Guest Post: Mushroom and Garlic Focaccia

Recipe by Renée Kohlman and Sweetsugarbean.

Hi everyone! My name is Renée Kohlman and Sweetsugarbean is my food blog 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 recipe developer, I’m lucky to have turned my passion for all things food into a career I love. My second cookbook: Vegetables: A Love Story, was released in the fall of 2021. The last couple of years have been very busy, and I’m so proud of the work I’ve done so far. In case you’re wondering, yes, there is a chapter devoted to Mushrooms! Free time (remind me what that is again) includes Netflix, reading, and spending time with my guy Dixon and three cats.

I’m always excited when Mushrooms Canada asks me to write a guest post for their blog. Mushrooms are a staple in my kitchen and it’s always a thrill to put them into new recipes. Mushrooms always make their way into my shopping cart and into my kitchen. They are great to use year-round as they are the only vegetable that contains vitamin D. Bursting with antioxidants and cancer-fighting compounds, not to mention being low in calories, mushrooms play an important and delicious part of my culinary adventures in the kitchen.

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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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Guest Post: Sautéed Mushrooms with Rapini

It’s important to have a variety of side dishes in your arsenal for whipping up on a weeknight. This side is one of my favourites to whip up to go alongside a weeknight barbecue. I always have mushrooms in my fridge and I’ve always loved this combination of mushrooms and rapini, whether stirred into a pasta, a soup or on their own. Call me crazy, but this could even work as a burger topping!

I love the play between the umami of the mushrooms and the bitter bite of the rapini and it works perfectly as a quick side dish. I finish mine off with a drizzle of sesame oil, but this can be optional!

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