Archive for December, 2017

A Mushroom Appetizer for Every Holiday Guest

Twinkling lights. Jingling bells. The holidays are here, and it is time to celebrate!

You have a wonderful family and lively friends – and each have their own foodie personality. That calls for some creative cooking in the kitchen this holiday season. Have no fear, the mighty mushroom is here! In addition to their warm umami flavor, mushrooms are versatile and always in season. Discover a mushroom appetizer for every type of holiday guest below:

The Picky Eater
Every get-together has one. From vegetables to textured foods, they are picky about everything! Sneak a healthy dose of mushrooms into an otherwise classic meatball recipe.
Blended Meatballs Recipe

The Grazer
Grazers do just that – they graze! Instead of eating set meals, they eat small portions throughout the day. For guests that linger around the holiday snack table, serve up this bite-sized appetizer.
Italian Sausage Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Mushrooms Recipe

The Health-Conscious
Ditch the traditional veggie platter and whip out the mushrooms! The health-conscious eater will appreciate a pass-around that is packed with nutritional benefits (and festive colors!).
Mushroom Bruschetta Bites

Blended Philly Cheesesteak Dip

The Dipper
This eater loves to dip. Let them dive into this cheesy, umami-packed skillet dip that’s good to the last drop.
Philly Cheesesteak Skillet Dip

The Adventurer
No recipe is too daring, and no ingredient is too bold. Adventurous eaters crave a palate challenge! Step your cooking game up a notch with dumplings in a black vinegar-chili sauce.
Mushroom-Spring Onion Dumplings With Black Vinegar-Chili Dipping Sauce

Keep Warm with Winter Mushroom Recipes

Try any one of these winter mushroom recipes to warm up this winter!

Winter has arrived and there’s a chill in the air! Hearty and healthy mushrooms can warm you up on the coldest days. Sautéing or roasting your favorite fungi will bring out the naturally savory and deliciously warm umami flavor. From vegetarian appetizers to brothy soups, blended stews to a hearty pie, mushrooms elevate all the classic winter meals. Survive the dark, dreary days by inviting friends and family over to enjoy scrumptious ‘shrooms next to a crackling fire.

New Year’s Resolution Challenge: Can You Do Better?

As the clock strikes midnight on December 31, what resolution will you be making? Is it to do better for your health? Perhaps it’s to do better by our planet? Or maybe you want to master a skill, like cooking, and be a better cook. Whatever your reason for wanting to do better, know that you’re not alone. There’s an entire community of people pledging to do better called blenditarians: people who believe that the mighty mushroom has meaty powers to make meals more delicious, nutritious and sustainable!

Care to do better? Take the pledge and join the growing blenditarian movement!

Winter Mushroom Recipes

Use the mix of mushroom and blended recipes below to keep you warm all winter long.

Slow Cooker Barbecue Mushrooms

Slow Cooker Barbecue Mushrooms
Serve barbecue mushrooms as a meat-free app at parties this month. Slow cooked in a simple homemade sauce, they are satisfying and savory.

Mexican Mushroom Meatball Soup

Mexican Mushroom Meatball Soup
Jump start soup season with a deliciously savory blenditarian soup that will warm you up from the inside out.

Savory Baked Brie with Crispy Mushrooms

Savory Baked Brie with Crispy Mushrooms
We always say yes please to cheese! Combine melty brie cheese and crispy mushrooms for the perfect winter cheese plate.

Shepherd’s Pie with Mushrooms, Stout and Potatoes

Shepherd’s Pie with Mushrooms, Stout, Potatoes
Sit down with family and friends for a homecooked meal that’s hearty and packed with flavor. Dinner is served.

Shiitake Mushroom Ramen To Go

Shiitake Mushroom Ramen To-Go
Create a comforting lunch to-go with ramen in a jar! Earthy shiitake mushrooms and noodles in a rich broth will brighten your day.

Mushroom Chipotle Chili

Mushroom Chipotle Chili
When in doubt, go the chili route. Blend mushrooms and beef for your base, then top with sour cream, cheese and onions.