The Thanksgiving table holds a lot of traditional foods like turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, gravy, and so many other traditional recipes …. but you don’t usually find mushrooms as one of the side dishes. The mushroom season is anywhere between April and November. In September and October, there are plenty of mushroom festivals all over North America. Fall is a great time of year for mushroom foraging.
Mushrooms are often added to help flavor other dishes, but they can shine on their own.
Here are some reasons for adding mushrooms to Thanksgiving:
- They are delicious and can be cooked and served in numerous ways.
- They help digestion (a much-needed benefit on Thanksgiving Day!)
- Different mushrooms offer many different health benefits ranging from antioxidant, supporting healthy inflammation response, and great immune system support.
- Mushrooms are typically soft and easy to chew for the elderly or those with chewing issues
The benefits go on and on, so much so that many take mushroom supplements to achieve the benefits. see below.
But on this day of eating and giving thanks, consider adding one of these recipes to your Thanksgiving menu:
Cauliflower Rice/Mushroom Risotto
- 3 tablespoons Nutiva butter flavor coconut oil
- 3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
- 2 packages organic cauliflower rice (Via Emilia)
- 6 mushrooms, diced
- 2-4 oz. goat cheese
In a saucepan, melt coconut oil and garlic. Add mushrooms. Add
cauliflower rice. Add goat cheese.
More Mushroom Recipes on my website
Don’t like mushrooms but want the benefits? There’s a supplement for that!
MycoSupreme has a blend of eight mushroom extracts. It will support immune health response, brain function, detoxification, and also supports a normal response to stress.