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#mushroom theme 29th May 2014

Hello!

I was really surprised at just how popular #mushrooms are! The topic made for a really busy #veganrecipehour! Lets take a look at the humble #mushroom and see why we should be eating it.

They are packed with helpful, healthy vitamins, minerals and nutrients such as Vitamin B, Vitamin D, Potassium for Blood pressure control, Niacin is great for your skin, digestive and nervous system, selenium (an anti oxidant), Riboflavin which helps look after your red blood cells, Copper for red blood cell production to mention a few.

There are also so many varieties to choose from. I know in the UK, over the last few years, it has been possible to buy large ranges from most supermarkets. If not, there tends to be a choice of white, chestnut, button and usually a larger open mushroom of varying sorts. Dont forget tinned mushrooms in water etc for stirfry’s and the like. Or, I’ve bought them in pouches before. Also dried mushrooms are hugely useful in dishes and in making Mushroom stock.

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Thank you to @Facelessfood for joining us and suggesting this lovely recipe for their gorgeous ‘#mushroom #byriani‘ Yum!

@ephemerienne once again treated us to many lovely recipes, here are a couple to whet your appetite! More can be found on our #twitter feed ‘#Mushroom and greens #salad‘ ‘Mushroom and kale Alfredo

@vegsoup4thesoul Suggested some amazing recipe ideas! such as ‘Mexican Mushrooms‘ ‘#BBQ ‘pulled-Pork’ mushrooms!‘ ‘Malaysian laksa-style soup’

Many thank s once agian to the lovely @Jasminetrinity for her tasty suggestions: ‘Mushroom Ragu‘  ‘#mushroom and #spinach #pie‘ and ‘#Kale and #mushroom #stirfry’ Check out this amazing #pintrest board too! Packed full of tasty #mushroom recipe ideas!

@Leicveggie shared this lovely ‘#Lentil #Stew‘ (with mushrooms) with us. Thank you to @VeganTrinity for sharing their tasty recipe for ‘Mushroom, broccolli & Coconut Soup‘ with us.  This lovely #noodle dish comes from the ever wonderful @lilmissmeatfree Creamy Thai Mushroom Noodles’ tasty!! A warn welcome to the lovely @mintgrapefruit who I am pleased to say, shared their lovely recipe for ‘Mushroom & Cauliflower Pasta‘with us. Thank you! A wonderful array of #mushroom recipes can be found here courtesy of the wonderful @vegangela wowee!

@TheFlexitarian were extremely generous with their suggestions such as; ‘Creamy Kale & Mushroom Soba Noodles‘ or ‘#mushrooms on #Butternut #Polenta Galettes‘ or how about a fab ‘#Asparagus & #mushroom Lasagna’!?  Staying on a #pasta theme, @veganfoodchat were kind enough to share this recipe for ‘Cannellini-Stuffed Potatoes

Thank you to @SlowCookeryClub for sharing this really interesting suggestion of ‘soy-pickled shiitakes’. I shall be making some of those asap! @PaulYoud suggested we try some lovely ‘stuffed mushroom parcels’ and @avocadoplease shared a really amazingly tasty looking recipe for ‘#mushroom #burgers with #Asian slaw‘! Absolutely brilliant!

What a fantastic selection of amazingly tasty recipes! There isn’t mushroooom for any more… ahem… hehe! *hides*

Thank you once again for making it a wonderful #veganrecipehour. Check out more tweets on our feed!

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#Asparagus theme Thursday 1st May 2014

Hello and welcome to another #veganrecipehour round up.

We had an awesome #asparagus theme on 1st May 2014. I have been totally convinced that I like #asparagus now and have already had it a couple of times in the last week!

So, what is so impressive about that spear shaped vegetable?

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It seems the Mighty Asparagus officinalis is very good for you indeed. Asparagus is whats known as a Perennial (meaning the plant lives for more than two years. Its image has been recorded as far back as 3000BC by the Egyptians! It is low in calories and sodium and is made up of around 93% water. Importantly it is a great source of B6. It makes up around 7% of a of a 100g portion. As well as Vitamins C,E, folic acid, calcium, iron and magnesium to mention a few benefits! Thank you to @VeganStella for sharing this …informative article! Now we know! Hehee! But Asparagus also lends a helping hand to your urinary system, helping to kep your Kidneys in tip top health. (link)

 

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Convinced? Lets take a look at some recipes then…

Many people seem to prefer #asparagus in its simplest form. This recipe shared by @CymruFigan showcasing the veg in a beautifully simple way, losing none of its amazing flavour! Or how about this lovely recipe for ‘Roasted Asparagus Salad with Chickpeas and Potatoes‘. @heavenlyskin told us that they enjoy it griddled with #garlic. Mmm tasty!

How about a #paella? Take a peek at this recipe from @theflexitarian. They also shared this idea for ‘aparagus #tofu scramble‘, as well as this gorgeous recipe for ‘Asparagus and new #potato salad in #caper #pesto dressing’ Yum! How about trying it in a soup? @lilmissmeatfree shared this delicious recipe for ‘Asparagus, pea and rosemary soup‘! @yogivegetarian shared this lovely recipe for ‘Asparagus tart‘ using a #gramflour eggless filling. Thank you to @JasmineTrinity for sharing her suggestion of an ‘Asparagus #pizza‘ Fab!

@JustinLaurenXO told us how they really like making a huge veggie roast w/ potato, onion, carrot, pepper, garlic, asparagus etc w olive oil and spices! Lovely idea! Thank you once again to the lovely @createagoodlife for sharing a favourite of theirs ‘Asparagus with #maple #tahini dressing‘ Wowee! Hope to try that soon! #glutenfree

We had some awesome suggestions from the lovely @seasonalshaheen. ‘Zesty Asparagus and #pinenuts‘ as well as ‘ Asparagus and #radish #pasta‘ Thank you for sharing!

Once again this is a shapshot of the amazing #vegan recipes that were shared on the night. Be sure also to have a look at @flavourphotos photographs that were shared! Amazing! You can find these and other tweets by clicking here and looking throught the tweets or searching under #veganrecipehour and/or #asparagus.

Remember everyone…..

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Have fun!