It's National Mushroom Month, and why wouldn't there be a month completely dedicated to mushrooms? They pack a nutritional punch! Mushrooms are the only fruit and vegetable source of vitamin D, they help promote immune function, loaded with antioxidants, high in vitamin B which is great for the metabolism, and are low in calories!
In honor of National Mushroom Month, I thought I would share one of my family's favorite mushroom recipes. Mushroom "Bacon"...yes mushrooms that have the taste and texture like bacon without the saturated fat...YUM!
Vegan Mushroom ''Bacon" Recipe:
8 oz container baby bella mushrooms
1 tsp liquid smoke
1 Tbl olive oil
1 Tbl maple syrup
1/4 cup soy sauce (or tamari for a gluten free option)
Wipe mushrooms clean with a damp (not wet) paper towel or cloth. Thinly slice mushrooms (including stems) and set aside. In a bowl combine liquid smoke, olive oil, maple syrup and soy or tamari sauce. Gently coat the mushrooms in the liquid mixture and refrigerate for at least a half hour. The longer the mushrooms have to marinate, the more flavor they will have.
Once the mushrooms are marinated, preheat oven to 350 F. Spread mushrooms on lightly greased baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes flipping the mushrooms half way through baking. The mushrooms are ready when they are lightly browned but not dark brown. Keep an eye on them, they get crisp quickly! Serve in place of bacon on a BLT, on a burger, or just as a snack. Enjoy! :)
With Health and Happiness,