Seared Mushrooms with Garlic and Thyme

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 12 ounces of mushrooms (oyster, shiitake) cut into large pieces 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter, cut into pieces 2 sprigs of fresh thyme 2 garlic cloves, crushed Salt and pepper Instructions: 1.  Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high until just beginning to smoke. 2. Arrange mushrooms in skillet […]

Roasted Squash and Arugula Salad

This salad combines the sweet taste of the delicata with the spiciness of arugula. It is an easy salad that can be the main dish or a great side. Ingredients: 4 small delicata squash 2 tablespoons of coconut oil 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon of chili flakes 1 teaspoon maple syrup 1 […]

Pickled Beets

Ingredients: 5 pounds beets 5 cups apple cider vinegar 2.5 cups water 2.5 cups sugar 1 large onion, cut into 1-inch dice 5 bay leaves 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorn 2 tablespoons dried dill 1 tablespoon whole corriander 1 tablespoon whole red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon whole anise seeds 2 full sprigs fresh rosemary Instructions: […]

Red Cabbage Soup with Sausage

I made this soup a couple of days ago, and it has become one of my favorites. It is creamy and comforting, especially when it is cold outside. I used spicy Italian sausage to give the soup a little heat, but any skinless sausage will work. If you are vegetarian, oyster mushrooms would be a […]

Roasted Root Vegetables with Fresh Spinach

During the colder months of the year we take advantage of root vegetables that were harvested in the fall. While simply roasting root vegetables is a quick and delicious way to enjoy them, this recipe adds a little something extra. The recipe listed below is just a basic outline, the possibilities are endless with what […]

Mashed Rutabaga with Sour Cream and Dill

Rutabagas can be cooked just like potatoes, either roasted or mashed. This dish below can be a fun substitute for traditional mashed potatoes. Mashed Rutabaga with Sour Cream and Dill Ingredients: 2 to 3 pounds of rutabagas, peeled and chopped into 1 inch chunks salt and pepper to taste 2 teaspoons butter 1/4 cup to […]

Fried Mushrooms

Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1 1/2 cups warm beer 6 cups vegetable oil 1 pound small domestic mushrooms, stems on, wiped clean Instructions: Combine flout, salt, cayenne, baking powder, and sugar in mixing bowl. Add beer, whisk until smooth, and […]

Wild Rice with Oyster Mushrooms

Ingredients: 1/2 cup wild rice, rinsed and drained 1 1/2 cups chicken broth 3 tablespoons butter 1/2 pound small oyster mushrooms 1/4 cup pine nuts 2 tablespoons chopped chives 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper Instructions: In medium saucepan, bring rice and broth to boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer […]

Oyster Mushrooms Provençal

Ingredients: 1 pound oyster mushrooms, torn into chunks 1/4 cup olive oil 4 garlic gloves, minced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley Juice from 1/2 lemon Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper Instructions: Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté garlic about 1 minute and add mushrooms Sauté until oil is adsorbed, about […]