Mushroom-Stuffed Potatoes

Mushroom stuffed baked potatoes

A small amount of vegan cream cheese gives these stuffed potatoes a rich flavor. Serve them with a big tossed salad with chickpeas or beans, and steamed green beans or asparagus, or other favorite green veggie. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→


Sautéed Fennel, Leeks and Mushrooms

Sautéed Fennel w leeks & mushrooms

Though anise-flavored fennel is a great veggie, most of us don’t think to use it for everyday meals. Sautéed with leeks and mushrooms, it makes a simple side dish that’s a nice accompaniment to pasta and grain dishes. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. more→


Asian Mushroom-Noodle Soup

Asian mushroom noodle soup

Comforting and quick, this simple soup abounds with mushrooms and noodles, along with a few minimally cooked vegetables. A trip to an Asian market to find exotic noodles is no longer necessary. Most well-stocked supermarkets feature an array of imported noodles in the Asian foods section. more→


Fresh Chinese Noodles with Mixed Mushrooms and Spinach

Mushroom varieties

You will find fresh Chinese noodles in cellophane-wrapped packages in well-stocked supermarkets, shelved near tofu products, as well as in natural foods stores.



Mixed Mushrooms Pasta Stroganoff

Vegan mixed mushrooms stroganoff

Mushroom lovers will revel in this earthy yet elegant vegan presentation of stroganoff, featuring a multitude of mushrooms in a creamy sauce, served over pasta. Consider looking for morels, which contribute a particularly “meaty” texture to the dish. Not that we want to imitate meat, but morels are delicious in their own right.



Shiitake-Miso Gravy

Shiitake-miso gravy

Serve this richly flavored vegan shiitake-miso gravy over sautéed tofu or tempeh, or to dress up mashed potatoes or green vegetables. Photos by Evan Atlas.  more→


Rosemary Roasted Mushrooms

Roasted mushrooms rosemary

Here’s a delicious roasted mushroom appetizer that can also be used as a first course for almost any kind of meal. Use any kind of mushroom you like, or a combination of two or three. more→


Broiled Lemon-Garlic Mushrooms

Broiled Lemon-garlic mushrooms

Nearly every natural foods store, supermarket, and produce grocery offers a wide array of mushrooms. Shiitake, crimini, portobella, and oyster mushrooms are among those that were once exotic but are now readily available. Mushrooms are a fantastic hot appetizer ingredient. Their appearance, flavors, and textures aren’t all that make them so appealing. more→