8 ways to cook with mushrooms

Mushrooms are not only delicious, but they also have many health benefits. Here are eight easy ways to include more mushrooms in your diet

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mushroom pasta

Versatile sauce for pasta

Sauté some chopped onion and garlic with sliced cremini, oyster and portobello mushrooms. Cover and simmer over low heat for about 15 minutes. Toss in chopped parsley.

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grilled portobello sliders

Simple veggie burger

Grill or broil a large portobello. Place on whole-grain bun and top with your favourite fixings.

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cutting and preparing vegetables

Tasty side dish

Brown sliced shiitake mushrooms in olive oil, then add chopped garlic and tomato. Cook until mixture thickens, about three minutes. Serve this sauce on top of steamed green beans.

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For brunch

Sauté your favourite ‘shrooms and add to quiches, frittatas, scrambled eggs or omelettes.

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meatless mushroom salad

Hearty main-dish salad idea

In a baking dish, combine a few types of mushrooms with minced garlic and a drizzle of olive oil; roast until browned. Place warm mushrooms overtop salad greens, and sprinkle with Parmesan shavings and pine nuts. Drizzle with a red wine vinegar/ olive oil dressing.

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brown rice

Quick supper

Minced ginger, shrimp, mushrooms and red peppers combine for a great stir-fry. Just before serving, stir in a bunch of fresh spinach leaves. Serve overtop brown rice and add a little low-sodium soy sauce.

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Feel like a comforting soup?

Sauté chopped onion, garlic, celery, green pepper, carrot and button or cremini mushrooms until soft. Add enough broth to generously cover, and toss in a handful of pearl barley. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and then simmer, partly covered, until barley is cooked, about ?40 minutes.

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stuffed mushrooms

Easy appetizer

Combine some chopped parsley and tomato with crumbled feta cheese, bread crumbs and a little olive oil. Stuff mixture into stemmed large button, cremini or portobello mushrooms, and place in casserole dish. Bake until softened and nicely browned, about 15 minutes.


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