Sunday, March 6, 2011


Mushrooms make a delightful addition to the healthy kitchen. They’re skimpy on calories but generous on good nutrition and earthy flavor. There are many edible varieties, including the shitake, crimini, oyster, enoki, portabella and white button. Grill, sauté, stir-fry or stuff mushrooms for a savory side dish. Add them to pizza, pasta, salad, omelets, risottos, fajitas, and other vegetables like green beans or peas. Serve a grilled portabella mushroom cap on a whole grain bun for a “meaty” sandwich. Store mushrooms in their original container or a paper bag for up to one week.

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