Mushrooms Canada and Ontario Sheep Farmers present the 2020 Student Chef Challenge Recipe Booklet

In 2020, Mushrooms Canada and Ontario Lamb hosted a Student Chef Challenge at Durham College. This challenge showcased how the flavours from fresh Ontario mushrooms and Ontario lamb combine deliciously to produce outstanding dishes. The competition was open to student teams from Ontario College Culinary Management programs.

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Guest Post: Roasted Chipotle Portobello Tacos

Hi everyone! My name is Renée Kohlman and Sweetsugarbean is my food blog I’ve been writing for ten years. I live in beautiful Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where I happily whip up delicious creations in my little green kitchen. Being a chef as well as a food writer and recipe developer, I’m lucky to have turned my passion for all things food into a career I love. I’m in the final stages of putting the finishing touches on my second cookbook: Vegetables: A Love Story, and it will be released in the fall of 2021.

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Guest Post: Tofu Mushroom Soup

Recipe by Carole Nelson Brown of The Yum Yum Factor

Trust me, it will be worth finding the ingredients for this quick, nutritious dish. It is cooked halfway between a soup and a stew. If you want to make it vegan, leave out the egg and the fish sauce without sacrificing a ton of flavour. Because mushrooms are a huge source of umami, they are natural bff’s with with all of these delicious flavours.

I used sliced button mushrooms, but you can use any mushrooms you have on hand like shiitake, king oyster, portobello or cremini – just cook the mushrooms a bit longer if you use king oyster. Serve with a side bowl of sticky purple rice or a bowl of warm sushi rice.

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Guest Post: Mushroom Shepherd’s Pie Potato Skins with Mushroom Gravy

We have guests in the kitchen! Loreto & Nicoletta of SugarLoveSpices are sharing their new take on a comfort food classic.

This recipe is a fun play on the classic Irish shepherd’s pie. All the lovely ingredients of this comfort food nestled into beautiful potato skins. It’s cheesy, it’s luscious, and most of all, scrumptious. The addition of the mushrooms in the meat and gravy, adds such a wonderful deep flavour. Kids and grown-ups alike will love this dish. A great way to get those veggies in!

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Guest Post: Sautéed Mushrooms for the Perfect Steak

Recipe and photo by AngryBBQ.com

To me the perfect steak must have some sides and sautéed mushrooms is our go to at AngryBBQ.com. The great thing about sautéed mushrooms is how easy and quick they are to make. Follow this step by step recipe to take your next steak dinner to another level.

You really can’t go wrong with serving mushrooms as a side.  Different types of mushrooms offer different nutritional benefits; but for the most part mushrooms in general are a good source of antioxidants, beta glucan, B-vitamins, copper, and potassium.

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Guest Post: Spicy Mushroom Potstickers

Recipe by Carole Nelson Brown of The Yum Yum Factor

I love nothing more than a great potsticker and if you buy the dumpling wrappers from the store, they are super quick and easy to make. You have the option to make my tried and true, partially whole wheat wrappers from scratch, if you are up for a bit of a challenge or you can just buy premade wrappers from the store. Look for round wrappers that are about 3” in diameter as any smaller and they get finicky to work with.


Pulsed mushrooms provide a great, meaty texture and as we all know, mushrooms are umami bombs that can stand up to a bit of spice. Once you start using Gochujang, you will want to start putting this Korean fermented red chili paste, in everything – it’s savoury, sweet and spicy all at the same time. I use white button or crimini mushrooms and pulse them in the food processor until they are coarsely chopped – just a few pulses will do it.

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Guest Post: Whipped Feta with Roasted Garlic Mushrooms and Tomatoes

We have a guest in the kitchen! The Brunette Baker is sharing her recipe for this scrumptious dip!

This dip would be a wonderful addition to your holiday appetizers. Super simple to prepare, creamy whipped feta topped with roasted garlic mushrooms and tomatoes is a festive dish that will be sure to wow your guests (or immediate household this year) and have them coming back for more.

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