Mushroom Monday Challenge

Mushroom Monday ChallengeLast Monday I was pretty successful with this challenge. I had a quick mushroom breakfast which consisted of Mushrooms & Scrambled Eggs on Toast, I threw a couple of sliced mushrooms into my salad at lunch, and had tasty Stir-Fried Beef with Mushrooms and Asparagus for dinner. I didn’t include mushrooms as a snack (or a dessert… which I am still not sure about), but other than that, I did great!

For more Mushroom Monday inspiration, I have decided that I will share my recipes that I make at home. Most of the time I try to make the delicious mushroom recipes that are in our library, but sometimes I just throw whatever I have on hand into a pan. You will be able to find these recipes on my Recipezaar Page, and I will also share some here on the blog.

Stir-Fried Beef With Mushrooms and Asparagus
Prep Time: 6 min. Cooking Time: 25 min.

This was my first “Mushroom Monday Challenge” dinner. I love stir-fries, and this one comes together in a snap. You can always use any vegetables that you may have on hand if you are short what’s listed in the ingredients. Red or green peppers could be used if you don’t have asparagus, even a little sliced carrot would be delicious.

Ingredients
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 beef steak, any kind, cut into 1 inch chunks (16-24 oz)
1 small onion, sliced
2 tablespoons fresh garlic, minced
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated (optional)
1/2 lb asparagus, sliced into 1-inch pieces
8 ounces sliced mushrooms
2 heads baby bok choy
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
fresh ground black pepper
1/4 cup water
2 cups cooked white rice

Method
1. Cook the rice, as per package directions, while you prepare the stir-fry.
2. Add 1 tbsp to a large deep frying pan. Heat oil over high heat, about 30 seconds. Add beef to pan and cook until medium, or 3-5 minutes. Remove beef from pan, and set it aside.
3. Lower the heat to medium, and add the remaining 1 tbsp oil. Add onions, garlic, and ginger (if using). Stir and cook for 30 seconds, then add asparagus, mushrooms and bok choy, cook 3-4 minutes or until vegetables have softened.
4. Return beef to pan. Add soy sauce, sugar (if using), and pepper, toss to coat everything in sauce. Add 1/4 water, and raise heat to high, cook until water has slightly reduced and sauce starts to thicken.
5. Serve stir-fry over hot white rice.

Remember you can leave your experiences in the comments section of this post, email me, or blog about the Mushroom Monday Challenge on your own blog.

Enjoy!

posted by Brittany

Mushroom Monday Challenge

Mushroom Monday ChallengeHow goes the Mushroom Monday Challenge? My week flew by with minimal success on my past Mushroom Monday. I managed to eat mushrooms in both my lunch and dinner, so I am halfway there. Today looks more promising!

I received an email from Shannon saying although she loved the idea of Mushroom Monday, wasn’t sure where to find recipes.

There are many great mushroom recipes out there, you just have to do a little searching. The first place I would suggest would be on the Mushrooms Canada website (of course), but you can also find delicious recipes on food blogs.

Here’s are some great recipe ideas for today’s Mushroom Monday Challenge:

Breakfast
We offer up our favourite breakfast recipe, Baked Eggs with Mushrooms. It’s simple, and is something that you can easily customize to individual family tastes. Watch the cooking video here.

Lunch
Ellie over at Vintage Victuals serves up Southern Hominy with Squash and Mushrooms.

Dinner
Find Dinner over at Eat Me Delicious, who’s serving up a Mushroom Pecan Burger.

Snack

Mushrooms with Mediterranean Tuna Dip, a great dip for enjoying fresh vegetables.

Remember you can leave your experiences in the comments section of this post, email me, or blog about the Mushroom Monday Challenge on your own blog.

Enjoy!

posted by Brittany

Mushroom Monday Challenge

Mushroom Monday ChallengeCould you imagine enjoying mushroom with every meal? I always try to include them in whatever I am cooking. Since they are so versatile, you can add them to anything throughout the day; breakfast, lunch, dinner and even snacks!

So how about a challenge? Try including fresh mushrooms in every meal for one day. We’ll call it the “Mushroom Monday Challenge.”

This fun challenge will help you open up to the different varieties of mushrooms, and encourage you to get creative with mushroom preparation.

So, are you up for the challenge? Simply post your experiences in the comments section of this post, email me, or you can even write about it on your own blog! I will be checking in every few Mondays to see how everyone is doing, to highlight experiences, and to share pictures.

Here are a few ideas to get your started on the “Mushroom Monday Challenge.”

You can also download our free “Mushroom Monday” calendar to help remind you and keep you on track. Download it here.

So let’s get started!

posted by Brittany