I haven’t been very good at posting for the last few weeks. I’m sorry. I am struggling with cooker’s block. With everything that has been going on (new baby and all) it has been a bit of a cooking rut for me. I’m starting to break out and have been focusing on making some new recipes. It is a process to get them where I am comfortable posting them for your consumption. It is my New Year’s resolution to cook something new once a week. Please hold me to it.
For now I have some amazing standby recipes for your New Year’s Brunch. Tweet me @happyfoodninja if you have a substitution question because you are in your pajamas and can’t be bothered to go to the store for some crazy ingredient.
The holidays are flying by! Just New Year’s Eve and we are back to dreary winter with a far off February break to look forward to. I actually love winter, but I’m still waiting for it here on the East Coast. No snow yet and it makes me sad! Who knows if I’ll still like winter now that I’m living in the city, but I’m willing to give it a shot. I mean, it hasn’t even really been cold enough for hot chocolate, and what is the point of winter if not to drink copious amounts of hot chocolate?
On a side note, I think you should make these stuffed mushrooms for you fancy New Year’s party to serve while you sip on champagne and make plans for the awesome year to come. These stuffed mushrooms have been a part of my family’s holiday table for a very long time, well, not these exactly. I had to develop a vegan recipe that brings all the yummy to the table. These have gone through lots of trials, and this is a very tasty and simple way to make them. I hope you enjoy!
Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms
8 oz button mushrooms
2 TBL fresh lemon juice
1 TBL olive oil
½ cup minced shallots (yellow or white onions work just fine as well)
2 small cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
1/8 tsp salt
¼ cup white wine
2 TBL vegan cream cheese
1 TBL tahini
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 TBL nutritional yeast
½ -3/4 cup bread crumbs (make sure they’re vegan)
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Remove stems from Mushrooms. Chop stems and set aside.
Place Mushroom caps in a baking dish. Pour a few drops of lemon juice into the center of each cap.
Heat oil in a skillet. Add mushroom stems, shallots and garlic. Sauté until soft, about 5 minutes.
Add the salt and white wine. Stir until combined.
Add the Cream Cheese , tahini and nutritional yeast. Stir again and remove from heat.
Add Bread crumbs until totally incorporated and the mixture becomes stiff.
Stuff each cap with mixture to very overflowing.
Bake for 35-45 minutes, until caps are soft. Serve immediately.