Also, much to the annoyance of my zoo companion, I was doing a lot of Lauren does Andy Samburg does Mark Whalberg talking to animals. Hey donkey. You're a donkey. What's up with that? I produce entourage. Say hi to your mutha fa me.
When we got back I was exhausted from walking all over Africa and and Australia to see wildlife and thought I'd have a simple, easy meal. Too bad I chose risotto which is actually extremely labor intensive, what with the constant stirring. Oh well, it was delicous.
Butternut Squash Risotto
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 1/3 onion, diced
- 1 cup butternut squash, peeled, and finely diced
- 1 cup rice (can it still technically be a risotto if i only used white rice instead of arborio?)
- .5 cup dry white wine
- .5 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 Tbsp chopped chives or garlic chives
I think I used more wine than I thought, because it sort of overpowered things. I found the original recipe at simply recipes but wanted much smaller portions so I tried to adjust things as I went.
So, I am not exactly a vegetarian, but I do love vegetarian recipes. I signed up for a free starter kit from PETA, which included facts/figures/blah/blah/blah. The problem is although I generally oppose the idea of cruelty (don't we all?), I'm not in it for the animals. I like veggies, and it's healthier. End of story. That said, the starter kit had one of my favorite wrap combos eva. I love eating this, it has such a healthy delicous crunch to it... plus it gives me a reason to buy sprouts.
PETA veggie wrap:
- WW wrap
- red cabbage
- spinach leaves
- avocado (my favorite!!)
- tofutti fake cream cheese (real stuff would be yummy too, but i had the healthier version to use up in the fridge)
This morning I set my alarm early to make a glorious breakfast. However sleep sounded much better so I decided to slum it instead. Maple syrup/brown sugar oatmeal with dried cranberries.