So where have I been?
The many healthy, whole food, smart living magazines I've bought, subscribe to or read in line at the grocery store have taught me many things about food. Apparently though, I skipped over, or disregarded, all of the information about the mushrooms. I hated them as a child. White buttom mushrooms still gross me out. I later learned to love portabellos and now I truly appreciate them all. I still won't eat them raw though.
Though I hate to use the expression super food - this is what these little fungi are. They are low in carbs and calories, high in protein and fiber. There is more potassium in one medium portabello than in a banana. Perhaps they should be added to the post run buffet at finish lines? Could they really stop my migraines?
I came home from my last trip to the Green City Market with, among (many) other things, a pound of assorted locally grown mushrooms. Portabellos, oyster and shiitake. They were for Doug since he really loves mushrooms.
I sliced them and sauteed them with olive oil, a bunch of garlic, salt and pepper. They were flavorful and meaty and delicious.
While thus far this super food hasn't enabled me run faster or jumper higher, I think I'll stick with them.
They were really, really good.
2 years ago