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Sage & Pumpkin Risotto!


It’s Veganuary and 500,000 people are looking to reduce their meat and dairy this month!

Whether you’ve signed up to go fully-vegan for the month or you’re just looking to cut back on your meat/dairy intake – we’re here for you!

This is a really simple risotto that can be adapted very easily – just throw in your favourite root vegetables or any veg that’s on its last legs!

You will need:

-Prep the veg beforehand (aka dice the onion, finely chop garlic and cut pumpkin/other veg into cubes)

-Heat some olive oil in a large, heavy-based pan

-Fry the onion for about 10 minutes until softening

-Throw in the garlic and other chopped veg and fry for another 5-10 minutes

-Add in sage leaves and season with salt and pepper

-Add in the risotto rice and stir until its coated with all the yummy flavours

-Pour in the wine on a relatively high heat and cook for another two minutes until the alcohol has evaporated

 -Lower the heat and start to add the veg stock in one ladle at a time. Keep stirring each time you do to prevent stickage!

-Continue this until you’ve used up the stock and the risotto rice is cooked through (may take around 40 minutes)

-Stir through a knob of dairy free butte and bon Appetit! 


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