When I went to the farmer’s market, I saw a table with bowls and bowls of mushrooms.
Something about these bowls of mushrooms just draws me in.
Aren’t the baby portobellas cute?
Both from a foodie standpoint and a picture-making standpoint, I loved coming across this table.
I could eat mushrooms raw, whole, and plain.
Just by themselves. Sometimes I crave them.
Sometimes I will marinate them and then eat them mixed into a salad.
Or marinated and on a sandwich like my Sweet & Sour Marinated Mushrooms
Not into raw or marinated mushrooms and prefer them cooked?
I hold the meat and add the ‘shrooms in Vegan Fajitas with Vegan Sweet Ginger-Lime-Cumin Dipping Sauce
You could also add or use tofu to the vegan fajitas if you’re not a big ‘shroom fan or want to bump up the protein content.
Or you can always tuck some of your favorite fungi into a Cheezy Vegetable Bake
Just toss them in with all the other veggies and bake…
The cheezy veggie bake is great for:
using up veggie odds and ends
camouflaging vegetables if someone in your world doesn’t always like to eat or try their veggies
and also for those times when you think you have nothing to eat and nothing to work with in your cupboards/fridge/freezer, you can toss just about anything you have on hand in and pull a
rabbit veggie bake out of your hat.
Now for the Taste of Adams Avenue Giveaway Winner:
Amanda Jewell June 15, 2011 at 11:36 am
“how great! I don’t think I’ve been to the Taste of Adams Avenue before (but definitely taste of little italy.. yumm)! The most recent fair I went to was the Sicilian Festival here in Little Italy. I’m going to try to make it to the Del Mar Fair too b/c it’s always so much fun! Do you go to the fair too?”
Congrats, Amanda, and I will email you about the details.
From my last post about the flat tire I had yesterday, thankfully Scott took it and had one new tire on and it was “only” $150. Ugh. I’m trading the car in within the next 6 weeks! Oh, the timing.
And some of you did have some life hands you lemons moments recently that you shared, but hopefully things are all better now.
1. Do you like mushrooms?
My mother hates mushrooms so growing up, I was never exposed to them and assumed I hated them too. Wrong! I really enjoy the chewiness and density they have. And I don’t eat them all that frequently, but I love grilled portobellas or shitakes.
I am not a fan of mushrooms in recipes such as mushrooms in soup or in sauces or spreads. I prefer them whole and alone or as the star ingredient of a dish, like a grilled portobella.
And I despise canned or salty mushrooms. Icky.
2. Fave way to eat or use them?
Plain and raw suits me but some people have to have their shrooms cooked.
Or just with a little marinade on them is great.
And I like them in salads and love the bites with mushrooms that have soaked up homemade vegan slaw salad dressing.
The mushrooms act as little sponge for the salad dressing, which for me, is perfect since I love sauces and dressings with a passion.
Mushroom fan or not? It’s usually a love ‘em or hate ‘em food.
P.S. Keep the entries coming for the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 giveaway!