Guest Post: Spinach Ricotta Cannelloni with Mushroom Sauce

By Loreto and Nicoletta of SugarLoveSpices

Looking for that special recipe for a lovely Sunday lunch or special dinner. We have one for you: Spinach Ricotta Cannelloni with Mushroom Sauce. This dish screams flavor and deliciousness from the beautiful baked al-dente pasta right into that creamy spinach cheesy filling. Taking it over the top with a creamy white wine mushroom cream sauce. Truly a mouth-watering experience for sure.

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Guest Post: Turkey and Mushroom Menchi Katsu with Curry

Recipe by Carole Nelson Brown of The Yum Yum Factor

My family loves Japanese hamburger, Menchi Katstu, and Japanese Curry. Menchi Katsu is basically a Japanese burger patty that is breaded and deep fried and it’s not the healthiest.

We are trying to cut down on some of our meat consumption and often these patties are made with a nice, fatty mixture of beef and pork. What to do? Just ground turkey might be too dry but that is what pulsed mushrooms are for. By adding, coarsely ground mushroom to the cutlet mix, we can keep the patties moist and flavourful. Instead of the traditional bath in a pot of hot oil, I air fry them. You get a nicely browned, crispy crust without all that oil. Do try to use whole wheat panko if you can find it. It’s tasty and because it’s already a richer, brown colour, your finished cutlet will look nicer.

The turkey and mushroom patty is delicious on its own or even as a burger stand in on a bun for a nice treat.

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Guest Post: Chicken Cacciatore

Recipe by The Messy Baker

Cacciatore means “hunter,” but the only hunting I did was to search for the mislaid corkscrew. Since I usually have all the required ingredients on hand, I’m tempted to rename this dish Chicken Dispensa (Pantry). It’s more accurate but just doesn’t have the same ring. In this version, I sautéed extra mushrooms for garnish. Maybe I should call it Chicken Cacciatore Fungi?

No matter what you call it, this recipe is very flexible. Cut up a whole chicken or use any combination of pieces you like. Use crimini, button or portobello mushrooms. Like it hot? Add some hot peppers along with the red.

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Guest Post: Turkey Scallopini with Mushroom Cognac Sauce

By Charmian Christie, aka The Messy Baker

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.

I used a pre-mixed blend of oyster, shiitake and crimini mushrooms. Still, the humble white button mushroom will rise to the occasion. If turkey doesn’t suit, try chicken breast, pork tenderloin, or even veal. After all, mushrooms play nicely with any thinly pounded white meat.

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Guest Post: Sheet Pan Mushroom and Black Bean Quesadillas

Recipe by Louisa of Living Lou

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!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!

I hope you enjoy this weeknight dinner; it will save you come the busy fall season!

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