Category Archives: mushrooms

Growing Edible Mushrooms

We had a beautiful but problematic redbud tree in our backyard. It had been poorly planted too close to the neighboring yard, and our neighbors gently complained every now and again about a large branch extending over their fence. Several of the … Continue reading

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Anti-Inflammatory Hot & Sour Soup (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

Hot and sour soup is one of those dishes that makes me feel, keenly, that food truly is medicine. The first time I tasted this soup as a kid, I was put off by its viscosity and potent tang. By … Continue reading

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Creamy Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup (Gluten and Dairy Free)

The Midwestern Gentleman used to have an amazing recipe (or so he claims) for a creamy chicken and wild rice soup.  He has been talking about this soup, longing for it, searching for a comparable recipe, for the past three … Continue reading

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Eggplant Caviar (GF/DF/V)

This recipe is a variation of one my mother used to make often when I was a child.  This type of vegetable “caviar” — which can be enjoyed as a dip, chunky spread, or topping — is common to Mediterranean … Continue reading

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Pesto-Stuffed Mushrooms with Marsala Cashew Cream Sauce

Mmm, pesto!  I’ve sung its praises before, but I really have yet to exhaust its culinary potential.  Here, it adds flavor and a nutritional boost to brown rice stuffed portobello mushrooms.  The protein-rich cashew cream sauce rounds out this dish, … Continue reading

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Vegetable Pelau (Gluten-Free/Vegan)

You might have thought I’m finally over Trinidad & Tobago… but that’s actually not likely to happen any time soon.  Inspired by our visit, the Midwestern Gentleman and I are still spicing up our home cooking with the flavors of … Continue reading

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Black Rice Risotto with Mushrooms & Basil

Black rice has been called the “healthiest rice in the world.”  Its deep purple color comes from the same anti-inflammatory antioxidants that give blueberries their rich color: anthocyanins.  Finding ways to eat more anthocyanins is a key component of any … Continue reading

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Holiday on the North Shore: Two Harbors, MN

Something happens to me when I get as far north as Duluth, MN.  Driving from Iowa, we take 35 N to get to the North Shore, and at Duluth we get our first glimpse of Lake Superior.  The sight of … Continue reading

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Weekend in Santa Fe: Part II

The second day of our weekend in Santa Fe was as crazily jam-packed as the first.  After a fortifying brunch of fresh fruit and jalapeno-cheese quiche at the Inn on the Paseo, we started the day with some museum time.  … Continue reading

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Cherry Quinoa Salad Extravaganza

This salad is a lot easier to toss together than a glance at the ingredient list might indicate.  You can slice and dice while the quinoa/wild rice mixture is bubbling away and the mushrooms are roasting in the oven.  Everything … Continue reading

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