Mushrooms. Immune strengthening, longevity boosting, anti-inflammatory powerhouses.  

 They taste incredible in many cooked recipes and have a texture quite similar to meat.   

 Not only are mushrooms good for you, but they are also good for our planet Well known mycologist Paul Stamets shares that mushrooms can potentially solve some of our most pressing and serious problems. 

 During his extremely popular TED talk, Stamets explains how they can:  

  • Clean up oil spills all over the world 
  • Absorb farm pollution 
  • Fight off smallpox and flu viruses 
  • Combat insects 
  • Create rich environments for farms and new forests, and 
  • Become a sustainable fuel source for the future 

 To add to that, mushrooms are a gut-friendly food! They are prebiotic, meaning that they feed your healthy gut bacteria.  

Speaking of mushrooms, have you every looked really closely at the underside of a fungi? 

*mycelium and connectedness with everyones brains and interconnectedness of all life-kind and earth*  

 Marinated Mushroom Steaks  

  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 
  • 3 cloves garlic- crushed  
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil 
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon 
  • 1/4 tsp coriander 
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder 
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika 

 Stir together all ingredients in a bowl until well combined. Add marinade to prepared mushrooms  (de-stemmed and wiped with a wet towel) in a shallow glass pan. Allow mushrooms to soak in marinade for at least 30 minutes. Place mushrooms on grill on high heat bottom side down for about 7 minutes, then flip and cook the top for another 3 minutes.  

 *These mushrooms would be amazing on a bun as a burger as well!* 

Avocado Chimichurri 

  • 1 cup parsley  
  • 3 sprigs of oregano  
  • 1/3 cup olive oil  
  • 1/2 of an avocado 
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon 
  • Salt and pepper to taste  
  • Splash of water till desired consistency  
  • * Optional jalepeno for those who love spice  

 Add all ingredients except water to a blender or food processor. Process/blend until well combined. Add a small splash of water until the chimichurri reaches your desired consistency.  

*This sauce can be used on anything to instantly boost the flavor of a dish*  

Sunflower Horseradish Cream 

  • 3/4 cup soaked raw sunflower seeds (overnight works well)  
  • 6 tablespoons horseradish 
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil (olive works too)  
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon  
  • 1 tsp salt  
  • Tablespoons of water until desired consistency  

Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender or food processor, enjoy!  

Big Love & Aloha 🤙

Mama Donna 🌞

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