Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New Year's Resolutions - 2009

The tradition of setting resolutions at the beginning of each new year, rarely, results in the resolutions being resolved. It is estimated that less than 3% of those who make resolutions actually stick to it and achieve the goal(s) in mind. Let's make this year a little different!

For those who have set resolutions to lose weight or become more fit (2 of the most popular resolutions), let us help. Over the past years, we have written many posts indicating the health benefits of mushrooms. More research is being conducted and results are being reported all the time. Recently, it has been found that mushrooms enhance the body's immune response, which is good news. (See E-Mazing News About Mushrooms, Fall 2008, by The Mushroom Council) The bottom line there is only one what to enjoy the health benefits of mushrooms, which is to ...eat more mushrooms!

When discussing my occupation with others, I am often asked, "Do you eat a lot of mushrooms?" And the answer is alway, not as much as I should. After a hard day's work, mushrooms are often the last thing I want to think about when leaving for home. So, this year I resolve to eat more mushrooms, not only because of the health benefits, but because of their taste and culinary versatility. I can eat mushrooms with anything!

Please have a happy and safe 2009 and as always we encourage you to ...eat more mushrooms!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Let's have a Mushroom "Roast"

Why did the mushroom go to the party?
Because he was a fun guy !

Why did he leave?
There wasn’t mush-room.

Hilarious, I know, but not as funny as roasted mushrooms are delicious. "Roasting Mushrooms" was the number one search phrase used to reach our website last month. So, it is clear that there is some interest in learning how to roast mushrooms. As you'll see, it is a very simple and delicious way to cook mushrooms in an non-traditional way.

Roasting Mushrooms
Put Mushrooms in a shallow baking pan; toss with a little oil and roast in a 450 degree F oven, stirring occasionally until brown, about 20 minutes. Use about one tablespoon of oil for each eight ounces of Mushrooms.

That's it! We'd love you hear how you enjoyed your roasted mushrooms and what variations you have tried with this simple cooking method. As always we hope this encourages you to ...eat more mushrooms!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Veggie Fun - For Kids

One of our affiliations, fruitsandveggiesmorematters.com, has created a new website to help with the Fruits and Veggies - More Mattters initiative, FoodChamps.org. This new website it aimed to help educate kids about fruits and vegetables. You can learn more about this on the following press release. There are numerous fun and interesting activities that I found quite enjoyable. We encourage you to visit these websites and learn more about these initiatives.

Recipe of the Month - Mushroom Stuffing Balls
Our General Manager found this recipe and gave it a try over the past weekend. I believe the word he used do describe it was "succulent". He found this recipe on allrecipes.com. You can find this recipe by clicking here.

We hope you enjoy and as always, we encourage you to ...eat more mushrooms!!!