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→
Rich with nutty, invigorating flavors, this wild rice and mushroom pilaf is good served warm or at room temperature. more→
An aromatic brothy soup, this soup can be enjoyed any time of the year. This is an excellent way to whet the appetite for a vegetable stir-fry. Use the broth portion of this recipe as the basis for other Asian-style soups. more→
Served in small side portions, this aromatic preparation complements Asian noodle or rice dishes and can also be used as a hot appetizer. more→
Earthy and hearty, this kind of grain-and-mushroom dish appeals to me most in the fall, though it can be served any time of year. Adapted from Vegan Express.
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 some steamed green beans or asparagus. more→