Did you know March is National Nutrition Month?
I just recently found out and definitely thought a post about food was needed.
It ties in to the conversations we’ve been having on the MIM facebook page and it’s Friday, so time for a new Friday Food recipe so seemed meant to be. So, as promised on facebook, I am sharing my favorite steak with mushrooms and feta cheese recipe.
Combat Steak Recipe
One of my family’s favorite recipes is steak with portabello mushrooms and feta cheese. The steak part is super simple and something you’re probably used to – season with garlic, salt and pepper then grill. If the steak is thick enough we insert slivers of fresh garlic into the meat as well as spreading diced garlic on top.
But it’s the mushrooms that really make this meal to die for…
Mushrooms & Onions with Red Wine:
- Portabello mushrooms (sliced)
- Medium onion (diced)
- 2 to 3 cloves of garlic (diced)
- 1/2 cup butter (or use olive oil)
- 1/4 cup red wine
- salt and pepper to taste
Sautee the mushrooms and onions with the garlic and butter (or olive oil) until nearly soft. Add the wine and cook until most of the wine is absorbed (about 3 minutes). Top the grilled steak with the mushroom mixture and sprinkle with feta cheese (or blue cheese if you prefer).
I didn’t always like mushrooms, but somewhere along the way my tastebuds changed and now they are one of my favorite vegetables. They are so darn versatile too! They can even be swapped out for meat to reduce calories.
I asked twitter followers and facebook readers “What is your favorite food to eat with mushrooms?” and got the following responses (and recipes):
- Mushroom soup with sherry
- Steak, mushrooms and gravy
- Mushroom sauce with onions, stock, dill and sour cream
- Mushroom risotto with sun dried tomatoes
- Red wine risotto with baby bella mushrooms
- Balsamic mushrooms
- Toast points with mushrooms and cheeses
Not only are mushrooms tasty, but they are healthy too.
- Mushrooms are the only fruit or vegetable to contain Vitamin D. (Low Vitamin D levels can cause reduced energy and depression).
- Swapping in mushrooms for a portion of higher-calorie ingredients, like meat, reduces calories, fat and sodium.
- Mushrooms are a great source of selenium and ergothioneine (antioxidants), as well as, B vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, and pantothenic acid B (provide energy and help break down fats and carbs).
To get the most benefit from mushrooms try the 3 C’s:
o Chop up your favorite mushroom variety to match the consistency of the ground beef or turkey;
o Cook and season mushrooms the same way you would meat;
o Combine the cooked meat and mushrooms and use the mix to complete your recipe.
Here are some recipes:
For more recipes and fun mushroom facts, join the Twitter party on Monday, March 12th at 8:00 PM EST. The event hashtag is #Mushrooms and there will be prizes awarded. (US and Canada, 18+). RSVP here to be eligible for prizes.
**This post was sponsored by The Mushroom Council and Global Influence.