Whenever I cook, I prefer savoy foods full of flavor. In fact, my favorite foods are creamy, salty, and filling rather than sweet. For me, savory is satisfying, so I made a mouth-watering creamy mushroom recipe. Although my family loves the food I cook, it isn’t often everyone is fighting for the last creamy mushroom in the bowl. And, last night, my family literally bartered for the last creamy mushroom. I guess I should be flattered, or maybe I should have made more mushrooms?
Mushrooms—which aren’t a veggie or a fruit, but a type of fungus—have a uniquely savory flavor known as umami, and a dense, meaty texture when cooked. For that reason, mushrooms make the perfect vegan meal. Not only are mushrooms hearty, but they also absorb flavors and adapt well to many ways of cooking.
For this particular creamy mushroom recipe, the roasted the mushrooms in the oven, but I made the sauce separately, poured it over the mushrooms, allowing the flavors to melt together while roasting in the oven.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF EATING MUSHROOMS?
According to Joel Fuhrman, MD in his article “Mighty Mushrooms: Boost Immune Function and Brain Health and Guard Against Cancer,” claims mushrooms are one of the best sources of healing properties:
- Strengthen the Immune System
- Breast cancer prevention effects.
- Protect the brain from oxidative stress
- And, mushrooms should only be eaten cooked. Several raw culinary mushrooms contain small amounts of a potentially carcinogenic substance called agaritine, and cooking mushrooms significantly reduces agaritine content