As support for The Blend continues to grow (The Culinary Trust called The Blend “the future of food”, and over 200 chefs menued The Blend this past summer), Council Representative, Kathleen Preis, thought it might be time to tell you why The Blend makes your meals better and is a trend you don’t want to miss!
It’s never been easier to enjoy healthier versions of your favorite ground meat recipes without sacrificing a thing. How you ask? The answer is simple: The Blend. Chop fresh mushrooms to match the texture of ground meat, and use them in place of some of the meat in your recipe. It’s easy!
But why add mushrooms to meals you already know and love? To make them better! That’s right, The Blend makes your meals better. Better flavour, texture, and nutrition, these are just some of the reasons why The Blend makes sense.
Mushrooms deliver a savory, earthy taste because of their umami, making them the perfect addition to any dish. In fact, a sensory study conducted by The Culinary Institute of America and University of California found that most people prefer the flavor, texture, spice levels and saltiness of The Blend over the 100% beef option. Simply put, it tastes better! Try this Mushroom, Blue Cheese, and Caramelized Onion Burger; the flavors are phenomenal!
Finely chop mushrooms to match the texture of ground meat, combine your ingredients, and you get a seamless blend that improves texture, juiciness and taste. Try this Lamb Ragout; the mushrooms match the texture of the ground lamb so well you wouldn’t even know they were included!
Research suggests substituting mushrooms for lean ground beef in an entrée just once every week would save you almost 20,000 calories in one year. The Blend adds more nutrients to the plate like vitamin D, potassium (8%),B-vitamins, and antioxidants, so your meals are better for you. Try this Turkey Meatloaf; adding mushrooms can cut the calories per serving by almost 35%.
The Blend adds bulk and volume allowing you to generate more servings and extend portions, making your dollar go further. Did someone say leftovers? Try this Blended Chili & Macaroni; the extra-large batch is not only filling for your family, but easy on the pocketbook.
5. The Possibilities!
Burgers, meatballs, meatloaf, tacos, lasagna, pasta sauce… the possibilities for The Blend are endless, which means more meals to please you and your family!