I love mushrooms and I am working to instill the same broadened tastes in my daughter. There are so many ways to enjoy mushrooms, I just don’t understand how anyone can say they don’t like them. Plus, mushrooms are good for you as a source of selenium, potassium, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin D, pantothenic acid, ergothionine and more.
Crimini mushrooms are wonderful sautéed up in a pasta dish such as my Sweet Potato Turkey Meatballs with Mushroom Vodka Sauce.
Dried mushrooms make amazing soups like this great Prime Rib and Wild Mushroom Soup and also combine well with fresh mushrooms in recipes like my Mushroom Risotto with Peas. The woody flavor of shiitake mushrooms really pairs well with Asian dishes such as my Beef, Mushrooms, and Peppers with Black Bean Sauce.
Deeming mushrooms as nature’s hidden treasure, The Mushroom Council/ Mushroom Channel‘s mission is to bring awareness of the benefits that mushrooms entail. Their main website boasts a vast collection of recipes and nutritional information. They even have a swapability resource.
Who is The Mushroom Council? The Mushroom Council is a group of fresh-market mushroom producers and importers whose mission is to encourage people to consume mushrooms in a variety of meals. Great mission! They also keep you in the loop about current happenings via their social media channels: Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.
Since March is National Nutrition Month, the the Mushroom Council/Mushroom Channel are conducting a Twitter Party on Wednesday, March 20th, 8-9 P.M. EST., using the hashtag #MushroomDish. Not only will they be discussing the nutritional benefits of mushrooms and their flavorful umami qualities, but they’ll be giving away prizes throughout the duration of the party.
Do you like mushrooms? What is your favorite mushroom recipe? If you don’t like them, why?