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: Breakfast Portobello Mushroom Eggs Benny Pizza

Recipe by Loreto and Nicoletta of SugarLoveSpices

What do you get when you combine two favourite meals? Well how about an eggs benny pizza! Lovely soft poached eggs meet sautéed Portobello mushrooms, onions, and melted mozzarella, all on a bed of hollandaise and a wonderfully crispy pizza crust. Anyone for a breakfast pizza or breakfast for dinner?

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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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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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