Five Fabulous Gluten-Free, Vegan Mushroom Recipes vary from soup to main meals – mushrooms are super versatile and add a wonderful earthy flavour and chewy texture to dishes. There is nothing else quite like a mushroom!
What are Mushrooms???
Mushrooms are a type of fungi. There are lots of types of mushrooms and many are not edible, not palatable or poisonous. If you want to go mushroom hunting at any stage – only go with an expert (a real expert, not a self appointed expert!). It can have very serious consequences if you get it wrong.
Edible mushrooms are the fleshy and edible fruit bodies of several species of macrofungi: fungi which bear fruiting structures that are large enough to be seen with the naked eye. They can appear either below ground (e.g. truffles) or above ground, where they can be picked.
Edible mushrooms include lots of species that can be harvested wild or cultivated. You can buy easily cultivatable and common wild mushrooms in markets and shops. Mushrooms that are more difficult to obtain (e.g. truffles and matsutake) may be collected on a smaller scale by private gatherers.
My favourite types of mushroom to cook with (fresh and dried) include porcini, chantarelle, shitake, oyster, straw etc. There are hundereds of types of mushroom available and they are all great (except maybe the button mushroom which I think has had its day!).
Mushrooms exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light produce vitamin D2 before or after harvest by converting ergosterol, a chemical found in large concentrations in mushrooms, to vitamin D2. This is similar to the reaction in humans, where vitamin D3 is synthesized after exposure to sunlight.
Five Fabulous Gluten-Free, Vegan Mushroom Recipes
Mushrooms are as varied as they are versatile. Mushrooms can be found in all types of cuisine. They cook quickly and taste wonderful. I hope you like Five Fabulous Gluten-Free, Vegan Mushroom Recipes.
All totally Gluten-Free | Vegan | Allergy-Friendly | Seasonal …and… onion-free, garlic-free and coconut-free.
Porcini and Cavolo Nero Lasagne
Porcini and Cavolo Nero Lasagne is a substantial, earthy meal made all the better by the addition of dried porcini mushrooms (you can add fresh if you can get them too!). I love this lasagne!
Mushroom Risotto with Grilled Mushrooms and Tarragon
Mushroom Risotto with Grilled Mushrooms and Tarragon is a fantastic early summer supper. The light, creamy texture with the freshly cooked mushrooms is just wonderful. You can use any type of fresh mushroom in this dish – it works so well with a mixture of porcini, oyster and chestnut.
Sesame Noodles with Shitake Mushrooms and Pak Choi
Want a quick and easy supper? But want something tasty, and substantial? Sesame Noodles with Shitake Mushrooms and Pak Choi will do the trick! Great eating!!! What more can I say? Dried shitake mushrooms work perfectly.
Baked Mushrooms With Crispy Sage
Baked Mushrooms With Crispy Sage is a great Sunday dinner treat. Perfect with roast potatoes!!! This dish uses large portabello mushrooms. Life is indeed too short to stuff a mushroom but it is not too short to bake one!
Miso Soup with Tofu and Shitake Mushrooms
Miso Soup with Tofu and Shitake Mushrooms is a great soup when you need something quick, nutritious and delicious. My go-to soup when I have a cold!
What are Your Favourite Fabulous Gluten-Free, Vegan Mushroom Recipes?
There are lots and lots and lots of great Bonfire Night receipe ideas out there – this is just a tiny selection of ideas. There are lots more…
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