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Pumpkin, Peas, Spinach Sage Risotto - For Healthy Skin

Sometimes you just have to share a recipe you find. This one was in my little local newspaper up here in the far north of New Zealand.

A wonderful hearty meal for a stormy day and easy and quick to prepare.

I took out all the dairy (cheese) and nuts to make it psoriasis safe.

It is ready in 40 minutes and serves 4-5. (I put single portions in my freezer for a quick meal)

600g pumpkin, peeled and diced 1-1.5cm (i inch cubes)

5 cups of chicken or vegetable stock

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 red onion, very finely diced then roughly chopped

1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped sage leaves

1 1/4 cups arborio rice

1 cup frozen peas, defrosted

2-3 handfuls of baby spinach leaves

chilli flakes to taste (optional)

Preheat oven to 220 degrees celsius (425 F)

Line an oven tray with baking paper.

Toss pumpkin with a drizzle of oil on prepared tray. Season with Himalayan Salt and roast for 15-20 minutes until tender. Turn once to ensure even cooking.

When pumpkin has 10 minutes cook time remaining, prepare the risotto.

Bring stock to a simmer in a small pot then remove from heat. Cover and keep warm.

Heat a good drizzle of oil in a large, heavy-based pot on medium heat.

Add butter, onion and sage and cook for 3 minutes until softened.

Add rice, stir and cook for 1 minute until rice starts to look translucent. Add one cup of warm stock and cook for about 3 minutes, stirring often , until all liquid from the first cup has been absorbed.

Repeat with one cup measures until all stock has been added, this process will take about 20 minutes, or until rice is tender.

Halfway through through adding the stock, fold peas and 2/3 of the roasted pumpkin through risotto then continue with the process of adding remaining stock.

Finely chop spinach and fold through risotto, and season to taste with Himalayan salt (Alkaline)

Divide into serving bowls and add remainder of pumpkin.

Note: I like to add a few chopped slices of a small red hot chili pepper to my recipe.. or I just sprinkle over chili flakes before serving.

Next time I am going to add a variety of fresh herbs from my garden for extra flavor.

Check out my other blogs for clearing your psoriasis the healthy way!!



I had psoriasis for over 25 years.. until I found a simple cure.. now I have had clear skin for more than two years and counting...


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