday party, I also served this delicious salad based on Sabrina Ghayour’s Warm Salad Of Spiced Kale, Bulgar Wheat And Puy Lentils recipe.

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Mushroom Ragù and Creamy Polenta Lasagna

I followed the suggestion to make a double portion as it was advertised by Daniel Gritzer of seriouseats.com as an epic vegetarian sauce. Continue reading “Mushroom Ragù and Creamy Polenta Lasagna”

Brussels Sprouts Risotto by Ottolenghi

To our pleasant surprise, our son announced a couple of weeks ago that he wanted to cook dinner for all of us.

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Quinoa Porridge with Grilled Tomatoes and Herb Oil

Final recipe from our week trying out Ottolenghi’s Plenty More cookbook!

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Spanakoriso by George Calombaris + Spanakoriso Arancini

I also got George Calombaris’ new cookbook Greek for my birthday. 😀

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