Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Lots of Mushrooms and Joyous News!

There’s excitement in the eat’n veg’n family, but first let’s see how mushroom crazy I’ve been lately.

Along with plenty of the fresh variety, I snagged a huge bunch of dried mushrooms from Costco in Alabama. I don’t love rehydrated mushrooms, but they’ll do in a pinch, especially when they’re rather exotic.



I’ve made all these yummy dishes:

Broccoli and Mushroom Stirfry



Snap Peas and Mushrooms



Purple Cabbage with Mushrooms and Pickled Ginger. Isn’t it colorful!!!
In addition to all the mushrooms, I’ve really been enjoying the seasonal produce.


Roasted Cauliflower with Tandoori Spices



I got this beautiful kale in my CSA box.



I steamed it with some green garlic, also from my box.

I’m eating clean these days, pretty much low fat high raw until at least March 27. What’s so special about March 27? That’s the day Chase gets married!!!!! I’m so excited I can hardly stand it!

35 comments:

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

what big news! It will be a busy time for the family getting ready for the big day. Have fun!

Jaime Santos-Prowse said...

You're making my mushroom craving worse!

Oraphan said...

OMG!!! Oh My Goodness! I am so excited for you! That really is a BIG news! Congratulations, Diann!

All your vegetable dishes look really wonderful, I love the look of mushrooms after you cooked them, they look so delicious. I am a huge fan of mushroom, now I'm craving mushrooms again:)

Gina said...

That's great!! Congrats to your family, great news :)

I'm not a big mushroom fan, they seem to be something people either love or hate. I've tried the odd ones like those that are a little meatier, and I can tolerate them a little more! but everything looks really yummy!

snugglebunny said...

Congrats on Chase getting married. But in just about 2 months. Sounds frantic.

And as for mushrooms, I'm not sure they like me and I don't really like them. But I've found a lot of recipes that use them as a hidden ingredient, so even if they are plain old button or crimini, they still show up from time to time for me.

Ricki said...

Yay! Congrats to Chase and your whole family! That's great news (and I love how you kept us in suspense. . . ) :)

I've also been enjoying seasonal produce and have a newfound appreciation for cauliflower. Your dishes all look great--high raw sounds just about right to me these days!

Sean said...

Roasted cauliflower? I've only ever boiled it, but that looks pretty good.

Allison, The Busy (Happy!) Vegan said...

Congratulations on the big news - sounds exciting!

All the veggie dishes look colourful and delicious. We've been looking into getting local produce boxes, but haven't had much luck finding ones that seem right. Can you tell me what a CSA box is?

Thanks!

Bianca said...

Congrats to Chase! And I'm really loving mushrooms right now too. I was in San Francisco last week and ran upon an awesome dried mushroom shop, but I was afraid airport security wouldn't let take mushrooms in my carry on. They probably would have, but no way was I gonna check a bag. So...I didn't buy any. Sigh.

Jes said...

Oh goodness, that is big news (and soon)! Congrats to Chase!

And I'm loving the dehydrated mushrooms--I'm going to have to pick up a bag the next time I'm with someone with a Costco card.

miss v said...

exciting times ahead! how awesome!

Andrea said...

March is really soon — congratulations! That's very exciting news. Your veggie dishes look wonderful to me - just the kinds of things I love to eat. We love to cook with mushrooms, both fresh and dried, and always keep dried shiitakes on hand. And kale is my favorite vegetable.

Fayinagirl (means Free One) said...

All the food looks great! Yum! And...I can feel your excitement about Chase's wedding. That is so awesome! Congrats to all. =)

Erica said...

Green garlic????????

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The cauliflower looks great. I've had this before, something similar and I wish the plate had more!

aTxVegn said...

Thanks for all the congratulations, everyone!

Allison, a CSA box is a box of fresh produce from a local farm. CSA is Community Supported Agriculture.

Erica, yes green garlic! It looks like green onions and tastes very garlicky - yum!

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Excellent! Everything looks great!

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Michal said...

Aww congratulations to chase! That is great news :) That pickeled ginger does look pretty too!

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Lindsay (Happy Herbivore) said...

congrats are in order!

East Village Vegan said...

The stirfry looks so colorful and tasty. I'll have to look for it the next time I go to Costco because I love mushrooms. Thanks for the review!

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Lisa said...

I've been loving mushrooms lately! Your snap pea with mushrooms, cauliflower, and kale all look deliciously healthy!

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jessy said...

what awesome news, Diann! i'm so excited for you and your family! wahoooooooooooo!

i'm digging all your rock'n mushroom dishes. dan just now has started liking mushrooms - so i'm excited we get to incorporate them into more meals. mmmmmmmm! the roasted cauliflower looks so good, too. i need to roast some up sometime, i just always forget it's an option - and such a tasty, tasty one! :)

Susan G said...

Diann,that is wonderful news! Congrats to all.

River - The Crafty Kook said...

Beautiful! I would like to find me some of these to bring on our travels. Congrats to Chase!!

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Still Life in Southeast Asia said...

Diann, that's great news! I had a feeling when I started the post. :-D Congrats to Chase and his fiance.

Glad you had such a great time with your family recently. That vegan feast looked unbelievable. I just love that I can eat everything that you post. :-)

If I were cooking for one, I would eat broccoli every day too. Yay!

Levinson-Axelrod said...

Delicious and delicious. I love mushrooms -- that blend bag is awesome.

Erin said...

Congrats to Chase, and to you!

Edie said...

Congrats (to you and to Chase)! That's awesome news. I'm sure you're very excited.

Veg-a-Nut said...

Congrats! I am so excited for Chase and you. I know you just love your future daughter in law. They make a very cute couple!! Oh happy day!!!!

madeinalaska said...

yet another heartfelt congrats to chase! glad to hear your happy about it! congrats to you too Diann

madeinalaska said...

yet another heartfelt congrats to chase! glad to hear your happy about it! congrats to you too Diann