Ode to Mushrooms

Happy Wednesday My Friends!

How is the week treating you? My week is going by fast; not having school Monday sure sped the week along!

A while back I saw a list of the foods most commonly disliked by adults. Guess what was #1 on the list? Mushrooms! Heartbreaking, no? I really love mushrooms. They are so tasty and versatile and have a certain heartiness uncommonly found in non-meat foods. It just so happens that it has been a mushroom-y week in my household.

Monday night’s dinner was this….

Overflowing Portobellos

Recipe from Clean Eating Magazine

4 large Portobello mushrooms

1 tsp olive oil

1 zucchini, chopped

1/2 Spanish onion, chopped

1 tbsp fresh minced garlic

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1 medium tomato, chopped

2 roasted red peppers, chopped

Handful fresh basil leaves, chopped

1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs

1/2 cup Parmesan or Romano cheese*

Sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste


  • preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Remove stems from mushrooms and set aside. Clean mushroom tops and set upside down on work surface.
  • Heat oil in a medium skilled. Chop mushrooms stems and add to skillet with zucchini, onion, garlic, and vinegar. Saute for about 5 to 7 minutes, until onion and zucchini start to soften. Add tomato and roasted peppers and heat through, about 2 minutes. Remove mixture from heat and transfer to a bowl. Stir in basil, bread crumbs, and cheese (if using). Season with salt and pepper
  • Fill mushrooms tops with vegetable mixture and bake for 15 minutes or until mushrooms look tender and cheese is slightly melted. Enjoy!

*I used a sprinkle of Daiya in place of the cheese; however, it was totally unnecessary as these would be great with the cheese omitted, and totally vegan too!

And Tonight’s dinner…

    On one of my favorite platters!


Wild Mushroom, Flank Steak, and Poblano Tacos. Recipe via Cooking Light Magazine.

Served up on a white corn tortilla and topped with salsa. Yum! Served alongside salad with my standard dressing which is olive oil, honey, lemon juice, and beau monde, but this time I added Chipotle Tabasco and dried cilantro to give it a little Spanish flare.

I actually have another recipe involving mushrooms that I can’t wait to share with you, but it’s something I developed myself so I don’t yet have exact measurements. After I make it again, I’ll totally share it with you guys!

Do you like mushrooms?

Where is your favorite sources to find recipes?

I love finding recipes via other food bloggers, whether ones that bloggers came up with themeselves or have just tried. That way I know at least someone recommends it! Of course, these two awesome recipes came from magazines. My sister actually suggested we make both of these. (Thanks Sara!)

Have a great rest of the week!

~Ann Claire

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12 thoughts on “Ode to Mushrooms

  1. Love mushrooms!!!!!
    I like to look on other blogs, eatingwell.com, cookinglight.com, and similar websites for recipes. Then, after I’ve made a recipe for the first time, if I make it again, I usually tweak it just a little bit to suit my family’s tastes.

  2. I love mushrooms – portabella and shitaki are my favorites! I get most of my recipes from blogs, websites, and a few from cookbooks. I also like using Hungry Girl’s recipes and switching out all the processed food for real foods! :-)

  3. Holy Toledo!!! These look absolutely DIVINE! I haven’t had a good mushrrom in such a long time….oh wait I had one last week…..

    I usually get my inspiration from great blogs (like yours!)

  4. I must admit…I can’t take mushrooms. I’ve tried so many different varieties. I think they’re just a love it or hate it type of food. Glad you enjoy though- seems like there are lots of fun mushroom recipes out there!

  5. That’s a lot of mushrooms. :)

    I actually don’t like mushrooms. I think it may be a texture things. When there is a mushroom sauce or something like that, I do like the flavor. I just can’t eat any of the actual mushrooms in the sauce.

  6. overflowing stuffed portabelos my first recipe from this magazine and it was great and my whole family loved them and i even got my best friend to try she loved them too . will be trying more

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