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Portobello and Cumin Spiced Eggplant Burgers

How does a person make up for a week of mac and cheese, popcorn for dinner and brownies?

With veggies of course. Lots and lots of veggies.

A year ago I saw this idea to use portobello mushrooms as a burger bun as a gluten free way to enjoy a good ol’ beef burger. So I decided to try it. I was amazed at how well it actually works. It was super juicy and surprisingly satisfying. I also recently saw a great idea in a Denis Cotter cookbook to use thick slices of eggplant as an interesting burger bun option. So I decide to mash those 2 ideas together. As it turns out it…it turned out pretty darn great.

I love this whole “thinking outside the box” thang. Mushrooms as bread? Crazy right?

Until you’ve tried it of course!

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By on June 18, 2013 in Blog, Dairy Free, Eggplant, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Lunch, Main Course, Main Ingredient, Mushrooms, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian

Incredible Mushroom Vegan/Vegetarian Sloppy Joes That Won’t Make You Miss The Meat

I’m craving a juicy beef burger! Correction. A juicy beef burger with fries. You gotta love those “comes out of nowhere food cravings.” I mean really, I never crave a burger. Never. But you know how cravings go? They rarely go away unless you give in. At least a little. I guess I could have gone with a veggie burger, but in my experience, there’s nothing “juicy” about a veggie patty. Sure they’re delicious but never juicy. Maybe moist at best. I could have driven the 2 and a half hour round trip drive into town….To be honest, I might have if the craving had been strong enough. The good news is I had a moment of sanity. I decided to stay put and deal with it in a more healthy way. France 1: Bad greasy food 0 I decided to go with Mushroom Vegan Sloppy Joes. No where near a burger, I know, but I thought I’d give it a try.

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By on May 7, 2013 in Blog, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Lunch, Main Course, Main Ingredient, Mushrooms, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian

Brie and Walnut Portobello Mushrooms with a Tomato Balsamic Emulsion

I’m all alone for dinner. Yup and I’m excited! In my house that means making all kinds of yummy food that wouldn’t really go over well, like popcorn for dinner for instance. That’s the type of thing you do when you’re alone. One of my favourite things in fact. Go figure. So while the hubby is away I eat all the foods I love.

Enter portobello mushrooms. I love them! But to serve it as the center piece of a meal, it wouldn’t really fly.

While I have this time to myself, I plan to get my fill of portobellos (2 for me and no sharing, yippee), eggplants (I bought 2), olives (I bought 3 containers!) and stinky blue cheese, swoon.

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By on February 22, 2013 in Appetizer, Blog, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Lunch, Main Course, Main Ingredient, Mushrooms, Recipes, Sauce, Vegetarian

Keep It Real Thursdays – Honeyed Sesame Mushrooms


We revamped some of our scheduled posts and as a result we’ve moved our Whole Food Wednesdays to Thursdays. It’s now called Keep It Real Thursday. I hope the change does not put a bump in anyone’s stride.

Welcome to Keep It Real Thursdays! You’re invited to come and share your real food recipes using the Linky below. We’re excited to see what yummy things you’ve been creating and what great informational posts and videos you’ve got for us!

I wanted to share something I did last week that was super simple but really tasty, and as a result, I’ve had them 3 times in one week.

Pretty tasty stuff.

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By on July 19, 2012 in Blog, Gluten Free, Keep It Real Thursday, Low Carb, Lunch, Main Ingredient, Mushrooms, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian

Beef Carbonnade with Mixed Mushrooms and Dijon Crostini

There are days when I could stand in the kitchen all day, making one delicious recipe after another. I wake up in the morning with creativity and food on the brain and I don’t stop until I fall into bed that night, exhausted and ridiculously happy. Then there are the rest of the days, when life and its other responsibilities crowd the brain and don’t allow for any fun! Boo. That’s when I like to make stews the most. Sure they take a little time up front, browning meat, cooking the onions and vegetables, but then it’s “sit back and relax” and let the oven make the magic. We eat for days, allowing me to get caught up on my work, making time for another fun filled day of creativity and food!

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By on January 17, 2012 in Beef, Blog, Bread, Main Course, Mushrooms

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