Hi everyone! My name is Renée Kohlman and Sweetsugarbean is my food blog that I’ve been writing for eleven 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 cookbook author, I’m lucky to have turned my passion for all things food into a career I love. This past year I started my own jumbo gourmet cookie business, and if you’re ever in Saskatoon stop by the Farmers’ Market on the weekend and grab a cookie! Free time (remind me what that is again) includes Netflix, reading, and spending time with my guy Dixon and three cats.
Rich and flavourful biryani made with mushrooms. It is an easy dish to cook in 30-40 minutes with minimum ingredients. This is perfect to cook when you have guests over or make it for dinner parties quickly You are going to love this flavourful rice.
An authentic mushroom biryani is always slow cooked on “dum” in one pot. It is an ancient technique of cooking on “dum” as they believe it brings out its uniqueness and originality. This is done by cooking the rice and veggies under steam by not allowing the steam to pass. The food gets cooked in its own steam and juices on slow fire, and it infuses the flavours and aroma of the herbs and spices in the food. You can enjoy this with thick yogurt.
There’s nothing like a delicious, savoury mushroom tart. Made with puff pastry, this tart takes only ten minutes to pull together and is perfect for entertaining. Mushrooms are sautéed with onions and seasoned with garlic, balsamic, and fresh thyme. Sprinkled over a bed of cheddar cheese and roasted in the oven, serve this tart with a light arugula salad.
This recipe is a bit of a globe trotter. The chickpea batter is inspired by Indian pakoras, yet the mushroom pieces emerge from the oil lightly coated, like Japanese tempura. With its mix of mint, cilantro and lime, the sauce could be Mexican. The mushrooms? Grown right here in Canada. Given the diversity of flavours and ingredients, I’m tagging this an international dish.
We have a guest in the kitchen! We’re thrilled to have the talented Christina of Strawberries For Supper back in the kitchen! Today, she’s sharing a hand-held recipe that’s truly suitable for any meal of the day.