This is such a fabulous alternative recipe for anyone wanting to have something really delicious on Christmas day & its also gluten free.
- 1 ½ Ibs mushrooms, you can use portobello, cremini or button mushrooms.
- 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil.
- 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
- 1 small shallot, finely chopped
- ¼ cup of sweet red pepper, finely diced
- 1 cup of spinach, finely chopped
- ¾ cup of walnuts, roughly chopped
- ¾ cup of toasted pine nuts
- Sea salt & black pepper to taste
- I slice of gluten free whole meal bread
- 2 cups of mushroom broth
- 2 tbs of brewers yeast
Preheat the oven to 150 degrees
Wash & Remove the stems from the mushrooms, set aside & chop all your ingredients.
Brush the mushrooms with olive oil & place in the oven for 5 minutes to heat through & allow them to start to tenderize.
Mix all the ingredients into one bowl & making the bread into breadcrumbs using your hands to crumb the mixture then add the mushroom broth.
Fill each mushroom generously & continue to cook for 7 minutes or until the whole mushroom is completely cooked through. Please note that the mushrooms with shrink in size while cooking.
Remove the mushrooms from the oven & keep any of the liquid from your cooking as it helps to make delicious vegan gravy.
Top generously with brewers yeast & serve.
This recipe is so simple to make, it keeps very well for a couple of days & makes for a healthy lunch or dinner option any day of the week.
Mushrooms though classified as a vegetable are not technically plants as they actually belong to the fungi group.
Mushrooms are naturally low in fat, sodium & cholesterol. Their nutrient profile benefits you because they help prevent chronic diseases due to the presence of antioxidants & beneficial dietary fibers such as beta-glucan & chitin.
They are also rich in B vitamins & also non-fortified vitamin D. They also provide you with the minerals selenium, potassium, phosphorus & iron.
The amalgamation of the tasty filling of flavours & textures as well as the beta-glucans that is the fiber cell found in mushrooms cell wall are thought to be linked to improving insulin resistance levels, lowering the risk of obesity & providing an immunity boost.
The brewers yeast is an excellent source of B vitamins & in particular vitamin B12, which is a water soluable vitamin that keeps your nerves & red blood cells healthy. It’s also essential in protecting us from certain cancers, maintaining a healthy digestive system, & regulation of our nervous system, & the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose in the body.