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Tomato Basil Risotto.

Nothing is more comforting or more delicious than this tomato basil risotto. Sweet cherry tomatoes are cooked down with olive oil, onions, garlic, and crushed red pepper, then blended until smooth with lots of fresh basil. This rich, vibrant mixture is used to cook the rice. White wine, butter, and lots of parmesan cheese are added in as well. The result is a risotto with intoxicating tomato flavor and a creamy, silky-smooth texture.

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inspired recipes for your kitchen table.

Cooking is such a simple joy in life, and I want to inspire you to get in the kitchen. The Original Dish is a destination for unique recipes, solid cooking techniques, and kitchen inspiration – a mix of swoon worthy food & everyday eating. I want to teach you the fundamentals, while encouraging you to play around and create your own original dishes for yourself and those you love. Food should be exciting and meaningful. Something to look forward to with every bite. Let’s get cooking and make something beautiful…and absolutely delicious.

the recipes.

There’s a little something for everyone and every occasion. Whether it be a quick weeknight meal or a special holiday feast, my goal is to share thoughtful recipes that spark your passion for food. I use real, fresh ingredients and cook seasonally. You’ll find vibrant salads, dreamy seasonal pastas, indulgent treats, and everything in between.

september spotlight.

Whipped Feta with Roasted Tomatoes
Whipped Feta with Roasted Tomatoes
Harvest Apple Salad
Harvest Apple Salad with Pomegranate Sage Vinaigrette
Salted Pistachio Fig Tarte Tatin
Salted Pistachio Fig Tarte Tatin

let's celebrate & savor the simple pleasure of cooking, one dish at a time.