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2011 Mushroom Channel Contributors

We fungi friends at the Mushroom Channel cannot thank you enough for the truly spectacular submissions. To have so many people wanting to share their passion for mushrooms is both heart-warming and an excellent way source dinner ideas. We are all very grateful and hope you will all continue to keep us informed of your recipes via Twitter and Facebook.

Speaking of being very grateful, we owe a standing ovation to our 2010 team who shared some truly beautiful and creative work.

Without further ado, we are ecstatic to announce the 10 contributing writers who will be sharing their recipes here over the next year. Welcome to the team!

Light and Easy for Spring: Mushroom & Celery Heart Salad

Photo Credit: Greg of Sippity Sup

Spring is here in earnest for most of us now. While some patient soldiers of the Eastern seaboard may still be drying out from their rainy introduction, I can report sunny blue skies, tulips and chirping birds on blooming Dogwood branches.  We’ve awakened.

While cozy soups, casseroles and chilis helped us to hunker down happily this winter, I don’t think I’m alone in craving a little levity. Lucky for us, mushrooms specialize in levity of both texture and calories.

I just recently stumbled upon Greg’s post over at Sippity Sup where he takes us through the ultimate in light and easy recipes-Mushroom & Celery Heart Salad.  Now that the sun is out, I’m tempted to spend more time on the patio than at the stove, so this recipe is perfect.  Affordable, basic ingredients combined in way that excited me so much, it begged to be made immediately. My version isn’t nearly as pretty as Greg’s but I felt like a little proof of enthusiasm never hurt anyone so I’ve included it below. Mushrooms (cremini or button will work beautifully), celery, lemon juice, oilive oil, salt and pepper- that’s all you need. I added a little parsley to mine because I had it on hand and like the color.

Mushroom Celery Salad

There’s also the option to add some grated peccorino or parmesan cheese. With so many light choices on the ingredients list, I felt just fine adding a little bit of cheese to the mix. Everything in moderation…even levity.