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Lion’s Mane Nuggets

Lion’s Mane Nuggets

These Lion’s Mane Nuggets are super easy to make and are absolutely delicious! They are made with super simple ingredients and crisped to perfection in an air fryer or oven. Complete each bite with a homemade Italian aioli for dipping.Head to your local farmer's market to find Lion's Mane or get them from us here.Lion’s mane mushrooms are incredible. Not only do they have many health benefits, but the texture is like crab meat and they are slightly sweet in flavor. These air-fried nuggets make for a great meatless Monday “chicken” nugget! They are great dipped in this homemade Italian...

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Beginners Guide To Growing Mushrooms

Beginners Guide To Growing Mushrooms

Whether it's a grow kit or DIY setup, read on to learn how to get started growing your own delicious and nutritious mushrooms.Growing your own mushrooms is an unforgettable experience. It’s unlike having a garden, fermenting food, or cultivating any other life form. It reveals a cryptic process that is seldom observed so intimately in nature. When growing mushrooms for the first time, fascination colonizes your mind as you watch the cobweb mycelium grow into its substrate. From the fuzzy burst of fungal cotton you see days after inoculation, to the final harvest of the majestic fruiting bodies that almost...

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Baked Honeynut Squash Mushroom Mac N' Cheese

Baked Honeynut Squash Mushroom Mac N' Cheese

What you need:½ gallon pasteurized milk (not ultra-pasteurized)3 TB lemon juice3 Honeynut squash or 1 large butternut squash, enough for 2 cups cooked puree.1 lb fresh mushrooms: Lion's Mane or Hen-of-the-Woods (Maitake) work great.Olive oil for sautéing1 cup grated Parm1 cup grated aged gouda or extra sharp cheddar½ cup chopped fresh parsley½ tsp dry oregano or 1 tsp fresh oregano2 pinches nutmeg (freshly grated if possible)1 lb dry pastaWhat you do:Roast squash at 390℉ in a dry pan until tender (20-30 minutes). Let cool. Remove seeds and skin, and set aside.Heat milk over medium heat till warm but not hot....

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Mushroom Pasta with Peppers & Tomatoes

Mushroom Pasta with Peppers & Tomatoes

What you need:1 lb fresh mushrooms (1/2 lb each of variety of your choice)3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil + more for finishing 1 Tbsp chopped garlic3/4 cup sliced shallots or onions2 cups sliced peppers (red, orange, Italian, Lunchbox, or bell)2 cups fresh tomatoes, chunked1 lb pasta of your choice1/2 cup parsley, rough chop1/2 cup basil leaves, rough chop What you do:1. In a large pan, sauté mushrooms in two batches, using 1/2 Tbsp olive oil for each, seasoning w/salt and pepper2. When golden brown, remove and set aside3. Wipe out the pan, add 2 Tbsp olive oil, sauté onions,...

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