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Seven-Minute Spring Ramen Bowl

Brooke from Cheeky Kitchen shares an updated veggie-filled version of a college staple, without losing the college budget. 

 Seven-Minute Spring Mushroom Ramen Bowl by Cheeky Kitchen

Are you on the search for something quick, fresh, and healthy? We’ve got you covered! This quick and simple ramen bowl uses budget-friendly packets of premade ramen, tosses them with on-sale, in-season veggies (Bonus tip: mushrooms are always in season), and serves itself up quick, for just about $1 per bowl. Now, that is one dinner you need in your life every day!

I’ve been delighted (and slightly obsessed) with the mealtime wonder that is packet of ramen. Like a blank canvas, it’s the perfect way to start tons of quick meals, and the best part is…it costs just pennies per serving!

If you’ve always thought of ramen as a cheap college eat, it’s time to rethink this affordable, accessible mealtime starter! This easy recipe will have you happily slurping down noodles and perfectly steamed mushrooms, asparagus, and a simple poached egg in just seven minutes!

Seven-Minute Spring Ramen Bowl

Start with premade Udon noodles or packets of ramen. Both options will yield a bowl of warm, light soup in seven minutes flat.

Serves 2.

Ingredients:

  • 1 packet ramen, chicken flavored
  • ½ cup asparagus spears, cut to 3” length
  • 1 ½ cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 ½  tablespoon sesame, avocado, or olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoon scallions
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro

Directions:
1. In a medium pot, cook ramen according to package directions. One minute before ramen is done, toss asparagus spears in to the pot. Transfer to two bowls. Add mushrooms and oil to the pot. Turn stove burner to medium-high heat. Spread mushrooms flat on the bottom of the pot, sprinkle with lemon pepper, and cook until golden brown. Transfer mushrooms to soup bowl.

2. Add 2 cups of water to pot. Bring to a boil. Add vinegar to boiling water, then gently crack one egg on each side of the pot. Immediately turn off burner, but leave the pot on the hot burner.

3. Use a fork to gently pull the eggs whites toward the center of your egg, giving it a nice round shape. Allow eggs to sit in hot water for 4 minutes, then use a large slotted spoon to gently remove and place one egg on top of each ramen bowl. Garnish bowls with chopped scallions and cilantro. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Mushroom Meal Makeover: Tacos

An easy family favorite, tacos have long been a go-to for busy families looking for a quick and delicious weeknight dinner that’s customizeable to individual tastes. Between variations in shells and toppings, anyone can find a favorite with this versatile recipe. For those looking for a boost of savory umami flavor, look no further! Whether blended with ground meat or topping your favorite spice blend, mushrooms are a hearty addition to any taco recipe.

To celebrate the mighty mushroom taco, we’ve rounded up a number of our favorite recipes. You’ll also find a recipe for a basic blended mushroom taco from Cherry Creek Nutrition, perfect for anyone looking to get started in creating a signature taco that amps up the nutritional factor.

What’s your favorite way to cook up this dinner staple?

BASIC MUSHROOM/BEEF TACOS

courtesy of Cherry Creek Nutrition

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 lb white button mushroom (pulsed in food processor into small bits- not pureed!)

1 lb 97% lean ground beef (organic & grass fed if possible)/ or ground turkey or chicken

1-2 Tbsp taco seasonings or chili powder

1 tsp salt

Taco shells

shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes

Heat the oil in skillet, add mushrooms and salt. Cook for about 8-10 minutes until moisture disappears. Add ground beef, chicken or turkey, break up and cook thoroughly. Add 1-2 tbsp taco seasoning of choice and mix altogether- may need to add a little water.

Serve in taco shells, topped with shredded lettuce and chopped tomatoes. Delicious!

Love is in the Air

Mushroom Risotto

Happy Valentine’s Day! From fresh roses to culinary delights, today is certainly a wonderful occasion to share a bit of love with anyone who makes your day a little bit brighter. However, the love doesn’t have to end at midnight tonight. With a full weekend ahead of us we’re here to share a few heart healthy and delicious recipe ideas, proving the Valentine’s Day love never has to be contained to one day.

  • Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms – These Pizza Stuffed Mushrooms are as cute as a button (a white button mushroom to be exact).  The delicious flavors of a cheesy slice of pizza in one bite! Now that’s love! Courtesy of What’s Gaby Cooking.
  • Spaghetti Bolognese – Who doesn’t love the romantic spaghetti scene from Lady and The Tramp?  Put your own spin on that classic moment, with this better for you version of Spaghetti Bolognese that blends together mushrooms and meat from our friends at Mushroom Canada.
  • Mushroom Risotto with Bacon and Peas – Risotto is the perfect basis for a variety of flavors, but we’re partial to this bacon, mushroom and pea combo from Add a Pinch.
  • Mushroom Orzo with Lemon Zest and Parsley – At this point of the season we’re all ready for a bit of spring love. Get a taste of spring flavors with this Mushroom Orzo flavored with fresh lemon zest.

The love doesn’t have to end here. Be sure to check out our dedicated Valentine’s Day Board, filled with recipes to share the love all year long.

 

Chipotle Mushroom Zucchini Rolls Recipe

Robyn from Add a Pinch shares a recipe for Chipotle Mushroom Zucchini Rolls that’s sure to be a game day crowd pleaser.

With the big game coming up soon, its time to start thinking of all those delicious appetizers and nibbles you’ll be serving. I always like to consider those that we’re entertaining with special dietary considerations that I need to take in account, such as vegetarian or gluten free needs. When we have guests, I want to be sure that everyone enjoys themselves and has plenty to eat.

One dish that I love to prepare and that everyone loves are these Chipotle Mushroom Zucchini Rolls. Oh my goodness they are delicious and believe me, you’ll want to make extras. They are a game day win for sure! With the double veggie boost from the zucchini and mushrooms, you won’t feel guilty grabbing a second helping.

 

Chipotle Mushroom Zucchini Rolls Recipe

Yields: 40 rolls Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

20 whole white or portabella mushrooms, sliced in half lengthwise

10 zucchini, sliced in four slices lengthwise

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 7oz can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

1 clove garlic, minced

¼ medium onion, diced

salt and pepper, to taste

 

Instructions

  1. Heat a grill pan or large skillet over medium heat. Drizzle in olive oil and cook zucchini about 3-5 minutes on both sides. Remove from skillet and set to the side to cool slightly.
  2. Heat chipotle peppers, garlic and onion in skillet until heated throughout, about 5 minutes. Stir in mushroom halves, and cook for 5-7 minutes until the mushrooms are tender.
  3. Spoon one mushroom piece with a bit of sauce into the center of each slice of zucchini. Fold zucchini over the mushroom lengthwise until the zucchini resembles a roll. Pierce with a toothpick or small skewer for easy serving. Serve warm.

Mushrooms Toast 2013 and Look Forward to 2014

Bacon Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

You’ve heard of the big shiny ball drop in Time Square every New Year’s Eve, but you’ve probably never heard of the… Mushroom Drop.  Mushrooms are always fresh and seasonal in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, the mushroom growing capital of the world, but this New Year’s Eve the mighty mushroom is taking on a whole new role.

As the clock strikes midnight this New Year’s Eve in Kennett Square, a magnificent mushroom weighing in at over 700 pounds will glide to the ground to kick off the new year. If you live nearby, you can find the details here to join in on the fun! If you’re not going to be near Kennett Square this holiday, be sure to stay tuned for highlights and photos right here on The Mushroom Channel.

No matter where you are on New Year’s Eve you can be sure to have one final indulgence before the resolutions begin with our tasty recipe ideas below!

Bacon Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Gooey Kennett Mushroom Macaroni and Cheese

Mushroom Burger with Fried Egg and Truffle Oil via Daily Meal

Blue Cheese Guacamole Stuffed Mushrooms with Buffalo Sauce via Half Baked Harvest

Cheers to a wonderful 2014!