Look For Your "GoldenTicket" in your Packaged Produce!
Prize tickets are worth $25 in free groceries. In Cekebration of Earth Day every week 4 tickets will be hidden inside packages of produce. Here's hoping you find one!
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Mushrooms have been used by cooks all over the world to enhance the flavor of food for thousands of years. Mushrooms blend well with just about anything that is savory. But what is its nutritional value? After all, it isn’t green or yellow, nor is it dairy or meat. Well, mushrooms are a real powerhouse of nutrition that actually contains elements found in plants as well as meat, beans and grains. Mushrooms are low in calories and sodium, and contain no fat, cholesterol, or gluten.
And the biggest nutritional prize hidden inside mushrooms is Vitamin D. Mushrooms are the only plant based source of Vitamin D. And studies have shown that exposing mushrooms to sunlight increases in the amount of Vitamin D they contain to extraordinary levels. Portabellas, maitakes, chanterelles, morels, and dried shitakes, contain the highest amounts.
The fact that mushrooms contain vitamin D makes them nutritionally important but that’s not the end of the story. They also contain the B vitamins riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid, all of which are vitally important to good health, and they contain several important minerals, including selenium, ergothioneine, copper, potassium, and beta-glucans. Mushrooms are higher in potassium than bananas.
In the kitchen, mushrooms add a meaty, earth note to food dishes that is satisfying and can help cut down on meat consumption. The recipe that follows is used for just such a purpose. Try using it to substitute for some of the meat in hamburgers, chili, or meat sauce for a healthier meal.
Recipe of the Month
- 2 Tbl. extra virgin olive oilspacer spacer
- 2 lbs mushrooms, sliced or quarteredspacer
- salt and freshly ground pepper to tastespacer
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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
In a large bowl toss the mushrooms with oil, salt and pepper. spread in an even layer on baking sheets and bake in the middle and lower racks for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes and switching pans top to bottomhalf way through. the mushrooms should be tender and dry when done. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
Grind in a grinder or pulse in a food processor fitted with a steel blade, until broken down into small pieces resmbling ground meat. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
Use the ground mixture as a substitute for up to 3/4 of the meat in your favorite recipes