RECIPE ALERT: Easy Saffron Risotto

INGREDIENTS 5 cups stock 1pinch saffron (1 sachet) 6 tablespoons butter 1onion, finely chopped 1 1⁄2cups arborio rice (if you can find it, carnaroli makes the *best* risotto) 1cup grated parmesan cheese (not the stuff from the can!) salt and pepper, to taste DIRECTIONS Bring the stock to a boil, then reduce to a low simmer. Ladle a little stock into a small bowl. Add the saffron threads or powder and leave to infuse. Melt 4 tbsp of the butter in a large saucepan until foaming. Add the onion and cook gently for about 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened. Add the rice. Stir until grains start to swell and burst, then add a few ladlefuls of the stock, with the saffron liquid, and salt

7 Health Benefits of Saffron & How to use it

Here's a list of 7 benefits of saffron and ways to serve this culinary treasure. Saffron is a small, bulbous, perennial spice, a member of the lily family. To produce saffron, the stigmas [the part of the flower which catches pollen] must be painstakingly handpicked, cut from the white style and then carefully laid on a sieve and cured over heat to deepen the flavor- a process so labor intensive that saffron is the most expensive spice in the world. Currently saffron is commercially produced in Iran, Greece, Morocco, Spain, Kashmir and Italy. Iran is the most important producer of saffron both, in terms of volume and quality, and Spain being the largest importer of the spice. Healing Be

Recipe Alert : Persian Saffron Pudding

I’m sharing this vibrant golden pudding in honor of my dear friend Catherine McCord and her “virtual baby shower!” Catherine’s blog Weelicious is the go-to resource for healthy, kid-friendly recipes. I always recommend her two cookbooks, Weelicious and Weelicious Lunches, when people ask me for recipes that kids will enjoy. I was so excited to hear about Catherine’s surprise online baby shower, especially when I heard the theme was “Naturally Colorful.” A rainbow of recipes without a hint of food coloring seemed like a perfect way to celebrate Catherine and her healthy approach to family friendly meals. Catherine is one of the kindest, most special people I know. She’s an incredible mother a

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