Posts Tagged ‘Valentines Day’

Show Your Heart Some Love with Mushrooms


The month of February is all about the heart – as we celebrate Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month. With heart disease listed as the number one cause of death in the United States, February is a good time to assess the foods you consume to help keep your heart healthy. One simple tip for your ticker: trim calories and fat from meat dishes by blending meat with mushrooms. Mushrooms are naturally low in calories, fat free and cholesterol free, and still add delicious flavor.

In celebration of this heart-focused month, we’re sharing dishes to make hearts happy – from romantic appetizers for two to hearty meals for the entire family.

caprese-stuffed-portabella1Caprese Stuffed Mushroom
Layer portabella mushrooms with mozzarella, tomato, and spinach for a fresh take on the Caprese salad and a lovely light lunch or pre-dinner salad.


Mushroom-Chorizo-Stuffed Mushrooms in Port Wine Sauce
These oven-roasted, mushroom- and chorizo-stuffed mushrooms bathed in port wine sauce are sure to impress any date.


Pepper Burrito “Bowls”
Meaty portabella mushrooms take the place of meat in these vegetarian pepper burrito bowls. Brown rice and beans make a healthy yet satisfying addition to the filling.


Lamb Ragout
This one-pot ragout is an easy family meal or romantic entrée for two. Mushrooms blend seamlessly with ground lamb, extending portion sizes and boosting flavor.


Roasted Mushroom Parsnip Soup
What’s cozier than curling up with a big bowl of soup? This creamy soup by Chez Us is rich, smooth, and believe it or not, doesn’t contain any dairy.


Middle Eastern Meatballs with Cinnamon Spiced Tomato Sauce
Spice up a classic recipe: blended mushrooms add flavor and texture while the cinnamon and bulgur provide a pleasantly surprising twist.

Love is in the Air

Mushroom Risotto

Happy Valentine’s Day! From fresh roses to culinary delights, today is certainly a wonderful occasion to share a bit of love with anyone who makes your day a little bit brighter. However, the love doesn’t have to end at midnight tonight. With a full weekend ahead of us we’re here to share a few heart healthy and delicious recipe ideas, proving the Valentine’s Day love never has to be contained to one day.

  • Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms – These Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms are as cute as a button (a white button mushroom to be exact).  The delicious flavors of a cheesy slice of pizza in one bite! Now that’s love! Courtesy of What’s Gaby Cooking.
  • Spaghetti Bolognese – Who doesn’t love the romantic spaghetti scene from Lady and The Tramp?  Put your own spin on that classic moment, with this better for you version of Spaghetti Bolognese that blends together mushrooms and meat from our friends at Mushroom Canada.
  • Mushroom Risotto with Bacon and Peas – Risotto is the perfect basis for a variety of flavors, but we’re partial to this bacon, mushroom and pea combo from Add a Pinch.
  • Mushroom Orzo with Lemon Zest and Parsley – At this point of the season we’re all ready for a bit of spring love. Get a taste of spring flavors with this Mushroom Orzo flavored with fresh lemon zest.

The love doesn’t have to end here. Be sure to check out our dedicated Valentine’s Day Board, filled with recipes to share the love all year long.