miso arugula greens with roasted portobello

by Kristina Sloggett

in Breakfast, Dinner, Gluten Free, recipes, Vegan

miso arugula greens with roasted portobello

SPABETTIE IS A FINANCIALLY COMPENSATED BLOGGER AMBASSADOR FOR THE MUSHROOM COUNCIL, AND IS PARTICIPATING IN THE #MUSHROOMMAKEOVER 30 DAY WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED HEREIN ARE THOSE OF SPABETTIE AND ARE NOT INDICATIVE OF THE OPINIONS OR POSITIONS OF THE MUSHROOM COUNCIL OR MAMAVATION.

 

It wasn’t so very long ago that I was talking about how I stood at the kitchen counter and ate an entire skillet of sauteed mushrooms… only to make another batch because my snack was meant for a recipe.

Only in my kitchen does this kind of thing happen?

Didn’t think so.

I love my mushrooms.

Which is why I am so excited to be chosen by The Mushroom Council and Mamavation as an ambassador and lucky participant in the #MushroomMakeover – a month long weight loss challenge – where we are to use mushrooms in place of higher calorie ingredients in several meals each week.

Mushrooms are hearty and filling – and can easily replace the “meat” of a recipe. They are much lower in calories than a meat alternative, are low in sodium and naturally gluten free. I have some pretty fun ideas I am looking forward to cooking up for you guys.

Each week I will recap my progress – sharing how the workouts are going with our personal trainer Mark Segedie, and how goals are being reached with the help of our nutrition expert, registered dietitian Corinne Dobbas. I will be sharing all sorts of mushroom ideas each week, and new mushroom recipes as well.

See Mark’s Workout Plan here. It is a GOOD one – I love the Burn It circuit. Yes to burpees. Mark has been highly supportive, and while that plan is the basic plan, he will work with any one of us to create an individual workout plan if necessary. We are encouraged to do as much as we can, and get 10,000 steps in each day in addition to our workouts.

After a busy first quarter of travel and just general busy schedule, this daily workout has been so good for me. Even when sore from the day before, I find I am looking forward to each plan of the day.

…and I very much welcomed the rest day, although I more than doubled the suggested steps that day. Nice.

Drinking enough water every day is something I always do – I love my water and am used to carrying my bottle everywhere. There were a couple of days where that increased even above my normal amount, feeling very thirsty.

Increased hydration, daily workouts, and many mushroom makeover meals later – this first week has me down a couple-few pounds, and a brand new skirt I just bought? Feeling a bit loose. #MushroomMakeover AD is already proving to be a great success – this first week results are very motivating!

In addition to this Miso Arugula Greens with Roasted Portobello, I have had several other mushroom makeover meals this week:

Sauteed Mushrooms over Quinoa Breakfast – so simple, tasty and filling! I enjoyed this breakfast early (6:30 am), which kept me going until a late lunch at 1 pm. An easy way to plan this breakfast – cook a large batch of quinoa to use all week long, and sauteed mushrooms can be frozen (up to a month) if you want to make large batches of those as well:

mushroom quinoa

 

Mushroom, Spinach and Cherry Tomato Crepes – the bright flavors of tomato added that zing to this breakfast – while the mushrooms brought their wonderful earthy umame. This breakfast will happen again:

mushroom crepe

 

Portobello-Avocado Salad Rolls – an old favorite in a new way! Normally I use my favorite – the shiitake – for these super easy fresh rolls. The portobello is the perfect pinch-hitter when my shiitake supply is low:

avocado shiitake spring rolls

 

Sriracha Shiitake Tofu Scramble – one of the easiest breakfasts, and again, very filling:

spinach mushroom tofu scramble

 

…and this salad – one of my favorite ways to make salads is to top a big plate of crisp, cool greens and other veggies with some warm goodness like a roasted portobello.

