September is the month to celebrate mushrooms. I'll admit, I used to dislike these things. But that was before I really gave them a try. They quickly became my favorite pizza topping (along with black olives and sausage) once I tried them out. And I love cooking with them now as well.
Ancient Romans considered mushrooms "food of the Gods", and reserved them as a treat for special occasions. The ancient Chinese would use edible mushrooms to treat various ailments. And today, we dedicate the entire month of September to celebrating these little edible fungi.
Q: Why did the mushroom get invited to all the cool parties?
A: Because he was a fungi!
The thing I like most about mushrooms is that they're very nutrient dense despite their size. They contain several B-vitamins, selenium, copper, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, manganese, and some vitamin D. Mushrooms are also rich in phytochemical and phenolic compounds. Scientists are studying how they can be used to help with cancer prevention. This sounds like a win to me, so do yourself a favor and eat some mushrooms.
I rounded up a few mushroom recipes from the interwebs for you to try out. Enjoy!
Paleo Mushroom and Spinach Frittata from The Banana Diaries
Herb Stuffed Mushrooms from I Heart Umami
Beef and Mushroom Lettuce Wraps from Primal Palate
Grilled Mushroom Skewers with Balsamic Sauce from Paleo Leap
Instant Pot Cream of Mushroom Soup from Nom Nom Paleo
Sausage, Mushroom, and Spinach Stuffed Chicken from Paleo Running Momma
Chinese Mushroom Chicken from Unbound Wellness
Creamy Mushroom and Bacon Chicken Skillet from Healthy Little Peach
Instant Pot Turkey Mushroom Bolognese from The Real Food Dietitians
Hamburger Steaks in Mushroom Gravy from Adventures in Partaking