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Guest Post: Turkey Scallopini with Mushroom Cognac Sauce

Does the thought of brining, stuffing, and carving a turkey make you want to cancel Thanksgiving and order out? Put down the phone and pick up a meat mallet. This simple but elegant dish can be on the table in under an hour yet is worthy of the holidays. Whether you’re celebrating Friendsgiving or hosting a small-scale family gathering, tender turkey smothered in a mushroom-cognac sauce is always welcomed.

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Guest Post: Mushroom & Parmesan Muffins

How ironic these light muffins can do such heavy lifting. Tired of breakfast cereal? Scramble some eggs and grab a mushroom-studded muffin. Stumped for a lunchbox treat? Pop in a muffin. Need a sugar-free after-school snack? Muffins to the rescue. They even make a satisfying late-night snack.

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Guest Post: Sheet Pan Mushroom and Black Bean Quesadillas

I’ve been all about quick, vegetarian weeknight dinners these days and this quesadilla recipe fits the bill. It uses just a handful of ingredients blitzed together in a food processor, cremini mushrooms, black beans, salsa, and a few spices. I’ve started to make these quesadillas in the oven, but you could easily fry them up on the stove top. I like the oven method because it allows me to roast some veggies at the same time and is easier for timing dinner and having everything be hot at the same time!

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A half-cup serving of cooked sliced mushrooms has a mere 14 calories, virtually no fat, 1 gram of fibre and is a source of phosphorus, potassium, copper, selenium, niacin and pantothenic acid. Mushrooms are also a good source of riboflavin, and are the only vegetable in the produce section with natural Vitamin D. All that goodness with little calories and fat.

Recent studies also show that mushrooms can help with:

  • Weight Management
  • Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Childhood Obesity

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