The Envy Mighty Mushroom

My dad would sneak mushrooms into pizzas that my family ordered when I was when I was a kid. He would even put mushrooms under cheese, as per my parents’ request at the pizza restaurant. While he was a fan, I was of the opinion that one mushroom could destroy the pizza. I’m now older and have an exquisite palate. I am a fan of Cinnamon Toast Crunch, but I am aware of the significance of mushrooms in contemporary cuisine. They are able to adapt to nearly every dish thanks to their incredible range of flavors and textures. In addition I learned that mushrooms can be beneficial to your overall health. This is my love letter to the mushrooms.

Health Benefits

Consuming edible mushrooms is a great superfood that can help enhance your overall health. The first antibiotics were actually taken from mushrooms. Mushrooms are low in calories and rich in fiber, with between 80 and 90 percent of their water content. They are also low in cholesterol, fat, and sodium which is great for those who are on hypertensive diets. Here are a few reasons to add more mushrooms into your meals.


  • They can be considered to be probiotic. This means they help the body to strengthen its own defenses and fighting illnesses. The high amount of riboflavin which is a nutrient that mushrooms have, is component of their probiotic capabilities.
  • The most potent source of potassium found in mushrooms is potassium. The mineral can help lower blood pressure and decrease the risk of stroke. A medium portabella mushroom has more potassium than a glass of orange juice or a banana.
  • For a long time, research into anti-cancer treatments has been concentrated on the phytonutrients found in mushrooms. Numerous countries have been using medicinal mushrooms to add to conventional cancer treatment.
White (Button).


White mushrooms are available in a variety of sizes and shades. Button mushrooms are smaller varieties of white mushrooms, are the most frequently used in cooking. They are available in the majority of grocery stores. White mushrooms are delicate to mild in taste when picked fresh. The caps take on a more intense flavor when they get darker.


  • Recent research has revealed that white mushrooms can reduce the possibility of breast and prostrate cancer.
Grilled Lemon Shrimp With Mushrooms


This nutritious dish is made with lemon juice and garlic. Then, it’s grilled to perfection and filled with the pita. It’s delicious and low in carbs!

Ingredients

8 oz. 8 oz. fresh white mushrooms

1 1 lb. Large shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 medium-sized zucchini cut 1″ thick (about 2 1/2 C.

1 medium-sized red onion cut into eight wedges

1/4 C. olive oil

2 Tbs. Fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons minced garlic

1 teaspoon. 1 tsp.

1/2 teaspoon Salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

4 pitas Warm

Cucumber Yogurt Sauce:

1 C. plain low-fat yogurt

1 C. diced, peeled, seeded , and seeded cucumber

1 Tbs. 1 Tbs. chopped fresh mint or parsley

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1/2 teaspoon Salt

Directions

The outdoor grill or broiler until hot. Smaller mushrooms can be cooked whole however, you can cut them in half for the bigger ones. Put the shrimps, mushrooms, red onions, and zucchini in a large bowl. Mix olive oil as well as lemon juice and garlic in the bowl of a small. Add black pepper, salt, oregano, and salt to the vegetables. Mix until well coated. Place the shrimp and veggies on the grill rack or in a broiler pan. Grill or broil shrimp and vegetables for eight minutes at a time and not more than 6 inches away from the temperature. Mix frequently and brush with marinade every now and then. Serve with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce on pitas

Combine all the ingredients in small bowls and mix thoroughly to create sauce. It will yield about 1 1/2 cups.

Yield: 4 portions

From the St. Petersburg Times

Information on nutrition per serving: 308 calories, 25gm protein and 16gm fat

Crimini/Cremini/Italian Brown

Crimini mushrooms resemble white mushrooms, but they have more dark color. They range between light brown and dark brown. Crimini mushrooms have a more firm texture than white mushrooms , and have a more robust, earthy taste. They are a great substitute of white mushrooms, and can be paired with beef.


