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Butternut Squash, Pumpkin & Sage Risotto (vegan)

Vegan Butternut Squash & Pumpkin Risotto topped with crispy fried sage leaves

Vegan Butternut Squash & Pumpkin Risotto topped with crispy fried sage leaves

Comfort food. It takes all shapes and forms. For some it’s ice cream (non-dairy of course), pasta for others. Could be a single square of dark chocolate for some people ( though if you ARE one of those people, please make yourself known so I can learn moderation from you!). For me, I’m not sure anything truly beats a huge plate of creamy filling risotto. The combination of soupy rice that still has a little bite to it, with richly flavoured stock, vibrant veggies and the sharp tang of Parmesan…. except, no parmesan now. You can get vegan parmesan but it costs a fortune and I’m not quite ready to sell a kidney for an alternative.¬†Luckily, that creamy piquant flavour was easily replicated by adding apple cider vinegar, nutritional yeast¬†and Dijon mustard to the blended up butternut squash mixture, didn’t even miss the parmesan cheese!

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