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Blue Foot Mushrooms!

So these exist and I’ve decided to share. I don’t know if they’re worth seeking out if they’re not easily found in your area but if you’re a junkie for new food experiences, this might find its way onto your bucket list.

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Bluets or blue foot mushrooms are more blue the fresher they are. These took a while to get to me from Canada but they’re still beautiful (apologies for the quality of the photo… I was overeager to eat them.) These are milder than some other mushrooms and less likely to create an adverse reaction the first time you try them (unlike morels or lobster mushrooms which can cause mild gastric upset the first time they’re eaten.) These are sometimes cultivated but mine are foraged from a friend’s place in Ottowa. I don’t know how to tell these ‘shrooms from the dangerous kinds so I’ll just thank my friend who sent them along for educational purposes and admit that I ate them sauteed with Earth Balance butter, salt and pepper in a wrap with apple, spinach and ‘gouda’ and it was AMAZING! They do lose their blue color when cooked but maintain a beautiful meaty texture and earthy savory flavor.

This is Christie, signing off!

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Tahini Lemon Cauliflower

Simple, easy, delicious. That’s what I strive for. Here’s what you need:

One head cauliflower, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp tahini
2 tsp lemon juice
4 tbsp water
salt
olive oil

Put some olive oil in a pan, add the cauliflower and some salt, and brown the cauliflower. You can add a bit of water for a more “steamed” vegetable… I did not. Remove the cauliflower from the pan and set aside.

I didn’t take any photos of this next step, but add some more olive oil to the same pan, and then brown the garlic a bit. Add the tahini, lemon juice, and water. Add a bit more salt if you’d like. Let it simmer for a few minutes, stirring often, and then turn off the heat. Add the cauliflower back to the pan and coat it with the sauce.

Sprinkle some parsley on the cauliflower and serve. I’m betting that mint would be a great garnish for this dish as well. Experiment!

Happy veggie eating… Melissa

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