One of the things I love the most about blogging is the blog community. I've shared that before, especially in posts like the monthly feature I began in October, Blog Love. I don't feel like the blogging world is competitive or filled with envy or bloggers trying to 'one-up' the others. To me, it's an encouraging atmosphere, where we learn from each other and cheer each other on through good and bad times - and recipes! When another blogger adapts one of our recipes, we're thrilled at their creativity rather than irritated that they didn't use ours word-for-word. Well, I had friends over for dinner last Saturday and what I loved most about it was adapting and using some recipes from some of my favourite blogs, combining those recipes with my own, and putting together a menu that would impress while still being healthy and, of course, vegetarian and naturally sweet.
Risotto is one of those impressive dishes. Well, I think it is anyway. Yeah, sure, the name is fancy and Italian, but also it takes a bit of time to make and can taste so rich and flavourful that even though it's basically fancy-sounding rice and veggies it tastes and sounds like so much more.