I am so excited to talk about mushrooms; this is one of my favorite foods! Some have slight flavoring while others are strong and unexpected. Mushrooms come from many places and there are so many types – some good and some bad to eat. For today we are only going to talk about the ones you can eat and why they are great to keep in your normal diet.
Vitamin D helps us hydrate, protect our skin, and prevent ageing. Our body’s naturally produces Vitamin D thru our skin when we are exposed to sunlight but during the winter months (like we are in now) we do not produce it nearly as much as we need to. But mushrooms are packed with vitamin D and can help us get what our body is lacking. Want even more Vitamin D? Like our skin, when exposed to the sun mushroom will also produce and pack in more Vitamin D on top of what it already contains. Buying sun dried mushrooms is a great way to double the dose of Vitamin D. So don’t let the winter months worry you!
Fun Skin Facts on mushrooms is that Anti-Aging topical benefits can be found in a variety of mushrooms such as shiitake, mannentake, and tremella. They contain antioxidants as well as compounds that have anti-inflammatory properties, and several mushrooms, including shitake, contain kojic acid, which is renowned as a skin lightener. So impressive is the lightening and brightening effects of Shitakes that I have incorporated into my INTENSVE EYE REPAIR treatment. As well this luxurious fast absorbing lotion contains mannentake mushroom extract known for its ability to reduce subtle types of underlying inflammation that can lead to the destruction of collagen and elastin, contributing to premature aging.
For today I am going to narrow down our featured recipe to one type of mushroom – the classic white mushroom also known as the Button Mushroom, one everyone is familiar with. This fun appetizer is easy to make and when I have taken this recipe to party’s it is always a hit!
By cuisinebymae at www.food.com
3slices bacon, chopped fine
½ cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
½ cup soft breadcrumbs
¼ teaspoon oregano
¼ teaspoon salt
- Remove stems from mushrooms and chop fine
- Put bacon stems, onion, garlic in a frying pan and saute in small amount butter or alive oil.
- Cook until onion is soft, then drain.
- Stir in remaining ingredients.
- Stuff mushroom caps with this mixture.
- Bake on cookie sheet at 365F degrees for 10 minutes