Put everything in a pot over medium heat and time 40min since it starts to boil. Make sure that it's not heavily boiling but rather that you only see a couple of bubbles popping at a time.
Remove the vegetables and bayleaf from the water and it's ready to use as a stock.
Place the tomatoes on an oven tray lined with baking paper.
Drizzle olive oil, salt and pepper on top and mix.
Take to a preheated oven at 180C until they start to pop (15-20min). These can be ready before you start with the rest because they are lava bombs when they're done.
Hopefully make these as you're cooking the risotto! Drizzle olive oil on a hot pan and add the mushrooms along with the garlic clove for flavour. Only add enough to cover the base of the pan. If you add too many at once they will boil instead of going golden. Remember to season them :)
Once done take them out and add more olive oil to the pan and add the spinach. Immediately also add a good pinch of salt to keep them nice and green. Use tongs to flip them as they cook. As soon as they go soft take them out or they will disintegrate. Discard the garlic clove.
Wash the quinoa throughly under running water until no foam comes out to remove the saponin that gives it a bitter taste and is also toxic in large amounts.
Cook the onion in a bit of olive oil on medium heat until they go translucent and soft.
Add the quinoa and warm up with the oil for a minute.
Add the wine and let it evaporate COMPLETELY or else your risotto will be acidic.
Start adding the stock a bit at a time as it evaporates and stop adding once the quinoa is cooked to an al dente texture.
Add the mascarpone cheese and parmesan cheese and mix until they melt
Adjust the seasoning.
Adjust the texture with extra stock if needed. It should spread out on its own if you pass the spoon down the centre.