A is also for Arborio rice! I made risotto tonight which is so much easier than I ever imagine it could be. A diced onion is sauteed in olive oil until translucent. Add 1/2 cup arborio rice, 1/4 cup dry white wine, a pinch of saffron, a dash of salt and pepper and 1/2 cup veggie broth. Stir and cook until the broth is absorbed and add additional 1/2 cup increments of broth, stir until absorbed, totaling 2 cups.
I also roasted a batch of brussels sprouts. They are washed, the stem is cut off and they are chopped in half. In a casserole dish, add a splash of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and roast until crispy. This is our absolute, no questions asked, favorite vegetable.