Dinner Tonight: Portobello Mushroom Burger

portobello-mushroom-burgerIt finally feels like spring, which means barbecue season is upon us. Instead of throwing steaks, burgers and wings on your grill, try a portobello mushroom instead. Portobellos are big mushrooms that have a meaty quality, which makes them a great substitute for a beef patty. These vegan burgers are a great way to introduce a meatless dish to someone who loves their beef, but wants a healthier and more vegetarian lifestyle.

In addition to being delicious, mushrooms are highly nutritious fungi that offer health-promoting nutrients and potent, free radical-fighting antioxidants. Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Portobello Mushroom Burger”

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Dinner Tonight: Portobello Burger


Why do I like a portobello mushroom at my backyard get-togethers?

Because they are a fungi!

Seriously, portobello mushrooms on the grill taste almost as hearty and meaty as a heavyweight burger but are lower in fat, cholesterol and calories. Portabellos are a good source of fiber, potassium and B vitamins. And a quarter pound offers 3 grams of protein. Another amazing benefit of this fungi is that it is rich in an antioxidant called ergothioneine. Ergothioneine is an amino acid that can only be obtained from the diet and when not enough is consumed, Continue reading “Dinner Tonight: Portobello Burger”

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Quick Collards and Portobello Mushrooms

Following up my post from Monday, if you’re not sure how to start adding leafy greens to your diet, here’s a simple and tasty recipe to try using a green that I’m sure will be something you can get excited about eating again and again!

This dish is remarkably rich tasting due to the flavor and “beefy” quality of the portobello mushrooms. The recipe can be found in the cookbook Greens, Glorious Greens, by Johhna Albi and Catherine Walthers. Continue reading “Quick Collards and Portobello Mushrooms”

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