Oyster Mushroom Recipe – so yummy!

Always tastes good: our winter vegetables with oyster mushrooms

Ingredients:
1 serving vegetables (carrot, parsnip, Brussels sprout, onion)
1 serving oyster mushrooms
Spices: 1 clove of garlic, sea salt, fresh ground pepper, caraway, paprika
Herbs: chopped parsley
75 ml vegetable stock

Preparation:
Clean and wash the vegetables. Slice carrots into rings and the parsnip into fine sticks, quarter the Brussels sprouts. Peel garlic and chop finely. Blanch the vegetables briefly in salted water. Steam onion, garlic and caraway and add the blanched vegetables.
Do not wash oyster mushrooms, just clean them with a cloth or knife. Sauté oyster mushrooms with salt, pepper and paprika (no oil). Deglaze with some vegetable stock and cook gently for 10 minutes.
Add some of the oyster mushrooms and the broth to the vegetables. Puree with a blender. Add the remaining oyster mushrooms and plenty of chopped parsley on top and serve hot.

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Shiitake Mushrooms on Eggplant

These eggplant schnitzels with shiitake mushrooms are absolutely yummy!

What you’ll need:
1 serving eggplant
1 serving shiitake mushrooms
Spices: sea salt, freshly ground pepper
Herbs: 1 TBsp. chopped parsley or for those who love coriander also 1/4 TBsp. of coriander
Olive oil to sauté

What to do:
Wash eggplant and take off the two ends. Cut eggplant lengthwise into 3 cm thick slices. Salt and leave to stand for about 10 minutes for the water to be drawn out.
In the meantime, wipe the mushrooms with a piece of kitchen towel (do not wash) and slice finely. Rinse eggplant slices with cold water and squeeze them flat with your hands.
Fry in olive oil and keep warm.
Gently sauté the mushrooms in the oil and season to taste.
Arrange eggplant slices on a plate with mushrooms and parsley. Yummy!

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Oh so Yummy: Stuffed Mushrooms

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Ingredients for 1 person:
1 serving goat cheese
1 serving vegetables (big button mushrooms, spinach, cubed onion)
Spices: rock salt, fresh ground pepper, nutmeg, garlic (1 glove), fresh parsley, 1 TBsp oil

Preparation:
Cut the goat cheese into small cubes. Clean the mushrooms and remove the stalk. Clean, wash and blanch spinach in salt water, rinse with cold water, squeeze and cut into stripes. Slice the skin of the tomato, briefly put it into boiling water, rinse with cold water, peel, remove seeds and cut into cubes. Brown the cubed onion in oil, add the mushrooms and sauté for 5 minutes. Remove the mushrooms and place in an ovenproof dish. Mix the onions with chopped garlic, vegetables and season to taste. Add and mix in the cheese, then fill the mixture into the mushrooms. Place in the oven at 180°C (355°F) for about 20 minutes.

Enjoy your meal!

Mushrooms – Protein or Vegetable?

So you’ve got mushrooms in your Metabolic Balance nutrition plan: are they a protein or a vegetable? That is the question!

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Fish, meat, poultry, eggs and cow’s milk products are great proteins. Vegetarian proteins are soy, legumes, sprouts, nuts and seeds and some mushrooms. In the case of mushrooms, however, a distinction is made between those rich in protein and those considered a vegetable. At Metabolic Balance we distinguish between protein and vegetable based on the biological value of the mushrooms. This is calculated based on the amount of protein in a food that our bodies can use directly – basically this needs to be a good value for us to consider as a protein. 

The protein mushrooms are oyster and shiitake mushrooms. They can be used fresh or dried. Preparation suggestion can be fried in a wok or pan. They make a great mushroom risotto-style dish with a delicious cauliflower rice! All other mushrooms, such as button mushrooms, king oyster mushrooms, or chanterelles, are considered vegetables and can be combined with a protein.

Grow Your Own Mushrooms – metabolic balance Advent Day 3&4

Gifting yourself fresh mushrooms is a great idea  Here is a company that has Mushrooms in a box where you just add water and watch them grow. Perfect as a metabolic balancer stocking stuffer.

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Another company called 2funguys that offers logs for growing shitake mushrooms for up to 2 years.  The company also offers a growing kit for Oyster mushrooms.  You will need more space for these kits and maybe some really interesting ceramic container to hold your logs.

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If you want to create your own DIY kit to give to your friends?  Here is a video showing how to grow oyster mushrooms in coffee grounds.

The video host talks about the  Field and Forest  catalog which offers you different kinds of mushrooms you can grow at home. They have kits for Shitake, Oyster, Reishi, Lion’s Mane, wine cap, hericium, maitake, nameko, blewit & almond agaricus.

 

Want to read some more information about mushrooms? Here are some Links you might remember from months gone by:

Mushroom Detox Soup Recipe

Mushroom Caps Recipe

Understanding Friendly Fungi – Article on LivecCleanMB

Zucchini and Mushroom Soup – Recipe