Mushrooms mushrooms oh how I love thee!

I do love mushrooms.  I’m pretty sure I’d be happy eating mushrooms for every meal of the day.  Being that we are eating vegan for the month, I set out looking for a yummy mushroom pasta dish.  I came across this recipe from the Wholefoods Market website and decided to give it a try.  Here’s a link to it —> Mushroom Stroganoff.  

Normally a stroganoff is made with sour cream.  This recipe gets that same creamy texture by utilizing a cashew cream.  Let me tell you….I love cashew cream!  I put it in my coffee to replace regular dairy creamer….it is divine!

Now because my husband hates anything with mustard, I opted to leave the mustard out.  So I really just made a yummy, creamy mushroom sauce.  It’s now a go-to for us.  Hubby literally kicked his plate after he had seconds.

The recipe calls for mushroom broth or vegetable broth.  I decided to make my own mushroom broth. I bought dried chanterelles, dried shiitakes and dried porcinis.  I put them in water and boiled them for about an hr.  Added some salt.  Voila!  The perfect mushroom broth.  I then added the reconstituted mushrooms to my sauce at the end.  Perfection!

I forgot to take a pic of the final product.  Too busy eating it!  Haha!  But trust me, it is in my top 10 of things I’ve ever made!  This is seriously a great vegan recipe and a must try if you love mushrooms!  This one sticks for sure!  This pic below is the pic from the WholeFoods website.  Mine actually looked deeper in color but I think that’s cause of my really yummy broth!  Try it!!  You will love it!!



Vegan Blueberry Pancakes

So after a summer filled with yummy delicious and not so good for us treats….we are back to eating better.  First up, some yummy vegan pancakes.  I found this recipe.  It’s from the Minimalist Baker website.  Tons of delicious recipes there.  Check it out.  Here is a link to the pancake recipe that I used –> Whole Grain Vegan Pancakes

Here’s a  pic of how they turned out.  I put some blueberries in them and topped with a homemade blueberry syrup.  Sooooo delicious!

The pancakes were a bit dry but that could’ve been the chef and not the recipe.  😉  And certainly the syrup masked that so it wasn’t an issue.

This recipe is a definite thumbs up!