Posts Tagged ‘Once a Month Mom’

The Mushrooms and the Barley: Three Great Recipes

In these first few weeks of the New Year, many of us are still detoxing from the last few weeks of the old year.  The rich indulgence from every angle has the larger “us” craving simpler foods that just feel good, from start to finish and then maybe some tasty leftovers for lunch.  Today’s post features three recipes that will do just that, all incorporating two tasty, satiating ingredients that should be on the all-star roster for your winter menu: barley and (you guessed it!) mushrooms.

Turkey Veggie Barley Chili from Anne of Fannetastic Food

Mushroom Barley from Catherine of Weelicious

Healthy Mushroom Barley Soup from Christine of Once a Month Mom

Mushroom Recipes of the Week: Reporting from BlissDom

Good Afternoon fellow Mushroomers and welcome to the weekend! I am currently reporting live on-site from BlissDom, a women’s blog conference filled with foodies (my kind of place).  Given all of the new feeds I’ve just subscribed to, I thought it would be timely to share some mushroom recipes from our new friends…and a few old friends we just can’t get enough of.

Photo Credit: Shaina from Food for My Family

I met Shaina from Food for My Family last night after Lori went out of her way to track the two of us down for an introduction.  I’m so glad she did because easy weeknight meals like this Chicken Fried Rice (with mushrooms) are right up my alley so I know this is going to be a regular read.

Photo Credit: Savor the Thyme

Let’s take a moment to celebrate the beauty of this Portabella, Granny Smith Apple and Cheddar sandwich. And give props to it’s creator, the lovely Jennifer of Savor the Thyme. I’m a sucker for salty/sweet combos and I think this may be the first time I’ve seen a fruit/mushroom combo in sandwich form. Which only further assures that this one gets a “Please try this at home” label.

Photo Credit: Kate from Stolen Moments Cooking

I’ve had pierogis on the brain lately.  My neighborhood is rich with great Polish restaurants and winter is when I crave these little dumplings the most.  Pauline from OHMommy posted a great tutorial (so easy even a two year old can do it!) but when I saw Kate’s version with mushrooms on Stolen Moments Cooking, I knew I needed to share it here.  I know it looks like a simple dumpling on the outside but follow the recipe…in this case it really is what’s on the inside that counts!

Photo Credit: Amy from Milk Breath and Margaritas

French Onion Casserole. Made with fresh mushroom and cream of mushroom soup, there’s a lot to like here. Amy from Milk Breath and Margaritas was introduced to me online by Rachel from A Southern Fairytale (a contributor here at The Mushroom Channel from time to time) but I’ve been looking forward to seeing her offline and BlissDom was the perfect opportunity.

That’s my favorite thing about these conferences- seeing everyone in person.  Everybody from Busy Dad to Once a Month Mom to $5 Dinners and Home-Ec 101, it’s a sea of friendly faces.

This just made me quite hungry so I’m off to lunch with some of the food crew!