  • Crimini mushrooms are an excellent source of selenium. It is vital to ensure the proper functioning of the antioxidant system. Selenium is a key ingredient in preventing arthritis, cancer, as well as asthma. Crimini mushrooms are also a good source of zinc which is an essential mineral that helps the immune system.
Vegetarian Hobo Dinner


The meal is cooked over hot coals and contains Boca meat as well as mushrooms, carrots, and potatoes.

Ingredients

2 carrots, cut

6-8 new potatoes, quartered

1/2 onion, large. Chops

2 shallots, cut into slices

2-3 cloves garlic, lg. Chops

8-10 Cremini mushrooms , halved or whole

2 to 4 tablespoons. Olive oil

2 Tbs. 2 Tbs.

1 package frozen Boca ground “meat”

Salt and pepper according to your preference

season salt, dash

Directions

Mix all the vegetables that have been cut into the bowl. Then, double the aluminum foil to create two pockets. Layer the vegetables in the bottom. Then, add Boca ground “meat”. Then layer the last layer of veggies. Pour 1-2 Tbs. Use 1-2 tablespoons olive oil per dinner. If you can drizzle butter over. Sprinkle salt, pepper, and season with salt. To close albino mushrooms , fold it in half. Flip it over halfway. Serve with ketchup and relish!


Portabella/Portobello

Portabellas can reach 6 inches in size which makes them a more significant relative of white mushrooms. Portabellas are much more difficult to eat than white and crimini mushrooms. They have a longer growth period , which leads to a softer and more delicious texture. They are ideal for sandwiches.

Portabella Pizza

The delicious pizza with no crust is a part of a low carb diet. It is made up of tomatoes, cheese, and mushrooms.

Ingredients

1 to 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 clove garlic, peeled, minced

6 oz. portabella mushroom caps (about 4), cleaned, stems removed

To your liking Add a pinch of salt, and freshly ground black pepper

12 oz. 12 OZ.

2 tomatoes fresh, cut and roasted or broiled. Oregano leaf Optional

Directions

Preheat the oven to the temperature of 450°F. Mix the garlic, oil, and olive oil in the bowl of a small size. The mixture of oil should be applied to all sides of the caps. Place the caps with their tops facing down on a baking sheet covered with parchment. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Put the basil, tomato and cheese slices in a neat circle on top of the mushrooms. Sprinkle oregano , if you like. Bake for about 3 to 5 minutes, or until the cheese has melting. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Shitake (Oak/Chinese/Black Forest).

Shitake caps are rich in flavor and woody. They also have a soft, spongy textures. They are large and umbrella-shaped, and come in a variety of shades ranging from tan to deep brown. The Shitake mushrooms are able to keep for up to 14 days, and the stems are removed to enhance soup stock.


  • Shitake mushrooms were utilized throughout the ages throughout East Asia to combat colds and flu. They have been found to increase immunity and fight infection, as well as prevent tumors. Shitake is also utilized to combat nutritional deficiencies as well in liver disorders.
Miso Soup


Ingredients

4 C. water

1 to 2 C. chopped organic vegetables

1 1/2 Tbs. 1 1/2 Tbs.

Tofu Miso Firm Cut into 1/2-inch cubes

A 3 inch piece of dried seaweed called wakame (found in most health food stores).

2 organic shitake mushrooms dried (Can be pre-soaked according to the instructions on the package.

Directions

Bring the water to a boil in a a small saucepan. Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan. In the same pot, add the chopped mushrooms and vegetables. Reduce the heat to low then cover and cook vegetables until they are tender (about 8-15 minutes, depending on the type of vegetables utilized). After the vegetables have simmered for about 5 minutes then pour about 1/4 cup of the boiling vegetable broth into another bowl. Mix miso in the bowl until it turns into an emulsion. Mix the miso mix with tofu. Put bowl aside for a few hours to allow the vegetables to soften. Add seaweed into the pot by breaking it into smaller pieces.

When the vegetables are cooked Add miso mix to the dish. Let it sit for 3-4 minutes. Miso should not be cooked at high temperatures as it could kill microorganisms that help digestion and heal. Miso soup can be prepared by experimenting. You can play around with different combinations of miso and vegetables. This recipe for miso soup allows you to respect the wisdom of your body. This soup is healing.

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