Bok Choy and Mushroom Adobo Soup

Ingredients:

1/3 cup soy sauce, reduced sodium
1/3 cup rice vinegar
4 large cloves of garlic, thinly sliced or rough chopped
1 bay leaf
2 T olive oil
1 1/2 cups yellow onion, chopped
4 oz maitake mushroom, cleaned root ends removed, pieces separated
4 oz white beech mushroom, cleaned, root ends removed, stems separated
8 oz baby bok choy, sliced on the diagonal into 1-2 inch wide strips
4 cups chicken stock, reduced sodium
4 green onions, white and light green, thinly sliced
Chili garlic sauce
1 cup uncooked brown jasmine rice to be cooked according to package directions Read More


Tony’s Chicken

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2-3 lbs bone-in chicken, use your favorite pieces
2 T olive oil
2 t ground garlic
1/2 t oregano
1/2 t marjoram
1/4 t pepper
1/8 t salt
1 sweet or yellow onion, cut into chunks
8 oz mushrooms, thickly sliced
2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
5 banana peppers, sliced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 T olive oil
1/2 cup white Italian wine Read More



Ricotta Stuffed Portobellos

Ingredients:

2 portobello mushrooms
2 t extra-virgin olive oil
2 T onion, minced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 T Italian flat parsley, chopped
1 jalapeno (or 1 T bell pepper), deseeded and chopped
2 T green onion, minced
6 sun-dried tomato halves, chopped
6-8 basil leaves, rinsed and torn
3/4 cup low-fat ricotta cheese
1/4 t fresh cracked black Pepper
Pinch nutmeg
2 T parmigiano reggiano cheese
6-8 spinach leaves
Optional: pinch of salt added at the table Read More


Baby Kale with Mushrooms

Ingredients:

2 T olive oil
16 oz mushrooms, sliced or left whole
1 cup onion, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
5 oz baby kale
Fresh ground black pepper to taste
Sea salt to taste (not too much, just a turn of the grinding knob)
1 T balsamic vinegar

Optional: grated Parmesan and crushed red pepper flakes Read More


Mushrooms in Your Kitchen

mushrooms wokBuying Mushrooms

When selecting mushrooms individually, choose firm mushrooms that do not have soft spots, are not wet, and are not bruised. Avoid buying unwrapped mushrooms if the grocer positions them openly on low shelves in just the right place for little children germs to be deposited. Is there a clean metal grabber to use instead of your hands when you pick up the mushroom? If not, that means hands have been all over those mushrooms. If that does not make you squeamish, then enjoy. If this bothers you Read More




Roast Chicken Thighs with Crispy Kale

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Serves 6

Ingredients:

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 t balsamic vinegar
1/2 t turmeric
1 t ground garlic
1/4 t ground pepper
Salt to taste (optional)
1 1/2 lb medium red potatoes, leave the skin on, clean, and slice into large chunks
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 sweet red pepper, cut into chunks
1 lb cremini mushrooms, washed, dried, and sliced into 1 inch pieces
6 oz kale, stems removed, leaves torn
6 large bone-in chicken thighs
1 T Seasoning Blend, see Spoon Mage™ Note
1/2 t smoky paprika Read More


New Potatoes, Mushrooms, and Peas

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Serves 6

Ingredients:

2 T butter
2 T olive oil
3 cloves of garlic, sliced on the diagonal
8 oz mushrooms, cut into thick slices or quarters
1 cup pearl onions, thawed from frozen
1 t dried thyme
1/8 t ground white pepper
1 1/2 lb new potatoes, rinsed, left unpeeled, and cut to bite sized chunks
12 oz peas, either fresh shelled or thawed from frozen Read More