Mushrooms are all the rage these days, especially when it comes to boosting immunity and preventing (and healing) cancer. You can read more about that here: Foods to Prevent and Heal Cancer
I learned about the power and energy of mushrooms many years ago when I was studying Macrobiotics. We used a LOT of shiitake mushrooms in our food.
They have a savory and meaty, or umami flavor. Especially, when they are prepared properly.
You cannot sautee them directly in oil the way you would a regular button or cremini mushroom. They need some type of liquid medium to soften them otherwise they will get rubbery.
And, rubbery, chewy mushrooms are not delicious.
Simply add a little bit of water plus tamari or soy sauce, combined with the oil, and your mushrooms will be savory, easy to chew, and totally delish.
Try the easy recipe below and enjoy your mushrooms!
- Combine sesame oil, water, and shoyu, and put into a frying pan on medium heat.
- Add shiitake mushrooms, cover and cook 3-4 minutes or until ½ the liquid is absorbed by the mushrooms.
- Add the broccoli, cauliflower and garlic, cover and cook an additional 3-4 minutes.
- Add the peppers and toss all ingredients together.
- Cook 1 minute.
Andrea Beaman is an internationally renowned Holistic Health Coach, Natural Foods Chef, Speaker and Herbalist. Named one of the top 100 Most Influential Health and Fitness Experts, she is also a recipient of the Natural Gourmet Institute’s Award for Excellence in Health-Supportive Education and a Health Leadership award from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Since 1999, Andrea has been teaching people how to harness the body’s own preventative and healing powers using food, herbal remedies and alternative medicine.
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