Mushrooms!! The hobbits were fond of them. The very sweet shy people of the shire. They loved their beer, their pipe and their food, especially mushrooms. Every time I read the Lord of the Rings or watch the movies, I find myself cooking mushrooms in different ways. Until I finish watching the movies or reading the books, my kitchen witnesses a plethora of mushrooms.
Yes, I did say every time. I read the book every couple of years and watch the extended version of the movies at least once a year. It’s kind of like my forever story book and I love the magical worlds it transports me to.
So the hobbits are fond of mushrooms and I figure, much before mankind realized mushrooms could be eaten, the hobbits had known the magical properties (read health benefits), of the fungi. Since Hobbits like them, I like them. Except for gathering them on my own, which I assume would be quite dangerous since I don’t know how to identify the ones that can kill me with a whiff, I like everything about mushrooms.
Mushrooms are quick and easy to cook and usually do not require too much of anything to bring out their fabulous taste. A little oil, a touch of salt, a bit of a fresh herb, a hint of garlic and you have an amazing meal ready.
For today’s 38 Power Foods Blog group, I have a very quick and easy recipe that I like to usually eat on top of toasted bread or as a filling in a whole wheat roti.
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Mushroom Stir fry with green onions and cumin
- 1 c sliced mushrooms
- 1/2 C sliced green onions
- 1/2 tsp roasted ground cumin
- 1 tsp chopped garlic
- pepper flakes
Heat the pan and add the oil.
Add the mushrooms and some salt.
Stir and fry until the moisture evaporates and mushrooms crisp up a bit
Now add the garlic and cook until garlic is a mild brown
Now you add the cumin and mix it all
Add in the green onions and cook until just done
sprinkle some pepper flakes. mix and remove from heat and serve.