Mushroom and sun-dried tomato risotto

In my short risotto making history I’m quite successful. And I like very much to brag about it!
It’s not different this time. I’ll say: it’s mouthwatering, delicious and unforgettable. Because it IS!

1 cup arborio rice
3 small red onions (thinly chopped)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
1/4 cup or more sun dried tomatoes (finely chopped)
1l homemade vegetable stock
2 – 3 dried shiitake mushrooms
100 g (2 cup) white jade mushrooms
1 small pack (50 g) enoki mushrooms
some olive oil (to cover the bottom of the saucepan) and 1 tbsp. butter
fresh thyme
salt &pepper
1/3 cup grated fresh parmesan cheese

Bring vegetable stock to simmer and add shiitake mushrooms. Cook 2-3 minutes. Remove shiitake from the saucepan and cut them finely (get rid of the stems). Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until golden and caramelized. Add jade mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes more – until mushrooms are tender. Add garlic, shiitake, fresh thyme, season with salt and pepper and sauté for few more minutes. Stir in the rice, when the rice changes color from white to translucent (around 2 minutes) add 1 cup of vegetables stock and stir once or twice. There is no need for constant stirring. When almost all the liquid is absorbed repeat the process. Stir now and then – until rice is done (incorporating the broth should take 15 to 20 minutes). At the end, turn off the heat and add enoki mushrooms and parmesan cheese.

Umami Ysabel’s salad

The inspiration came from salad we have eaten in Cafe Ysabel in San Juan city. We had dinner there three days ago, and last two days we are preparing similar salads. MMMMMMMMMM!!! Tasty and filling summer lunch. Sweet, savory, salty, sour, perfect combination.

any kind of green salad 
half the pomelo (peeled and separated into smaller chunks)
handful of seedless grapes (some cut in half some whole)
some basil, mint and flat parsley leaves
some edible flowers
toasted almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds (black and white), walnuts and flax seeds (basically whatever you have at home)
black olives (pitted)
reduced balsamic vinegar
some minced garlic/same amount grated ginger
olive oil

Combine all together.