Tag Archives: Mushrooms

Mushroom Barley Soup – Comfort food at its best

When it comes to stick-to-the-ribs fare, this soup definitely fits the bill. It not only provides a bounty of health benefits but I simply love its taste – the barley-mushroom combo is one of my favourites. Barley is packed with fibre – including the soluble variety with its cholesterol-lowering and blood sugar regulating perks. Add […]

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The Blendability concept: Asian Lettuce Wraps

There’s no doubt that meat is packed with nutritional perks but, in spite of what Paleo followers say, keeping portions in check is key for good health. To do so without making your helpings look skimpy, changing how you prepare and serve meat can make a difference. Stirfries, kabobs with fruits and veggies and stews […]

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Mixed Mushroom and Arugula Barley Risotto

It may be spring on the calendar but you can certainly still feel the winter chill. It’s a perfect time for risotto but if you substitute barley for the traditional rice,   the nutritional ratings  soar.  Barley is chock full of much need fibre – especially blood cholesterol-lowering soluble fibre — along with a range of […]

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Enlightened Mushroom Triangles

Savoury  cocktail fare can pack a mighty caloric  wallop.  Fried and pastry covered choices abound at this time of year.  A few nibbles here and there at each festive gathering can certainly contribute to  that holiday weight gain. If you’re hosting any events, here’s a make ahead  offering that’s a real crowd pleaser – both […]

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Portobello Mushroom Burgers with an Herb Mustard Mayonnaise

These burgers are from my book, The Enlightened Eater’s Whole Foods Guide. Double or triple the recipe, if you like. I’ve provided the fixings for two in case you’re making this for vegetarians in a meat eating crowd. But even carnivores will forgo the burgers made of meat, once they taste these. Portobello Mushroom Burgers […]

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Vitamin D mushrooms – but not at a Canadian store near you

While it may be smart for us to follow safe sun practices and use sunscreen, we can still reap the vitamin D benefits of sun exposure. Just eat vitamin D mushrooms. Mushrooms, like humans, produce vitamin D when they are exposed to ultraviolet light of a certain intensity. They are the only naturally occurring plant-based […]

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Yet another delish breakfast offering: Mushroom Spinach Frittata

Frittatas are a super breakfast or dinner option as they can be made ahead of time or eaten as leftovers, either warm or cold. This combination is  a super  way to start meeting your veggie requirements at your first meal of the day. xxx xxx Mushroom Spinach Frittata Makes 4 servings 1 tbsp (15 mL) […]

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