Enjoying the #powerofmushrooms

A few weeks ago a Canberra food blogger Liz Posmyk made contact with several Canberra bloggers about a campaign to purchase locally grown mushrooms. It’s part of some work that the Australian Mushroom Growers Association is undertaking to highlight the benefits of mushrooms in our diets. Liz is also on Twitter.

Rather than receive free mushrooms I elected to buy some locally grown shrooms from Ziggy’s at the Belconnen markets. I did receive a copy of a book titled “Mushrooms The great all-rounder” which contains some nutritional facts about the  mushrooms grown and available in Australia. The book is published by the Australian Mushroom Growers Association. Please note I did not pay for the book. 

So far I’ve made two dishes with locally grown mushrooms. 

Locally grown portobello mushrooms with bacon, avocado and scrambled egg for #lunch #powerofmushrooms
Locally grown portobello mushrooms with bacon, avocado and scrambled egg for #lunch #powerofmushrooms
Sunday night #dinner is beef stew with the #powerofmushrooms
Sunday night #dinner is beef stew with the #powerofmushrooms

I’ve always loved mushrooms. I just like their taste. It’s a bonus that they’re good for us. I’m not about to get into a discussion about super foods, antioxidants and other health factors. Please note my medical disclaimer page

If you want to get more information about Australian grown mushrooms check out:

CSIRO mushroomsandhealth.com

AMGA powerofmushrooms.com.au

YouTube www.youtube.com/powerofmushrooms

E-mail info@amga.asn.au

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Braised beef and mushrooms
 
Recipe Type: A casual Yummy Lummy recipe
Cuisine: Basic leftover
Author: Gary Lum
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Serves: 1
This is a simple recipe for leftover roast beef. Anyone can do this.
Ingredients
  • Left over roast sirloin beef
  • Celery
  • Carrot
  • Onion
  • Left over roast pumpkin
  • Green peppercorns
  • Stock
  • Red wine
  • Flour
  • Portobello mushrooms grown in the Australian Capital Territory
  • Button mushrooms grown in the Australian Capital Territory
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Instructions
  1. Cut the beef and pumpkin into rough cubes
  2. Flour (verb) in a bag
  3. Pan fry until browned and yummy crusty bits are stuck to the fry pan
  4. Deglase the pan with red wine and put into a casserole with the meat
  5. Slice the carrot and celery and quarter the onion
  6. Add a cup of stock
  7. Add a tin of green peppercorns
  8. Add seasoning you want like dried mixed herbs, curry power, basically anything you want
  9. Put everything into a casserole and put into a preheated oven (150 °C) for three or so hours
  10. DON’T FORGET THE MUSHROOMS!!!
  11. Plate up enough for a meal and then aliquot the rest into freezer containers for lunches
  12. Photograph the plate, in my case I was using a Nikon D5300 and a Tamron 90 mm MACRO lens
  13. If you’re interested it was shot at 1/60 seconds, f/5.6 and ISO 100.
  14. Enjoy eating the meal in front of the television, preferably watching a Star Trek Enterprise episode
  15. Wash up the dishes
  16. Write the blog post
  17. You know the rest
 
Notes
This is the first time I’ve used this plug in and I’m grateful to Liz for recommending it. I didn’t add the nutritional information because I’m lazy

 

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2 Responses

  1. Great to know that there are two local mushroom farmers, one in Yass, the other in Murrumbateman, Gary, and we Canberrans can buy locally farmed mushrooms at farmers markets, greengrocers and independent supermarkets locally.

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