Fig and Sweet Potato Risotto

20190916_190133Risotto is so tasty, hearty, and versatile; I can’t believe I haven’t done a risotto recipe on here yet! For this version, I knew I wanted to do risotto, but I didn’t know what I wanted to put in it. So I did what I usually do – I went to Haymarket (my local “farmers”/produce market), looked around, and saw what struck my fancy. This time, what hit me in the face was the number of fresh figs everywhere! It turns out it’s fig season, and even though I’ve never had fig risotto, I knew figs go great with cheese, which is also often in risotto, so I thought I’d give it a try. To go with the roasted figs I chose another roasted vegetable, then added spices, sherry, and almonds on the recommendation of my Flavor Bible.

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Beet and Eggplant Tacos

20190307_195507I really really really love tacos. If I opened a restaurant, it would probably be a taco restaurant. They are relatively easy to make, they are a punch of flavor, they please vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters, and they offer endless possibilities. So many taco recipes out there are meat tacos, but I hope to ADAPT my favorite taco toppings while exploring the vegetable universe for great fillings. (NOTE: Interested in that bean salad in the picture? Here it is!)

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