Whether you are scouring for bargains on the grocery shelf, or have a glut of produce from your garden or PYO farm, these recipes are ideal to use up leftover foods in these lean times. Good for you and your pocket, the planet and local farmers, rather than buying ready-meals from big food brands and supermarkets.
Keep these recipes away from pets as mushrooms can be toxic, and also the recipes contain other toxic ingredients like garlic, onion etc. Keep fresh dough away from pets (it can expand in the stomach).
Mushrooms are a vegetable that some people love, others not so much. Rich in zinc, they are good for health and often used as a natural meat substitute, as prepared correctly, they have the same mouth-feel and texture. Portobello Mushroom Panini (Crowded Kitchen) is lovely with vegan melty cheese.
Wild Mushroom Risotto (Crowded Kitchen) is a hearty dish for winter nights. Very easy to make, yet good enough for a special meal.
Mushroom Soup with Porcini & Thyme (The Veg Space) is a rich savoury broth with deep mushroom flavour, garlic and fresh herbs.
Know Your Mushrooms!
The Little Book of Mushrooms is a beautiful pocket guide, to discover the fascinating world of mushrooms. Featuring trivia, history, identification tips and recipes, mushrooms are one of nature’s extraordinary organisms, found right under your feet. For thousands of years, fungi have intrigued humankind – providing food, inspiring folklore and proving to be both poison and cure. Keep dogs and cats away from mushrooms, for their safety. And don’t go mushroom-picking yourself unless you know what you are doing – it could kill you!
This book enables you to uncover this mysterious kingdom for yourself. Learn the difference between a giant puffball and a scarlet elf cup, and discover how mushrooms and the fungal network help plant life to communicate. You will also find:
- Fascinating facts about the fungi kingdom
- Mushroom folklore from around the world
- A beginner’s guide to identifying common wild mushrooms
- A collection of delicious mushroom-based recipes
Mushrooms are vital to life on earth. And this book will be your guide to these spectacular organisms, that have influenced our past and could shape our future. Felicity Hart is an experienced writer and editor. When not in her study, she enjoys walking through the countryside, or spending time with the flowers in her garden.