#AtoZchallenge – M is for mushrooms

Mushrooms are full of B vitamins are essential to any healthy diet. This mushroom stroganoff is packed full of B vitamins and is low in fat too.

Mushrooms are full of B vitamins are essential to any healthy diet. This mushroom stroganoff is packed full of B vitamins and is low in fat too.

People are very split when it comes to liking the taste and the texture of mushrooms. Personally I love them and they make a great addition to most meals.

Mushrooms are a type of fungi and the most cultivated varieties are button and field mushrooms.  There are several types of mushrooms that are edible and make not only a great addition to any meal but taste rest to.

Mushrooms are a great source of B vitamins and for people who are on a wheat free diet mushrooms can be one source of vitamin B. Coeliacs and people who have an allergy to wheat do not have as much of this vitamin as people who eat wheat. This is because you are not eating wheat.

Inspired my the several varieties of mushrooms that we can buy in the shops I have tweaked a mushroom stroganoff recipe I have in one of my many recipe books. This is a tasty, low fat and filling meal and is bursting with flavour.

Serves 2

Ingredients:
100g chestnut mushrooms – quartered
100g shiitake mushrooms – halved
100g button mushrooms – halved
1 medium onion – diced
300ml vegetable stock
40g – low fat natural yoghurt
1 tsp whole grain mustard
1 tsp dried parsley
Olive oil

Method:
1. Heat the oil in a sauce pan on a medium heat and add the onion and cook for 2 minutes. Then add the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes, or until they start to soften.

2. Add the vegetable stock to the pan and bring to a simmer for 6 minutes, string occasionally. After 2 minutes add the mustard and leave the liquid to reduced to almost nothing.

3. Take off the heat and stir in the natural yoghurt and add the parsley.

4. Serve this mushroom stroganoff with brown rice for an extra nutty taste or white rice if you prefer it.

Happy gluten free cooking 🙂

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About samanthapidoux

Double Edward R Murrow award winner for 'Best Documentary' and 'Best Feature'. Community and freelance journalist and programme maker. Currently working at the Lincoln School of Journalism at the University of Lincoln.

Posted on April 16, 2014, in Food and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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