Everyday Superfood Recipes – Marinated Mushrooms

by Leisa on May 16, 2010

What I love to do in my own life, and what I love to teach, is how to continue to improve the nutritional value of everything you put in your mouth.  We eat three or more times a day, and it is just as easy to choose something nutritious, as it is to choose something unhealthy and devoid of anything that is going to support your body.

Simple is best – I ofter refer to myself as the “Kitchen Klutz” because my skills are not much more developed than being able to throw a few things in the blender and press go – but thank goodness for a lot of raw food recipes, that’s all the skill you need!!

This recipe has become a staple at home, and it brings with it all the benefits of medicinal and nutritious superfoods in a way that complements many different styles of meals.

Marinated Mushrooms:

20 white button mushrooms
10 Shiitake mushrooms (fresh or dried)
10 Porcini mushrooms (fresh or dried)
2 tablespoons dried wakame leaf
1/4 cup tamari or nama shoyu
1/2 a lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon cold pressed sesame oil
pinch of pepper
pinch of celtic sea salt

Slice the mushrooms finely and toss with the wakame.  Stir the tamari, lemon juice, sesame oil, pepper and salt together and pour over the mushroom and seaweed mix.  Let sit for an hour or more until all mushrooms are softened.  Turn a few times during the hour so all the mushrooms get to sit in the liquid and soak it up.  It does keep for a couple of days in the fridge.

The mushrooms in this recipe can enhance and support the immune system, and the wakame is full of minerals including iodine which supports thyroid function. 

This is what is meant by using food as medicine.  Rather than eating foods which contain very little nutritional value, why not make simple and tasty recipes which boost your health?



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