I’m really liking shishito peppers a lot lately. They are so different from bell peppers and chili peppers – almost like a combination pepper that has a wonderful chili like aroma while being mild and not too spicy. I’ve been using them a lot in omelettes, savory bread puddings, in tacos, and in rice dishes too. A little blistered with salt and pepper these peppers add wonderful taste and aroma to any dish.
I made soft tacos with shishito pepper, mushrooms, potatoes, and onions. If shishito peppers are not in season in your area or are not available, you can substitute any bell pepper in this recipe. What gives these tacos their unique flavor in addition to the shishito peppers is homemade coriander pickled onions and spicy bread and butter pickles. I posted a recipe for pickled onions with coriander seeds and red chili, and those are the pickled onions I used. Continue reading Soft Tacos with Roasted Mushrooms, Potatoes & Peppers with Spicy Bread and Butter Pickles & Coriander Pickled Onions
I made this zucchini curry with mushrooms and paneer with a third of a giant zucchini I received from my friend Karen. This zucchini was huge and I had to come up with some creative ways to use this crudités.
My first dish was an Indian curry. I was having some friends over for dinner and a fresh zucchini curry with mushrooms and paneer seemed like a perfect dish to make for the occasion.
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Sometimes when I think of vegetables I can picture them as dainty or dashing, pretty or handsome. Tomatoes for example are beautiful – when they are in the basket with other veggies, all eyes are on tomatoes. While dark eggplant, potatoes, onions, and mushrooms look handsome.
With handsome vegetables like mushrooms and caramelized onions what you have with this recipe is a vegetarian mushroom sandwich that will satisfy the taste buds of all genders.
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Mushroom Quiche on Whole Wheat Crust:
makes 2 quiche pies
- 2 whole-wheat frozen pie crusts
- 6 cups finely chopped mushrooms
- 10 cloves finely chopped garlic
- 1 bunch chives finely cut about 2 -3 tbsp
- 2 tsp dry herbs like thyme, rosemary, oregano
- 8 small sage leaves
- Salt and pepper
- 8 eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2 cups milk
- 1 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 2 cups Swiss gruyere cheese shredded
- Olive oil
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Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 1 large box of mushrooms finely chopped. About 8 cups.
- 6-8 cloves of garlic crushed
- 1 bunch of chives finely chopped
- 4 sage leaves
- 1 tsp fresh thyme
- Olive oil
- Salt & pepper
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 carton vegetable broth, about 5 cups
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The inspiration for this poblano pepper and mushroom soup came from a restaurant called Bloom in Toronto, Canada. Continue reading Poblano Pepper & Mushroom Soup
Every time I roast mushrooms for a pasta dish or quiche or even as an appetizer it always occurs to me that these gorgeous roasted mushrooms would taste wonderful with some Indian spices. I finally decided one day to make that roasted mushroom curry I’d been thinking about for a long time. I added paneer (pressed curd cheese) to the dish to give it some substance, but you can also use tofu or any meat of your choice instead. Here is the recipe.
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makes 6 servings
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Like miso soup? Turn this fermented soybean broth into a hearty soup worthy of a main meal on a cool Sunday night. Continue reading Miso Soup with Oyster Mushrooms & Wontons
This mushroom dish is a perfect dinner option on a cool evening. It tastes wonderful over hot steaming rice, quinoa or couscous. I used shredded paneer cheese in this mushroom curry, but you could easily substitute paneer with shredded chicken or any meat of your choice. Continue reading Mushroom Curry with Shredded Paneer Cheese