Marinated Mushrooms

Raw?

Winter, snow, freezing wind… I am aching for warmth inside of my body. Sure, my green smoothies help but when dinner time is there, I want more. I bet you do too! I learned that when you cheat your ‘eye’ with the food you make, you feel warmer just by looking at your plate. Making or finishing off dishes with raw food that is looking as if it is cooked is a trick that works every time. How you can change that raw view into a softened, wilted look?

It is very simple. Marinate your vegetables. Slice them very small, cover them up with olive oil, add a spoon of hemp oil for great omega’s and… you know what? Let me put it down here in a simple, fast and delicious recipe for two persons. This is a lovely side dish which combines so well with nori rolls or on top of a pizza or pasta to get that cooked look or simply mixed with salad.

TOOLS YOU NEED

  • A sharp knife
  • A large bowl
  • A (wooden) spoon
  • A dehydrator or oven (optional)

Organic Mushrooms

INGREDIENTS

  • About a half pound of mushrooms to your choice
  • Enough olive oil to moist the mushrooms (be generous)
  • A TBS of hemp oil or sesame oil (optional)
  • A big bunch of finely chopped parsley
  • Whatever herbs that can enhance that wild taste of mushrooms; chive, rosemary, thyme, oregano… (optional)
  • Sea salt to taste
  • A tsp of kelp granules (optional but great if you have thyroid issues)
  • Juice of a half lemon
  • Some apple cider vinegar (optional if you added lemon juice but a nice touch)

Wild herbs to add

THE MAKING OF…

Sliced

  • Chop up the mushrooms into fine slices and throw them in a large bowl

Pour enough olive oil to cover up

  • Pour your oil generously over them so they can soak in it

Add your herbs and other ingredients

  • Add the herbs of your choice, the salt, the lemon and apple cider vinegar and enjoy the odors!

Mix well and let sit

  • Mix well with a spoon or your hands
  • Taste if it is to your taste and add what you want more in there
  • Set it away for about twenty minutes; the mushrooms will wilt and start looking cooked!
  • For maximum effect; put it on a tray with teflex sheet and warm it up for an hour in your dehydrator
  • Add some extra olive oil so they still stay moist while dehydrating

TIPS

  • You can easily make one pound┬á of these marinated mushrooms. They will be even better the next day!
  • You can add them with another recipe then and they will give another extra dimension
  • You can marinate whatever you like to look cooked; peppers, eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes …

Enjoy your uncooked, cooked looking dish!

Mixed with cherry tomatoes