I love sautéed mushrooms. Whenever I sauté a pan of veggies, I almost always toss in a bunch of sliced mushrooms. Brian and I love them, but unfortunately our girls don’t have the same taste for them that we do (although Kaylee loves them raw).
I’ve written before about the benefits of mushrooms. Since mushrooms are a source of selenium, potassium, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin D, pantothenic acid, ergothionine and more, I have gotten sneaky with my use of them over the last few months. Instead of slicing our mushrooms, I have started mincing them up so small that I can sneak them in almost any dish completely undetected.
If I’m making spaghetti sauce with organic ground beef, I mince up mushrooms and onions really tiny and, once they are cooked in with the beef, the mushrooms blend right in. Zoë has been fooled every time!
I do the exact same thing when I make taco meat with ground beef. As long as you mince the mushrooms really well, they will go undetected, even with a picky eater.
I have also successfully snuck mushrooms into meatloaf. I always sauté onions and bell peppers to add to my meatloaf, but I have started adding minced mushrooms to that mix. Another success.
Celebrate National Nutrition Month
Want to learn more ways to add mushrooms to your family’s dinner plate? March is National Nutrition Month, so it’s a great time to learn how! The Mushroom Council’s website, mushroominfo.com, has lots of recipes and tips to help you out! They even have a swapability resource.
>Who is The Mushroom Council?
The Mushroom Council is a group of fresh-market mushroom producers and importers whose mission is to encourage people to consume mushrooms in a variety of meals. Great mission!
Upcoming Twitter Party
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 8 to 9 p.m. EST whe The Mushroom Council will be hosting a Twitter party, with hashtag #MushroomDish. During the party, we’ll discuss everything about mushrooms, from their versatile nature to their flavorful umami qualities. This party is a great opportunity to get the dish on mushrooms! Stay tuned for RSVP details.