The zesty pepper of arugula, the creamy tang of “goat” cheese, and the crunch of almonds come together for a flavorful bite – the warm portobello will soften the cheese and the salty miso brings that savory umame – this salad is a perfect spring staple!

miso arugula greens with miso portobello

miso arugula greens with roasted portobello

YIELD: two salads

dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan

INGREDIENTS:

2 large portobello mushrooms
miso dressing (recipe follows), divided
4-5 large handfuls fresh arugula
2-3 ounces vegan goat cheese
1/4 cup almonds

INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Clean mushrooms by brushing with damp paper towel. Trim stem.

Place mushrooms on prepared (parchment) baking sheet; brush with miso dressing (about 1 teaspoon each). Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes, until mushrooms are warmed through and miso has roasted into the mushroom. Slice into half-inch slices.

Meanwhile, rinse arugula and pat dry. Divide between two serving plates, top with vegan goat cheese and almonds. Dress with remaining miso dressing, top with warm portobello. 

miso dressing

INGREDIENTS:

1/4 cup smooth miso paste
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
juice of one lemon
1 green onion, minced fine
water to thin, as needed

INSTRUCTIONS:

Whisk all ingredients – adjusting liquids for desired consistency. Insert straw and drink Store in airtight container in fridge.

miso arugula salad with roasted mushrooms

 

 

Mushroom Makeover

SPABETTIE IS A FINANCIALLY COMPENSATED BLOGGER AMBASSADOR FOR THE MUSHROOM COUNCIL, AND IS PARTICIPATING IN THE #MUSHROOMMAKEOVER 30 DAY WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED HEREIN ARE THOSE OF SPABETTIE AND ARE NOT INDICATIVE OF THE OPINIONS OR POSITIONS OF THE MUSHROOM COUNCIL OR MAMAVATION.

 

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learn more at Mushroom Info AD

 

I shared this recipe with Healthy Vegan Fridays.

 

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Nicole March 15, 2014 at 8:48 am

Great meals! What do you use for the dipping sauce for your spring rolls? Do you buy one or make one? I’ve got a shrimp version on the menu coming up!

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2 Kristina Sloggett March 15, 2014 at 9:43 am

hi Nicole! Mmm, this is my FAVORITE sauce – it’s my Spicy Coconut Almond Sauce recipe. It’s perfect for fresh salad rolls and pretty much everything else too ;) Happy Saturday! xo Kristina

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3 Marjory @ Dinner-Mom March 16, 2014 at 5:04 am

Hi! Love your recipe inspirations! I sure hope you are going to post the recipe for your portabello avocado salad rolls. They look fantastic!

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4 Minerva March 17, 2014 at 1:43 pm

I’m going to jump on the spring roll praise train. Those look fantastic!

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5 Kristina Sloggett March 18, 2014 at 9:27 pm

that was my favorite meal last week – may have to make them again this week or next…

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6 Adriana Martin March 18, 2014 at 9:15 pm

You have great ideas incorporating the mushrooms. Congrats on being part of the #MushroomMakeover project!

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7 Kristina Sloggett March 18, 2014 at 9:23 pm

thanks so much, Adriana – this has been fun so far, yes?

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8 Adriana Martin March 18, 2014 at 9:27 pm

Oh yes it has been, a lot of cooking and also involving the family. Love following you on Instagram and we are also Triberr mates so I feel I know you a little bit. Saludos!

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9 Deborah Davis March 25, 2014 at 6:08 pm

For someone like me who lives for mushrooms, this post feels like Christmas!! I use all kinds of mushrooms in my dishes although portobello and shiitake are my favorites. I can’t wait to try these recipes. The addition of vegan goat cheese is a lovely touch!

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10 Kristina Sloggett March 26, 2014 at 11:59 am

portobellos and shiitakes are my favorites too! if you are a mushroom fan, today’s recipe is a Hearty Roasted Mushroom Bisque, a wonderfully flavored creamy soup made from cashews and shiitakes! Mmm… ;) and THANK YOU – saying this is like Christmas just made my day!! XO

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