Mushrooms can be a really good source of different flavours and textures to any meal.
it is always good to know which mushrooms are safe to consume. This is a short list below are some of the easier to obtain mushrooms. A lot of grocery stores in the UK will stock these.
- Button mushrooms
- Portobello mushrooms
- Oyster mushrooms
- King oyster mushrooms
- Chanterelle mushrooms
I love to cook with mushrooms as they are a good source of B vitamins, they add flavours and textures to a meal that can really enhance what someone is making. I have a ton of friends who are either side of the isle on if they love or dislike mushrooms. Since I changed my food lifestyle 5 years ago, I have really learned a completely different perspective on them.
The choices of food I have learned to cook in these 5 years is diverse and vast, from store brought ready meals, to full blow whole food meals. I actually prefer the whole food plant based no oil diet from a personal point of view that I know exactly what is in each meal I make for myself. I am not shunning the pre-made food because I believe in the modern world it is difficult to entirely get away from it. I do what I can manage and would say 90% of my meals are whole food plant based.
The love affair I have with mushrooms began when my brother who doesn’t eat this way but has a lot of vegan’s friends introduced me to king oyster mushrooms. Up until that point I was used to portabella or button mushrooms and honestly it was hit or miss for me, then when I was introduced, it opened my mind to what is possible. I had been experimenting with soy and tofu but nothing quite touched the ground the same way as when I tried with the other varieties.
My suggestion is to try it if you’re open to learning these types of recipes.
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