Not every meal needs to be a production. Sometimes all I want for lunch or dinner is just some beautiful fresh bread topped with something tasty. And these ‘shrooms are so tasty. It’s ind of like the vegetable and fancy equivalent of vegemite on toast thanks to the complex miso butter flavour.
There’s something meaty about mushrooms in both their texture and flavour that makes them the ideal thing to eat for a vegetarian meal. This recipe is subtle and easy to prepare and produces delicately flavoured mushrooms with that perfect texture.
A creamy mushroom pasta is like eating a big warm hug. It’s so comforting and rich and delicious. But it often makes me feel a bit sick if I have the actual creamy version. This vegan version contains no dairy at all, and still has that creamy texture and intense mushroom flavour you’re looking for. It can also be ready oh so quickly.
The Burmese style curry noodles are so versatile and full of flavour. They’re a take on a dish that usually involves noodles with a meat sauce and your favourite toppings. So sort of like a Burmese version of spag bol! Sort of haha. This version involves a mushroom rather than meat based sauces but I’ve included instructions for a variation using chicken and one using prawns because variety is the spice of life and all that jazz (also I couldn’t choose just one version).
I know this sound kin of odd. Asian Gnocchi basically. I mean what kind of stupid fusion food is that? But if you remember that gnocchi is just a potato and pasta hybrid and that potatoes love asian flavours and pasta is really just noodles then it makes more sense. And it tastes amazing, I’ve tested it on friends for you, promise!
Guys! Remember kung pao chicken? It’s like a Chinese takeaway favourite, and I’ve usually had it with chicken. But you know I’m always trying to find ways to eat less meat (love it, but I wanna eat the veg for my body’s sake and save the world – realistic goals are my thing), and thus there’s no chicken in this. I replaced it with… mushrooms! And yum! And added noodles cos I love them.
Because there can never be enough cheese. This flat bread uses 2 of my favourite cheeses: buffalo mozzarella and goats feta. Both have such a great creaminess to them but I love the combination of sharp feta and gooey mozzarella against the mushrooms on this flatbread. It’s perfect.
This recipe is a vegetarian version of this delightful little number. Thus the similar looking dish/sounding recipe title. I am clearly very creative. But the caramelised mushrooms with their spicy undertones are the perfect replacement for the earlier recipe’s crispy, fragrant mince.
It’s been almost two weeks since I set myself some challenges in my last Friday Finds post. And those challenges have been going well… mostly! But there’s also been real life finds such as new housemates, great podcasts and the brilliance of crispy rice bowls (the details of the above one are below, don’t worry I’ll get to it). Plus some exciting news about one of my favourite recipes!