Delicious mushrooms for your wellness.
We all love locally grown mushrooms. They are easily accessible, known as the 'vegetarians meat' and have loads of health giving properties.
We extract the Reishi ( Ganoderma mushroom ) in our herbal dispensary and love this for its power packed immunity qualities amongst the many beneficial medicinal qualities. We rarely would eat this mushroom as a fresh food simply because it doesn't grow here where we live.
Shitake Mushroom is available fresh and locally and this one is my preferred mushroom for all cooking. It has such medicinal strengths that its well worth the extra money when purchasing. You can always mix mushrooms depending on taste and budget.
Ordinary old button mushrooms and brown mushrooms are cheaper and really healthy too. Thats why we wanted to write this blog on mushrooms two ways... So you know about the health benefits of ordinary little white and brown mushrooms that grow after the rain and turn any meal into a feast. Both of these base recipes from me are great to use as soon as they are cooked and hot, plus they are great for cooling down and adding to meals. I just love mushrooms in the fridge and using them across a few days in meals. Makes cooking easy...
Food as medicine facts.
Mushrooms are nutrient rich... full of antioxidants... Especially L-ergothioneine which is active in both raw and cooked mushrooms. They have protective actives beta-glucans and linoleum acid which are shown in research to be chemo protective... aka, helps prevent cancers and also prevent illness. They are also immunity boosting.
One full cup of raw mushrooms is about 30 calories. They have about 2 to 3 grams of fibre which is both soluble and insoluble. and low on fat. Really great source of B group vitamins, minerals potassium, selenium, phosphorous and copper.
They are known to be anti inflammatory, help reduce blood pressure, aid in weight management, boost your immune system and help prevent illness.
If you want to loose weight then mushrooms are an awesome addition to your diet. They are filling and nutrient rich, so its a win win. They also take on the flavours of your ingredients really well. So mixing them with delicious sauces and dressings is a great way to mix it up and have variety in your diet.
Mushroom two ways recipes.
Marinated roasted honey mushrooms.
My favourite cold mushroom recipe.
What you need
Your favourite roasting pan.
Oven set to 175 degree C
1 to 2 kg of fresh cleaned mushrooms of your choice.
1/3 to 1/2 cup of olive oil
2 to 3 tablespoons of raw local honey
3 cloves garlic
2 teaspoons sea salt
a big jar to put mushrooms in for storage.
How to make recipe
1. Pour the olive oil, sea salt and diced garlic into your baking dish. ( add any other spices and herbs you want now too)
2. Add the mushrooms and toss them in the oil, salt and garlic blend so they are all well covered in the oil mix
3. Roast for 30 minutes. Then take the baking dish out of oven and place on a bench.
4. Now drizzle the honey over the mushrooms and toss again so that the honey is evenly spread over the mushrooms.
5. Leave to cool on the bench. Tossing occasionally.
6. Place the mushrooms in the jar and pour all the liquid over the top. Place in fridge and shake the jar occasionally. This keeps well in fridge for up to two weeks. ( just gets better in time)
How to serve.
Add to tapas platters
Add to salads
Heat and eat with hot meals.
Chop them in slices and add to stir fries and other cooking.
Us the oil in salad dressings and sauces.
You can add these mushrooms in the bullet and mix with equal parts yoghurt for a cool summertime soup.
This is basically cooking mushrooms in a pan on the stove top and enjoying their health benefits, flavours and texture.
What you need
Your heavy cast iron/ steel frying pan.
Your gas or electric stove top on medium heat
1 to 2 kg mushrooms of your choice
3 tablespoons butter for frying
1 tablespoon of olive oil
salt, pepper, spices, and herbs to taste.
2 brown onions
1 tablespoon coconut cream or dairy cream.
1/2 cup diced parsley and fresh greens.
How to make recipe
1. Heat the olive oil, butter, garlic and spices and herbs ( except parsley) in the pan
2. dice onion and add to mix
3. stir well and add in the sliced or chopped up mushrooms
4. cook on a med heat stirring at regular intervals until they look cooked to you.... Now cook them for an extra 10 minutes, turning occasionally until they have a thicker layer across one side.
5. Add your two tablespoons of cream. ( no one said this was low cal or low fat) and allow to bubble in the pan for two minutes.
6, stir through parsley.
How to use this recipe.
Eat hot, cool in fridge, reheat the next day. They are so versatile and delicious.
Mushrooms on toast
Mushrooms in omelettes
mix a big salad bowl of greens and add this mix to the salad, stir well and add 1 tablespoon of vinegar or the juice of one lemon. warm or cold this is a favourite.
add to tapas plates.
eat by the bowl full. a gorgeous meal on its own.
Or make up this recipe.... then add the whole lot in the blender while hot and blend well. Add in two slices of bread thats light and fluffy ( with the crusts cut off ) and extra cream for a wonderful hot winter mushroom soup. The bread adds in fluffiness and texture. You can also mix in white cooked rice for a gluten free fluffy version.
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MHlth public health/health promotion Bch Hlth Sc/ Complimentary medicine ND, Nutritionist, herbalist . Adv Dip Nat. Dip Journ. Kundalini yoga teacher, Zen Thai Shiatsu, student of life and wellness advocate. Founder Medicineroom. High vibes on the mountain, herbal first aid services and programmer for Woodford Folk Festival…. always working with love, gratefulness, light and through the divine grace!