OK so I think I have found the ultimate comfort food… Creamy, cheesy polenta. How have I not had this before? We are going away in a couple of weeks and so I am trying to use up stuff in my cupboards. I have had a bag of polenta at the back of my cupboard for a while, and I thought today would be a great day to make a savoury dish with it! I have always used it in cakes and so this was my first venture into savoury territory. It was a good venture!
So I have been a bit quiet on the old blog front recently – this is because I was gallivanting around in Poland, in a lovely town called Bydgoszcz. Some good friends of mine got married and so we headed over there for a fun-packed few days! After our shocking lack of summer here in the UK, I was really happy to arrive in Poland and find that it was gloriously sunny and warm!
Portobello mushrooms are actually one of my favourite things. Ever. They are so flavoursome and they make the perfect base for this recipe! I actually use three different mushrooms in this recipe. Some may call it overkill, I call it heaven. Before I became vegetarian I used to think of mushrooms as quite bland. I didn’t dislike them, but they weren’t my vegetable of choice. Now we always keep a massive punnet of mushrooms in our fridge at all times and our spice cupboard ALWAYS contains some form of dried mushrooms – normally porcini.
This is quite possibly one of my favourite recipes. Like my Butternut Squash and Kale Risotto, this recipe really showed me that I just don’t need to eat meat. It is SO easy to make and it tastes delicious. It really is just a matter of assembling, as opposed to laborious cooking.