The Magic of Mushrooms

29Jan

Live Right Now - Episode 024 – The Magic of Mushrooms

  • Shiitake mushroom is used for boosting the immune system, HIV/AIDS, lowering blood cholesterol levels, hardening of the arteries, diabetes, eczema, colds and flu, treating prostate or breast cancer, and as an anti-aging agent. It is also used for hepatitis B, herpes, high blood pressure, and stomach ache.  (Web MD)
  • Antioxidants, selenium that can prevent heart disease and cancer.
  • Vitamins A, C, D, B vitamins, copper, iron, potassium
  • Stimulate immune system-good during flu and cold season.
  • Fiber keeps things moving along!

 

Garlic Mushrooms Recipe:
Excellent alone, or served over roasted turkey, chicken breast, rice or noodles / pasta. 

Ingredients
4 tbsp. unsalted butter (Grass Fed)
1 tbsp. olive oil (Or avocado)
1/2 onion chopped 
1-pound Cremini, button, and shiitake mushrooms
2 tbsp. dry white wine* (optional)
1 tsp. fresh thyme leaves 
4 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
4 cloves garlic minced
Himalayan salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
•    Heat butter and oil in a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat.
•    Sauté onion until softened (about 3 minutes).
•    Add mushrooms and cook for about 4-5 minutes until browned.
•    Pour in wine and cook 2 minutes, then reduce slightly.
•    Stir through thyme, parsley and garlic. Cook for a further 30 seconds, until fragrant.
•    Season generously with salt and pepper (to your taste).
•    Sprinkle with remaining parsley and serve warm

 

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