Baked Risotto with Butternut Squash & Wild Mushrooms

Now I don’t like to brag, but this is an actual life changing recipe. How many of you have stood at the stove, stirring a risotto for what has felt like an eternity? Boring. I have and because of the eternal stirring and stock adding I’ve stopped making risotto because, well, who has the time? Then I found this recipe in the Waitrose magazine and my life changed FOREVER! Okay not quite, but still it was a pretty exciting time. Who knew you could bake a risotto. Amazing.

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Butternut Squash Risotto

I have a constant struggle with food and ‘being good’. I generally do really well and am healthy during the week, cutting out bread, having smoothies, eating healthy evening meals but when the weekend hits, everything goes out of the window and the takeaway menus come out. Then I find myself back at square one again on Monday, mentally flagellating myself in anger. I find it incredibly frustrating that I can do so well then throw it away at the weekend, whether its a party that means I have a hangover, or if I’m just at home, I suddenly seem to go into lazy mode once the weekend hits and my meals suffer because of it *BIG-SIGH* Anyone else do this? No? Just me. Continue reading