Guest Post: Sautéed Mushrooms with Rapini

It’s important to have a variety of side dishes in your arsenal for whipping up on a weeknight. This side is one of my favourites to whip up to go alongside a weeknight barbecue. I always have mushrooms in my fridge and I’ve always loved this combination of mushrooms and rapini, whether stirred into a pasta, a soup or on their own. Call me crazy, but this could even work as a burger topping!

I love the play between the umami of the mushrooms and the bitter bite of the rapini and it works perfectly as a quick side dish. I finish mine off with a drizzle of sesame oil, but this can be optional!

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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: 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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