Guest Post: Mushroom & Parmesan Muffins

Recipe By Charmian Christie aka The Messy Baker.

How ironic these light muffins can do such heavy lifting. Tired of breakfast cereal? Scramble some eggs and grab a mushroom-studded muffin. Stumped for a lunchbox treat? Pop in a muffin. Need a sugar-free after-school snack? Muffins to the rescue. They even make a satisfying late-night snack.

Consider these mild-mannered muffins as a launch point. I designed them for maximum appeal, but you can customize them to suit nearly every occasion or taste with a simple swap or two. Try a smoked gouda or sharp cheddar instead of Parmesan. If you’re bored with standard bacon, try smoky diced ham, sweet candied bacon, or spicy chorizo. Like it hot? Add 1/4 teaspoon cayenne, hot smoked paprika, or chipotle powder. Mushrooms can take it. In fact, I suspect they welcome the challenge.

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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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Southern Style White Gravy with Mushrooms

Guest Post: Southern Style White Gravy with Mushrooms

We have a guest in our kitchen today!  Carole of The Yum Yum Factor, is sharing her delicious gravy recipe that you’ll want to try on almost everything!

I love Southern style biscuits and gravy and when we travel to the Southern US, I order it all the time. I don’t make it at home because it’s very fatty with all of that sausage and nobody else in my house likes biscuits. Too many vegetarian versions include vegetarian “sausage” and I wanted to avoid that as well so I started to experiment with finely chopped mushrooms in its place. Adding a bit of miso really ups the umami and makes sausage totally unnecessary and, in fact, I prefer it.

I love this on poached or scrambled eggs on toasted English muffins or toast instead of biscuits. It’s also delicious on scrambled eggs, pork chops, pork tenderloin, roasted chicken etc. So, basically, everything.

When reheating, you will probably have to add a little broth or water as it thickens up in the fridge.

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