May 2020


Fresh Spring Recipe: Tomato Risotto with Grilled Greens

Enjoy this fresh and rich risotto for springtime dining.


Risotto is one of those dishes everyone should have under their belt. They are easy to make and can be adapted for a cold winter night or a fresh and bright spring day. If you’re looking for a quick, cheap, and delicious meal that will please your family, try out this tomato risotto with grilled greens. Ideal for spring, this fresh dish is a great choice.




  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup risotto rice (such as arborio)
  • 6 tomatoes

Green Vegetables

  • Broccoli
  • Zucchini
  • Peas
  • Green Beans
  • Spinach



  1. Heat the vegetable stock in a saucepan and keep just below a simmer. Blend 4 of the tomatoes in a blender until purified, then add to the vegetable stock.
  2. Heat a large, deep skillet with 1 tbsp olive oil on a medium heat and add the onion and saute for 2-3 minutes until translucent. Add the garlic and saute for a further 1 minute.
  3. Add the rice to the pan and stir with the onion and garlic, cook for 1 minute so the rice is coated. Then add the wine and stir cooking until the wine is completely absorbed.
  4. Begin to add the stock and tomato mixture into the rice dish, stirring each time and making sure each ladle is absorbed before adding the next. Keep going until all the stock is used up, this should take between 35-45 minutes.
  5. Dice the other two tomatoes and add in at the end to warm through.
  6. Grill your green vegetables until they are cooked but still have some bite. Serve immediately.


We hope that you enjoy this delicious recipe. For all of your personal and commercial insurance needs, contact the team at Abatelli Group, Inc. today.


Mental Health Tips for Coronavirus and Social Distancing

Looking after your mental health through the pandemic.


The outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) may be stressful for everyone. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions to rise to the surface. The whole concept of social distancing may be wearing thin for you, and you may be eager to interact with others and get back to your routine. Even when you – and the world – are healthy, not having social interactions can hurt both your physical and mental wellbeing. To help you cope during this time, here are a few mental health tips.


Limit news consumption

It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the news and media about the virus. It’s even easier to feel overwhelmed and depressed about the situation. To help protect your mental health, limit your exposure to the news and consider only checking social media once or twice a day. Remember to only follow trusted sources such as the CDC or WHO.


Keep in touch

To boost oxytocin, it’s important to stay in touch with your support system. Communicate more openly and regularly FaceTime, call, or text your friends and family. While we may be feeling isolated, our loved ones may be feeling even lower. We need each other now more than ever.


Think healthy

Simple things like physical fitness, good food, hydration, and connecting with others help to maintain a positive mindset. While you’re at home, don’t wallow. Try to eat plenty of healthy food (fruit, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds), stay active by taking online classes, and spend time in the sunshine.


Use psychological strategies to manage stress and stay positive

Try not to worry too much about the future – focus on what you can do and accept the things you cannot change. One way to do this is to keep a daily gratitude journal. You may also choose to download smartphone applications that deliver mindfulness and relaxation exercises.


With these tips, you can start to feel better during this time of uncertainty. If you’re looking for personal or commercial insurance during this time, call one of our trusted advisors at Abatelli Group, Inc. We are ready to get you the protection and peace of mind you need.

COVID-19 Update

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